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The first photo of Sen. Mark Kirk was released Tuesday, three months after the Illinois Republican suffered a stroke. (Handout) (Office of Sen. Mark Kirk / April 24, 2012)

First photo of U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk since stroke is released

More than three months after he suffered a large stroke, Sen. Mark Kirk was shown in a photo released today by the Rehabilitation Institute of … Read more ›

Kim and Khloe Kardashian blow kisses to the crowd at Sears April 20. (Heather Leszczewicz/TribLocal)

Kim and Khloe Kardashian come to town

It was a madhouse at the Woodfield Mall Sears April 20 when reality TV stars Kim and Khloe Kardashian, along with their mother Kris Jenner, … Read more ›

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Plinko Game at McHenry Bank & Trust

McHenry Bank & Trust will be hosting a Plinko game on May 5th, 12th, and 19th at the bank during lobby hours. The bank is … Read more ›

James Zimmerman with a new Illinois state record walleye.  Photo courtesy IL DNR
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Pecatonica gives up 2nd state record Walleye

It wasn’t that long ago when there was a lot of talk about a new state record walleye being caught. On January 7th of this … Read more ›

Mike Iaconelli with two big tournament bass.   Photo by BASS and Rob Russow
From the community

Is it Ike’s turn?

After a year of fishing in a variety of tournaments across the nation, 49 of the best anglers will finally compete in the 2012 Bassmaster … Read more ›

From the community

Mary Lou Tallon joins North Shore Trust and Savings

North Shore Trust and Savings is pleased to announce that Mary Lou Tallon has joined our residential mortgage team. Mary Lou is an experienced loan … Read more ›

Cyndee Schaffer at taping of Outspoken with Karon
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Local Author Appears on Outspoken with Karon

Award winning local author, Cyndee Schaffer, will appear on Karon Gibson’s cable access TV show, Outspoken with Karon, in April 2012. She is part of … Read more ›

Don Dziedzina with some nice bluegills caught through the ice.
From the community

Ice Fishing will come

The cold blast the swept across the Midwest brought some ice to the many or our smaller ponds in northern Illinois and to the channels … Read more ›

Don Dziedzina, his daughter Lisa and their hunting partner Wager
From the community

Why do we hunt?

We’re well into the hunting season. Many of us have done well so far and yet many are also looking forward to see how the … Read more ›

Lee DeWyze Dropped By RCA Records

The Hollywood Reporter reports: He avoided elimination all through his American Idol run, but Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze has reached the end of the … Read more ›