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  • Northern Illinois likeliest for white Christmas

    CHICAGO — When it comes to prospects of getting a white Christmas in Illinois, a weather expert says the best bet might be for the folks of northern I ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:28 pm
  • Elgin man remains unfit for trial on Woodstock motel rape allegations

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge determined that an Elgin man remains unfit for trial, although his defense attorney argued that Timothy Levis can a ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Both Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner can fill Illinois comptroller vacancy, AG rules

    Filling the vacancy of late Republican Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka will be the job of both outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn and Governor-elect Bruce Rauner, ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Program some savings

    People don’t buy food to purposely throw out. Yet many buy heat that’s wasted. When no one’s home, and the furnace is heating the house at a non-sto ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • McHenry County Sheriff's Office: Be cautious of 'jury arrest warrant scam'

    The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a scam currently being encountered in Kendall County, a Nixle alert said Monday.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Merriam-Webster names 'culture' word of the year for 2014

    NEW YORK — A nation, a workplace, an ethnicity, a passion, an outsized personality. The people who comprise these things, who fawn or rail against the ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 9:35 am
  • Australian police: 3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney cafe siege

    SYDNEY (AP) — Amid a barrage of gunfire, police stormed a cafe in the heart of Sydney early Tuesday to end a 16-hour hostage siege by an Iranian-born ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:44 pm
  • Brookfield Zoo welcomes newborn bottlenose dolphin calf

    BROOKFIELD — The Brookfield Zoo is welcoming a newborn bottlenose dolphin.The Chicago Zoological Soc ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 9:28 am
  • Chicago police charge 17-year-old in teen's fatal shooting

    CHICAGO — A 17-year-old has been charged with murder in the shooting death of another teenager during what the victim's aunt says was an attempt to st ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 9:27 am
  • 10 Things to Know for Dec. 15; gunman takes hostages in Sydney, Australia

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 7:42 am
  • 5 people escape from Sydney cafe in hostage crisis

    SYDNEY (AP) — Five people escaped from a Sydney cafe where a gunman took an unknown number of hostages during Monday morning rush hour. Two people ins ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 6:23 am
  • CIA report revives legal debate on interrogation

    WASHINGTON – When the CIA sought permission to use harsh interrogation methods on a captured al-Qaida operative, the response from Bush administration ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • McHenry County nonprofits benefit from charitable donations' year-end surge

    ‘The end is near for area nonprofits. The end of the year, that is. And as many charity organization ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 9:45 am
  • MCC considers temporary building for Student Life, club activities

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College is one of the few community colleges without a dedicated space for Student Life activities and clubs, its studen ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 11:08 pm
  • Correction

    A photo on page A3 of Saturday’s Northwest Herald incorrectly identified the priest giving a sermon during the Lady of Guadalupe Mass on Friday night ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 10:11 pm
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