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  • Get your home ready for holiday company

    Company’s coming. It’s time to clean up your act.Getting ready for the holidays isn’t just about reg ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 4:01 pm
  • Planit 10: Things to do in McHenry County-area Nov. 13 to Nov. 20

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • Fox Point helps you choose fiduciaries wisely

    Few can afford to lose money, especially senior citizens on a fixed income.   Wise financial choices help everyone preserve their assets.   Choosi ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 9:27 am
  • Stewart displays sure hand in ‘Rosewater’

    You can take the man away from the humor. But you clearly can't always take the humor from the man. ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 3:50 pm
  • ‘Beyond the Lights’ a star turn for lead

    A shamelessly entertaining mash-up of “Gypsy” and “The Bodyguard” finely tuned to the blingy excess of the hip-pop era, “Beyond the Lights” is a movie ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 3:45 pm
  • Spring Grove native's music featured in film, on Las Vegas stage

    Having performed throughout the McHenry County area – where he’s known for his song “Nippersink Creek” – for four decades, Will Kruger’s musical journ ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 9:43 am
  • Review: Stellar performances abound in 'Mikado'

    Note to readers: This is an occasional theater column. Reviews of productions throughout McHenry County will be written by various members of area the ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Band spotlight: 5Rounds Band

    What is the band’s name and how did it get that name? 5Rounds Band. We started a year and a half ago ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Fresh take on an herb-roasted Thanksgiving turkey

    There is something splendid about an herb-roasted Thanksgiving turkey, not the least of which is the way it fills the home with rich, savory aromas.
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 2:31 pm
  • Spice up Thanksgiving with barbecue-rubbed turkey

    It occurred to us recently that many of the same flavors we crave on grilled meats during the summer also would be superb on roasted turkey at Thanksg ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Chicago Jazz Culture and Its Resurgence into the Pop-Consciousness

    For years, Chicago has been home to many great Jazz and Blues musicians: from Muddy Waters to Corky Siegel to Sonny Rollins.  Chicago brought about a ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 2:04 pm
  • Bull Valley Dentistry Neuromuscular Orthodontics

    Dr. Dano is not only trained and skilled in caring for dental patients with neuromuscular problems , he understands the pain and frustration that goes ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 10:27 am
  • Known for her greeting cards, Crystal Lake’s Mary Ann Johnson keeps expanding her brand

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Wearing a holiday-red sweater, with a sash of her newly introduced snowman-print fabric wrapped around her neck, Mary Ann Johnson is re ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 12:19 am
  • Author to discuss hobo influence on quilts

    UNION – Quilt aficionados and rail fans will have an opportunity to satisfy both passions during a special “Hobo Quilts and Railroads” presentation at ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Authors mark Crystal Lake's centennial with book

    CRYSTAL LAKE – On Williams Street in downtown Crystal Lake, the bricks of the buildings have been touched by time, and the streets have seen automobil ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 12:12 am
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