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  • Weight loss reduces health risks

    Obesity is a very real health problem in America. About two-thirds of Americans are overweight; 31 percent are considered obese, defined as having a b ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • Eggnog: Once-a-year things must be the best

    Eggnog is a funny thing. We crave it for one month a year, then never think about it again.And when ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • Uncorked: Winemaker at Gary Farrell focuses on texture

    Theresa Heredia was anxious to get everything just right.As she approached her first vintage as wine ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 12:59 pm
  • Infant sleep machines could damage babies' hearing

    Some parents use "infant sleep machines" to mask environmental noises in busy households and help their babies sleep. But a new study finds these mach ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 12:42 pm
  • Medicare: Patients’ Bill of Rights and Responsibilities

    In November 1997, President Clinton’s Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry issued the Patients’ Bill of ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Last chance to donate to Franklin Mall project

    Financial support and food are still needed for the Franklin Mall Christmas Project in Sandwich. The sharing effort was started by the late Frankie an ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 10:02 am
  • Genoa State of the City is Thursday

    The Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce will host the annual State of the City Address on Thursday.Speake ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 9:48 am
  • Voluntary Action Center sets holiday schedule

    Volunteer Action Center will close Dec. 25 and 26 for the Christmas holiday.Meals on Wheels will be ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 9:48 am
  • Waterman and Shabbona schools set performances

    Waterman and Shabbona elementary school students will perform their winter music program, titled “Let’s Get Ready for Christmas Vacation!,” this week ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 9:47 am
  • Ugly Sweater benefit set in Burlington

    Mott’s Lounge, 175 N. Main St. in Burlington, will host an Ugly Sweater Party Benefit for “Kare for Kiley” starting at 7 p.m. Saturday.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 9:46 am
  • Vote for your favorite at Festival of Trees

    More than 20 trees have been decorated and placed around the Midwest Museum of Natural History for the fourth annual Festival of Trees. After looking ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Hinckley library plans story night

    The Hinckley Public Library will hold its second annual Polar Express Family Story Night at 6 p.m. Thursday. This free event is designed for families ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 9:42 am
  • Will the polar vortex return?

    Last year’s polar vortex caused some of the most severe winter weather Illinois has seen in the past 50 years, and people are wondering what this wint ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 9:42 am
  • Fundraiser planned for Maynard family

    The Quarter Craze fundraiser for the Maynard family will be held Thursday at the Jane Fargo Hotel, 355 W. State St., in Sycamore.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 9:41 am
  • Teen gifts: Ideas for the hard-to-buy-for big kids

    hey are finicky and fickle, and might be updating their wish lists as often as their Instagram accounts. Do you have any idea what to buy the teenager ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
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