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  • McHenry County Planit 10: Jazz, Bands for Vets, blues, Folk Jam, Paw Crawl and more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. GALACTIC COWBOY ORCHESTRA WHEN: 8 p.m. Aug. 2 ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • A stately weed: Tree-of-heaven isn't so heavenly

    Is it thumbs up or thumbs down for tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima), now standing out among the general greenery for the mops of yellowish or oran ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 3:36 pm
  • Fall's fab finds: 5 decor trends for autumn

    This fall, decor continues to move in a more easygoing direction, with welcoming hues, softer profiles and a comfortable mix of materials and styles.
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 3:35 pm
  • McHenry County Planit 10: Day Out With Thomas, Lakemoor Fest, Cary Family Days and more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. 1.) DAY OUT WITH THOMAS WHEN: Aug. 13-14 & Au ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 12:44 am
  • Review: Metropolis' 'Ring of Fire' hits the mark as revue of Johnny Cash music

    Debuting on Broadway in 2006 at the Ethel Berrymore Theatre, the jukebox-style musical of Johnny Cash songs “Ring of Fire” reluctantly lived in the sh ...
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 4:28 pm
  • Review: Richmond's Theatrevolt creates a 'Midsummer Night’s Dream' to remember

    Some theatergoers would prefer having a root canal to seeing a Shakespeare play. I’m not in that group, but it’s partly because – as with an opera or ...
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • McHenry County public figures to play school children in 'Elementary Follies' fundraiser

    If Nancy Fike’s involved in a fundraising effort, two things likely are guaranteed. It’ll involve h ...
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 10:21 am
  • Corpse flowers are invading the East Coast

    When you’re the world’s largest flower, you get to be a diva. You demand to be fed and watered continually, you control the thermostat, and you go on ...
    Aug. 5, 2016 - 4:20 pm
  • Favorite items from the 2017 Ikea catalog

    Ikea is touting a “more relaxed life” in its 2017 catalogue, a 326-page dream book that will be available Aug. 8 by mail and in stores and online Aug. ...
    Aug. 5, 2016 - 4:19 pm
  • Unprintable podcast: 'So You Think You Can Dance' star coming to Crystal Lake & Jake Bugg's latest album

    This week on Unprintable, Jami speaks with Lauren Froderman about her upcoming visit to Crystal Lake. Froderman is the winner of Season 7 of "So You T ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 11:52 am
  • McHenry County Planit 10: McHenry County Fair, Blues, Brews & BBQ, Blast on the Beach and more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. 1.) McHENRY COUNTY FAIR WHEN: Through Aug. 7 ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • Richmond's Theatrevolt promises fun 'Midsummer Night's Dream'

    With its second main-stage production, the new Richmond-based Theatrevolt looks to have some fun with Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 1:14 pm
  • Joshua Henry to play Aaron Burr in 'Hamilton' in Chicago

    NEW YORK – Tony Award-nominee Joshua Henry has been named to play Aaron Burr in the Chicago production of "Hamilton" this fall.
    Aug. 1, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Moss can be a versatile and beautiful addition to any garden

    J. Paul Moore, who owned a garden center in Tennessee for over 30 years, can’t count the number of times people asked him how to kill moss.
    July 30, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • McHenry County natives featured in 'Big Fish' at Oak Park theater

    Several McHenry County natives are featured in the new musical, "Big Fish," running through Aug. 14 at Madison Street Theatre in Oak Park.
    July 28, 2016 - 9:11 am
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