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  • 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
  • Illinois lawmakers evade pressure to buckle on budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois has entered its second month without a state budget, and there's no indication that summer's dog days will present any new oppo ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes

    WASHINGTON – Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee.
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:47 am
  • Not guilty plea in federal court for church shooting suspect

    CHARLESTON, S.C. – The white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston wants to plead guilty to 33 federal charges ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:33 am
  • News Guide: Super PAC backing Cruz gets $10 million donation

    WASHINGTON – Nearly all of the contenders for president are encouraging their deep-pocketed donors to give not just to their campaigns, but to groups ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:33 am
  • Judge approves place for Mel Reynolds to stay while on bond

    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has approved a long-term residence for former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds to stay while free on bond on tax charges.
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:33 am
  • Decision: Search for Fla. teens to be suspended

    OPA-LOCKA, Fla. (AP) — After hundreds of rescue workers fanned out across a massive swath of the Atlantic for a full week, the Coast Guard's search fo ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:33 am
  • Obama to extend college aid grants to some prison inmates

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 20 years after banning prisoners from receiving student aid, some federal and state inmates could be eligible for Pell gra ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:33 am
  • 164 skydivers smash head-down world record in Illinois

    OTTAWA – Traveling at speeds of up to 240 mph, 164 skydivers flying head-down built the largest ever vertical skydiving formation Friday over central ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:33 am
  • Taking on Bush and Rubio, Clinton calls for Cuba embargo end

    MIAMI – Drawing a sharp distinction with Republican rivals in the pivotal election state of Florida, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday called on the GO ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:33 am
  • Blago attorney says he’ll ask full court for rehearing

    CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will ask a full appellate court in Chicago to rehear his appeal after a panel of three judges rece ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:31 am
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