Pickleball finds hold in McHenry County

It’s the fastest growing sport in America  

Crafts boost family ties

A few months ago, I launched a diabolical plan to entice my teenage daughters to spend more time with me, and to semi-shelter them from the ...

Sunday Supper: Grilled Chicken Curry Salad

By combining the curry powder with lemon juice and zest in the marinade, you ensure that the gritty, over-seasoned effect of old-school curr ...

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

Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions.

All Smiles Dental team has serious fun with Algonquin Founders Days floats

ALGONQUIN – There are two times a year when Doctor Timothy Stirneman does not approve vacation requests at his Algonquin dental office. Pret ...

Book asks if living like a star can produce a happy ending

"Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me: The Pursuit of Happiness, One Celebrity at a Time" (Ballantine Books), by Rachel Bertsche

Atwater: Thwarting a pouter

Let’s talk about pouting. I know that this might be as popular as talking about bedsores, but bear with me.

Second venue adds grandeur to Woodstock Mozart Festival

A second venue for the Woodstock Mozart Festival amps up the sights to go along with the world-class sounds visitors will experience through ...

Review: Allen casts a limp spell in 'Magic in the Moonlight'

Woody Allen's late period has been defined by a quality you wouldn't have expected from the man who produced the inspired chaos of "Bananas" ...

Review: ‘Lucy’ won’t stretch your brain

So let’s start with the enticing premise of Luc Besson’s “Lucy,” starring Scarlett Johansson: Human beings only use 10 percent of their brai ...

Always cool, cucumbers now creamy in tasty soup

The best cooking is born of necessity. At least that’s the case in my house. My favorite recipes always happen when I’m forced to react to a ...

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