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  • Our view: Remembering McHenry County soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice

    On Memorial Day, we publish this list of McHenry County residents who died in service to our nation during wartime – as far back as the Civil War thro ...
    May 30, 2016 - 9:45 am
  • A veteran's race against time to return WWI Purple Hearts

    ST. ALBANS, Vt. – A group that seeks to reunite lost Purple Hearts with service members or their descendants is embarking on an ambitious project: to ...
    May 30, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • German, French leaders mark 100 years since Battle of Verdun

    VERDUN, France – In solemn ceremonies Sunday in the forests of eastern France, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel ...
    May 30, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • Election-year politics dim hopes of Illinois budget deal

    CHICAGO – The emails started arriving as heads were still spinning in the state Capitol over Democrats ramming through a state budget proposal. The mi ...
    May 30, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • Photos of the Week

    Northwest Herald editors and photographers compiled some of their favorite impages from the past week.
    May 31, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • Clarendale of Algonquin senior housing opens leasing office

    ALGONQUIN – Clarendale of Algonquin, the senior living community scheduled to open this fall, is now taking advanced reservations at its new local lea ...
    May 29, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • Fox River Grove Middle School girls track team takes second at state meet

    FOX RIVER GROVE – When he meets with parents at the beginning of the middle school track season, Dave Baker tells them the team needs three components ...
    May 29, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Pioneer Center for Human Services puts McHenry, Woodstock locations on market

    McHENRY – For sale signs will be going up in front of two of Pioneer Center for Human Services buildings next week.
    May 29, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • Lake in the Hills Vietnam veteran creates mobile tribute to fallen Marines

    WOODSTOCK – Ted Biever couldn’t get the seven men who died while fighting in Vietnam off his mind.So ...
    May 30, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • On the Record With ... Dundee-Crown grad and black belt Ethan Loh

    ALGONQUIN – At only 18 years old, Ethan Loh already can call himself a master.More specifically, the ...
    May 29, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • From the Editor's Desk: Today's possible because of those who made ultimate sacrifice

    The names you see on pages 20 and 21 of today’s Northwest Herald are the names of heroes.Many have b ...
    May 29, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • 2 taken to hospital after Cary-area crash

    Two Cherry Hill residents were taken to an area hospital after getting caught between two vehicles Sunday evening in unincorporated Lake County, a fir ...
    May 29, 2016 - 7:13 pm
  • Johnsburg fire that caused $20,000 in damages deemed accidental

    JOHNSBURG – A garage fire in Johnsburg that caused roughly $20,000 worth of damage was determined to be accidental, fire officials said Sunday.
    May 30, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • Illinois Legislature meets Sunday as session's end looms

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois legislative leaders are meeting again with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Sunday to try to settle a dispute that has left the ...
    May 29, 2016 - 3:07 pm
  • Harvard police reports for Sunday, May 29, 2016

    Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in police repo ...
    May 29, 2016 - 12:32 pm
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