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  • Retired math teacher shares his inventions

    WOODSTOCK – Andrew Parke’s creations, which fill about 50 boxes in his Woodstock basement, aren’t easy to describe.
    July 12, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • 'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 19 Emmy nods

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sprawling and bloodthirsty saga "Game of Thrones," defying the Emmy Awards' grudging respect for such fantasy fare, emerged as ...
    July 10, 2014 - 1:44 pm
  • Film showings draw crowds to McHenry County parks for free, family-oriented entertainment

    The last hot pinks and golds of sunset have melted down past the horizon, and the sky is now a light purple-gray. Not full night, but too dark to play ...
    July 10, 2014 - 10:23 am
  • 'American Idol's' Lee DeWyze takes the Ribfest stage

    “American Idol” isn’t the only television program to feature Lee DeWyze’s music. Since winning the r ...
    July 10, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • Keifer's Cinderella stories

    Unlike the hit song he wrote for Cinderella, Tom Keifer knew what he got even before it was gone – or on hiatus.
    July 10, 2014 - 10:22 am
  • Free summer movies in the park in McHenry County

    The following is a list and map of free summer movies in the park in McHenry County. Crystal Lake Al ...
    July 9, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Bulk up classic BLT

    In terms of flavor and texture, it’s hard to beat a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich, reportedly one of the most popular sandwiches in America. Trou ...
    July 8, 2014 - 4:03 pm
  • A summer primer to grilling backyard barbecue ribs

    It was one of those culinary epiphanies. I realized you rarely get great barbecued ribs from a restaurant. They have to come from backyards.
    July 8, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • Honey, black pepper give fruit salad zing

    Looking for ways to jazz up your basic fruit salad this summer? Consider giving it a hit from the savory side of the food world.
    July 8, 2014 - 3:43 pm
  • Grilling an impressive way to cook cauliflower

    Last summer, the hip way to handle cauliflower was to treat it like a steak.It was a trick that star ...
    July 8, 2014 - 3:42 pm
  • Recipe of the Week: Tater Tot Casserole

    Tater Tot CasseroleSubmitted by Cherie Rickert of McHenry2 pounds lean ground beef1 10-ounce can of ...
    July 8, 2014 - 3:44 pm
  • Oh, bacon!

    Oh, bacon.It's the essence of breakfast.The smell alone makes you starving.Whether you pan-fry the o ...
    July 8, 2014 - 3:42 pm
  • Salad loses the leafy greens

    With salad season in full swing, it's inevitable that you soon will be sick of your go-to mix of greens. Doesn't matter if you favor romaine or Boston ...
    July 8, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • Enter the Best Garden in McHenry County Contest

    The Northwest Herald announces the inaugural "Best Garden in McHenry County" contest. Sponsored by ...
    July 11, 2014 - 2:15 pm
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