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  • Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbi ...
    NEW: Nov. 23, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Ferguson tense ahead of grand jury decision

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Crews erected barricades around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police office ...
    NEW: Nov. 23, 2014 - 10:52 am
  • Obama defends moves on immigration

    HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Sunday dismissed Republican criticism of his actions to lift the threat of deportation from millions ...
    NEW: Nov. 23, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • Boston bombing victim going home after amputation

    KATY, Texas – A woman injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing who had several surgeries before having part of her leg amputated recently was disch ...
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Ferguson experiences 3rd straight night of unrest

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities arrested three protesters during a third straight night of unrest in Ferguson as tensions mount amid speculation that ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 10:39 am
  • Somalia's al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, Al-Shabab, attacked a bus in northern Kenya at dawn Saturday, singling out and killing 28 pa ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 10:37 am
  • Flooding becomes new threat in snowy Buffalo

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — After a three-day onslaught that dumped a historic 7 feet of snow on the Buffalo area and killed at least 12 people, the sun came ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 8:52 am
  • Strong quake strikes central Japan's Nagano city

    TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake struck central Japan on Saturday night, causing at least one building to collapse and injuring several people, accord ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 8:51 am
  • Kerry says gaps remain in talks about Iran's nukes

    VIENNA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has warned of "serious gaps" in the talks about a nuclear deal with Iran, but as Monday's deadline ap ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 8:50 am
  • Official: Ferguson grand jury still meeting

    FERGUSON, Mo. – Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm Friday as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Fe ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Letter: Gaming a threat to Marengo

    To the Editor:I was very disappointed to read the article in the Nov. 15 edition of the Northwest He ...
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: God is everywhere

    To the Editor:In response to Alex Lewandowski’s Nov. 12 letter. Alex made the statement, “Did we nee ...
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Thank you from veterans

    To the Editor: I would like to thank Crystal Lake South High School and all of the people involved i ...
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Excellent Veterans Day program

    To the Editor:It is with great pride that I commend Crystal Lake South High School on its excellent ...
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Poppy sales thanks

    To the Editor:VFW Post 12014 in Crystal Lake would like to thank all of the people who made donation ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Skeptical of board makeup

    To the Editor:Congratulations to the people of McHenry County. By opting for 100 percent Republican ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Giving thanks

    To the Editor:On May 25, our 25-year-old daughter was working out at Charter Fitness in Crystal Lake ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Trench mouth

    To the Editor:What used to be a disease is now described as presidential rhetoric.Banal narcissism l ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Herald supports boondoggle

    To the Editor:The Northwest Herald recently endorsed using taxpayer money to pay more than $400 a pa ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Help Harvest drive

    To the Editor:I am very honored to be a member of the Crystal Lake business community for a variety ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 5:30 am

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