Crystal Lake native to perform with Do del Sol at Woodstock Opera House

Tom Farrell used to volunteer at the Woodstock Opera House as a young boy.

An inside look at Madness Manor on the Woodstock Square

Created as a Family Alliance fundraiser, Madness Manor has its own horrifying history.

Slow cooker short ribs that are worth the trouble

Many people love the idea of a slow cooker because it seems so simple – open the pot, insert ingredients, cover the pot, turn on the heat, t ...

Planit 10: Things to do Oct. 30 to Nov. 6

Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions.

‘Nightcrawler’: Gyllenhaal tightly coiled and creepy

The most frightening thing about Jake Gyllenhaal in “Nightcrawler” – even more than those sallow, sunken cheeks, those googly eyes, and that ...

'Before I Go To Sleep' a decidedly average psych thriller

Again teamed with Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman stars as an amnesia victim whose brain resets back to 13 years ago after each night's slumber ...

Go Guide for McHenry County and beyond

Use our Go Guide to plan next week's events and beyond.

Vegetarian chili sidesteps common slow cooker pitfalls

Slow cookers have legions of fans. I am not among them.

10 fresh ways to use Brussels sprouts

Not so long ago there really was only one way to eat Brussels sprouts.

Algonquin home offers delights, frights

Te n years ago, Jim Haupert (right) of Algonquin put out a few tombstones at Halloween, a string of skeleton lights, when a neighbor joked ...

Marvel unveils slate of films through 2019

LOS ANGELES – "Doctor Strange," ''Black Panther," ''Captain Marvel" and the "Inhumans" are joining the Marvel cinematic universe.

Prairie Ridge sophomore sparks community support for family

A mother with stage-three breast cancer. A father killed in a car crash.


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