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  • U.S. auto sales strong in July on SUV, luxury demand

    DETROIT – Summer deals and big demand for SUVs and luxury vehicles kept U.S. auto sales strong in July.
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 8:32 am
  • Who wins and loses under Obama's stricter power plant limits

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting stat ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 8:31 am
  • U.S. consumer spending edges up in June

    WASHINGTON – Consumer spending in June rose by the smallest amount in four months as shoppers cut back on purchases of cars and other big-ticket items ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 8:29 am
  • Photos: Aug. 2 storm hits McHenry County

    Reader and staff submitted images of McHenry County severe weather. Send yours with your name and town to tips@nwherald.com
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 8:27 am
  • 10 Things to Know for Aug. 3; Obama orders steeper cuts from power plants

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 7:49 am
  • Severe storm damages trees, power lines in McHenry County

    A severe thunderstorm that tore through McHenry County on Sunday night left hundreds of people without power and downed trees throughout the area Mond ...
    UPDATED: Aug. 3, 2015 - 9:26 am
  • Most picky eating harmless but it can signal emotional woes

    CHICAGO – Parents of picky eaters take heart: New research suggests the problem is rarely worth fretting over, although in a small portion of kids it ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Police ID suspect in killing of officer; manhunt underway

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Tennessee police officials on Sunday identified a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer, and an intense search fo ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Man killed when storm slams tent down on crowd near Chicago

    CHICAGO – A man was killed and more than a dozen injured on Sunday when a tent where people had sought shelter during a brief storm blew off its moori ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Rapper arrested after encouraging fans to jump barricades

    CHICAGO – Chicago officials say rapper Travis Scott is facing disorderly conduct charges after encouraging fans to jump over security barricades durin ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Challenger, Columbia wreckage on public display for 1st time

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is offering up wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia for public view after hiding it from the world for decades.
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Task force hopes to help Mitsubishi, its employees

    NORMAL – Officials in Bloomington, Normal and McLean County have set up a task force to help Mitsubishi Motors employees who will soon lose their jobs ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Hitchhiking robot's cross-country trip in U.S. ends in Philly

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A hitchhiking robot that captured the hearts of fans worldwide met its demise in the U.S.
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Zimbabwe alleges 2nd American illegally hunted lion

    HARARE, Zimbabwe – Now there are two: Zimbabwe accused a Pennsylvania doctor on Sunday of illegally killing a lion in April, adding to the outcry over ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • French riot police disperse migrants at Channel Tunnel

    COQUELLES, France – French riot police have sprayed migrants with a chemical irritant as they tried to storm the Channel Tunnel, and the British and F ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 11:12 pm
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