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  • Sauk set to present musical at Centennial Auditorium

    STERLING – Sauk Valley Community College will present the musical “Meet Me in St. Louis” at 7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday at ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • Mint goes well with lamb and eggplant kabobs

    Adding fresh mint to prepared pesto sauce gives a new twist to this linguine sauce. Lamb cubes cut f ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 2:25 pm
  • The Puck stops here, with pizza

    Curse you, Wolfgang Puck!Actually, I’ve interviewed Wolfgang Puck, and I liked him immensely. He is ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 2:25 pm
  • Test Kitchen recipe: Quick Chicken Soup with Orzo

    Chilly weather screams for soup.This quick chicken soup with orzo is just all-around easy to make an ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 2:25 pm
  • Ask a Cook: Freezing unbaked biscuits shouldn’t diminish their goodness

    Q: I would like to make biscuits before Thanksgiving. Should I partially bake them and then freeze t ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 2:25 pm
  • Luke Bryan cancels CMT appearance

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Country star Luke Bryan canceled a scheduled appearance at the “CMT Artists ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 2:24 pm
  • Study: Too many infants still sleep with blankets

    CHICAGO (AP) – Too many U.S. infants sleep with blankets, pillows or other unsafe bedding that might ...
    Nov. 30, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • With ‘Overwatch’ video game, Blizzard tries more accessible approach

    Fans at Blizzard Entertainment Inc.’s annual convention kept slipping up and calling the company’s b ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 4:23 pm
  • 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


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