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  • U.S. jobless claims hit lowest level in more than 43 years

    WASHINGTON – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level in more than 43 years, another sign that most ...
    NEW: Jan. 19, 2017 - 8:26 am
  • St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Crystal Lake to give out food, clothes Saturday

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Food and clothes will be given out to those in need Saturday at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Crystal Lake.
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:48 am
  • Lyons named Northwest Herald managing editor

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Kevin Lyons, Northwest Herald’s news editor since 2004, has been named managing editor of the newspaper and multimedia outlet, effectiv ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:46 am
  • Carpentersville police to join breast cancer awareness campaign

    CARPENTERSVILLE – The Carpentersville Police Department recently announced it is joining The Pink Patch Project, a public awareness campaign to help c ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:45 am
  • Chicagoland Mobile Veterinary Services to open Lake in the Hills clinic

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – From pigs to camels to venomous snakes, Jason Olech – a veterinarian at Chicagoland Mobile Veterinary Services – has treated a wid ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:45 am
  • Driver killed in Algonquin single-vehicle crash, police say

    ALGONQUIN – Algonquin police officers are investigating the cause of a single-vehicle fatal crash Wednesday.
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:47 am
  • Lake in the Hills man pleads guilty to DUI in 2015 crash that injured 2 men

    WOODSTOCK – A Lake in the Hills man could be headed to prison after he admitted to driving drunk in a crash that seriously injured two men.
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:37 am
  • Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove postpones Winter Tournament for first time in more than a century

    FOX RIVER GROVE – The Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove has held its International Winter Tournament for more than 100 years without canceling or post ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:41 am
  • McHenry County Board shoots down Jack Franks' advisory tax freeze referendum request

    WOODSTOCK – An advisory referendum asking whether property taxes should be frozen will not appear on the April 4 ballot.
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:42 am
  • Huntley crash victim who lost his legs awarded $1.5 million settlement

    A Huntley man who lost his legs after a car crash last summer recently reached a $1.5 million settlement.
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:33 am
  • Crystal Lake School District 47 school board OKs 4-year teachers union contract

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Teachers in Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 will receive 3.75 percent annual raises under a new four-year contract.
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:32 am
  • Miller: Dems 'defensive,' 'joyless' in picking Madigan again

    If I had to choose a word to describe the Democrats' nominating speeches for House Speaker Michael Madigan's re-election last week, it would be either ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:19 pm
  • Orlando gunman's widow pleads not guilty to aiding husband

    OAKLAND, Calif. – The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of aiding and abetting her husband's support of th ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:55 pm
  • Suspect in Florida officer's killing released from hospital

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Authorities asked the courts on Wednesday to deny bond for the suspect in last week's fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer as h ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:55 pm
  • Former President George H.W. Bush and wife hospitalized

    HOUSTON – Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted Wednesday to the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital with pneumonia, and his wife, Barb ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:49 pm
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