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  • Trunk or Treat served up spooky fun

    PLANO – The 11th annual Trunk or Treat, sponsored by the First Baptist, First Lutheran, and the United Methodist Church of Plano, brought out ghoulish ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Band’s holiday concert kicks off Franklin Mall project

    SANDWICH – Indian Valley Community Band will present its 23rd annual holiday concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, at the historic Opera House in Sandwic ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Thanksgiving tips: A holiday feast without all the fat

    Many American holidays have a food tradition, but none make it the centerpiece more than Thanksgiving.
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • A flaming goose, a paper bag turkey and a radio tradition: readers share their Thanksgiving stories

    The Paper Bag TurkeyHolidays are made for children and noses are made for holidays. I long for the d ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Chef Darrel: The secret to tender turkey is in the brine

    The philosophy behind brining your turkey, or most any meat, is to marinate in a salt rich liquid which initially draws moisture out of the meat and t ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Chef Darrel's Thanksgiving: Maple Pecan Pie

    Maple Pecan PieIf you must, use a store-bought pie crust, but try making it yourself, at least just ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Chef Darrel's Thanksgiving: Spinach au Gratin

    Spinach au GratinServes 103 tablespoons unsalted butter3 tablespoons all-purpose flour2 cloves garli ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Play group for preschoolers and their parents

    SANDWICH – The Preschool Parent Advocacy Group offers opportunities for children from the area to get together and play while their parents meet other ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 1:19 pm
  • Small towns encouraged to compete for title of America's Best Communities

    Frontier Communications and DISH Network have launched the America’s Best Communities Prize contest, a groundbreaking campaign with more than $10 mill ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Free amplified phones

    Free amplified phones are available through the Illinois Telecommunications Access Corporation program (ITAC). Qualified individuals must be legal res ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Worn-out holiday lights can be recycled

    SANDWICH – Sandwich City Hall, 144 E. Railroad St. in Sandwich, will serve as the south-county dropoff point for the DeKalb County Health Department’s ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • YMCA launches annual campaign

    The Fox Valley Family YMCA kicked off its annual campaign on Nov. 12. As a nonprofit organization, the Y never turns anyone away, and offers financial ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Learning to get the most out of Social Security

    SOMONAUK – The Social Security decisions spouses make when they are in their 60s will determine the amount of total income they will receive over thei ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Holiday Treasures at hospital fundraiser

    SANDWICH – The Valley West Hospital Auxiliary will present its annual Holiday Treasures sale from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, in the Valley We ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Franklin Mall Project under way to spread Christmas cheer

    SANDWICH – Carrying on a 60-year tradition, the 2014 Franklin Mall Christmas Project is under way.Th ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Reader Poll

    What is your favorite classic Thanksgiving dish?
    Sweet potatoes
    Green bean casserole