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  • Cruz becomes first major candidate to jump into 2016 race

    WASHINGTON – Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has become the first major candidate for president, kicking off what's expected to be a rush over the next ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • U.S. trains Iraqi forces as battle for Tikrit continues

    TAJI, Iraq – As the U.S. mission to Iraq expands, so do its efforts to arm and train the country's security forces to combat the Islamic State group, ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • 'They were so pure,' father says of 7 kids killed in fire

    NEW YORK – An ultra-Orthodox Jewish community shattered by the deaths of seven siblings in a house fire carried out their funerals Sunday, a day after ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner’s immigration message leaves advocates perplexed

    CHICAGO – More than two months after taking the reins of one of the nation’s most immigrant-friendly states, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has offered ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Quinn gave film studio $10M to buy land that’s not for sale

    CHICAGO – After Gov. Pat Quinn lost the election in November to Bruce Rauner, the state of Illinois wrote a $10 million check to a movie studio to buy ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Election 2015: 5 candidates vying for 3 spots on Cary Village Board

    CARY – Increased communication between the public and the village, and revitalizing the downtown area are just some of the topics on the minds of the ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Paddleboarding business at Three Oaks to expand, offer sailboarding

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Paddleboarding at Three Oaks Recreation Area will move to a larger, more scenic spot, the Crystal Lake City Council decided this week.
    March 22, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Greece fights German bailout demands with Nazi-era claims

    BERLIN – It was 1943 and the Nazis were deporting Greece’s Jews to death camps in Poland. Hitler’s genocidal accountants reserved a chilling twist: Th ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • More cash-strapped Americans turn to tax refund advances

    WASHINGTON – Cash-strapped Americans anxious for tax refunds are increasingly turning to payment advances, prepaid cards or other costly services when ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Construction to start on Crystal Lake's South Main Street widening

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A $5.7 million project widening South Main Street is set to start this week.Construct ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • With FOIA and Open Meetings Act, it's McHenry County residents' right to know

    Five years ago, the Northwest Herald began an ongoing series called “No More Excuses” to badger and shame local governments into compliance with new a ...
    March 23, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Huntley School District 158 moving 600 Leggee Elementary students under new boundaries

    HUNTLEY – Later this fall, Huntley School District 158 officials will begin moving roughly 600 students at Leggee Elementary into other schools, as pa ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Loud noise in Ringwood not explosion, sheriff's office says

    RINGWOOD – The loud noises that some in the Ringwood area mistook for an explosion turned out to be people using a combustible-like chemical to cut do ...
    March 22, 2015 - 9:20 pm
  • Starbucks baristas stop writing "Race Together" on cups

    According to a recently released internal memo, Starbucks baristas will no longer write "Race Together" on customers' cups starting Sunday.
    March 22, 2015 - 10:14 am
  • Snow may impact Monday morning commute

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Snow is set to mess with morning commutes Monday. The National Weather Service warned ...
    March 23, 2015 - 6:47 am
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