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  • ‘Paddington’: A classic bear brings home laughter

    January is when studios generally release their low-expectation titles to wither and die against award-nominated fare, so it’s a considerable gamble t ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 2:51 pm
  • Emerging artists: Crystal Lake's Lakeside showcases high school talents

    Goodbye, high school display case. Students artists throughout District 155 have gone pro – at least through Jan. 30.
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Another rose for Algonquin native Trina Scherenberg on 'The Bachelor'

    Trina Scherenberg, an Algonquin native and former special education teacher for Crystal Lake South High School, will return for a third episode of " ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Braised bird becomes fast weeknight dinner

    We don’t often think of braising as a weeknight-friendly approach to dinner. After all, anything that cooks low and slow would seem to be no go for a ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Wine-braised short ribs prove Crockpot’s worth

    It was a strange confession to make, but I felt I had to fess up. A friend who once ran a large recipe-based website recently was explaining to me tha ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Whatever your choice of filling, a roulade makes a merry meal

    Think of a roulade as a big edible cigar-shaped container for just about any filling of your choice.
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 2:49 pm
  • Gadget show debuts a few gems for home

    LAS VEGAS – Technology forecasters are calling 2015 the year of the Internet of Things – that idea that everyday objects will use sensors and Internet ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 4:49 pm
  • Improve kitchen in small ways

    Another holiday season has passed, and with it the marathon cooking and baking sessions. The hours spent using every kitchen appliance and inch of cou ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 4:48 pm
  • Atwater: Cellphone creates business opportunities for teen

    By age 17, “John,” with the help of his cell phone, had built himself a small but lucrative drug distribution business. If it hadn’t been for overuse ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 4:56 pm
  • Downey, 'Big Bang' win big at People's Choice Awards

    LOS ANGELES – Robert Downey Jr. was seeing double at the People's Choice Awards.The star of "The Jud ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 1:39 pm
  • 5 things to see & do in McHenry County and beyond this winter

    Lace up those boots. The festivities don’t have to end when the cold and snow begin.Now is the time ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Band Spotlight: 314 on Main Street

    What is the band’s name and how did it get that name?314 on Main Street. A “314” is police code for ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 3:24 pm
  • Restyled Outback adds high tech goodies

    Most Subaru owners I've run across over the years share a special allegiance to their wheels, singing its praises of practicality and ruggedness with ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • The secret to great tofu is all in the pressing

    My mom started traveling abroad when I was in high school. And after each of her trips, we cooked a meal from the country she’d just visited.
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • One McHenry County native remains on ‘The Bachelor’

    Of the two McHenry County natives on "The Bachelor," only Trina Scherenberg remains. An Algonquin na ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 11:26 pm
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