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  • Spring is coming to Downtown Crystal

    Rejuvenate your spirit with a trip to historic Downtown Crystal Lake. Shop, eat and enjoy the transformation to better weather.
    March 2, 2015 - 9:38 am
  • True sobriety needed to stop cycle

    “Jason” has been a drug user from the time he was a sophomore in high school. He managed to get decent grades and stay out of trouble, but by the time ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 4:19 pm
  • Getting a Grip: Where the mental health system fails

    I recently got a call from a distraught father, whose schizophrenic son was about to be homeless. The young man had been living with his mother, but h ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 4:19 pm
  • Planit 10: Things to do Feb. 26 to March 5

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • 10 future classics found at the Chicago Auto Show

    To put off daydreams of spring this time of year in the Midwest, anyone who enjoys automobiles attends the “big one” – the largest new car and pickup ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 4:46 pm
  • Smith, Robbie pour on the charm in ‘Focus’

    If the mark of a good con artist is that he or she makes you think you know exactly what’s going on – when of course you haven’t a clue – that’s also ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 3:55 pm
  • Algonquin 15-year-old releases solo album

    Althea Grace has performed on countless stages, written more than 50 songs and most recently, released her first album.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • CL South among the first to premiere high school 'Poppins' production

    Ben Stoner knew two things about this year’s spring musical at Crystal Lake South High School. It was going to be “Mary Poppins.” And she was going to ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Have it your way with a mix and match take on mac and cheese

    Do you love macaroni and cheese? Stupid question, right? OK, so let’s try this one: How could you love macaroni and cheese even more?
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Turnips not off the table

    I talk to my kids every day about eating a rainbow of produce to get all the nutrients they need. But you know what color is left out of the rainbow? ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:38 pm
  • Want a dinner with easy flavor? Grab a pint of heavy cream

    Sure, we’re all trying to lose those pesky 10 or 15 or whatever pounds, but that’s no reason to not keep a pint of heavy cream in the refrigerator.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:38 pm
  • Learn to do al dente right

    What’s the one ingredient you should always have in your cupboard? Dried pasta, of course. It’s the base of a zillion easy-to-make weeknight meals and ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:38 pm
  • The endless auto show

    Coming to Chicago in February is the annual Chicago Auto Show, the largest show of its kind in North America.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:12 pm
  • Toddler dies of measles in Berlin, 1st death in outbreak

    BERLIN – An 18-month-old boy has died of measles amid an outbreak in Berlin, a hospital in the German capital said Tuesday.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Home of the Sparrow brings back storyteller

    Prides Hollow may be a long way from Crystal Lake, but attendees of Home of the Sparrow’s annual luncheon may find they have a lot in common with the ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 9:23 am
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