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  • Some Midwest farmers' crops falter in record rains

    INDIANAPOLIS – Weeks of record rainfalls drenched Don Lamb’s cornfields this summer, drowning some plants and leaving others yellowed, 2 feet tall and ...
    UPDATED: Aug. 1, 2015 - 9:03 pm
  • Data: Nearly 5 dozen give a third of all '16 campaign cash

    WASHINGTON – It took Ted Cruz three months to raise $10 million for his campaign for president, a springtime sprint of $1,000-per-plate dinners, hundr ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 9:01 pm
  • Man who studied Cecil the lion for 9 years talks impact

    JOHANNESBURG – When Cecil the lion’s carcass was finally found after he was lured out of a Zimbabwe wildlife reserve to be killed by an American hunte ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 9:01 pm
  • Hastert closes PAC, moves $10,000 to defense fund

    CHICAGO – Federal election records indicate that former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has closed his political action committee and moved $10,000 ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Suspected Flight 370 wing flap arrives at French facility

    BALMA, France – A wing flap suspected to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Saturday arrived at a French military testing facility wh ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Chicago preliminary budget estimate shows huge shortfall

    CHICAGO – A preliminary budget released by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel shows a gaping budget shortfall for 2016 that could grow to $754 million and bey ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • New Afghan Taliban leader promises to continue insurgency

    KABUL, Afghanistan – Political uncertainty inside the Taliban has cast doubt on the prospects for an end to the war in Afghanistan. On Saturday, the T ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:59 pm
  • Firefighter died after being trapped in wind-fueled blaze

    ALTURAS, Calif. – A firefighter killed by a wildfire in Northern California was scouting the area when he became trapped by the wind-stoked blaze, off ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:59 pm
  • 1 taken to hospital after Crystal Lake crash

    CRYSTAL LAKE – One person was taken to an area hospital Saturday after a two-vehicle crash, fire officials said.
    UPDATED: Aug. 1, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Video: Mommy Mingle event at Centegra Hospital in McHenry

    In this short video from Northwest Herald photographer Matthew Apgar, here are the highlights from Saturday's Mommy Mingle event/Latch On at Centegra ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 3:04 pm
  • Video: John Todd performs at Blues, Brews, and BBQs on Friday in McHenry

    In this short video from Northwest Herald photographer Matthew Apgar, John Todd performs at Blues, Brews and BBQs on Friday in McHenry
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 2:59 pm
  • Woodstock Street in Crystal Lake to be closed for water main relocation

    WOODSTOCK – The Illinois Department of Transportation will be shutting down a Crystal Lake road Tuesday for water main work, according to a recent Cry ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 2:41 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers evade pressure to buckle on budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois has entered its second month without a state budget, and there's no indication that summer's dog days will present any new oppo ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:53 pm
  • From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes

    WASHINGTON – Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee.
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:47 am
  • Not guilty plea in federal court for church shooting suspect

    CHARLESTON, S.C. – The white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston wants to plead guilty to 33 federal charges ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:33 am
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