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  • Chef Debi: Moroccan Chicken Stew

    This Moroccan dish is created with a lot of flavor. Moroccan cuisine uses spices from several cultures. In this stew, I used a unique blend of spices, ...
    July 15, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • Mission Imagination sparks kids’ love of the arts at Raue Center in Crystal Lake, IL

    With more and more schools eliminating classes in the arts, the Raue Center for the Arts, in Crystal Lake, is picking up the slack.
    July 29, 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • Bull Valley Dentistry Periodontal Care

    Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a degenerative condition caused by bacteria in the plaque that builds up on the teeth. The first sy ...
    July 15, 2014 - 10:10 am
  • Beauty in subtlety

    Paint your walls a bold color and friends will likely praise your creativity. Invest in a standout piece of furniture or striking work of art and your ...
    July 14, 2014 - 12:45 pm
  • Retired math teacher shares his inventions

    WOODSTOCK – Andrew Parke’s creations, which fill about 50 boxes in his Woodstock basement, aren’t easy to describe.
    July 14, 2014 - 12:47 pm
  • 'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 19 Emmy nods

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sprawling and bloodthirsty saga "Game of Thrones," defying the Emmy Awards' grudging respect for such fantasy fare, emerged as ...
    July 10, 2014 - 1:44 pm
  • Film showings draw crowds to McHenry County parks for free, family-oriented entertainment

    The last hot pinks and golds of sunset have melted down past the horizon, and the sky is now a light purple-gray. Not full night, but too dark to play ...
    July 10, 2014 - 10:23 am
  • 'American Idol's' Lee DeWyze takes the Ribfest stage

    “American Idol” isn’t the only television program to feature Lee DeWyze’s music. Since winning the r ...
    July 10, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • Keifer's Cinderella stories

    Unlike the hit song he wrote for Cinderella, Tom Keifer knew what he got even before it was gone – or on hiatus.
    July 10, 2014 - 10:22 am
  • Free summer movies in the park in McHenry County

    The following is a list and map of free summer movies in the park in McHenry County. Crystal Lake Al ...
    July 9, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Bulk up classic BLT

    In terms of flavor and texture, it’s hard to beat a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich, reportedly one of the most popular sandwiches in America. Trou ...
    July 8, 2014 - 4:03 pm
  • A summer primer to grilling backyard barbecue ribs

    It was one of those culinary epiphanies. I realized you rarely get great barbecued ribs from a restaurant. They have to come from backyards.
    July 8, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • Honey, black pepper give fruit salad zing

    Looking for ways to jazz up your basic fruit salad this summer? Consider giving it a hit from the savory side of the food world.
    July 8, 2014 - 3:43 pm
  • Grilling an impressive way to cook cauliflower

    Last summer, the hip way to handle cauliflower was to treat it like a steak.It was a trick that star ...
    July 8, 2014 - 3:42 pm
  • Recipe of the Week: Tater Tot Casserole

    Tater Tot CasseroleSubmitted by Cherie Rickert of McHenry2 pounds lean ground beef1 10-ounce can of ...
    July 8, 2014 - 3:44 pm
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