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  • New York prison escape: Dangerous men, careful plans and careless guards

    NEW YORK – It was dawn in the cellblocks of Dannemora, time for a round of bed checks on the convicted killers, rapists and other criminals held behin ...
    June 29, 2015 - 5:11 pm
  • Planning agency to give Fox River Corridor Plan update during Green Drinks meeting

    CRYSTAL LAKE – An associate planner for the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning will attend an upcoming Green Drinks McHenry County meeting to di ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Route 14 work to close one MCC entrance

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Construction on Route 14 will close one of the entrances to McHenry County College starting July 6.
    June 29, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Illinois agencies asked to explain operations without budget

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House has invited 15 state agencies to report on how they intend to carry out operations if there's no state budget in plac ...
    June 29, 2015 - 4:52 pm
  • Teacher in Martinsville, Ill., fired for stepping on American flag

    MARTINSVILLE – An eastern Illinois teacher has been fired for stepping on a small U.S. flag during a lesson last month.
    June 29, 2015 - 4:35 pm
  • Chicago's archbishop calls for compassion toward gay people

    CHICAGO – Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago is calling on Roman Catholics to be compassionate toward gay people following the U.S. Supreme Court's de ...
    June 29, 2015 - 4:35 pm
  • Unrelenting rain leads to more flooding in Midwest

    ST. LOUIS – A wet June turned worse after strong weekend storms drenched the Midwest, adding to concern that already-serious flooding won't go away an ...
    June 29, 2015 - 4:34 pm
  • Summer Photo Contest: Where's Herald?

    “Herald” the Northwest Herald pup is ready for summer vacation. He loves to travel, but is looking for a friend to take him on adventures this year. ...
    June 29, 2015 - 4:32 pm
  • NBC to Donald Trump: You're fired

    NEW YORK – NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he m ...
    June 29, 2015 - 3:36 pm
  • Crystal Lake police upgrade charges to attempted murder for man shot by officer

    WOODSTOCK – The man who was shot by police and accused of wielding a knife at an officer now is facing a criminal charge of attempted murder of a poli ...
    June 30, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Culver's in McHenry, Island Lake doing Special Olympics Illinois fundraiser

    Culver's in McHenry and Island Lake are among the 45 Chicago-area locations participating Tuesday in a new fundraiser that benefits Special Olympics I ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Centegra Health System's Family Health Fest in Huntley opens registration

    HUNTLEY – Registration is open for Centegra Health System’s annual Family Health Fest from 9 a.m. to noon July 18 in Huntley.
    June 29, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Lake in the Hills police to ramp up drunken driving enforcement for Fourth of July

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Lake in the Hills police intend to crack down on drunken driving during the upcoming holiday weekend.
    June 29, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Fire destroys rural Huntley home

    HUNTLEY – Investigators are trying to determine what caused a rural Huntley home to nearly burn to the ground early Sunday, fire officials said.
    June 29, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • 4 Chicago areas have had no homicides in 3-plus years

    CHICAGO (AP) — While Chicago's homicides are much documented, four of the city's neighborhoods have had none in the past three-plus years.
    June 29, 2015 - 8:51 am
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