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  • In Mosul, residents report new terrors as Iraqi forces near

    BAGHDAD – On the eerily quiet streets of Mosul, fighters from the Islamic State group are killing suspected spies, blocking roads and planting bombs a ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • 'Stop whining,' Obama tells Trump, chiding for fraud talk

    WASHINGTON – "Stop whining," President Barack Obama rebuked Donald Trump on Tuesday, speaking out as seldom before on next month's election and chidin ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • Illinois agency: YouTube glitch behind training video porn

    SPRINGFIELD – At the end of a brief online video promoting an Illinois agency's training summit, the picture faded to black and, several seconds later ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • McHenry County resident hosts parties, fundraisers in Cubs man cave

    Hidden in McHenry County, Stewart McVicar turned his basement into the ultimate Chicago Cubs lair.“I ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • High School Football Podcast: Week 9 game-by-game breakdown and picks

    We've made it to the final week of the regular season in McHenry County high school football. In this week's podcast, Northwest Herald sports reporter ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 3:58 pm
  • PHOTOS: St. John's Lutheran School in Algonquin holds appreciation event for first responders

    St. John's hosted law enforcement and fire officials from surrounding towns to show their appreciation for them, and also teach students about them Tu ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 3:54 pm
  • Crews working to repair downed wires in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Police sent out an alert at 10 a.m. Tuesday warning residents to avoid the area of Dole and Lake avenues because of downed wires.
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 10:25 am
  • Artists breathe new life into old Fox Lake fire hydrants

    When the art exhibit “Cows on Parade” debuted in Chicago in the summer of 1999 to boost tourism, Michael Lescher, president of the nonprofit organizat ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 6:30 am
  • Russia sets brief cease-fire for Aleppo as strikes kill 36

    BEIRUT– Russian and Syrian forces will halt hostilities for eight hours in the eastern districts of Aleppo, Russia’s military announced Monday, a day ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • Rauner creates council he says will cut state bureaucracy

    OAK BROOK – Gov. Bruce Rauner said Monday that he is creating a new council that will review state agency rules and regulations in an attempt to reduc ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • MCC hosting live panel discussion with Dutch educators Thursday

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College will host panel discussions Thursday featuring Dutch educators to teach people about the Netherlands’ economy an ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • From the Editor's Desk: Readers respond to presidential non-endorsement

    We are cowards for not endorsing.We shouldn’t be endorsing candidates in any races anyway.We were ri ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Iraqis push toward IS-held Mosul in long-awaited offensive

    KHAZER, Iraq – The long-awaited offensive to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group began Monday with a volley of U.S.-led coalition airstrikes and ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:33 pm
  • High school graduation rate hits record high of 83.2 percent

    WASHINGTON – The nation’s high school graduation rate has reached a record 83.2 percent, continuing a steady increase that shows improvement across al ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • FBI records: Effort to reduce Clinton email classification

    WASHINGTON – A senior State Department official asked the FBI last year to help reduce the classification of an email from Hillary Clinton’s private s ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:30 pm
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