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  • Spicy peanut noodles satisfying comfort food

    My comfort food of choice? Fried udon noodles with red peppers and shrimp, all slathered in a spicy peanut sauce. It’s simple. It’s filling. It’s addi ...
    March 17, 2015 - 4:42 pm
  • Master crepes for a quick meal

    Bananas Foster is the luscious indulgence created at Brennan’s Restaurant in New Orleans during the 1950s. It’s hard to beat sautéed bananas doused wi ...
    March 17, 2015 - 4:43 pm
  • Gary Lang Auto donating $12,348 to Salvation Army

    Gary Lang Auto, Subaru and customers joined forces in the “Share the Love” program to raise $12,348 for the Salvation Army of McHenry County.
    March 16, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • MCDH: Measles vaccine is important

    Measles, while an eliminated disease in the United States, still exists in much of the world. Today, measles is only a plane ride away from McHenry Co ...
    March 13, 2015 - 3:47 pm
  • Music history presentation opens Sampler Series

    UNION – Musician and history buff Mary Ellen Heelan of Cary will present “We Sang! We Danced! A Musical History of McHenry County” to launch the socie ...
    March 13, 2015 - 3:40 pm
  • Island Lake man judges at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

    ISLAND LAKE – It’s as if he were an umpire in the World Series or a ref at the Super Bowl: Ken Murray of Island Lake was a judge at the Westminster Ke ...
    March 14, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Woodstock program, historian to examine fashion in Jane Austen’s world

    Jane Austen’s six published novels bring to light the struggles of everyday life, while the fashions of her day reflected changing social ideals.
    March 14, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Planit 10: Things to do March 12 to March 19

    TARTAN TERRORS WHEN: 8 p.m. March 14 WHERE: Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal La ...
    March 11, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • New 'Cinderella' excels with old-fashioned charm

    In this age of revisionist, modernized Disney fairytales, where we've learned that some of our favorite characters really aren't what they seemed, the ...
    March 11, 2015 - 3:53 pm
  • Review: Highly theatrical 'columbinus' at MCC sends powerful message

    Note to readers: This is an occasional theater column. Reviews of productions throughout McHenry County will be written by various members of area the ...
    March 12, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Woodstock’s ‘Drowsy Chaperone’ a comic gem

    An enthusiastic opening night audience greeted the newest musical production from TownSquare Players with boisterous laughter and generous applause.
    March 11, 2015 - 3:52 pm
  • ‘Shamrocked’ brings green beer, Ty Bates to Woodstock

    When rising country music star Ty Bates has a good time performing places, he remembers them.He reme ...
    March 12, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • 'Bachelor' contestant from Algonquin talks finale, friendship with Chris Soules' fiance

    Algonquin native Trina Scherenberg’s experience on “The Bachelor” has led to a new job and a friendship with Chris Soules’ fiancé.
    March 12, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Fresh take on Irish stew uses lamb and Guinness

    Chicken and dumplings is a wonderfully simple, deliciously comforting dish – a thick, meaty stew bubbling away beneath a patchwork of moist, pillowy d ...
    March 10, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Bourbon Bucks tradition with St. Patrick’s Day mix

    Here’s a cocktail in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. But you’re going to have to cut me some slack. Why? ...
    March 10, 2015 - 10:39 pm
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