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  • Cubs winning World Series is No. 1 on our Top 10 stories of 2016

    Picking the top news story of 2016 was not an easy task for the Northwest Herald’s editors.On Nov. 8 ...
    Dec. 25, 2016 - 11:36 pm
  • Huntley recognized for geographic information system, donates money to cop's family

    HUNTLEY – The village of Huntley recently was recognized with an Investment in Infrastructure Achievement Award for its geographic information system, ...
    Dec. 24, 2016 - 10:12 pm
  • U.N. condemns Israeli settlements on West Bank as Obama declines to veto

    UNITED NATIONS – In a striking rupture with past practice, the United States allowed the U.N. Security Council on Friday to condemn Israeli settlement ...
    Dec. 24, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • 'Nothing unusual' in Trump's nuclear comments, Putin says

    MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday praised U.S. President-elect Donald Trump for "keenly" feeling public sentiment to win the electio ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 8:24 am
  • Illinois Sen. Pam Althoff files bill to replace EDGE tax credit program

    State Sen. Pam Althoff and a Democratic lawmaker are making an attempt in the final days of session to revive the more important components of a state ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 12:40 am
  • Obama dumps registry for some immigrant men, mostly Muslims

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration said Thursday it is officially scrapping a post-9/11 requirement for immigrant men from predominantly Muslim cou ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 2:51 pm
  • Eric Trump stops fundraising for his charity after scrutiny, fears over pay-to-play

    PALM BEACH, Fla. – One of President-elect Donald Trump's sons will stop directly raising money for his namesake foundation, saying he worries the dona ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 8:18 am
  • McHenry City Council approves early start to 2017 Fiesta Days

    McHENRY – The McHenry City Council voted 4-2 to approve proposed 2017 Fiesta Day schedule changes at its meeting Monday night.
    Dec. 24, 2016 - 12:26 am
  • Crystal Lake's property tax rate to decrease 5.2 percent

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The city’s property tax rate is expected to decrease at least 5.2 percent for next year’s tax bill.
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • 'Obamacare' holding its own: 6.4 million signed up so far

    WASHINGTON – "Obamacare" seems to be holding its own. The administration said Wednesday that 6.4 million people have enrolled for subsidized private c ...
    Dec. 21, 2016 - 2:36 pm
  • Economy healed under Obama, but unhappy voters chose Trump

    WASHINGTON – He was a first-term senator-turned-president, a former law professor with little experience in economics or management. When he entered t ...
    Dec. 21, 2016 - 1:13 pm
  • Donald Trump meeting security adviser after attacks abroad

    PALM BEACH, Fla. – President-elect Donald Trump is planning to meet with his incoming national security adviser in the aftermath of violence abroad as ...
    Dec. 21, 2016 - 8:43 am
  • Cary approves flat property tax levy, trustees decide not to capture new growth

    CARY – Cary residents could see a decrease in the amount of property taxes they pay toward the village.
    Dec. 21, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • McHenry County Board approves rule and structure changes, spares a committee

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board approved, with some modifications, a significant set of changes to its rules and structure.
    Dec. 21, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • Court unseals search warrant for Hillary Clinton's emails

    NEW YORK – The FBI told a federal court it needed a search warrant to look at thousands of Hillary Clinton's emails on the laptop of former U.S. Rep. ...
    Dec. 20, 2016 - 2:18 pm
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