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  • Study: High school smoking fell as e-cigarette use boomed

    NEW YORK – Teen smoking hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed, a government report shows.
    April 17, 2015 - 4:42 pm
  • Time tomato plants just right

    Occasional warm, spring-like breezes and longer hours of sunlight kindle an urge in me to plant tomatoes, starting them indoors, of course.
    April 17, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Atwater: Learning to accept responsibility

    Denise had been in an alcohol-fueled car accident in 2006. It was a one-car accident, and, fortunately, she had no passengers.
    April 17, 2015 - 3:59 pm
  • MCDH: Focus on men’s health

    In the 1900s, the life expectancy of men was two years shorter than women, according to the Illinois Department of Health. In the United States, that ...
    April 17, 2015 - 3:59 pm
  • Planit 10: Things to do April 16 to April 23

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. 1.) EARTH DAY CELEBRATION 2015 WHEN: 11 a.m. to ...
    April 16, 2015 - 8:30 am
  • Review: Woodstock's 'Oliver!' deserves exclamation point

    Note to readers: This is an occasional theater column. Reviews of productions throughout McHenry County will be written by various members of area the ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Top selling Camry gets major overhaul

    When you’re atop the flagpole for so many years, many feel the slide down is inevitable. While it may be, Toyota developers have been busy keeping the ...
    April 15, 2015 - 2:21 pm
  • 'Glee' star Matthew Morrison finds himself back on Broadway

    NEW YORK – It's taken six years for Matthew Morrison to get back on Broadway so it's no surprise he knows a thing or two about where he ended up.
    April 14, 2015 - 11:52 am
  • Author to tackle spiritual spring cleaning in Woodstock Opera House lecture

    Elizabeth Murray has made a career by helping others attain their best life through her book, “Living Life in Full Bloom,” and through her myriad tale ...
    April 11, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Harris: Take a deep breath

    Everybody gets angry, even the Dali Lama. The main difference between him and us is he doesn’t lose his temper.
    April 10, 2015 - 4:25 pm
  • Atwater: You can’t get rid of guilt while still doing things you feel guilty about

    “Deeana” has been in and out of recovery for years. She took her first nose dive more than 20 years ago after a DUI cost her the truck-driving job she ...
    April 10, 2015 - 4:25 pm
  • April is National Car Care Month

    It may not necessarily feel like it, but winter is slowly coming to an end. It seriously won’t be long before you’re able to roll down your car window ...
    April 10, 2015 - 9:58 am
  • Woodstock's 'Oliver!' features large cast, Algonquin family of six

    Deciding on a whim to all audition for “Oliver!” at the Woodstock Opera House, the Adkins family rehearsed in the car on the way to the stage.
    April 8, 2015 - 4:54 pm
  • Planit 10: Things to do April 9 to April 16

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. 1.) “OUR STORY IN SONG” WHEN: 4 p.m. April 12 W ...
    April 9, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Atwater: Patience pays off when working on recovery

    “Dale” hadn’t seen his son and daughter in more than a year, and if you asked him, he would tell you the separation was not unwarranted.
    April 3, 2015 - 3:21 pm
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