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  • Family mourns loss of Marine veteran Loren Abdalla, will continue fight to award him the Medal of Honor

    FOX LAKE – The battle to get a Marine veteran a Medal of Honor his family claims was denied him because of his Native American heritage will go on wit ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 1:44 pm
  • Oliver: Now’s the time to recall winter-driving tricks

    The first big snowfall of the season usually is a welcome one. After all, all that white stuff on the ground is downright picturesque.
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:59 pm
  • Bates: McHenry chamber celebrates veterans, announces board of directors

    Veterans Day has come and gone. Having family from the Revolutionary War and onward who have served this country, Veterans Day has great significance ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:29 pm
  • Algonquin police reports for Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in police repo ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 6:44 am
  • Crystal Lake-based supply drive collecting donations for oil pipeline protesters

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Local businesses are collecting donations to benefit protesters at Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota. The supply drive, ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:43 am
  • Haley's Holidays to benefit pediatric cancer victims Saturday

    CARY – McHenry County residents can celebrate the holiday season while donating to pediatric cancer victims by attending the second annual Haley’s Hol ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:43 am
  • Fox River Grove aims to capture new growth in property tax levy proposal

    FOX RIVER GROVE – The village of Fox River Grove is increasing its property tax levy to capture new growth, Village Administrator Derek Soderholm said ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:43 am
  • Michelle Courier named deputy chief of McHenry County State's Attorney's Office Civil Division

    Michelle Courier has joined the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office as deputy chief of the Civil Division, according to a news release from Patri ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • Former Woodstock mayor, matrimonial lawyer Joe Gitlin dies

    WOODSTOCK – Former Woodstock mayor and matrimonial lawyer Joe Gitlin is remembered by his son as a man who was highly involved in the community. 
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:42 am
  • McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks lays out reform plan, proposed committee overhaul

    WOODSTOCK – On his first official day on the job, McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks set the stage for enacting taxpayer-friendly reforms he ma ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • McHenry County reader snow photos

    Check out our snow photos from Dec. 4, submitted by Northwest Herald readers. ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:47 am
  • Colonial Café matching Salvation Army's red kettle donations on Dec. 10

    In an effort to support The Salvation Army of the Fox Valley area’s red kettle campaign, Colonial Café is offering a match of donations.  
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 1:07 am
  • McHenry County Public Access for week of Dec. 5

    Monday, Dec. 5McHenry City Council: 7 p.m., McHenry City Hall, 333 S. Green St.McHenry County Board: ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 1:08 am
  • Begalka: Lasting memories of Cary's River Bend restaurant

    The Cary Fire Protection District, at long last, disposed of what remained of the River Bend restaurant – an abandoned, critter-infested shell – durin ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 1:06 am
  • Habitat for Humanity of McHenry County seeks families in need of new home

    McHENRY – Kathy Haupt’s favorite part of working for Habitat for Humanity of McHenry County is watching a family receive the keys to their new home.
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 1:06 am
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