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  • Raue’s ‘Hardbody’ a Chicago premiere

    Getting a Nissan Hardbody truck on stage was a bit of a challenge as the Raue Center prepared for its upcoming musical production of “Hands on a Hardb ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • Chicago Symphony trumpeter to perform with McHenry County Youth Orchestra

    Kids sat still, listening patiently in their chairs. All eyes forward, they focused on an adult at the head of the room who just told them to pay atte ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • Pets are great for health

    Even your pet loves Santa. Join pet lovers on Nov. 29 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Gary Lang Subaru, on ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • 10 more ideas for potatoes

    Truth is, mashed potatoes don’t need a whole lot of love to come out pretty darn amazing. A little butter (OK, a lot of butter), a little cream or mil ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 4:11 pm
  • Small changes make better holiday mashed potatoes

    I’ve made mountains of mashed potatoes in my little life, faithfully adhering to the method I was taught in cooking school. And I’ve always been reaso ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Secret ingredient: eggs

    Much as I’d like to take credit for this rich version of mashed potatoes, that honor goes to Stanley Tucci. Or rather, to Stanley Tucci’s wife.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 3:26 pm
  • P ut the kids to work on a sweet potato tart

    It seemed an unlikely goal. I wanted a single solution for two problems – how to keep kids entertained while preparing Thanksgiving dinner AND how to ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 3:24 pm
  • Vegetarian gravy

    n the interest of giving vegetarians something to ladle over their mashed potatoes and stuffing, we decided to come up with a gravy good enough to ser ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 3:23 pm
  • Shortcut produces fluffiest, best sweet potato pie

    Much as I love a classic pumpkin pie, I have to be honest: My heart belongs to sweet potato pie.Both ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 3:25 pm
  • Making the most of a make-ahead turkey gravy

    The turkey stock used in this gravy recipe takes a few hours to make, but it is mostly hands off. It can be done up to several days ahead of time and ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 3:23 pm
  • A “Phish-y” Take on a Broadway Musical

    Hands on a Hardbody is a Tony-nominated musical based on the critically acclaimed documentary of the same name, the musical follows the true story of ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 10:28 am
  • Why antibiotics aren’t always the answer

    There’s nothing worse than a sick child and most parents would do almost anything to alleviate the symptoms. A visit to the pediatrician could mean a ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 9:05 am
  • Bull Valley Dentistry provides Myofascial Therapy for the Treatment of Acute and Chronic Pain

    Myofascial therapy relieves soft tissue restrictions that cause pain. Some causes of chronic Myofascial pain or low back pain are easier to diagnose t ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Lake in the Hills family copes with lung cancer diagnosis

    Life has become a series of treatments, scans, sitting down for results. Sometimes good. A shrunken ...
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Library of Congress historian to speak at Opera House

    WOODSTOCK – John Y. Cole, a historian at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., will speak about the library’s unique features at 10 a.m. Nov. 2 ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 4:02 pm
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