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  • Robin Williams’ most distinctive roles

    The kinetic bundle of energy that was Robin Williams took on many forms during a long and versatile career. He may have been best known for his fast-t ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 9:31 am
  • ‘Expendables 3’ is action-packed fun

    The nail-biting opening sequence in “The Expendables 3” is right up there with the best of the Bondian prologues. A train covered with armed guards, h ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 9:09 am
  • ‘The Giver’: FAMED novel comes to life

    “The Giver,” an adaptation of Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal-winning young adult novel, may seem like it’s riding on the coattails of such dystopian actio ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 9:08 am
  • Lake in the Hills' Joe Farina follows in late father's acting footsteps

    As much as he's working to strike out on his own as an actor, Joe Farina will always want to be associated with his father.
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 5:14 pm
  • Arts festival helps reboot area theater

    Discover area theater and help it thrive during a day’s worth of entertainment Sunday on the Woodstock Square.
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Following the smoke

    Follow your nose. It always knows. Where there’s smoke, there’s goodness. And where there’s smoke, that usually means barbecue.
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Bull Valley Dentistry Headache/Migraine Therapy

    While dentistry aims to keep your bite intact, neuromuscular dentistry focuses on the function of the jaw position, chewing, and swallowing. Specializ ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 9:07 am
  • Celebrate the season with a triple-tomato salad

    At the peak of ripeness, an in-season tomato is one of the things that makes life worth living. Happily, that season is upon us. And this recipe is my ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Tomatoes make a meal when stuffed or as jam on grilled cheese

    Slice 'em and salt 'em.That's really all a seasonally delicious tomato needs. Though if you really w ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 4:32 pm
  • Grill on-the-vine tomatoes for stunning starter

    Often, the best dishes are the simplest. A common feeling among chefs is that if you use the best-quality ingredients and treat them lightly, you will ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 4:24 pm
  • Williams Street Repertory’s Get Lit(erary) a Treat for the Community

    Get Lit(erary), or “Get Lit” as it is often referred, is a reading series that takes place across from Raue Center at a small wine shop and café calle ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 1:37 pm
  • Robin Williams, boisterous comedy star, dead at 63

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – He was the funniest guy in the room, something that made it all the harder for friends and fans to accept that beneath that reser ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 9:59 am
  • Couple finishes 1,200-mile hike of Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail

    Sean Quinn and Kassie Kolden aren't quite sure what to do with their weekends these days.Because for ...
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Soaked for charity

    BOSTON (AP) — The idea is simple: Take a bucket of ice water, dump it over your head, record it and post the video on social media.
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 5:33 pm
  • Crystal Lake teen to compete for title of Miss Teen Illinois USA

    Kaitlyn Fronczak, 17, of Crystal Lake, will compete for the title of Miss Teen Illinois USA from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1 at North Shore Center for the Perf ...
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 11:50 pm
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