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  • Harvard-area crash sends 2 people to hospital, police official says

    HARVARD – Two people were sent to the hospital Thursday after a crash north of Harvard, McHenry County Sheriff's Deputy Aimee Knop said.
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 6:40 pm
  • McHenry County's 22nd Judicial Circuit Court relocating, renaming arbitration center

    WOODSTOCK – The 22nd Judicial Circuit Court’s arbitration center is getting a new home and a new name.
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 5:29 pm
  • Metra to expand capacity on all lines Saturday for Women’s March on Chicago

    Metra trains will have expanded capacity on all lines Saturday to accommodate people traveling to the Women’s March on Chicago. 
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 5:06 pm
  • Crystal Lake Rib House and On Target Range team up for inauguration party

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A local barbecue restaurant and a neighboring gun range are teaming up to throw a party celebrating Friday’s inauguration.
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 4:59 pm
  • Coroner's office IDs 76-year-old Woodstock man killed by Metra train

    WOODSTOCK – A 76-year-old man from Woodstock was identified as the person killed by a Metra train Sunday.
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 4:55 pm
  • Cheers and ceremony: Trump sweeps in for his big day

    WASHINGTON – Ready for his big moment, Donald Trump swept into Washington on a military jet Thursday for three days of inaugural festivities and quick ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 4:38 pm
  • Lack of Latinos in Trump's Cabinet draws ire for 'setback'

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – President-elect Donald Trump's decision not to appoint any Latinos to his Cabinet is drawing fierce criticism from Hispanics, who ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 4:03 pm
  • Obama commutes 330 drug sentences

    WASHINGTON – Barack Obama cut short the sentences of 330 federal inmates convicted of drug crimes on Thursday, bringing his bid to correct what he's c ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 2:06 pm
  • Registered sex offender accused of playing Santa in Huntley

    WOODSTOCK – A former substance abuse counselor and convicted sex offender formally denied a charge Wednesday that accused him of playing Santa Claus f ...
    UPDATED: Jan. 19, 2017 - 7:27 pm
  • Rick Perry says he regrets call to eliminate Energy Department

    WASHINGTON – Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Energy Department, said Thursday he regrets his infamous ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 11:01 am
  • Poll: Donald Trump's favorability compared to previous incoming presidents

    In this data visualization from The Associated Press, Donald Trump's favorability ratings compared to previous incoming presidents is lower.
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • U.S. jobless claims hit lowest level in more than 43 years

    WASHINGTON – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level in more than 43 years, another sign that most ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 8:27 am
  • St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Crystal Lake to give out food, clothes Saturday

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Food and clothes will be given out to those in need Saturday at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Crystal Lake.
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:48 am
  • Lyons named Northwest Herald managing editor

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Kevin Lyons, Northwest Herald’s news editor since 2004, has been named managing editor of the newspaper and multimedia outlet, effectiv ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:46 am
  • Carpentersville police to join breast cancer awareness campaign

    CARPENTERSVILLE – The Carpentersville Police Department recently announced it is joining The Pink Patch Project, a public awareness campaign to help c ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:45 am
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