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  • 2017 Election Questionnaire: Giuseppe Veneziano, candidate for District 156 School Board

    Name: Giuseppe VenezianoAge: 42Town: McHenryOffice sought: School Board District 1561. What skills, ...
    March 27, 2017 - 11:45 am
  • AP Exclusive: 'Bathroom bill' to cost North Carolina $3.76 billion

    RALEIGH, N.C. – Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina's "bathroom bill" isn't hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will ...
    March 27, 2017 - 10:31 am
  • Blaming conservatives for failed health law, Trump signals new openness to Dems

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Sunday attacked conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill to replace former President Barac ...
    March 27, 2017 - 1:12 am
  • Ripples from U.S. nuclear plant closings overwhelm small towns

    OAK HARBOR, Ohio – Living in the shadows of the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant’s cooling tower, which soars above Lake Erie in Ohio like an oversized ...
    March 27, 2017 - 1:01 am
  • PHOTOS: Pictures of the Week

    Northwest Herald photographers and editors chose some of their favorite photos from the past week. ...
    March 27, 2017 - 1:00 am
  • Drought-stricken Somalia battles hunger and cholera

    BAIDOA, Somalia – An emaciated woman writhes on her hospital bed, weakly waving her bony hand to create a current of air.
    March 27, 2017 - 12:57 am
  • Settler leader: Population growth is end of 2-state solution

    JERUSALEM – The number of Israeli settlers living in the West Bank has soared by nearly one-quarter over the past five years to over 420,000 people, a ...
    March 27, 2017 - 12:57 am
  • Nationwide protests bring thousands to Russia's streets

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's opposition, often written off by critics as a small and irrelevant coterie of privileged urbanites, put on an impressive nation ...
    March 27, 2017 - 12:56 am
  • Merkel party wins state vote as election year starts

    BERLIN – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party easily won an election in Germany’s western Saarland state on Sunday, an unexpectedly strong pe ...
    March 27, 2017 - 12:56 am
  • Neighbors Food Pantry of Wonder Lake organizes fundraiser in honor of 98-year-old volunteer

    WONDER LAKE – Virginia Hartung is about to turn 98 years old, and she wants to help her community as much as she can.
    March 27, 2017 - 12:55 am
  • Huntley increases fees for video gaming terminals

    HUNTLEY – The village is upping the ante for businesses that offer video gambling. Amendments to Hun ...
    March 27, 2017 - 12:54 am
  • Road construction season shaping up to be mild in McHenry County

    This road construction season is going to be something that McHenry County drivers aren’t used to – quiet.
    March 27, 2017 - 12:53 am
  • Trump plans office to bring business ideas to government

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is set to announce a new White House office run by his son-in-law that will seek to overhaul government functions ...
    March 26, 2017 - 11:05 pm
  • Trump's border-wall proposal faces many obstacles

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has now laid out exactly what he wants in the “big, beautiful wall” that he’s promised to build on the U.S.-Mexico ...
    March 26, 2017 - 10:37 pm
  • Illinois considers legalizing marijuana for a fiscal boost

    SPRINGFIELD – Marijuana advocates are trying to lay the groundwork for Illinois to become the first state in the Midwest and the ninth nationwide to l ...
    March 26, 2017 - 10:36 pm
  • Reader Poll

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