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  • Recent spike in shark attacks reported off Carolinas coast

    Shark experts have a not-so-reassuring explanation for a recent spate of attacks along on the coast of the Carolinas: It's mainly because so many peop ...
    June 29, 2015 - 5:32 pm
  • 'Mind-blowing' flames destroy homes in Washington state

    WENATCHEE, Wash. – From just across the Wenatchee River, Dominick Bonny watched a whole neighborhood in his central Washington town burn as a wildfire ...
    June 29, 2015 - 5:30 pm
  • Supreme Court upholds use of controversial execution drug

    WASHINGTON – Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday, even as ...
    June 29, 2015 - 5:28 pm
  • Emanuel rejects Rauner's plan to advance $450M to Chicago schools

    CHICAGO – Mayor Rahm Emanuel is rejecting Gov. Bruce Rauner's offer to advance $450 million in state funds to help Chicago Public Schools make a $634 ...
    June 29, 2015 - 5:15 pm
  • 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
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