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Here’s your guide to trick-or-treat hours in area communities for Friday, Oct. 31.Belvidere: 4 to 8 p.m.Byron: 5 to 8 p.m.Caledonia: 5 to 8 p.m.Capron: 5 to 8 p.m.Cherry Valley: 5 to 8 p.m.Durand: 5 to 8 p.m.Freeport: 5 to 7 p.m.Loves Park: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.Machesney Park:...

Posted Oct 18, 2014 at 12:00 PM

The (Kankakee) Daily JournalHERSCHER — Sixteen-year-old Kaytlyn Harsha heard the whispers in the hallways at Herscher High School. The 5-foot-5 sophomore weighed in at 225 pounds last May, and she knew her classmates...

Posted Oct 17, 2014 at 6:00 AM

"Lulu in Honolulu" by Elisabeth Wolf

Updated Oct 15, 2014 at 2:47 PM

NEW YORK — Free lunches, dry cleaning, massages — frozen eggs? Silicon Valley’s biggest companies have long offered cushy perks to attract top talent and keep workers happy logging scores of hours on the job. But...

Posted Oct 15, 2014 at 6:00 AM

"A Most Imperfect Nation" by Ilan Stavans, illustrated by Lalo Alcaraz269 pages, $25.99

Updated Oct 14, 2014 at 2:35 PM

A new study of Florida middle-schoolers found that kids who are called on to care for adult family members suffering from diseases or aging-related disabilities spend nearly two hours per weekday providing help, often at the expense of...

Updated Oct 13, 2014 at 3:38 PM

"Poo! What Is That Smell?" by Glenn Murphy, illustrated by Lorna Murphy158 pages, $8.99

Posted Oct 10, 2014 at 10:00 AM

NEW YORK — Walk into Eddie DaRoza’s office and you’ll find two of him there: the actual 32-year-old video producer, and a 5-inch statuette of him.“There are a lot of double takes. It’s like a little...

Updated Oct 9, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Kelly Wood and Ethan Bushman married last month, waiting seven years after they met to further their education and careers.“I felt if I had gotten married at an earlier age, it would have been too young,” said Wood, 29, a...

Posted Oct 8, 2014 at 8:00 PM

It had been a relatively quiet policy debate until the full-page ad appeared in the local newspaper. “A male wants to shower beside your 14-year-old daughter,” it said. “Are you OK with that?”The ad, placed by a...

Updated Oct 8, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Do-it-yourself flu vaccine? It could happen. Military folks who squirted vaccine up their noses were as well-protected as others who got it from health workers, a study found.There’s no reason civilians couldn’t do the same,...

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