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  • Kerry says no deal yet for 7-day truce in Gaza

    JERUSALEM – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that more work was needed to reach a deal between Israel and Hamas for a seven-day truce in ...
    July 26, 2014 - 9:03 am
  • Family splits $20M lottery win

    BEACHWOOD, N.J. – A lottery-playing tradition started by the matriarch of a large New Jersey shore family paid off for her 17 children this week when ...
    July 26, 2014 - 9:03 am
  • Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain

    WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – It’s been called a David vs. Goliath story, a “Tale of Two Arthurs” and even the “ultimate Greek tragedy,” but the character ...
    July 26, 2014 - 9:03 am
  • Pelvis pix victims must feel trauma to share $190M

    BALTIMORE – Thousands of women whose genitals might have been photographed during gynecological exams can share a $190 million settlement from Johns H ...
    July 26, 2014 - 9:03 am
  • Transcript shows concerns during Arizona execution

    FLORENCE, Ariz. – U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake was attending a ceremony for a judicial colleague when he received an urgent – and unusual – reques ...
    July 26, 2014 - 9:03 am
  • Taiwan crash survivor crawls away from scene, calls dad

    XIXI, Taiwan – The 10 survivors of Taiwan’s worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scramblin ...
    July 26, 2014 - 9:03 am
  • House votes to boost child tax credit

    WASHINGTON – More families with higher incomes could claim the popular child tax credit under a bill that won approval Friday in the House. But in a d ...
    July 26, 2014 - 9:03 am
  • Resumption of adoptions from Congo urged

    With the president of Congo coming to Washington for a U.S.-Africa summit, hundreds of frustrated American families are hoping he can be persuaded to ...
    July 26, 2014 - 9:03 am
  • Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others

    MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — A psychiatrist's patient ranted about a gun ban at a suburban medical complex before opening fire there, killing his caseworker and ...
    July 25, 2014 - 4:10 pm
  • Obama asks Central American leaders for help

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling Central American presidents that the United States and the wider region share responsibility to ad ...
    July 25, 2014 - 4:05 pm
  • Kudos for pension opt out

    To the Editor:What a breath of fresh air greeted readers with the headline, “Legislators opt out of ...
    July 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Where to reduce government

    To the Editor:State Rep. Jack Franks is pandering for votes claiming to be a reformer because anothe ...
    July 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Prevailing wage good policy

    To the Editor:On June 17, the McHenry County Board voted 13-10 against adopting the prevailing wage ...
    July 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Solutions over ideology

    To the Editor:With our state’s finances so badly strained, the top priority of all of our elected le ...
    July 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Hultgren’s voting record

    To the Editor: Congressman Randy Hultgren of Illinois’ 14th District is the only elected official in ...
    July 25, 2014 - 10:42 am
  • Population loss benefits

    To the Editor:Good for letter writer Stan Perrin (“Cause for celebration,” July 13) for pointing out ...
    July 24, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Not here for me

    To the Editor:A little over a month ago, I received a robo call from U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, endin ...
    July 24, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Fireworks paradox

    On June 27, on the Opinions page of the Northwest Herald, there was an editorial written by an editor, I presume, headlined “Remain safe this July 4th ...
    July 24, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Losing liberty

    To the Editor:The people of the U.S. are rushing to have their liberties taken away for the sake of ...
    July 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Shared sorrow

    To the Editor:Our family would like to thank the Crystal Lake Police Department, paramedics and the ...
    July 23, 2014 - 5:30 am

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