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  • Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable

    NEW YORK — The national president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization's longstanding ban on participation ...
    May 22, 2015 - 1:11 am
  • Car gets stuck on embankment off Route 14 in Crystal Lake (with video)

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A single-car crash disrupted eastbound traffic on Route 14 for about a half hour beginning at 1:15 p.m. Thursday.
    May 22, 2015 - 12:37 am
  • Judge drops bond for Woodstock man accused of sex crime

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge halved the bond for a Woodstock man accused of sexual contact with a minor, and warned the defendant to have no con ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:43 am
  • Huntley-based U.S. Postal Service mail carriers honor former Union man killed in Genoa

    HUNTLEY – Huntley-based mail carriers delivered a special salute to a fallen colleague Thursday. A f ...
    May 22, 2015 - 1:00 am
  • McHenry County Memorial Day events for 2015

    The following events are taking place for Memorial Day in McHenry County. All events take place May 25, unless otherwise noted.
    May 24, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • 10 Things to Know for May 21; California oil spill cleanup begins

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    May 21, 2015 - 6:22 am
  • McHenry County, other experts on student loan best practices

    CRYSTAL LAKE – When Brady Olson began shopping for colleges, he knew financial forethought would play a major role in his decision-making process.
    May 21, 2015 - 1:01 am
  • Correction

    The Tuesday Algonquin Cruise Nights event listed May 15 in the Northwest Herald Wheels section will not take place this year.
    May 21, 2015 - 1:03 am
  • Crystal Lake vs. District 155 bleacher case: Illinois Supreme Court justices quiz attorneys

    SPRINGFIELD – Community High School District 155 – or any other school district in the state – could build a 20-story building next to homes or constr ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Woodstock 23-year-old starts cross-country ride to battle cancer

    WOODSTOCK – Earning two college degrees wasn’t supposed to equip Lauraleigh Heffner for her looming journey.
    May 21, 2015 - 1:04 am
  • MCC trip to include Chicago River boat tour

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A trip down the Chicago River will highlight the city’s architecture as part of a program offered by McHenry County College. The day tr ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:00 am
  • Oil slicks spread 9 miles off California, foul beaches, air

    GOLETA, Calif. – An oil spill from a ruptured onshore pipeline that fouled beaches and threatened wildlife along a scenic stretch of the California co ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • U.S. releases more than 100 Osama bin Laden documents

    WASHINGTON – Documents swept up in the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound portray a leader cut off from his underlings, disappointed by their failures ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Islamic State seizes ancient town of Palmyra in Syria

    BEIRUT – Islamic State extremists captured the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra after government defense lines there collapsed Wednesday, a stunning tri ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Banks fined more than $5B, to plead guilty to market rigging

    WASHINGTON – Four of the world's biggest banks agreed Wednesday to pay more than $5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to rigging the currency mark ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:23 pm
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