Prairie Ridge sophomore sparks community support for family

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

'A Clockwork Orange' among a slew of McHenry County fall theater

Founded in a basement in 2009, Theater Undreground set its sights on one production.

Fall theater in McHenry County and beyond

The following theater productions are taking place this fall.

Planit 10: Things to do Oct. 23 to Oct. 30

Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions.

Harvard's Michael Saunders to appear on 'Let's Make a Deal'

Michael Saunders' 8-year-old daughter, Addy, was convinced he should be on the television game show "Let's Make A Deal."

Halloween happenings in McHenry County and beyond

The following events are taking place for Halloween in the area. To list your event, visit

McHenry County area Go Guide for fall

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

Murray delights as curmudgeonly 'Vincent'

If we were going to be curmudgeonly about it – and “St. Vincent” is, after all, a movie about a curmudgeon – we’d focus on the one major fla ...

Keanu Reeves takes his licks in 'John Wick'

Keanu Reeves just turned the big 5-0, but he can still tussle with the best of them. And he needs to in the title role of "John Wick," an ...

'Ouija' is no horror game changer

I can't help wondering what Hasbro executives were thinking in licensing the company's Ouija board property to Universal Pictures. Just ho ...

Rice Krispies treats get Halloween makeover for kids or adults

To be honest, I had no idea about Rice Krispies Treats. That is, I certainly knew of them, but I’d never made them. And I never knew just ho ...

Halloween treats don’t have to rot your kids’ teeth

Despite what the kids think, not all Halloween treats need to rot your teeth on contact.

Mini pumpkins good for risotto and decorating

If you’ve never made risotto before, you’re missing out on a great candidate for a weeknight meal. With no more at hand than the right rice, ...

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