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  • ‘Les Misérables’ opens tonight on TLP stage

    MOUNT CARROLL – “Les Misérables” will open at 7:30 p.m. today and run through Aug. 10 at Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road.
    July 31, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Head on over to Hammer In 2014

    GRAND DETOUR – The John Deere Historic site is hosting Hammer In 2014 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the museum, 8334 S. Clinton St.
    July 31, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Lollapalooza marks a decade in Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) – Once the vagabond of the music festival and touring circuit, Lollapalooza marks its 1 ...
    July 31, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Summer season goes out with a bang

    Laugh-out-loud funny and production-designed to death, “Guardians of the Galaxy” pops off the screen ...
    July 31, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Obsession puts swimmer in unsafe water

    Dear Abby: I'm a 21-year-old man who has been a successful swimmer in high school and now in college. Over the past few months, I have become obsessed ...
    July 31, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Juicy jewels of summer shine in berry good recipes

    Summer is my favorite season for eating. Everything is so fresh and colorful and flavorful. The cris ...
    July 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Top turkey dogs with quick mango relish

    Large, juicy mangoes are at the height of their season in South Florida. Grilled turkey sausages wit ...
    July 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Create your own vegetable pie

    With gardens beginning to overflow, now is the perfect time to bring back my vegetable pie recipe.I ...
    July 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Enjoy refreshing summer wines under $20

    There are those humid summer days when you think, Maybe winter is pretty good, after all. One way to ...
    July 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Family’s dirty secret better left unexposed

    Dear Abby: My husband's family are hypocrites! They talk about everyone and their problems, yet when something arises in their family, they want it ke ...
    July 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Son’s clumsiness might have a physical cause

    Dear Abby: In short, my son is a klutz – to the point that it affects his self-confidence.He's diffe ...
    July 29, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Abusive father makes family gathering painful

    Dear Abby: I adore my son-in-law, "Tom." He's a wonderful husband to our daughter.He's always inviti ...
    July 28, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend

    4-H Fair in AmboyAMBOY – The Lee County 4-H Fair and Junior Show continues today, Saturday and Sunda ...
    July 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Tyke a terror when mom takes back phone

    Dear Abby: When my friend "Fran" and I get together with our kids, they often play games on her cellphone until the battery dies. If she tries to take ...
    July 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Locals can go green at Art of Green Festival

    The Art of Green Festival, to be held Aug. 9-10, was created in part to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the John Deere Historic Site in Grand Deto ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Reader Poll

    Members of Congress are about to begin a month-long recess. Should they take it?
    Yes, they deserve a vacation like everyone else
    No, there is too much unfinished business