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  • 2-year-old boy drowns at northern Illinois campground

    SUBLETTE – Authorities say a suburban Chicago toddler has drowned at a campground in northern Illinois.
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Police: Illinois man dies after jumping into Wisconsin lake

    TOWN OF DELAVAN, Wis. – Police say a 49-year-old Illinois man has died after he jumped into a southern Wisconsin lake to retrieve fishing equipment.
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Sears sales fall sharply in 2Q as it spins off real estate

    HOFFMAN ESTATES – Sears Holdings Corp. says a key sales figure fell sharply in the second quarter, particularly dragged down by weakness at its namesa ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Chicago-based nonprofit gets $7.2M from Chase settlement

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Equal Justice Foundation is benefiting from a $7.2 million windfall that the state was given in a settlement with Chase.
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Holmes jury keeps execution as option as sentencing advances

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Jurors on Monday moved one step closer toward sentencing James Holmes to death for his Colorado movie theater attack, taking less ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • McHenry County College’s Shah Center to offer QuickBooks training

    McHENRY – Small businesses owners looking for an introduction to the QuickBooks accounting software have an option this fall in McHenry.
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • McHenry County Board to help ease workforce network’s pain over lack of state budget

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board plans to give the county’s workforce agency some financial breathing room in the wake of the ongoing state budget ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • McHenry County Fair kicks off Wednesday, but 4-H shows already underway

    WOODSTOCK – For many McHenry County 4-H members, the program is a family affair.“Once you’re in 4-H, ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • Developer aims for fall groundbreaking for Lake in the Hills apartment complex

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The developer who successfully petitioned to build a 39-unit apartment complex in the village is aiming to break ground in the fal ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signs pet prescription bill into law

    Pet owners can now choose their own pharmacy for pet medications after legislation sponsored by Sen. Pam Althoff recently was signed into law by Gov. ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 4:59 pm
  • Trial starts for ex-Wonder Lake man accused of sexually assaulting girl

    WOODSTOCK – Opening statements are set to begin Tuesday morning for the trial of a former Wonder Lake man accused of sexually assaulting a young girl.
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • YOUR 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. 4, 2015 - 12:13 pm
  • MCC offers adds web development classes to online offerings

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Registration is open for online classes on a variety of topics such as medical billing, accounting and food nutrition.
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 3:13 pm
  • McHenry County storm damages trees, power lines; Lake County tornado confirmed

    A severe thunderstorm that tore through McHenry County caused little destruction other than toppling trees and power lines, officials assessing damage ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Colorado theater shooting jury keeps death penalty as option

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial declined to rule out the death penalty Monday as they move toward sentencing James H ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 2:40 pm
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