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  • Kirk explains critical comments about Iran deal

    ST. LOUIS – A heroin task force meets regularly. Local students are given routine anti-drug talks. And still, heroin overdose deaths in Madison County ...
    July 18, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Kirk explains critical comments about Iran deal

    CHICAGO – Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk says he allowed his anger to get the best of him as he criticized the multinational agreement designed to keep Iran ...
    July 18, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Chicago zoo releases native green snakes in McHenry County

    CHICAGO – Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo is trying to boost the population of smooth green snakes in northern Illinois.
    July 18, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Chicago bar patron shot by man questioning his citizenship

    CHICAGO – Police say a man posing as a Chicago police officer shot another man in the face with a pellet gun during an argument at a bar in which he q ...
    July 18, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • New rules clarify, clean up Illinois concealed-carry law for handguns

    Some changes to Illinois’ fledgling concealed-carry law that clarify some of its ambiguities took effect with Gov. Bruce Rauner’s signature.
    July 18, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Tornadoes hit Illinois towns, but no significant injuries

    CAMERON – At least three tornadoes hit communities in the northwest corner of Illinois and the central part of the state late Thursday, causing extens ...
    July 18, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Illinois school athletes remain Freeburg Midgets despite objections

    FREEBURG — Athletes at a southern Illinois high school will keep the nickname Freeburg Midgets, despite the objections of a group representing people ...
    July 17, 2015 - 9:47 am
  • Schock spent more than $1M from campaign fund to pay lawyers

    CHICAGO – Former Congressman Aaron Schock spent more than $1 million from his campaign account over the past three months to pay for lawyers as federa ...
    July 16, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Headquarters of Kraft business heading to downtown Chicago

    NEW YORK – Two weeks after shareholders signed off on a tie-up between Kraft and Heinz, the company has announced a move that will bring its Kraft hea ...
    July 16, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • General Mills plans to close a facility in Illinois

    NEW YORK – General Mills says that it has tentatively decided to close an Illinois plant over the next few years, but will consult first with the unio ...
    July 16, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel names top aide to run Chicago's schools

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday selected his chief of staff to lead the city's struggling public schools as the district deals with b ...
    July 16, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Temporary budget, likely doomed, goes to Illinois governor

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers sent a stopgap budget plan Wednesday to Gov. Bruce Rauner, who likely will dismiss the one piece to emerge from a flu ...
    July 16, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Hastert attorney: Misconduct claims 'gorilla' in the room

    CHICAGO – Allegations of past sexual misconduct by former U.S. Speaker Dennis Hastert present a quandary for the defense in the high-profile hush-mone ...
    July 15, 2015 - 12:39 am
  • Ill. Senate budget-veto override in doubt; no decision yet

    SPRINGFIELD – Key Senate Democrats pressed for a vote on reversing Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget veto, suggesting Tuesday that any available hammer be li ...
    July 15, 2015 - 12:37 am
  • Replay live chat: State Rep. David McSweeney on Illinois budget

    The Northwest Herald will be hosting a live chat with state Rep. David McSweeney on the Illinois bu ...
    July 16, 2015 - 10:29 pm
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