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  • Lakewood man finishes journey down the Mississippi River in solar-powered trimaran

    Marquette, Joliet and now Ray Christie. It took the Lakewood man a couple of years, and he endured e ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 11:42 pm
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    LAKE IN THE HILLS – As an Army veteran, Don Ryan understands the hardships of returning to civilian life after serving his country.
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 5:32 pm
  • The experts at Douglas Automotive in Crystal Lake say if you hear squealing noises it could mean its time for new brake pads

    Of all the components that make up your car, brakes should be one of those at the top of your list for maintenance.
    July 31, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Raise a stein at Raue Center’s Oktoberfest

    It may still be summer, but it’s not too early to plan for fall fun, so save the date!   R ...
    July 31, 2014 - 10:19 am
  • Band spotlight: Bourbon Country

    What is the band’s name and how did it get that name?Bourbon Country. We Like bourbon and country mu ...
    July 31, 2014 - 9:51 am
  • New competition puts home brews to the test

    The newest addition to the McHenry Rotary’s Blues, Brews & BBQ event just seemed to fit naturally into the festivities.
    July 31, 2014 - 9:48 am
  • 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 magnetic pe ...
    July 30, 2014 - 5:16 pm
  • ‘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 fact, have a ...
    July 30, 2014 - 5:15 pm
  • 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’ new seaso ...
    July 30, 2014 - 5:12 pm
  • Crystal Lake native brings energy to the blues

    If mellow comes to mind when you think of blues music, you haven’t heard Jimmy Nick. A Crystal Lake ...
    July 31, 2014 - 12:29 am
  • Fair memories

    July 31 8 a.m. – Swine Barn – 4-H Swine Show 9 a.m. – Rabbit Barn – Junior Open Rabbit Show 9 a.m. – ...
    July 31, 2014 - 12:27 am
  • Illinois Vein Specialists explains the differences between varicose and spider veins

    While varicose veins and spider veins are similar when it comes to being a nuisance, they differ in appearance.  
    July 30, 2014 - 4:06 pm
  • 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 Spring Thaw, ...
    July 29, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • Refreshing ways to enjoy summer staple

    Watermelon is one of those foods you really don't need to overthink. Slice it. Eat it. Spit out the ...
    July 30, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • A winemaker’s odyssey takes him around the world

    Orion Stang did everything possible to become a winemaker. Stang, now the owner of Dilécta Wines, be ...
    July 29, 2014 - 4:48 pm
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