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  • Top 5 things to do this weekend

    Take in a play at SHS STERLING – Sterling High School presents the comic play "Noises Off!" at Cente ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:18 pm
  • Day Trip: World without electricity revealed

    ELIZABETH – For those who’ve ever wondered how it would be not to have a light switch, Apple River by candlelight is the answer.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 3:20 pm
  • On Gardening

    Just about the time you least expect it the Christmasbush erupts into a yellow explosion of bloom wi ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 3:12 pm
  • Pesky peacocks are featured in invitation to dinner party

    Dear Abby: A former colleague recently moved nearby and sent us an invitation to dinner at her new residence. She lives in an area that’s populated by ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 3:12 pm
  • Country artist to play Saturday at Champs

    STERLING – Country music artist Chris Cavanaugh has been playing on the road, doing what he loves, for about 5 years now.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Christian artist to perform at Centennial

    STERLING – Contemporary Christian music artist Jamie Grace will perform at 6 p.m. Nov. 2 at Centennial Auditorium at Sterling High School, 1608 Fourth ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Americana group to hit stage at Rosbrook

    DIXON – The Mississippi Stranglers of McHenry will return to the area for a Halloween party Nov. 1 at Rosbrook Studio, 107 S. Peoria.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Commentary: Ending year with bang at box office

    When it comes to overall quality, it hasn’t been the best year at the box office. But, with movies l ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Kick-start a healthy diet by cooking with nutrient-rich grains

    They might not be households words yet, but grains like freekeh, farro and quinoa, are becoming more ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Quick Fix: Vermont Turkey Loaf with Mashed Sweet Potatoes

    I have vivid memories of driving through Vermont when the sap was being collected from the sugar map ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Wrong number could lead to Mr. Right

    Dear Abby,I met a guy over the phone when he called my number by mistake. After a brief conversation ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82

    NEW YORK (AP) — At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he cou ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:49 am
  • Abuse at day care cries out for intervention

    Dear Abby,I would like to weigh in on your response to “Day Care Drama in Indiana” (Sept. 1), whose ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • Halloween cowgirl can leave pistol at home

    Dear Abby,Halloween is around the corner, and my 7-year-old daughter has decided to be a cowgirl. Sh ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 8:55 pm
  • Woman objects to getting ‘status digger’ label

    Dear Abby: I have been seeing “Tony” for a few weeks. He is kind, caring, and will make a great boyfriend, husband, and father someday. My problem wit ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Reader Poll

    This question is on the Nov. 4 ballot in Paw Paw: "Should the village of Paw Paw adopt an ordinance permitting and regulating the keeping of chickens within the village?" How would you vote?