Nostalgic display in Huntley draws train enthusiasts of all ages

Trains hummed past 2-year-old Nathan Razzano as he stood on tiptoes to get a closer look.


Woodstock Wedding Network to provide free wedding for winners of giveaway

WOODSTOCK – Children may dream about their wedding day – the dress, the flowers, the ring – a fairytale event. Then as life twists and turns, those wishes can seem more unobtainable.


Bernotas Middle School students try hands at journalism

Note to readers: The seventh-grade EC children at Bernotas Middle School try each year to have work published outside the classroom. This year’s class wrote feature articles about local citizens who have made an impact on our local or global community. One article was selected for publication in the Northwest Herald. Four additional articles voted on by the class will appear online at PlanitNorthwest.com.

Weekend festivities celebrate season at Dole Mansion in Crystal Lake

What began as a celebration of "Christmas at the Dole" has turned into a weekend of festivities in Crystal Lake rivaling those in Lake Geneva and Chicago.


Rudolph display, speaker celebrates TV special in Union

UNION – The McHenry County Historical Society & Museum celebrates two landmark anniversaries related to Rudoph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at its annual, free Christmas Open House on Dec. 6.


Holiday decor trends go from vintage to city chic

For those who love to decorate, there’s no time like the holidays for adding fun, festive touches to our living spaces. This year, there’s something for many tastes and styles.


Louie Anderson to talk food & family at weekend Schaumburg shows

Food and family always have been constants in Louie Anderson’s life.


Plan meal, festivities ahead of time for Thanksgiving day

When it comes to wrangling the Thanksgiving meal onto the table, one motto gets it right: Be prepared.


Library of Congress historian to speak at Opera House

WOODSTOCK – John Y. Cole, a historian at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., will speak about the library’s unique features at 10 a.m. Nov. 20 at the Woodstock Opera House as part of the Creative Living Series.


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