The Listening Room: a small space with big ambitions

"You’d never know this was in this building,” Roger Reupert said as he swung open two doors and headed down about a dozen well-worn stairs.

Comedy Central regular performs at Lucy's Café

Tim Cavanagh went from teaching at a Chicago Catholic school to performing on Comedy Central.

Riverwood students record musical

It’s tough to say whether the actual studio or the studio’s lounge created the biggest impression, but a group of Riverwood Elementary Schoo ...

Planit 10: Things to do April 17 to April 24

Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions.

‘Annie’ breathes life into a classic

Note to readers: This is the first in an occasional theater column. Reviews of productions throughout McHenry County will be written by vari ...

'Bears' is engaging; vividly shot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Keenly following the scent of "African Cats" and "Chimpanzees," Disneynature's "Bears" combines sweeping vistas and rem ...

'Heaven Is for Real' heartfelt but dull

Continuing the recent trend of faith-based films, including "Noah" and "Son of God," ''Heaven Is for Real" is a sweet tale based on a 4-ye ...

Transforming bread dough into lemony sticky buns

Maybe it’s the bright color. Maybe it’s the fresh, vibrant taste. Whatever the reason, Easter has become inextricably linked to lemon (and c ...

Versatile, fresh mini cakes fit for dessert

Chocolate seems to reign supreme when it comes to Easter. And while it’s hard to deny the appeal of cocoa, this spring holiday also begs for ...

Recipe of the Week: 24 Karat Chicken

Robyn Carpenter of Woodstock will recieve a $25 gift card provided by Joseph's Marketplace in Crysatl Lake.

Chef Debi: Roast leg of lamb completes Easter

When I think of spring and Easter dinner, I think of roast leg of lamb.

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