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  • Hybrid power, mpg boost appeal of popular car

    Aside from being the best-selling sedan around, the Toyota Camry charts new territory with its hybrid model, one that looks identical to its popular g ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:59 pm
  • Trends In Breast Reconstruction After Breast Cancer Treatment

    The breast cancer journey is very difficult.  We all know someone who has been diagnosed, whether they’ve had to struggle with a full mastectomy or if ...
    UPDATED: Dec. 18, 2014 - 4:06 pm
  • Help your battery get a jump on winter

    The two coldest months of winter - January and February - are closing in on us. Is your car’s batte ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:21 pm
  • Myths about the flu

    Flu season starts now (are you vaccinated yet?) and can last until spring.   Depending on the  severity   of the flu season, between 3,000 and 49,000 ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Date Night: Something to Laugh About

    Why does laughter tend to start off so many relationships?    Well, many experts are now s ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:40 am
  • Holiday magic: Dancers bring unique flair to McHenry County's 'Nutcracker' showings

    The Sugar Plum Fairy. Clara. The Nutcracker prince. The Mouse King. Tchaikovsky’s sweeping score.The ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Fingerpicking champs to entrance in Woodstock Christmas concert

    One guitar. One fingerpicker. The sound of a four-piece band.That’s the kind of experience you can e ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • ‘Annie’: a hard knock, no fun adaptation

    It’s impossible to talk about “Annie” without admitting up front when you first experienced John Huston’s 1982 film.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 1:26 pm
  • ‘Hobbit’: a triumphant flourish

    The series is done. And it was done just about perfectly. Peter Jackson’s adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” hav ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 1:26 pm
  • Bull Valley Dentistry Talks about Oral Piercing: Is It Worth It?

    Piercing-like tattooing is just one of today’s popular forms of “body art” and self-expression.  Piercing may seem daring, cool and totally safe becau ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 1:16 pm
  • 10 ideas for easy holiday party snacks

    Nobody is going to blame you if your holiday party spread includes a bowl of mixed nuts, some grapes and a wedge or two of cheese. After all, most peo ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Eggnog: Once-a-year things must be the best

    Eggnog is a funny thing. We crave it for one month a year, then never think about it again.And when ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:08 pm
  • Holiday entertaining? Start with a box of crackers

    Planning for a crowd this holiday season? Grab of box of woven wheats. That’s the generic name for T ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 5:04 pm
  • Lean, filling appetizer help you behave at holidays

    Parties can be tricky territory for the healthy eater. If you host, you want to serve guests something tasty enough to make the occasion feel special. ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 5:06 pm
  • Hanukkah meal prep: Hankering for comfort food? Consider the knish

    If you’re looking for some cold weather comfort food, you might want to consider the knish. Though t ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:20 am
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