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  • Eco-friendly lawns: The natural look is in.

    Eco-friendly lawns are sprouting up across America as property owners realize they can get better results for less work and money. Some are getting im ...
    May 20, 2016 - 4:20 pm
  • Eyes up: Raising the ceiling can dramatically change a room

    Architects tend to look skyward: The ancient Greeks built coffered ceilings in their temples. Romans introduced the barrel vault. Medieval builders co ...
    May 20, 2016 - 4:18 pm
  • McHenry County Memorial Day activities

    The following events are taking place for Memorial Day in McHenry County. All events take place May 30, unless otherwise noted.
    May 20, 2016 - 4:27 pm
  • McHenry County Planit 10: Comedy show, new McHenry County Fair Association flea market, Taste of Mexico, blues and more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. 1.) LUCY’S COMEDY CAFE WGN COMEDY SPECIAL WHE ...
    May 19, 2016 - 1:20 am
  • Unprintable podcast: Union's Wild West Town and "Ricky Nelson Remembered" at the Raue

    What do Ricky Nelson and antiquing have in common? They’re both topics of discussion on this week’s ...
    May 17, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Don't ignore forsythia just because it's gone green

    The warm glow of forsythias cools down as their flowers fade and green leaves start to unfold. For the next 11 months, this plant that displays such c ...
    May 13, 2016 - 3:41 pm
  • Decor goes tropical this summer

    If there's one decor trend that hits summer's sweet spot, it's tropical style.Furnishings and access ...
    May 13, 2016 - 3:40 pm
  • McHenry County Planit 10: Fair Diddley, Wild West Town opening, Paddle in the Park and more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. 1.) 48TH ANNUAL FAIR DIDDLEY WHEN: 10 a.m. to ...
    May 13, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • Woodstock High School junior wins worldwide playwright award

    At age 17, Jacob Alfonso already can call himself an award-winning playwright.The Woodstock High Sch ...
    May 13, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • Get McHenry County news first: Sign up for text alerts

    Get McHenry County news anywhere you go with free text alerts from the Northwest Herald. Sign up for breaking, prep sports, community and school news ...
    May 20, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • McHenry County Planit 10: Mackey's Spring Jam, free airplane rides, Bark Fest and more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. 1.) SPRING JAM 2016 WHEN: 7 p.m. (doors open) ...
    May 5, 2016 - 12:22 pm
  • Review: Mercury Theater Chicago’s ‘The Producers’ abounds with hilarity

    Let me get this out of the way, first: Fans of musical comedy, or any kind of comedy, or laughing in general, should stop what they’re doing right now ...
    May 5, 2016 - 7:58 am
  • 'Meet John Doe' at McHenry's Hidden Pearl Cafe combines classic movie, theater

    A fan of classic movies and theater, Jeff Cook always wondered why the two never really have been combined.
    May 6, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • Review: 'King and I' beyond worthy of Civic Opera House glory

    Picture this: You’re sitting in the architecturally stunning Civic Opera House in downtown Chicago, you hear the overture of a classic Rodgers and Ham ...
    May 5, 2016 - 8:03 am
  • Unprintable podcast featuring Packy Lundholm, McHenry Outdoor Theater owner & more

    This week's edition of Unprintable features three exclusive interviews! Jami Kunzer speaks with Gue ...
    May 6, 2016 - 12:46 am
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