| Sep 29, 2012
| 8:56 AM
The Illinois Department of Transportation will hold a series of public meetings in the Chicago area over the first two weeks of October to discuss the agency's future state transportation plans.
The informal meetings, which will include the opportunity...
| Aug 6, 2011
Prices at the fuel pump putting a crimp into your getaway plans? Leave your gas guzzler in the garage and take a close-to-home minivacation by train and bike.
The McHenry County Prairie Trail passes within blocks of the downtown Metra station in...
| Oct 31, 2011
— Tucked amid the high bluffs of central Wisconsin, this town of 361 people appears to be like most others, with two old taverns, a gas station and a community center dotting its main drag.
But just up the hill, at the end of Pine Street, is the...
| Aug 30, 2011
Q: If they can put wine in a box, why isn't there sparkling wine in a box? To me it would be a perfect container; the air doesn't go into the bag to lessen the bubbles.
—Elizabeth Dewey, Crystal Lake, Ill.
A: An excellent question, particularly as...
| Aug 24, 2011
For decades, Dick Hattan, of Geneva, suffered survivor guilt as a result of his tour in the Vietnam War. After members of his church prayed for his psychological healing, he said, he was able to move on.
"I've seen prayers help heal physical illnesses...
| Jun 27, 2011
If you're mad it's Monday, remember: Tuesday is just a Monday that has had an extra day to practice.
(I'll give you a moment to think about that.)
OK. As much as I'd like to be a philosopher, I remain a newspapery question-answerer. So, on to the...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 8:12 AM
If you're looking to add the freshest fruits, vegetables, baked goods, cheeses and flowers to your dinner table, look no further than in your own backyard. Don't see a farmers market near your town listed below?
Check out the Illinois Department of...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 4:32 PM
We owned our 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan for 5,268 days -- just a bit shy of 14 and a half years -- before trading it in this week. And of the 128,915 miles we put on it, I was behind......
| Jun 27, 2011
| 10:04 PM
A state regulatory panel is expected to vote later today in Joliet on two McHenry County hospital proposals.
The 128-bed hospitals would serve similar needs and be less than 10 miles apart, creating a rare situation for the Illinois Health Facilities...
| Jul 3, 2011
| 1:03 PM
A Hoffman Estates man has died after he and his friends attempted driving stunts in a Crystal Lake parking lot, officials said.
Austin Watts, 20, was pronounced dead at 10:20 a.m. Saturday. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday, according to the McHenry...
| Oct 20, 2010
| 9:12 AM
November 1-30-"Capturing the Beauty of Land in Paint" On display at Prairieview Education Center
McHenry County Conservation District invites you to view "Capturing the Beauty of Land in Paint" a special art exhibit created by McHenry County Plein Air...