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  • Obama unveils new plan on birth control

    WASHINGTON – Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Mosque attack kills 64 in Iraq

    BAGHDAD – Gunmen attacked a Sunni mosque during Friday prayers and killed at least 64 people, prompting Sunni lawmakers to withdraw from talks on form ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • West condemns Russia over Ukraine convoy

    LUHANSK, Ukraine – Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated sharply on Friday as Moscow sent more than 130 trucks rolling across the border in wh ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • U.S. won't let borders hamper fight vs. extremists

    WASHINGTON – The United States has avoided military involvement in Syria’s three-year-civil war thus far. Faced with an Islamist extremist group makin ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?

    FERGUSON, Mo. – Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-o ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 3:57 pm
  • Obama offers new accommodations on birth control

    WASHINGTON – Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits ...
    UPDATED: Aug. 23, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Democrats reframe debate on health care

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an ele ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Ferguson fallout: A call for police 'body cams'

    NEW YORK – What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded?The fatal police shooting of the u ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:14 am
  • Dempsey hits Islamic militant 'end-of-days' vision

    WASHINGTON (AP) — America's top-ranked military officer says the surging Islamic State group has an "apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision" in the ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 7:14 am
  • American Ebola doc: ‘I am thrilled to be alive’

    ATLANTA – Calling it a “miraculous day,” an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses Thurs ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Corporate patriotism

    To the Editor:President Obama has coined a new phrase in his attempt to divide the nation even more ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Heritage Fair success

    To the Editor:Our 29th annual Heritage Fair in July was a huge success thanks to the efforts of our ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Square car show a hit

    To the Editor:A big thank you to all those who worked so hard to put on the Woodstock Square car sho ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Can’t believe Birthday Club

    To the Editor:Each Saturday, I cringe as I read the Neighbors section in the Northwest Herald, in pa ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Patriot Run success

    To the Editor:It was with extreme pleasure that the McHenry County Patriot Run committee put on the ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Park goes to dogs

    To the Editor:Lions Park is a beautiful place with swings, playground equipment and all the goodies ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Thank God for America

    To the Editor:America was created by peace loving men – predominantly Christians.Their goal was a na ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Gallery in the Garden thanks

    To the Editor:Gallery in the Garden just concluded it’s ninth and most successful year.Through it’s ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Illinois vs. Texas

    To the Editor:The Illinois governor is jogging on a nature trail with his dog and is attacked by a c ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Can’t ‘deal’ dogs

    To the Editor:I was encouraged to see that state Sen. Pam Althoff supported a recent measure, signed ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 5:30 am

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