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  • 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
  • Dorie Greenspan breaks down easy techniques for the cut holiday cookie

    Around the world, it’s time for holiday cookies: German springerles rolled out with patterned rolling pins; Dutch speculoos as tall as St. Nick and as ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Make some cocoa with your cookies

    We can’t help it. Once the cooler weather arrives, we crave hot cocoa with the same intensity that we crave a cold beer during barbecue season.
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Make-ahead holiday cookies: Dough can be refrigerated or frozen until guests stop by

    It really is hard to beat freshly baked cookies. Leave aside for a moment the deliciousness of the finished product; the simple act of cooking them ma ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Bull Valley Dentistry Discusses Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders

    Correct swallowing depends on a proper relationship between muscles of the face, tongue and throat. ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 4:18 pm
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