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We've got 5 things for you to do this weekend in McHenry County

WILD WOODSTOCK WALKS: WINTER NIGHT'S FAMILY FUN, 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 18, Hennen Conservation Area, 4622 Dean St., Woodstock. Bring the family to explore Woodstock's natural areas hosted by The Land Conservancy of McHenry County. Enjoy the beauty of winter complete with bonfires, guided night hikes and a sheltered area with hot cocoa. Free. Information: 815-337-9502 or

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Interweaving classical and blues, Corky Siegel brings unique musical journey to Raue

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Popular home renovation projects and their average costs

Each year, Remodeling magazine publishes its “Cost vs. Value” report to give homeowners a greater understanding of how much popular home projects will cost across the nation, as well as which renovations will offer the greatest return on investment. According to their research, these projects improved in value between 2017 and 2018 and can be smart choices for homeowners looking to add popular features to their properties. Below are the popular projects and the average cost of the renovations.

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