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  • From the Editor's Desk: Making your user experience better at NWHerald.com

    With 2017 nearly upon us, I wanted to share with you some of the changes that already are happening on NWHerald.com, and what that means for you, the ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:37 am
  • Solon Mills man faces federal child pornography charges

    A federal grand jury indicted a Solon Mills man with a history of sex crimes against children on child pornography charges.
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:39 am
  • Official: Refrigerator potential source of deadly warehouse fire in Oakland

    OAKLAND, Calif. – Investigators said Tuesday that a warehouse fire in Oakland that killed 36 people did not appear to have been set intentionally and ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:55 am
  • Illinois budget still elusive as leaders lash out

    CHICAGO – As Illinois remains without a budget, legislative leaders and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner are succeeding more at frustrating each other tha ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:44 am
  • University of Illinois says no to sanctuary status for immigrants

    URBANA – The president of the University of Illinois says its three campuses cannot legally serve as sanctuaries for immigrant students illegally livi ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:50 pm
  • President-elect Donald Trump says cancel new Air Force One: Costs 'out of control'

    NEW YORK – Six weeks from taking office, Donald Trump says he wants the government to cut some costs by canceling its order for a new Air Force One, t ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 8:42 am
  • Officials: Potential for violence from fake news troubling

    WASHINGTON – The bizarre rumors began with a leaked email referencing Hillary Clinton and sinister interpretations of references to pizza parties. It ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 8:27 am
  • Trending story that Hillary Clinton won just 57 counties is false. She won 487 counties.

    NEW YORK – A trending story that claims Hillary Clinton won a total of 57 counties in the presidential election is untrue.
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 8:23 am
  • Algonquin police reports for Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in police repo ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 6:44 am
  • Drug price increases put sex beyond reach for some

    TRENTON, N.J. – Imagine not being able to afford one of life’s great pleasures – sex.That’s true for ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:50 am
  • Trump signals tougher American policy toward China

    WASHINGTON – Whether by accident or design, President-elect Donald Trump is signaling a tougher American policy toward China, sparking warnings from b ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:50 am
  • Japanese leader Abe to visit Pearl Harbor with Obama

    TOKYO – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Pearl Harbor with U.S. President Barack Obama at the end of this month, becoming the first leade ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:49 am
  • Trump won't say what he'll do about Dakota Access oil pipeline

    CANNON BALL, N.D. – Industry leaders are urging President-elect Donald Trump to make approval of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline a "top priori ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:49 am
  • Colleagues paint caustic portrait of Oakland artist colony founder

    SAN FRANCISCO – The founder of a ramshackle Oakland artists’ colony where dozens of people burned to death saw himself as a kind of guru and loved to ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:49 am
  • Crystal Lake-based supply drive collecting donations for oil pipeline protesters

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Local businesses are collecting donations to benefit protesters at Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota. The supply drive, ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:43 am
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