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  • U.S. offers $10 million in grants for railroad crossing fixes

    BILLINGS, Mont. – U.S. transportation officials on Wednesday offered $10 million in grants for states to upgrade highway-rail crossings and tracks in ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Officials begin process of dissolving Belleville Township

    BELLEVILLE TOWNSHIP – Officials in a southwestern Illinois community have cleared the first hurdle in dissolving the 130-year-old township.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • West Nile virus claims 2 lives in Illinois this year

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois officials have confirmed two deaths from West Nile virus this year. Health officials say the deaths are a reminder that the mos ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Obama seals Iran deal win as Senate Democrats find 34 votes

    WASHINGTON – Overcoming ferocious opposition, President Barack Obama secured a legacy-defining foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats cl ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Nanny falsified report triggering Lakemoor, Volo search, police say

    LAKEMOOR – A Vernon Hills woman has been charged with falsifying a police report that triggered a search involving about 100 officers, 11 K-9 units an ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 12:31 pm
  • Override of Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's AFSCME arbitration veto falls short

    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner won a legislative victory Wednesday evening when the Illinois House failed to override his veto of a bill aimed at limiti ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Vigil for slain Fox Lake police officer filled with memories, tears

    FOX LAKE – Joseph Gliniewicz was somebody to everyone, his wife told the hundreds gathered at Lakefront Park on Wednesday night to honor the Fox Lake ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 6:19 am
  • Video: Family arrives at vigil for slain Fox Lake police officer

    FOX LAKE — Fox Lake Police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz's family arrives at the vigil for the slain police off ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 7:08 pm
  • Northwest Herald website wins Local Media Association national awards

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Northwest Herald's online site, NWHerald.com, recently won numerous national awards, including first place for best overall local n ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 1:33 pm
  • Cary School District 26 OKs Oak Knoll lease agreement; adopts budget for 2015-16

    CARY – With the school district's blessing, Foundations Montessori School now is set to open in the formerly vacant Oak Knoll school building in Cary.
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 8:47 am
  • Crystal Lake man wanted after police incident turns himself in

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A Crystal Lake man whom police were pursuing Tuesday after a dispute that resulted in hours of neighborhood police activity turned hims ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Former Woodstock middle school principal accused of stealing from PTO

    WOODSTOCK – The former principal of Northwood Middle School in Woodstock has been charged with two counts of theft over $500 and one count of forgery.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Vigil planned for slain Fox Lake police officer as manhunt continues

    FOX LAKE – A day after losing one of its own, the community of about 10,000 people and supporters will gather to honor a fallen police lieutenant.
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • McHenry County Auditor Pam Palmer announces re-election bid

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Auditor Pam Palmer intends to run for a fourth term in office. Palmer, a ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Elgin man accused of making bomb threat to Kane County Circuit Clerk's office

    A 21-year-old Elgin man has been charged after a suspicious incident involving a threat to blow up the Kane County Circuit Clerk’s Office, the Kane Co ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 12:13 am
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