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  • Susana Mendoza sworn in as Illinois comptroller

    SPRINGFIELD – Susana Mendoza was sworn in as Illinois’ 10th comptroller Monday and immediately heard from the Republican governor about fighting a law ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:44 am
  • Fox River Grove aims to capture new growth in property tax levy proposal

    FOX RIVER GROVE – The village of Fox River Grove is increasing its property tax levy to capture new growth, Village Administrator Derek Soderholm said ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:43 am
  • Michelle Courier named deputy chief of McHenry County State's Attorney's Office Civil Division

    Michelle Courier has joined the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office as deputy chief of the Civil Division, according to a news release from Patri ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • Former Woodstock mayor, matrimonial lawyer Joe Gitlin dies

    WOODSTOCK – Former Woodstock mayor and matrimonial lawyer Joe Gitlin is remembered by his son as a man who was highly involved in the community. 
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:42 am
  • McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks lays out reform plan, proposed committee overhaul

    WOODSTOCK – On his first official day on the job, McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks set the stage for enacting taxpayer-friendly reforms he ma ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • Ben Carson chosen for housing secretary by former campaign rival Donald Trump

    WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump, moving to complete formation of his Cabinet and decide other key posts, chose former campaign rival Ben Car ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 9:43 am
  • Police: Fake news story led gunman to popular Comet Ping Pong pizzeria

    WASHINGTON – A fake news story prompted a man to fire a rifle at a popular Washington, D.C., pizza place as he attempted to "self-investigate" a consp ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 9:40 am
  • Get used to it: Economists see "new normal" of slow growth

    Americans should get used to a "new normal" of slow economic growth, business economists say.The med ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 9:35 am
  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo to visit Pearl Harbor with President Obama

    TOKYO – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Pearl Harbor with U.S. President Barack Obama at the end of this month, becoming the first leade ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 8:25 am
  • McHenry County reader snow photos

    Check out our snow photos from Dec. 4, submitted by Northwest Herald readers. ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:47 am
  • Colonial Café matching Salvation Army's red kettle donations on Dec. 10

    In an effort to support The Salvation Army of the Fox Valley area’s red kettle campaign, Colonial Café is offering a match of donations.  
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 1:07 am
  • McHenry County Public Access for week of Dec. 5

    Monday, Dec. 5McHenry City Council: 7 p.m., McHenry City Hall, 333 S. Green St.McHenry County Board: ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 1:08 am
  • Begalka: Lasting memories of Cary's River Bend restaurant

    The Cary Fire Protection District, at long last, disposed of what remained of the River Bend restaurant – an abandoned, critter-infested shell – durin ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 1:06 am
  • Habitat for Humanity of McHenry County seeks families in need of new home

    McHENRY – Kathy Haupt’s favorite part of working for Habitat for Humanity of McHenry County is watching a family receive the keys to their new home.
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 1:06 am
  • McHenry County sees first measured snowfall of the season

    Parts of McHenry County saw a half-foot of snow Sunday, as the county got its first significant snowfall of the season.
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 1:07 am
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