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  • Holiday cookie inspired by Butterfinger candy bars

    Crackle Bark Start to finish: 20 minutes, plus cooling Servings: 18 1 tablespoon coffee beans, finel ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • BRZ offers stylish, affordable alternative

    Some may recall the excitement in the auto world when the first generation Mazda RX7 hit the streets in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. The poor man’s s ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 12:04 pm
  • Maternity Care at Centegra Hospital in McHenry

    Mothers and babies now receive the safest care in the region 24/7 because specialty doctors are always on site at Centegra Hospital-McHenry. The hospi ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • Woodstock Wedding Network to provide free wedding for winners of giveaway

    WOODSTOCK – Children may dream about their wedding day – the dress, the flowers, the ring – a fairytale event. Then as life twists and turns, those wi ...
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • CL teacher reflects on time working with children in Kenya

    Note to readers: The seventh-grade EC children at Bernotas Middle School try each year to have work published outside the classroom. This year’s class ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 4:35 pm
  • Designers offer tips for trees

    For generations, the choice was simple:1. Strap a live Christmas tree to the roof of your car, wrest ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 4:21 pm
  • The Power of Giving

    Mahatma Gandhi once said “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” And many studies show just that: in fact, new s ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 7:16 am
  • Can your tire tread hold up to icy roads?

    Winter here in Chicagoland means driving through snow and ice. To make sure you and yours are safe on slick pavement, first make sure your tires are u ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • Weekend festivities celebrate season at Dole Mansion in Crystal Lake

    What began as a celebration of "Christmas at the Dole" has turned into a weekend of festivities in Crystal Lake rivaling those in Lake Geneva and Chic ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • New Medicine brings alternative rock to Woodstock bar

    Offsides Sports Bar & Grill in Woodstock has snagged a national act bound to please fans of alternative rock.
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 4:34 pm
  • ‘Wild’ finds salvation in the woods

    Cheryl Strayed, as played by Reese Witherspoon in Jean-Marc Vallee’s “Wild,” is, bless the Lord, not an easily discernable type.
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 4:35 pm
  • Review: Woodstock Opera House show exudes holiday spirit

    Note to readers: This is an occasional theater column. Reviews of productions throughout McHenry County will be written by various members of area the ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Rudolph display, speaker celebrates TV special

    UNION – The McHenry County Historical Society & Museum celebrates two landmark anniversaries related to Rudoph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at its annual, f ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Running? Or Running Away?

    5K? 10K? Ok? Or, no way? Some people love to run and some run from it. To boost cardiovascular health and blast 100 calories per mile, running is su ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Keep the joy in whole-grain holiday baking

    When I was 5, my mom invited a bunch of my kindergarten girlfriends and their moms over for cookies, cocoa and caroling to celebrate the holidays.
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 5:30 am
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