Review: A funny, dramatic, unique ‘Intelligent Life’

Note to readers: This is an occasional theater column. Reviews of productions throughout McHenry County will be written by various members o ...

A-list cast can’t save ‘Leave You’

Somebody dies. Family gathers to mourn. Everybody’s stuck in one house, with all their quirks and foibles and enough emotional baggage to fi ...

Planit 10: Things to do Sept. 11 to Sept. 18

Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions.

Festival targets younger generations

Younger generations, this one’s for you.

10 fresh ways to use butternut squash

Just as you’re finally finishing up the mounds of zucchini that have haunted you all summer, autumn’s overabundance of butternut squash hits ...

Sweet, less stew-like take on Rosh Hashana tsimmes

Although tsimmes – a traditional part of the Rosh Hashana meal – generally is considered a sweet stew of carrots and other root vegetables, ...

Kugel made rich with apples, honey for Rosh Hashana

Similar to a bread pudding held together by a rich, creamy custard, our apple-honey kugel is a perfect dessert for fall, as well as a fine d ...

Whole grains and honey make for healthy snack cake

My grandma Ursula relied on honey to solve nearly any culinary or health problem. Have a nagging nighttime cough? Swallow a spoonful of hone ...

Family reunites when ancestor’s trolley restored at railway museum

Jackie Detwiler raised both arms in the air and smiled triumphantly as she turned and walked back toward her woven cane trolley seat.

Glassybaby returns to Woodstock

WOODSTOCK – Glassybaby owner Lee Rhodes visited Woodstock last year as a speaker for the Woodstock Fine Art Association’s Creative Living Se ...


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