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  • Anxieties mount as Ferguson waits on grand jury

    FERGUSON, Mo. – Despite preparations for a weekend decision in the Ferguson shooting case, the grand jurors apparently need more time to deliberate, a ...
    NEW: Nov. 24, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Boy with fake gun dies after shot by Ohio officer

    CLEVELAND – A 12-year-old boy shot by police after grabbing what turned out to be a replica gun died from his wounds Sunday, a day after officers resp ...
    NEW: Nov. 24, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Health care M&A leads global deal surge

    In a big year for deal making, the health care industry is a standout.Large drugmakers are buying an ...
    NEW: Nov. 24, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Former Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

    WASHINGTON – A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation's capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the u ...
    NEW: Nov. 24, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Damage worse than thought in Japanese earthquake

    TOKYO – The damage from an overnight earthquake in a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics proved more extensive than ...
    NEW: Nov. 24, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Church members each get $500 to do good for world

    CHICAGO – On a very memorable Sunday, Pastor Laura Truax surprised her congregation with a bold announcement: She was about to hand out money to every ...
    NEW: Nov. 23, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • After long wait, community radio stations changing McHenry County media

    A rare opportunity with the federal government has slowly diversified the media landscape in McHenry County during the past year with homegrown conten ...
    NEW: Nov. 23, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • On the Record With: Woodstock man selling Thanksgiving turkeys for Salvation Army

    For the past several years, Tom Dougherty has spent the days leading up to Thanksgiving cooking turkey – a lot of turkey.
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Judge denies bid to halt Illinois fracking rules

    ST. LOUIS – A judge in southwestern Illinois has denied a bid by a landowners group to suspend the state’s new rules for high-volume oil and gas drill ...
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Snow expected in the area this evening

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A winter weather advisory could dump as much as 3 to 5 inches of snow on the area Monday.
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Corrections

    The article “Special prosecutors chosen” on page A3 of the Sunday, Nov. 23, Northwest Herald requires a correction. A headline accompanying the articl ...
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbi ...
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Charges filed against man in accidental shooting

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say charges have been filed against a 25-year-old man in Friday night's fatal shooting in the city's Hyde Park neighborh ...
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • Obama defends moves on immigration

    HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Sunday dismissed Republican criticism of his actions to lift the threat of deportation from millions ...
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 10:51 am
  • Crystal Lake area stable fire likely killed 32 horses

    Tyson and Amber Bauman stood in the mist and rain Sunday morning as firefighters monitored the still smoldering stables where fire officials believe a ...
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 7:47 pm
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