Thursday, May 9, 2013
Imagine all you could buy your mom for Mother's Day if you won the Powerball!
The Powerball jackpot has climbed to $270 million and counting with the next drawing happening Saturday night, May 11. That's a $175.8 million cash payout! Buy tickets online here. The Powerball drawing is held every Wednesday and Saturday at 9:59 p.m. Wednesday's drawing produced no grand prize winner. The largest Powerball Jackpot cash payout to date was $384 million and was won on Nov. 28, 2012, in Arizona and Missouri. Tell Us: If you won, what's the one thing you always wanted to buy your mother?
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Find out when the Woodstock, Crystal Lake and Huntley farmers markets, as well as several other area farmers markets, will be opening for the summer season.
Area farmers markets will soon be re-opening for the summer season, bring with plenty of fresh, locally-grown produce. The Woodstock Farmers Market, one of the largest in the area, will open this Saturday, May 4. The market will be open for the outdoor season from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday and Tuesday at the Woodstock Square. A full list of 2013 Woodstock Farmers Market vendors can be found on the market's website. The Crystal Lake Farmers Market will open for the summer season on Saturday, June 1. The market will be open every Saturday through Oct. 1 in Depot Park, near the downtown Metra Train Depot, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This year, the first Huntley Farmers Market will be held on Saturday, May 25. The market is held on Coral …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Looks like Mother Nature will be sending a little bit of everything to McHenry County for the week of Feb. 18-24, 2013.
Northern Illinois residents, get ready to ride the weather roller coaster yet again this week. Temperatures in the mid-40s, rain and possibly even shovel-worthy snow are all in the forecast for Feb. 18-24. The week will start out with mild temperatures for Presidents' Day, with a high of around 46. There's a 90 percent chance of rain on Monday, then a chance of snow showers after 9 p.m., according to the National Weather Service in Chicago. Monday night will also be sharply colder, with a forecast low around 16 and a wind chill as low as 1. Brrr! There's a chance for flurries on Tuesday with a high near 20. The wind chill could be as low as -7 on Tuesday, with winds gusting as high as 35 miles per hour. Wednesday is expected to be sunny …
Friday, January 25, 2013
NBC's top-rated summer show will be holding auditions in Chicago at McCormick Place on Jan. 26 and Jan. 27.
Last season, "American's Got Talent" had three unique finalists: A comedian, a family dog act and a one-of-a-kind musical instrument. The winner? A group of dogs that danced, performed jump rope tricks and even some gymnastics. "Chicago is an important city for 'America's Got Talent,'" said senior casting producer Jason Shuler. "We have had several top talent audition at our Chicago open calls. Among them are Chicago group Footworkingz and the piano player from Edon from our most current season." Notable winners who auditioned in Chicago: Neal E. Boyd from season three and Kevin Skinner from season four. The show will be holding auditions on Jan. 26 and Jan. 27 at McCormick Place, 2301 Lake Shore Dr. Entrances can be found at Gate 4 or …
Monday, January 14, 2013
This year's contenders were announced Thursday at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Who's got your vote?
Director Steven Spielberg's historical drama "Lincoln" earned a leading 12 nominations Thursday for the 85th Annual Academy Awards, followed by Ang Lee's "Life of Pi" with 11, while the musical "Les Miserables," directed by Tom Hooper, and David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" tied with eight nods each. "Lincoln" was nominated for best picture and gave Spielberg his eighth best director nomination. A win would be his third in the director category. It's the eighth film Spielberg has had in the running for best picture (''Schindler's List'' won in 1994). "Lincoln" also garnered a best acting nod for two-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln and supporting acting nominations for Sally Field—a two-time best actress winner who …