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  • Jon Lovitz to headline at Crystal Lake Raue for April 8 night of comedy

    Jon Lovitz, best known for his Emmy-nominated run as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live,” will headline a night of comedy at 8 p.m. April 8 at the ...
    March 15, 2017 - 11:01 pm
  • 'A Tale of Two Cities' playwright surprises Crystal Lake cast with visit

    The curtains might have closed on Prairie Ridge High School’s “A Tale of Two Cities,” but people still are talking about it. One person, in particular ...
    March 17, 2017 - 12:21 am
  • What to do when bulbs don't bloom

    Daffodils and tulips are almost certain to bloom when another spring rolls around, but even they can have an occasional bad season.
    March 10, 2017 - 1:27 pm
  • Rethinking the basement for spring

    Basements can be cold and dark, and often get much less decorating attention than the rest of the house. But you can gain new, useful and stylish livi ...
    March 10, 2017 - 1:27 pm
  • 24-hour musical event at Jacobs High School to benefit Turning Point

    ALGONQUIN – From the moment they receive their scripts at 7 p.m. Friday, students will have 24 hours before they perform in the second annual 24-hour ...
    March 10, 2017 - 12:56 am
  • Crystal Lake Raue Center to host comedian Christopher Titus, 'Mud'

    The Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake recently announced two shows slated for its spring season.
    March 9, 2017 - 1:19 am
  • Review: 'Legally Blonde' a rollicking good time at Woodstock Opera House

    Considering this year marks the 20th anniversary of the original Broadway release of the musical “Legally Blonde,” this TownSquare Players production ...
    March 9, 2017 - 1:00 am
  • Think green: 5 Northern Illinois Conservatories and Greenhouses you must visit

    Need a reminder that spring is coming? Check out these five greenhouses and conservatories in Chicago, Elmhurst, Joliet, Oak Park, and Palos Heights.
    March 9, 2017 - 8:57 am
  • New ways to use old rugs

    As part of the red-hot globalism trend, “tribal style” – exotic, eclectic and influenced by travel – has spread from fashion to home decor. There’s a ...
    March 3, 2017 - 1:42 pm
  • McHenry County Meet the Masters: Al Van Maren

    Hometown: HarvardYear you became a Master Gardener: 2011What is your background, and how did you get ...
    March 6, 2017 - 12:59 am
  • Review: Goodman Theatre's 'Uncle Vanya' an intriguing tale of longing

    Anton Chekhov is one of those playwrights – like Shakespeare, Tennessee Williams and Eugene O’Neill – many casual theatergoers avoid for a variety of ...
    March 1, 2017 - 4:48 pm
  • Williams Street Repertory's 'Any Other Name' opens in Crystal Lake, transfers to Chicago

    Williams Street Repertory, the in-house professional theater company for the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake, will bring the work of award-wi ...
    March 16, 2017 - 12:11 pm
  • A behind-the-scenes look at Prairie Ridge High School's 'A Tale of Two Cities'

    Prairie Ridge High School will present the Charles Dickens classic "A Tale of Two Cities" beginning March 3.
    March 2, 2017 - 12:14 am
  • Woodstock's TownSquare Players to bring energetic 'Legally Blonde' to Opera House

    Music, dance and Elle Woods are coming to the Woodstock Opera House.TownSquare Players’ first produc ...
    March 3, 2017 - 12:41 am
  • From community stages to cafés, McHenry County's theater offerings aplenty

    Professional, community and high school theaters. A historic house. Cafés. A sober bar. Stages come in all forms throughout McHenry County.
    March 2, 2017 - 3:43 pm
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