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  • 10 Things to Know for May 21; California oil spill cleanup begins

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    May 21, 2015 - 6:22 am
  • McHenry County, other experts on student loan best practices

    CRYSTAL LAKE – When Brady Olson began shopping for colleges, he knew financial forethought would play a major role in his decision-making process.
    May 21, 2015 - 1:01 am
  • Correction

    The Tuesday Algonquin Cruise Nights event listed May 15 in the Northwest Herald Wheels section will not take place this year.
    May 21, 2015 - 1:03 am
  • Crystal Lake vs. District 155 bleacher case: Illinois Supreme Court justices quiz attorneys

    SPRINGFIELD – Community High School District 155 – or any other school district in the state – could build a 20-story building next to homes or constr ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Woodstock 23-year-old starts cross-country ride to battle cancer

    WOODSTOCK – Earning two college degrees wasn’t supposed to equip Lauraleigh Heffner for her looming journey.
    May 21, 2015 - 1:04 am
  • MCC trip to include Chicago River boat tour

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A trip down the Chicago River will highlight the city’s architecture as part of a program offered by McHenry County College. The day tr ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:00 am
  • Oil slicks spread 9 miles off California, foul beaches, air

    GOLETA, Calif. – An oil spill from a ruptured onshore pipeline that fouled beaches and threatened wildlife along a scenic stretch of the California co ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • U.S. releases more than 100 Osama bin Laden documents

    WASHINGTON – Documents swept up in the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound portray a leader cut off from his underlings, disappointed by their failures ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Islamic State seizes ancient town of Palmyra in Syria

    BEIRUT – Islamic State extremists captured the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra after government defense lines there collapsed Wednesday, a stunning tri ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Banks fined more than $5B, to plead guilty to market rigging

    WASHINGTON – Four of the world's biggest banks agreed Wednesday to pay more than $5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to rigging the currency mark ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • DEA raids clinics, pharmacies in 'pill mill' crackdown

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Authorities raided medical clinics, pharmacies and other locations across the South on Wednesday as part of a Drug Enforcement Adm ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • California farmers volunteer to give up some water rights

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A group of California farmers, in a surprising turnaround, is volunteering to give up a fourth of its available water this year, ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Denver man disputes Illinois marijuana lawsuit's claims

    CHICAGO – A Denver marijuana consultant says allegations in a lawsuit filed against him by an Illinois business are "simply not true."
    May 20, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • New GOP lawmakers push for term limits, rail on 'status quo'

    SPRINGFIELD – A group of freshmen Republican legislators is pushing for term limits, saying gridlock in the Illinois Legislature is a sign the status ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Illinois millionaire tax ballot question advances in House

    SPRINGFIELD – A House committee has approved a plan to ask voters whether Illinois should impose a tax on incomes of more than $1 million to help fund ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:19 pm
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