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  • Songwriter Michael McDermott to perform Dec. 13 in the Listening Room Nov 21, 2014 11:41 PM
    On Saturday, Dec. 13, singer songwriter Michael McDermott will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Listening Room at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake. Hailed as one of the finest songwriters in the country, Michael McDermott started performing in Chicago coffeehouses in the early 1990s, incorporating elements of Irish music into an American folk rock sound.

     
  • Algonquin raises phone tax by 60 percent Nov 21, 2014 2:30 PM
    Come July, Algonquin residents will see a spike in their telephone and Internet service bills. The village board this week approved a 60 percent increase to the telecommunications tax to help fund park improvements, such as playground maintenance, trails, bike paths and other infrastructure upgrades. The increase goes into effect July 1.

     
  • The Land Conservancy taking nominations for Living With Trees Award Nov 21, 2014 3:52 PM
    The Land Conservancy of McHenry County is taking nominations for its Living With Trees Award through Dec. 15. The program was started to recognize those individuals, businesses, local governments and others who go above and beyond to ensure that our McHenry County community will have oaks in the future.

     
  • Stitches & Woodchips to host 13th annual Holiday & Primitive Craft Sale Nov 21, 2014 11:14 PM
    Stitches & Woodchips will hold its 13th annual Holiday & Primitive Craft Sale from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28 to Sunday, Nov. 30, at 1024 Duncan Ave. in Elgin. They specialize in quality primitive and homespun items for the home as well as unique handmade gifts. See handmade quilted items and wool designs, ornaments, shelving and more.

     
  • Billy Flynn hosts blues party and open jam Nov. 26 Nov 24, 2014 2:56 PM
    Blues icon Billy Flynn with an All Star band offers a taste of the authentic Chicago blues at “Crystal Lake’s Real Chicago Blues Party and Open Jam” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 in the Listening Room, located within Lakeside Legacy Arts Park at 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake.

     
  • Sign up for Bison Feeding at Lords Park Zoo Nov 21, 2014 1:23 PM
    After the last Thanksgiving turkey has been eaten, consider landing a hand to the zookeepers at the Lords Park Zoo at 7 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29. Children and adults will have the chance to participate in the morning feeding of the zoo's year-round residents: the deer, elk and bison.

     
  • Sedgebrook Woodworker Brings New Life to Old Finds Nov 21, 2014 5:59 PM
    Don Hollenbeck is disturbed by “move-in-ready” home makeover TV shows. “I can’t understand how people can just come into a place with things that someone else has picked out and set up for them,” said the woodworker and resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire.

     
  • MCYO celebrates 35th season with concert Nov 20, 2014 4:33 PM
    The McHenry County Youth Orchestra, celebrating its 35th anniversary this season, invites the community to its fall concert, “Trumpeting Triumphs,” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at Prairie Ridge High School in Crystal Lake. Special guest on this concert will be John Hagstrom, second trumpet with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

     
  • Poinsettias, pottery on sale at McHenry County College Nov 20, 2014 4:38 PM
    McHenry County College students will host a Pottery and Poinsettia Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2. Ceramics students will sell one-of-a-kind handcrafted vases, trays, bowls, plates and mugs as well as other artistic pieces. The college's horticulture department will be offering several colors of poinsettias.

     
  • Self-published authors can enter Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author contest Nov 20, 2014 9:02 PM
    Illinois authors who have self-published an adult fiction book may enter the second year of the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project until Monday, Dec. 15. The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project is being coordinated in collaboration with the Illinois Library Association and Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and is supported by the American Library Association Digital Content Working Group, the Public Library Association (PLA), Illinois Heartland Library System.

     
  • Friendship Village Introduces Skills Lab Nov 24, 2014 7:44 AM
    Friendship Village Introduces Skills Lab

     
  • Honor Flight a High Point For Woman Veteran at Sedgebrook Nov 19, 2014 4:00 PM
    By 1945, at the end of WWII, less than three percent of American military personnel were women. Barbara “Bobbie” Merritt was one of them. A resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire, Bobbie achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer inthe Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), serving in Arlington, Virginia.

     
  • Sedgebrook Honors Veterans Nov 19, 2014 4:03 PM
    In a solemn and inspiring ceremony, Sedgebrook residents honored veterans today: those now living beside them at the Lincolnshire retirement community, those lost in the four wars during their lifetime and all those who served in our military and their families.

     
  • Police: Algonquin attack was an isolated incident Nov 18, 2014 5:14 PM
    Algonquin police say that — contrary to rumors on Facebook — an attack on a woman Friday night was an isolated incident and not part of a series of attacks against women. The woman told police she was attacked by three unknown people between 7 and 7:30 p.m. Friday in the parking lot of the Algonquin Commons shopping center at 1900 S. Randall Road, said John A. Bucci, deputy chief of operations for the Algonquin Police Department.

     
  • Woodstock Theatre presents “Arthur Christmas” as holiday show Nov 18, 2014 2:39 PM
    Celebrate the holiday season at the Woodstock Theatre with a special showing of “Arthur Christmas.” The animated film will be shown at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13. Admission is $1 per person.

     
  • Fox River Grove woman wins quilt competition Nov 18, 2014 2:26 PM
    Linda Stengele of Fox River Grove is the winner of the Heritage Quilters’ 2014 “Mostly Morris” quilt. The quilt, a card trick pattern featuring botanical fabrics, is a homage to British wallpaper designer William Morris. Stengele, the village’s unofficial historian and diehard

     
  • Lakeside Legacy Arts Park celebrates “Christmas at the Dole” Nov 18, 2014 3:19 PM
    The Dole Mansion and Lakeside Legacy Arts Park will be filled with holiday spirit, music and cheer on Friday, Dec. 5, kicking off the annual “Christmas at the Dole” celebration at 5 p.m.

     
  • Lighting of healing courtyard at Sherman Hospital kicks off holiday season Nov 17, 2014 7:07 PM
    The Advocate Charitable Foundation at Advocate Sherman Hospital kicks off the holiday season Dec. 1 with the annual lighting of the Hoffer Healing Courtyard. This year’s ceremony is in memory of Dr. William T. Sheehy, a urologist on staff at Sherman Hospital who passed away in November of last year at the age of 75.

     
  • Sun City Train Club hosts holiday display Nov 17, 2014 6:53 PM
    The Model Railroad Club of Sun City Huntley will be running model trains this holiday season, starting Saturday, Nov. 22, through Dec. 28. Each year, the club raffles off three model train sets. This year’s raffle is a Canadian Pacific Passenger Train set that includes engine, cars, track and a transformer.

     
  • Jingle All the Way at Santa Hustle 5K: Comin’ to Town Saturday, Dec. 6th Nov 17, 2014 4:05 PM
    Join in on the jolly fun at the 6th annual Santa Hustle 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, December 6th starting at Chicago’s iconic Soldier Field. Race participants will be suited up with a Santa hat and beard-compliments of event producer Adrenaline Sports Management-along with a newly designed dri-fit Santa sweatshirt to boot!

     
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