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  • Crystal Lake South tackles presidential production with '44 Plays for 44 Presidents'

    Timely is likely the best way to describe Crystal Lake South High School’s upcoming fall theater production.
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 12:28 am
  • Succulents are good indoor winter houseplants

    If you’re shifting to houseplants as cold weather approaches, consider gardening with succulents. Succulents are easy, disease-resistant and thrive de ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 11:17 am
  • Colors, scents help transition outdoor spaces for fall

    Outdoor decorating often focuses on turning decks, patios and porches into summer destinations. But some people love their outdoor entertaining space ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 11:17 am
  • McHenry County Planit 10: Settlers' Days, Fall Diddley, Haunted Hayride and more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. MARENGO SETTLERS’ DAYS WHEN: Oct. 6-10 WHERE ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 12:28 am
  • 'Dangerous Lullabies' art exhibit at Crystal Lake's Dole Mansion to explore the disturbing

    Whereas some might avoid the disturbing, curators and artists Kathleen and Joe Isacson are drawn to it. And the couple is not alone.
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Menswear motifs give decor a dash of debonair

    Many of this fall’s home decor collections are sporting a rather debonair look.Tweeds, tartans and t ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 2:31 pm
  • The first in our new Meet the Masters series profiling McHenry County Master Gardeners

    Milena BuckHometown: Woodstock, formerly New JerseyYear you became a Master Gardener: 2007What is yo ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 2:32 pm
  • McHenry County Planit 10: Woodstock Ale Fest, Cider Fest, McHenry Jaycees Haunted House and more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. WOODSTOCK ALE FEST WHEN: 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 1 ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • Review: Touching 'Visiting Edna' at Steppenwolf enthralls – until the end

    Steppenwolf launches its 41st season with the world premiere of David Rabe’s 18th play, “Visiting Edna.” Beautifully wrought and well acted, the play ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 3:28 pm
  • Review: Goodman's 'Wonderful Town' a refreshing place to visit

    What do you call a musical that makes you laugh, has excellent dancing and singing and features a star-making turn by a lead actress? Allow me to coin ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 3:27 pm
  • The World’s Greatest Artistic Mind

    Pablo Picasso (born Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipri ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 7:38 am
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