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  • As winter drags on, splurge on your home, designers say

    So many of our home-improvement and design choices are practical ones: Which sofa will stand up over the years? Which paint color matches the furnitur ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • McHenry County Planit 10: 'Rock 'N' Roll Radio Show,' mushing demos, pro wrestling, 'Rosa Parks' and more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. 1.) “THE ROCK ’N’ ROLL RADIO SHOW” WHEN: 7 p. ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 5:34 pm
  • Review: No place like 'Holmes' at Chicago's Mercury Theater

    Sherlock Holmes. Musical theater. One wouldn’t think the two would fit together well, but in a world premiere production of “The Man Who Murdered Sher ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 12:59 am
  • Review: Paramount's 'Hairspray' a worthwhile trip to the 1960s

    If you’re in the mood for a big Broadway-type show, your first thought might be to head into the Loop. Trust me, you don’t have to. Between now and Fe ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 3:53 pm
  • McHenry County Planit 10: Groundhog Days, Abominable Snow Race, Winter Roots fest and more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. 1.) GROUNDHOG DAYS WHEN: Jan. 28-Feb. 2 WHER ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 4:30 pm
  • A round-up of McHenry County theater productions

    The following theater productions are taking place throughout the area: “TENDERLY: THE ROSEMARY CLO ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 3:05 pm
  • Review: Crystal Lake Raue's well-cast 'Tenderly' an emotional narrative of Clooney's songs, life

    "Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical" showcases the songs that made Clooney famous and provides a glimpse into the dramatic events of her life.
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 8:01 am
  • With students at helm, Woodstock High School theater aims to draw crowds

    When it comes to high school theater, what goes on behind stage is as important as what’s on stage. ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 2:40 pm
  • PHOTOS: 'My Personal Angel' rehearsal at Woodstock High School

    Students rehearse for the play "My Personal Angel" on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 at Woodstock High School in Woodstock. The play was written by Woodstock ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 2:26 pm
  • Artificial lights can keep houseplants growing in winter

    Short days put sunlight at a premium. Even houseplants feel it.Mostly, they just sit and wait for be ...
    Jan. 24, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • McHenry County Planit 10: "Tenderly" at the Raue, 4th Friday at Starline, Air Supply & more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. 1.) “TENDERLY: THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL” ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 11:08 pm
  • Why start composting? It’s convenient, great for gardens

    Compost is the stuff of great gardens, the stuff that fuels dinner-plate-size heads of broccoli and traffic-stopping dahlias. Compost also is good for ...
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Keep home warm during the winter while saving money

    As winter wears on, a few cheap and easy fixes can help keep homes warm while saving energy and money.
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • ‘Ellen’s Design Challenge’ returns for second season

    NEW YORK – For most of us, the word “chair” probably brings to mind a single, universal image signifying the totality of chair-ness. Same with the ide ...
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • McHenry County Planit 10: Bob Saget, D155 art show, Tapas Calpe wine tasting, Neil Diamond tribute & more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. 1.) BOB SAGET WHEN: 8 p.m. Jan. 16 WHERE: R ...
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 1:56 pm
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