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  • Backyard sheds reimagined as pubs, studios, getaways

    When Morgaine Ford-Workman and Wren Workman bought a house with a backyard shed, they saw the potential for something more than storing garden tools.
    June 26, 2015 - 4:18 pm
  • Atwater: Making movies clouds reality

    How often have you thought you were totally in the right and found that you were actually quite wrong? I call it making mind movies.
    June 26, 2015 - 4:17 pm
  • Restyled Chrysler 200 has upscale look

    The newly designed Chrysler 200 might have all the right stuff to compete with the big guys, finally. Critics call the new look a stretched out Dart o ...
    June 25, 2015 - 3:48 pm
  • Lost 1915 Model T Ford Roadster hot rod reunited with Barrington man who built it by hand

    For his 83rd birthday last month, Cotton Werksman of Barrington received the ultimate car guy birthday gift: a trip back in time.
    June 26, 2015 - 10:33 am
  • Don’t put off repairs

    There’s a reason why a vehicle’s “check engine” light appears. This may sound simple, but when your car or truck is warning you, it’s not fooling arou ...
    June 25, 2015 - 3:16 pm
  • Review: Infiniti SUV offers elegant luxury alternative

    Pay careful attention to the rearmost D pillar on this luxury SUV, because it distinguishes the Infiniti QX60 from the pack. Add in its lengthy hood l ...
    June 25, 2015 - 3:16 pm
  • Less pain, time when treating vein disease with ultrasound

    While the word ultrasound does not usually have people thinking of their legs, the technology has become a major player in the modern treatment of var ...
    June 25, 2015 - 12:27 pm
  • Plastic Surgery Isn’t Just For Women

    Women aren’t the only ones who can benefit from the terrific results of plastic surgery. Certain procedures are also popular with men, especially tho ...
    June 25, 2015 - 10:44 am
  • Your Guide to July Area Parades and Fiesta Days

    July is Parade Month in McHenry County. Many parades kick off on Independence Day Weekend, but other events host fun-filled parades as well.
    June 24, 2015 - 2:08 pm
  • Atwater: Children often most able to reveal simple truth

    Mr. Atwater: I have three children, ages 6, 9 and 11. My husband is a nice man, works every day and is an alcoholic.
    June 19, 2015 - 3:57 pm
  • MCDH: Precautions for water safety could save a life

    With the onset of summer weather, many people are looking forward to enjoying a day at the beach, hosting a pool party for friends or participating in ...
    June 19, 2015 - 4:37 pm
  • McHenry County Planit 10: Art on the Fox, wine walk, music fests & more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. 1.) ART ON THE FOX WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June ...
    June 19, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Review: Oregon's White Pines theater features Crystal Lake natives, worth the trip

    Note to readers: This is an occasional theater column. Reviews of productions will be written by various members of area theater companies, as well as ...
    June 18, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • McHenry County's Red Hawk Riders to host 'Chocolate Ride'

    It's all about motorcycles and chocolate this weekend as the area's Red Hawk Riders host a Chocolate Ride throughout McHenry County and beyond.It's al ...
    June 17, 2015 - 5:27 pm
  • Historical Society to host 1860-style baseball game

    PRAIRIE GROVE – It’s nearly time to “lay that willow on that onion.”No, this has nothing to do with ...
    June 17, 2015 - 5:26 pm
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