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  • Germany's Angela Merkel disputes Trump's NATO debt claim

    BERLIN – Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday underlined Germany’s rejection of a claim by U.S. President Donald Trump that her country owes NATO large ...
    March 21, 2017 - 12:06 am
  • The countdown begins: Britain to start EU exit March 29

    LONDON – Britain will begin divorce proceedings from the European Union on March 29, starting the clock on two years of intense political and economic ...
    March 21, 2017 - 12:05 am
  • Iraqi leader: Trump to accelerate support

    WASHINGTON – Emerging from his first meeting with President Donald Trump, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Monday that he was assured the U.S ...
    March 21, 2017 - 12:06 am
  • Illinois Sen. Daniel Biss says he's running for governor in 2018

    CHICAGO – State Sen. Daniel Biss said Monday that he’s running for Illinois governor in 2018, joining a growing field of Democrats hoping to unseat Re ...
    March 21, 2017 - 12:05 am
  • 2017 Election Questionnaire: Linda Liddell, candidate for McHenry County College Board

    Name: Linda LiddellTown: Crystal LakeOffice sought: McHenry County College Board1) What skills, qual ...
    March 20, 2017 - 5:27 pm
  • 2017 Election Questionnaire: David Schenk, candidate for McHenry County College Board

    Name: David SchenkTown: Marengo TownshipOffice sought: Board of Trustees McHenry County College1) Wh ...
    March 20, 2017 - 5:27 pm
  • 2017 Election Questionnaire: Thomas Allen, candidate for McHenry County College Board

    Name: Thomas AllenAge: 61Town: LakewoodOffice sought: Trustee McHenry County College 1) What skills, ...
    March 20, 2017 - 5:27 pm
  • 2017 Election Questionnaire: Diane Evertsen, candidate for McHenry County College Board

    Name: Diane EvertsenAge: 72Town: HarvardOffice Sought: McHenry County Trustee1.  What skills, qualit ...
    March 20, 2017 - 5:27 pm
  • Democrats blast FBI director after probe revelation

    WASHINGTON – FBI Director James Comey's testimony Monday that the bureau has been quietly investigating possible links between associates of President ...
    March 20, 2017 - 4:46 pm
  • White House tries to distance Trump from campaign aides

    WASHINGTON – The White House is distancing itself from two former senior members of Donald Trump's team, amid an FBI investigation into possible conne ...
    March 20, 2017 - 4:31 pm
  • PHOTOS: Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day

    On Saturday, GiGi’s Playhouse in McHenry held a special event to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day and educate people on what Down syndrome is. Saturd ...
    March 21, 2017 - 12:48 am
  • James Comey: FBI probing links between Russia, Trump associates

    WASHINGTON – FBI Director James Comey confirmed Monday that the bureau is investigating possible links and coordination between Russia and associates ...
    March 20, 2017 - 10:33 am
  • Welcome to McHenry County's 2017 Election Central

    Welcome to your source for up-to-the-minute election news, candidate profiles, candidate questionnaires and more.
    March 22, 2017 - 4:15 pm
  • PHOTOS: Pictures of the Week

    Northwest Herald photographers and editors chose some of the most compelling images from the past week.
    March 20, 2017 - 1:15 am
  • Tillerson lauds China-U.S. contacts in meeting with leader Xi

    BEIJING – The U.S. is looking forward to the first meeting between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, Secretary of State ...
    March 20, 2017 - 1:14 am
  • Reader Poll

    What local races interest you most in the April 4 election?
    Mayor/village president
    City council/village board
    School board