CL South among the first to premiere high school 'Poppins' production

Ben Stoner knew two things about this year’s spring musical at Crystal Lake South High School. It was going to be “Mary Poppins.” And she was going to fly.

Algonquin 15-year-old releases solo album

Althea Grace has performed on countless stages, written more than 50 songs and most recently, released her first album.

Smith, Robbie pour on the charm in ‘Focus’

If the mark of a good con artist is that he or she makes you think you know exactly what’s going on – when of course you haven’t a clue – th ...

Planit 10: Things to do Feb. 26 to March 5

Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions.

Have it your way with a mix and match take on mac and cheese

Do you love macaroni and cheese? Stupid question, right? OK, so let’s try this one: How could you love macaroni and cheese even more?

Turnips not off the table

I talk to my kids every day about eating a rainbow of produce to get all the nutrients they need. But you know what color is left out of the ...

Want a dinner with easy flavor? Grab a pint of heavy cream

Sure, we’re all trying to lose those pesky 10 or 15 or whatever pounds, but that’s no reason to not keep a pint of heavy cream in the refrig ...

Learn to do al dente right

What’s the one ingredient you should always have in your cupboard? Dried pasta, of course. It’s the base of a zillion easy-to-make weeknight ...

Huntley man starts nonprofit A Warrior's Mind to help veterans find community, resources

Michael Woods knows it sounds crazy to quit his job – as a financial adviser, no less – to go full-force behind a startup nonprofit for vete ...

'Birdman' tops Oscars defined by advocacy, originality (with list of winners)

LOS ANGELES – Hollywood is smarter than you thought. Whether by design or chance, the 87th Academy Awards elegantly and subtly shifted the t ...

McHenry Area Dodgeball Association brings Winter Whiplash 2015 to Woodstock

Joe Panek need only say one word to catch people’s attention: dodgeball.

Home of the Sparrow brings back storyteller

Prides Hollow may be a long way from Crystal Lake, but attendees of Home of the Sparrow’s annual luncheon may find they have a lot in common ...


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