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  • Archery, hikes among MCCD programs

    WOODSTOCK – Games, hikes and archery are lined up at McHenry County parks this fall.The McHenry Coun ...
    NEW: Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:29 am
  • Democrats reframe debate on health care

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an ele ...
    NEW: Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • Ferguson fallout: A call for police 'body cams'

    NEW YORK – What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded?The fatal police shooting of the u ...
    NEW: Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Shane Lamb rejects state offer; trial set

    WOODSTOCK – Shane Lamb rejected a state's offer on charges that be broke into a McHenry home and stole weapons.
    NEW: Aug. 22, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Rains leave behind widespread Chicago-area floods

    BURBANK – Overnight rains have flooded street after street in parts of Chicago's southwest suburbs, stranding cars, inundating basements and yards and ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 9:22 am
  • Deere to lay off about 460 from Iowa tractor plant

    MOLINE – Agricultural equipment maker Deere is laying off about 460 employees indefinitely from an Iowa tractor factory as it continues to adjust to m ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 9:19 am
  • Dempsey hits Islamic militant 'end-of-days' vision

    WASHINGTON (AP) — America's top-ranked military officer says the surging Islamic State group has an "apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision" in the ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 7:14 am
  • American Ebola doc: ‘I am thrilled to be alive’

    ATLANTA – Calling it a “miraculous day,” an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses Thurs ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Foley case lays bare debate over paying ransom

    WASHINGTON – The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime U.S. and British refusal to negotiate with ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Term-limit backers seek state Supreme Court ruling

    CHICAGO – Republican Bruce Rauner and other supporters of political term limits asked the Illinois Supreme Court Thursday to jump into the debate abou ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Israel kills 3 Hamas military commanders in Gaza

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israel stepped up its campaign against Gaza’s ruling Hamas on Thursday, killing three of the group’s senior military commander ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Russian aid convoy advances toward Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine – Fierce fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Thursday in what appeared to be a last-gasp attempt by government troops to snatch back te ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Man charged in attack on Chicago teen gang recruit

    CHICAGO – A third person has been charged in connection with a brutal attack on a 15-year-old Chicago boy who refused to join a gang.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Police: Room disagreement preceded Bali killing

    BALI, Indonesia – Police investigating an American couple suspected of killing the woman’s mother at a resort hotel on Indonesia’s Bali island said Th ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Corrections

    The article “Convicted killer seeking parole,” which appeared on Page A1 of the Thursday, Aug. 21, edition of the Northwest Herald, requires a clarifi ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:50 pm
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