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  • Confederate flag protests prompt more SC Statehouse security

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Officials say they have increased security at the South Carolina Statehouse, where one man has been arrested after a fight over ...
    NEW: June 30, 2015 - 9:43 am
  • Complaint: Family immigration detention can lead to psychological harm

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Immigrant rights advocates have filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security saying the detention of immigrant mother ...
    NEW: June 30, 2015 - 9:42 am
  • Historic glimpses found while Springfield buildings restored

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Restoration work on three historic buildings in Springfield has unearthed glimpses of the past.
    NEW: June 30, 2015 - 9:40 am
  • USDA says rain delays Illinois winter wheat, hay harvests

    CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says rain is delaying winter wheat harvest and hay cutting in northern and central Illinois.
    NEW: June 30, 2015 - 9:39 am
  • Review board recommends firing of Chicago police officer

    CHICAGO (AP) — For the first time in the nearly eight years since it has existed, the Chicago agency that investigates police misconduct has recommend ...
    NEW: June 30, 2015 - 9:39 am
  • 10 Things to Know for June 30; New Jersey Gov. Christie to announce 2016 run

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    June 30, 2015 - 6:32 am
  • Corrections

    An article on Page A3 of Monday’s Northwest Herald contained the incorrect date for an upcoming garden walk starting at McHenry County College. The ev ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • McHenry County religious leaders note shift in faith landscape

    Having been ordained as a pastor just three years ago, Paul Cannon said he walked into a religious landscape much different than the one his older coh ...
    June 30, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Cruise night comes to Marengo

    MARENGO – A newly created, regularly scheduled classic car show debuted in Marengo over the weekend, after longstanding issues were resolved between o ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Cary, Algonquin women among pilots who flew in 2015 Air Race Classic

    Two local women began their summers by traveling to various parts of the country, and as young pilots who participated in this year’s Air Race Classic ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Leave fireworks to the professionals, McHenry County officials say

    The temporary wonder of fireworks can turn into permanent scars.That’s a notion local emergency offi ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Glacial Park's Lost Valley Visitor Center to delve into predators, prey

    RINGWOOD – Kids can explore a touch table of skulls, furs and claws and make their own food chain coloring craft before heading outside for a scavenge ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Mourners recall S.C. shooting victim in funeral at church

    CHARLESTON, S.C. – The day she was killed along with eight others during Bible study at a South Carolina church, Myra Thompson achieved her goal of be ...
    June 29, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Greek Prime Minister Tsipras defiant as banks close, markets shudder

    ATHENS, Greece – Anxious pensioners swarmed closed bank branches Monday and long lines snaked outside ATMs as Greeks endured the first day of serious ...
    June 29, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Illinois' GOP governor moves to avoid government shutdown

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois' Republican governor and the state's largest employee union moved Monday to avoid a partial government shutdown, with the union ...
    June 29, 2015 - 9:43 pm
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