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  • Top 5 things to do this weekend, Nov. 28-30, 2014

    Holiday festivities in ProphetstownPROPHETSTOWN – Saturday will be a day full of holiday events, cul ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 9:35 pm
  • Day Trip: Planetarium explores views of Earth's neighbors

    CHICAGO – There’s a new star in town at the Adler Planetarium and that’s the solar system.“Destinati ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 4:34 pm
  • Circa ’21 presents ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’

    ROCK ISLAND – While evening audiences are currently delighting to the joys of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas,” the Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse is set ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 4:21 pm
  • Festival 56 fall season continues with ‘Rounding Third’

    PRINCETON – The Festival 56 fall season continues today with the opening of “Rounding Third.”“Roundi ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • Annual Christmas Walk in Amboy offers family fun

    AMBOY – Santa will arrive by fire truck and kick off the annual Chamber Christmas Walk at noon Sunday in downtown Amboy. The festivities will continue ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • Great Snowball Drop returns to Dixon

    DIXON – The 26th annual Christmas Walk will make its return from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 5 in downtown Dixon.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 4:19 pm
  • 875 hours of holiday programming on TV last year

    NEW YORK (AP) — If it's anything like last year, television viewers won't have to look very hard for holiday-themed programming.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 3:49 pm
  • Try this N.C.-inspired Thanksgiving menu for a taste of the state

    At least we spared you the possum.There was a time, according to Southern food historian David Shiel ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 6:24 pm
  • Thanks for the calories

    I recently read about a man who celebrated Thanksgiving with his family at an all-you-can-eat buffet.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 6:24 pm
  • Bill Weir's new CNN series to begin in 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) – Bill Weir’s new series on CNN will entail a lot of travel.CNN said Monday the former ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • Wheelchair makes hunting accessible

    QUINCY (AP) — As each customer passed by the all-terrain wheelchair parked in the main aisle Thursday inside GameMasters, they stopped and lingered.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 1:55 pm
  • Do you need to break the bank to get a good phone?

    NEW YORK (AP) — It might seem as though everyone has an iPhone or Galaxy smartphone. But many customers are eschewing the best cameras and screens — a ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:33 am
  • Visit the Car Forest in Goldfield, Nev., but don’t speed to get there

    With a smirk and a hitch of his holster, the Nye County sheriff’s deputy handed me the ticket – $245, ouch! – for going 40 in a 25 mph zone in lovely ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend

    Festival of Trees wraps up STERLING – The 25th Festival of Trees will conclude this weekend at Woodl ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 9:58 am
  • Fire Sale, Space Juice to play Rosbrook

    DIXON – Fire Sale and Space Juice will get the good vibes rolling at 8 p.m. Nov. 29 at Rosbrook Studio, 107 S. Peoria Ave.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:24 pm
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