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  • Memorial Day events honor fallen soldiers throughout McHenry County

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Six-year-old Leia Fisher, of Crystal Lake, knows what Memorial Day is all about."It's ...
    May 30, 2016 - 2:38 pm
  • McSweeney resolution seeking study of lead in state water moves forward

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers are commissioning a report from the state's Environmental Protection Agency in an effort to better monitor lead level ...
    May 30, 2016 - 1:01 pm
  • Senate overrides veto override of Chicago pension break

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate has voted to override Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of legislation that would reduce city payments to Chicago's police an ...
    May 30, 2016 - 12:57 pm
  • President Obama marks Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama challenged Americans on Memorial Day to fill the silence from those who died serving their country with l ...
    May 30, 2016 - 12:55 pm
  • McHenry County Sheriff's Office investigating possible hit-and-run in Hebron area

    HEBRON – The McHenry County Sheriff's Office is investigating a possible hit and run that occurred Sunday afternoon, according to the village of Hebro ...
    May 30, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner, lawmakers remain deadlocked on budget; time is short

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers will spend Memorial Day in the state Capitol trying to fashion their first state budget in two years as the end-of-se ...
    May 30, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Illinois House passes bill that would bar new county board members from receiving IMRF pensions

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House unanimously passed legislation Monday that would prohibit newly elected county board members from receiving pensions ...
    May 30, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Lake in the Hills police reports for Monday, May 30, 2016

    Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in police repo ...
    May 30, 2016 - 9:37 am
  • Crystal Lake police reports for Monday, May 30, 2016

    Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in police repo ...
    May 30, 2016 - 8:19 am
  • Illinois daily fantasy sports betting bill shelved

    SPRINGFIELD – Legislation to regulate daily fantasy sports betting in Illinois was shelved Sunday after the proposal became mired in vote-buying alleg ...
    May 30, 2016 - 7:36 am
  • Our view: Remembering McHenry County soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice

    On Memorial Day, we publish this list of McHenry County residents who died in service to our nation during wartime – as far back as the Civil War thro ...
    May 30, 2016 - 9:45 am
  • A veteran's race against time to return WWI Purple Hearts

    ST. ALBANS, Vt. – A group that seeks to reunite lost Purple Hearts with service members or their descendants is embarking on an ambitious project: to ...
    May 30, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • German, French leaders mark 100 years since Battle of Verdun

    VERDUN, France – In solemn ceremonies Sunday in the forests of eastern France, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel ...
    May 30, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • Election-year politics dim hopes of Illinois budget deal

    CHICAGO – The emails started arriving as heads were still spinning in the state Capitol over Democrats ramming through a state budget proposal. The mi ...
    May 30, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • Photos of the Week

    Northwest Herald editors and photographers compiled some of their favorite impages from the past week.
    May 30, 2016 - 12:08 am
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