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  • McHenry County Planit 10: Groundhog Days, Winter Roots at Mackey's in McHenry, 'Journeys' community choir & more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. GROUNDHOG DAYS WHEN: Through Feb. 5 & Feb. 11 ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 11:22 pm
  • McHenry County Meet the Masters: Peggy Haugh

    Hometown: Crystal LakeYear you became a Master Gardener: 2011What is your background, and how did yo ...
    Jan. 30, 2017 - 12:48 am
  • New tools can take the backache out of snow removal

    That familiar refrain of winter is back. Do you hear it?Metal shovels scraping snow-covered driveway ...
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 2:01 pm
  • McHenry County Planit 10: 4th Fridays at Starline, 'Hilarity for Charity,' 'Adam & Eve' art show & more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. “4TH FRIDAYS” AT THE STARLINE GALLERY WHEN: 6 ...
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 1:19 am
  • Review: Goodman's contemporary 'Gloria' combines laughs and drama

    Spoiler alert: this review contains no spoilers. I’m starting with that advisory because the 2016 P ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 5:04 pm
  • Review: Encore Theatre's inaugural 'Forever Plaid' in Elgin leaves audience wanting more

    Once upon a time, there were four pals, Frankie, Smudge, Jinx and Sparky, who tragically, while enroute to their first big gig at the airport Hilton, ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 5:02 pm
  • Review: Crystal Lake Raue's 'First Date' a first rate modern musical

    Having enjoyed Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals my whole life, it takes quite a lot for a modern day musical to earn my approval. I am happy to say such ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 12:42 am
  • Cary-Grove senior earns BroadwayWorld Chicago accolades for summer theater performance

    Cary-Grove High School theater director Rob Boncosky didn’t need any affirmation he’d picked the right lead for the school’s upcoming musical, “Evita. ...
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 1:19 am
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