Fair memories

When the McHenry County Fair Talent Contest first began 50 years ago, the Kuensters were the family to beat.

McHenry County Fair schedule

WHEN: Gates open at 7 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. daily through Aug. 3. Vendors open at 10 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. daily. Skinners' Amusemen ...

Three refreshing ways to enjoy watermelon

Watermelon is one of those foods you really don't need to overthink.

Planit 10: 10 things to do July 24 through July 31

Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions.

Jimmy Nick brings energy to the blues at McHenry fest

If mellow comes to mind when you think of blues music, you haven’t heard Jimmy Nick.

‘Guardians’ irreverent but not enough

At the height of their powers, our overlords at Marvel have deigned to prove, like an emperor tolerating a court jester, that they do, in fa ...

Jo Dee Messina, Garrison Keillor headline Raue Center's new season

Country star Jo Dee Messina and radio legend Garrison Keillor are among the acts recently announced as part of the Raue Center For The Arts’ ...

Boseman drips with charisma as James Brown

There’s a delicious moment in “Get On Up,” Tate Taylor’s new James Brown biopic, when Brown – played by Chadwick Boseman, in a thrillingly m ...

Sweet or savory, granitas are icy summer refresher

At Minibar in D.C., an intriguing dish on the May menu bridged the gap between the meat and dessert courses. The palate cleanser, called Spr ...

Chef Debi: Pear And Plum Chutney

I love this time of year, when all the fresh fruit is so abundant. One of my favorite fruits is the plum. At 30 calories each, they are a gr ...

A winemaker’s odyssey takes him around the world

Orion Stang did everything possible to become a winemaker. 

Win Your Own Stand Up Paddleboard!

All you have to do is Like Alpine Accessories Facebook page and fill out your form to enter.  Click on the picture to get your entry form no ...

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