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  • Invoking Iraq War, Obama brushes off Iran deal critics

    PITTSBURGH – Brushing off his "chest-beating" critics, President Barack Obama accused opponents of the Iran nuclear deal Tuesday of being the same peo ...
    July 21, 2015 - 12:55 pm
  • Rauner OKs ending mandatory life sentences for juveniles

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation to end mandatory sentences of life without parole for juveniles.
    July 21, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Illinois EPA says toxin present in Monee Reservoir

    MONEE – The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency says it has detected a toxin the Monee Reservoir in northern Illinois.
    July 21, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Illinois Senate panel holds hearing on higher education pay

    CHICAGO – From tracking administrator pay to professional development for board members, a state Senate panel heard testimony Monday on legislation pr ...
    July 21, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Sheriff’s contract, SWAT recruitment on McHenry County Board’s agenda

    WOODSTOCK – A labor contract with McHenry County Sheriff’s deputies and allowing municipal officers to join the county SWAT team are among the items u ...
    July 21, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Woodstock approves Benton Street facade changes, after commission denies request

    WOODSTOCK – The face of North Benton Street may be changing, at least for two buildings on the street in Woodstock’s Historic District.
    July 18, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Lake in the Hills to see more materials on proposed apartment complex

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Items related to a proposed 39-unit apartment complex along Haligus Road will be brought back to the village this week for further ...
    July 18, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Kirk explains critical comments about Iran deal

    CHICAGO – Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk says he allowed his anger to get the best of him as he criticized the multinational agreement designed to keep Iran ...
    July 18, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • New rules clarify, clean up Illinois concealed-carry law for handguns

    Some changes to Illinois’ fledgling concealed-carry law that clarify some of its ambiguities took effect with Gov. Bruce Rauner’s signature.
    July 18, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • McHenry County sheriff seeking to open SWAT to area municipal officers

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim is asking the County Board for permission to make it easier to augment the sheriff’s office SWAT team wit ...
    July 18, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Senate OKs revised No Child education law, compromise needed

    WASHINGTON – More than a decade after No Child Left Behind established a stronger federal role in public education, the Senate on Thursday approved a ...
    July 16, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • White House seeks support at home and abroad for Iran deal

    WASHINGTON – At home and abroad, the White House courted support for a landmark nuclear deal with Iran on Thursday as congressional leaders in both pa ...
    July 16, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Replay live chat: State Rep. David McSweeney on Illinois budget

    The Northwest Herald will be hosting a live chat with state Rep. David McSweeney on the Illinois bu ...
    July 16, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Township officials sound off at first McHenry County consolidation task force meeting

    WOODSTOCK – Opponents and skeptics of consolidating McHenry County’s townships had their say at the first meeting of a working group convened to exami ...
    July 15, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • Open Meetings Act reform awaiting Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's action

    A good-government bill inspired by the Oakwood Hills Village Board’s closed-session handling of a power plant proposal is awaiting action by Gov. Bruc ...
    July 13, 2015 - 11:46 pm
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