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  • Top US commander says war in Afghanistan is not a lost cause

    WASHINGTON – The top American commander in Afghanistan told lawmakers on Tuesday that the war is not a lost cause and underscored his optimism with a ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • Generals say women should have to register for draft

    WASHINGTON – The top Army and Marine Corps generals told senators Tuesday that it will take up to three years to fully integrate women into all combat ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • Attendance at Illinois historic sites drops by 7 percent

    SPRINGFIELD – Visits to Illinois’ historic sites fell by 7 percent in 2015, despite the state’s commemorations of the 150th anniversaries of the Civil ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:30 pm
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner: Changing rules for state-bought goods can save $514M

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state’s comptroller highlighted Illinois’ worsening finances due to the budget deadlock Tuesday as the Republi ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Illinois attorney general seeks stay on hospital tax ruling

    URBANA – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office is asking an appeals court to hold back enforcement of its ruling on a part of a state law th ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:30 pm
  • New law imposes fine for minors possessing e-cigarettes

    SPRINGFIELD – Anyone under 18 who’s caught with electronic cigarettes or other tobacco-free nicotine products would face a fine or community service u ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:30 pm
  • Geneva woman accused of poisoning husband

    GENEVA – A Geneva woman is accused of fatally poisoning her husband of 31 years last week, according to a news release from the Kane County State’s At ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:29 pm
  • Chicago schools announce cuts after union rejects offer

    CHICAGO – Officials with Chicago Public Schools said Tuesday that they’re ready to cut $100 million from school budgets and force teachers to pay more ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:30 pm
  • Fox Lake ambulance involved in crash

    FOX LAKE – A Fox Lake Fire Protection District ambulance was struck by another vehicle Tuesday while stopped at a Fox Lake intersection, officials sai ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:21 pm
  • Crystal Lake-area crash into building sends 2 to the hospital

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A man and a girl were taken to Centegra Hospital – Woodstock after a van crashed about four feet into the side of a building in unincor ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • Comcast to provide faster Internet option in McHenry County area

    CRYSTAL LAKE – By the end of 2016, Comcast customers in the McHenry County area will be able to access faster Internet service through existing lines ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:41 pm
  • Huntley police reports for Feb. 2, 2016

    Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in police repo ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 7:19 pm
  • Absent Voters: McHenry County agencies aim to boost turnout by registering, informing citizens

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part three of our Absent Voters series. The Northwest Herald examined data from the last 15 years of McHenry County elections f ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • Plum Tree National Country Club in Harvard gets liquor license approved

    HARVARD – Serving alcohol at sporting events, concerts and weddings now will be possible at the Harvard-area Plum Tree National Country Club.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • Barrington Hills police use Narcan for first time in heroin overdose

    BARRINGTON HILLS – For the first time since they started carrying the opioid reversal drug Narcan, Barrington Hills police used it to save someone sus ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:16 am
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