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  • Crystal Lake motorcyclist killed in crash on Algonquin Western Bypass

    ALGONQUIN – A Crystal Lake man was killed in a motorcycle crash Saturday evening that closed the Algonquin Western Bypass for several hours.
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 12:46 am
  • Koch brothers' network focusing on GOP Senate, not Trump

    FAIRLESS HILLS, Pa. – To the Republicans in the red "Can't Afford Katie" T-shirts, it's as if Donald Trump doesn't even exist.
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 12:44 am
  • Pence: GOP ticket will 'absolutely' accept vote outcome

    WASHINGTON – Mike Pence said Sunday that he and Donald Trump will abide by “the will of the American people” on Election Day, and suggested that Trump ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 12:43 am
  • Care4 Breast Cancer 5K draws hundreds to Woodstock in 16th year

    WOODSTOCK – Steve Simons sat on the polished wooden gym floor, pulled off one of his black Brooks running shoes and adjusted his sock.
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 12:28 am
  • Cary police reports for Sunday, October 16, 2016

    Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in police repo ...
    Oct. 16, 2016 - 4:58 pm
  • Cary fire district captain receives Life Safety Award for teaching CPR

    CARY – For more than 30 years, Cary Fire Protection District Capt. Dennis Krenz has taught Cary-Grove High School sophomores a skill he hopes they’ll ...
    Oct. 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Cary zoning board postpones recommendation for Meyer Material proposal

    CARY – The Cary Board of Zoning, Planning and Appeals is waiting to make a recommendation on a new proposal from Meyer Material Co. until the board’s ...
    Oct. 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Woodstock police seeking applicants for 2017 Explorer program

    WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock Police Explorer’s Post 765 is looking for highly motivated, young adults ages 14 to 20 who have an interest in a law enforce ...
    Oct. 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Lake in the Hills passes tax on 'nonparticipative amusement'

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Starting Jan. 1, a 5 percent tax will be placed on businesses in Lake in the Hills that provide nonparticipative amusement activit ...
    Oct. 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • McHenry County Mental Health Board forms partnership to prevent suicides

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County Mental Health Board is partnering with the QPR Institute to try to prevent suicides in the county.
    Oct. 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Endorsement: U.S. President: No endorsement

    The Northwest Herald’s editorial board evaluates candidates running for political office based on a set of core values. Among those core values are fi ...
    Oct. 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • More than 80 employers expected at McHenry County College job fair

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County will host a job fair Friday open to anyone searching for a job or seeking a new career direction.
    Oct. 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Crystal Lake-based School District 155 hosting town halls for 1:1 tech program

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Community High School District 155 will host a series of town hall meetings about the district’s plan to implement a 1:1 technology pro ...
    Oct. 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • McHenry County Sheriff's Office recognizes deputy for efforts to save drowning victim

    WOODSTOCK – Deputy Trevor Vogel was recognized by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office for his efforts to save a drowning victim in June at Wonder Lake ...
    Oct. 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Rockford arsons up in 2015, some occurring simultaneously

    ROCKFORD – Firefighters in Rockford are alarmed by a rise in arsons this year and urging city residents to be wary and report any suspicious activity.
    Oct. 16, 2016 - 12:18 am
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