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  • Fox Valley Children's Organization celebrates 15 years serving kids, adults with disabilities

    ALGONQUIN – Years ago, Cami Lukas’ son always used a walker to get around.But after playing buddy ba ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • McHenry County human service leaders to stress economic worth amid budget impasse

    As the state’s budget woes continue to cripple their finances, human service agencies in McHenry County are planning an event meant to show their broa ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Death midwives, home funeral advocates push to take care of loved ones after they die

    WAUCONDA – Laura Fry only knew the first man she helped die as “dad.”The 72-year-old man’s lungs and ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Vehicle crashes into Crystal Lake church

    CRYSTAL LAKE –A Crystal Lake church was uninhabitable Saturday night after a vehicle drove well into the side of the building, fire officials said.
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Some Midwest farmers' crops falter in record rains

    INDIANAPOLIS – Weeks of record rainfalls drenched Don Lamb’s cornfields this summer, drowning some plants and leaving others yellowed, 2 feet tall and ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 9:03 pm
  • Data: Nearly 5 dozen give a third of all '16 campaign cash

    WASHINGTON – It took Ted Cruz three months to raise $10 million for his campaign for president, a springtime sprint of $1,000-per-plate dinners, hundr ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 9:01 pm
  • Man who studied Cecil the lion for 9 years talks impact

    JOHANNESBURG – When Cecil the lion’s carcass was finally found after he was lured out of a Zimbabwe wildlife reserve to be killed by an American hunte ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 9:01 pm
  • Hastert closes PAC, moves $10,000 to defense fund

    CHICAGO – Federal election records indicate that former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has closed his political action committee and moved $10,000 ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Suspected Flight 370 wing flap arrives at French facility

    BALMA, France – A wing flap suspected to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Saturday arrived at a French military testing facility wh ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Chicago preliminary budget estimate shows huge shortfall

    CHICAGO – A preliminary budget released by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel shows a gaping budget shortfall for 2016 that could grow to $754 million and bey ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • New Afghan Taliban leader promises to continue insurgency

    KABUL, Afghanistan – Political uncertainty inside the Taliban has cast doubt on the prospects for an end to the war in Afghanistan. On Saturday, the T ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:59 pm
  • Firefighter died after being trapped in wind-fueled blaze

    ALTURAS, Calif. – A firefighter killed by a wildfire in Northern California was scouting the area when he became trapped by the wind-stoked blaze, off ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:59 pm
  • 1 taken to hospital after Crystal Lake crash

    CRYSTAL LAKE – One person was taken to an area hospital Saturday after a two-vehicle crash, fire officials said.
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Video: Mommy Mingle event at Centegra Hospital in McHenry

    In this short video from Northwest Herald photographer Matthew Apgar, here are the highlights from Saturday's Mommy Mingle event/Latch On at Centegra ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 3:04 pm
  • Video: John Todd performs at Blues, Brews, and BBQs on Friday in McHenry

    In this short video from Northwest Herald photographer Matthew Apgar, John Todd performs at Blues, Brews and BBQs on Friday in McHenry
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 2:59 pm
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