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  • Fear catching the disease? Doctors say get a flu shot

    CHICAGO (AP) – Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola – chances are astronomically higher ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:27 pm
  • Your Place: To prepare for winter, put pipes first

    Someone suggested that I write the annual getting-ready-for-winter column early this year because th ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • Past abuse causes present shame for husband in hiding

    Dear Abby,A couple of years ago, I was arrested for domestic violence against my wife. We are still ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend

    Sounds of the season from Sauk DIXON – The Sauk Valley Community College department of music will pe ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 3:17 pm
  • Day Trip: Historic cemetery offers self-driving, walking tours

    MILWAUKEE – Cemeteries feature in spooky stories and shows, but they also contain a rich history. In ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 2:56 pm
  • Local women to compete in Sweet Adelines championship

    Three local members of the Rockford-based River City Sound will be among the chorus’ 48 songstresses competing Nov. 6 in the 2014 Sweet Adelines Inter ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • ‘Batman’ stars back efforts to protect bats

    BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) – Two of the stars of the upcoming movie “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of J ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:32 pm
  • Bride’s friend hesitates to stand up at wedding

    Dear Abby,My best friend is getting married. She left me a message asking me to be a bridesmaid. Of ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:32 pm
  • Quinoa: Queen of the grains

    Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) has been around for centuries. The ancient Incas considered it a sacred food, and it was a mainstay of their diet.
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 6:26 pm
  • When the spirit moves you, conjure up Halloween treats

    Spooky marshmallow eyeballs! Pumpkin-faced quesadillas! Bloody meringue bones ... and more! Dim the ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 6:27 pm
  • Good time to change smoke alarm batteries

    Dear Abby,Smoke alarms are one of the greatest fire safety success stories of our time. Since they w ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 6:23 pm
  • Bad news dampens delight over best friend's generosity

    Dear Abby,My husband’s best friend gave us a very generous gift for our toddler. However, it arrived ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • New home test shakes up colon cancer screening

    Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test ...
    Oct. 26, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Haunted-house decor causes fright for kids

    Dear Abby,We have a neighbor who “decorates” his yard for Halloween in the worst way imaginable. Eve ...
    Oct. 26, 2014 - 9:14 pm
  • Occasional hookups keep old flame alive

    Dear Abby: I have known “Justin” for 10 years. I’m very interested in him. I’m sure he knows it, but we have never talked about it. Once in a blue moo ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Reader Poll

    A statewide advisory question on the Nov. 4 ballot asks whether Illinois should increase its minimum wage for adults over 18 to $10 an hour. How would you vote?