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JOHN WAITE, 8 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 17, Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. John Waite will be performing his catalog of hits from his 40-year career as a solo artist, as well as his time with The Baby's and Bad English. Tickets: $39-$48. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212 or

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Limiting screen time for your kid? It's harder than it looks

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John Waite set to take Raue stage on Nov. 17

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All that the title has brought your attention here, let me state the comedy-musical "Urinetown" is a satirical look at capitalism, bureaucracy, and social irresponsibility while parodying musicals such as Les Miserables, The Three Penny Opera, Fiddler on the Roof and West Side Story.

Roasting gets Brussels sprouts caramelized on the outside

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This apple crisp gets an unlikely boost from cranberries

Although it's hard to imagine that apple crisp needs much improvement, we liked the tartness and texture that cranberries added to one of our favorite standard dessert recipes. The challenges were balancing the fruit flavors and making sure the filling baked evenly while the topping stayed crisp.

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