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  • Cider makes Thanksgiving dinner rolls extra special Nov 20, 2014 6:00 AM
    Fresh dinner rolls should not be outsourced on Thanksgiving. Hot-from-the-oven rolls are just too delicious for us to be willing to settle for purchased. And they are too essential to the overall meal. After all, you need something wonderful to mop up all that gravy. Associated Press recipe developer Alison Ladman we created an easy-to-make dinner roll recipe inspired by buttery parkerhouse rolls. They're spiced and sweetened with a bit of fresh apple cider that has been boiled down to a syrup.

  • Cider House Buttery Rolls Nov 20, 2014 6:00 AM
    Apple ciders makes homemade dinner rolls extra special.

  • Early statin use may give long-term heart benefits Nov 20, 2014 8:57 AM
    Taking a cholesterol-lowering drug for five years in middle age can lower heart and death risks for decades afterward, and the benefits seem to grow over time, a landmark study finds. Doctors say it’s the first evidence that early use of a statin can have a legacy effect, perhaps changing someone’s odds of disease for good.

  • Multiple fractures for Bono in N.Y. bicycle accident Nov 20, 2014 7:41 AM
    An injury to U2 singer Bono after what was described by the group as a “cycling spill” left him with multiple fractures that required him to undergo two surgeries, a doctor said Wednesday. Bono was in a “high-energy bicycle accident” when he was trying to avoid another cyclist on Sunday, orthopedic trauma surgeon Dr. Dean Lorich said in a statement from NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Hospital for Special Surgery.

  • Don Lemon regrets comments to alleged Cosby victim Nov 20, 2014 8:12 AM
    CNN newsman Don Lemon apologized Wednesday for his sexually charged interrogation of one of the women who has accused Bill Cosby of assault.

  • Keep poinsettias blooming long after the holidays Nov 20, 2014 1:01 AM
    The poinsettia — the flower we all associate with Christmas — has a long history. It was a favorite of King Montezuma and used by the Aztecs to control fevers and make red dyes. The poinsettia made its way to the United States by Joel Roberts Poinsett.

  • Winery a force for change in the valley Nov 20, 2014 5:00 AM
    Gary Farrell was a winemaking pioneer in California’s Sonoma County, helping establish the Russian River Valley’s reputation for world-class pinot noir and chardonnay. After he sold his eponymous winery in 2004, however, the label essentially became a brand in one corporate portfolio after another. As often happens when a famous winemaker sells, the wine’s quality — and its reputation — seemed to slip.

  • Reel life: 4 questions for Darryl Roberts Nov 20, 2014 6:00 AM
    Chicagoan Darryl Roberts, director of “America the Beautiful 3,” says he took up women’s issues because he knew nothing about them. “I’ve been shallow all of my life when it came to women and relationships. And I missed out on some pretty good relationships because of that... Making the film, their pain became mine. It sucked me into this thing of becoming an activist for women’s issues.”

  • ‘Beautiful 3’ holds a mirror up to nation’s culture Nov 20, 2014 6:00 AM
    Chicago filmmaker Darryl Roberts is fairly blunt about what he wants us to take away from his doc “America the Beautiful 3: The Sexualization of Our Youth.” 1. Girls think they have only two options in relationships with boys: be desirable or be invisible. 2. Boys are being raised in an increasingly sexualized culture that embraces online pornography and makes conceptualizing healthy relationships with women extremely difficult, if not irrelevant.

  • What to watch now that you’ve seen ‘Interstellar’ Nov 20, 2014 6:00 AM
    “Interstellar” joins a legacy of thoughtful sci-fi epics that began in 1968 when Stanley Kubrick changed the movie landscape forever. Here are some of Sean Stangland's favorites.

  • Massive movie poster collection going to auction Nov 20, 2014 6:20 AM
    A massive single-owner collection of vintage movie posters covering nearly the entire history of feature films — from 1907 to the present — is going on the auction block as one lot next month. It belongs to Morris Everett Jr., who began collecting posters and lobby cards 53 years ago. The collection includes 196,000 posters and lobby cards representing 44,000 titles for some of Hollywood's greatest films.

  • Hosting your first Thanksgiving? Tips for dealing with parents to pie Nov 20, 2014 6:22 AM
    Thanksgiving can, of course, be a great joy, but with so many beloved traditions on the line it can also be prime ground for sniping and griping the first time the torch has been passed. Your mother, mother-in-law, father or father-in-law might be thrilled to give up hosting after many decades, but that doesn’t mean they’ll behave themselves once sidelined, said Ruth Nemzoff, author of “Don’t Bite Your Tongue: How to Foster Rewarding Relationships with Your Adult Children.”

  • The Wide Awakes - Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society November Program Nov 20, 2014 11:24 AM
    The grassroots movement of the Wide Awakes, a pre-Civil War political club that spread to cities across the North, played a huge role in the election of Abraham Lincoln. Outfitted with capes, caps and blazing torches, they ignited great enthusiasm for the young Republican Party and its presidential candidate.

  • Don’t share holiday feast with your cats Nov 20, 2014 11:32 AM
    Don't share any Thanksgiving table scraps with your felines. Many of the foods can be dangerous for them to ingest.

  • Wauconda Cares Clean Up Day Nov 20, 2014 11:29 AM
    Fifty volunteers took time out on a brisk Saturday morning to rake leaves, bundle sticks and bag up the results for Wauconda Cares Day.

  • Cost of Thanksgiving is going up, but not by much Nov 20, 2014 11:50 AM
    Giving thanks will be a little costlier this year, but — and here’s something you can be truly thankful for — it probably won’t empty your wallet. The price for putting Thanksgiving dinner on the table for 10 people is expected to rise slightly this year, clocking in at $49.41. That’s 37 cents higher than in 2013.

  • Harper, CLC both going 100% smoke-free Jan. 1 Nov 20, 2014 1:32 PM
    Students, employees and even casual visitors won't be allowed to smoke on college campuses starting next summer. But Harper College and the College of Lake County will ban tobacco on campus starting Jan. 1. "I think that this is going to be a surprise for many people, and I think it is going to take time for people to understand how this is working," says Janet Mason, who's managing the rules at College of Lake County.

  • Directing 'The Nutcracker' from a hospital bed via Skype Nov 20, 2014 6:00 AM
    Christmas is the season for giving, and Ashlie Andersen, owner of State Street Dance Studio and director of the school's 11th performance of “The Nutcracker,” is contemplating three of the most important gifts of her life. Foremost are the twins she is expecting, but the third gift was a complete surprise. “I gave my studio to Ashlie,” said founder Linda Cunningham, who lives in Batavia. “It was my Oprah moment. I said, 'hey, I want to talk to you about something. I have a gift for you.' She was blown away.”

  • 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.

  • Arboretum opens second annual ‘Illumination’ festival Nov 20, 2014 4:23 PM
    The Morton Arboretum is giving a whole new meaning to lighting the holiday tree again this year. While many DuPage County communities are holding traditional tree-lighting ceremonies in the coming weeks, the Lisle museum is doing everybody one, or maybe 100 times, better with its second annual “Illumination: Tree Lights” festival that opens Friday, Nov. 21, and continues through Jan. 3 at 4100 Route 53.

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