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  • Advocate Good Shepherd's ICU in Barrington earns award from nurses' group

    BARRINGTON – The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses recently awarded the intensive care unit at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital with a gold- ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 2:29 pm
  • Holiday Hills shooting suspect caught; McHenry County deputies recovering

    HOLIDAY HILLS – A near 16-hour manhunt Thursday for a Holiday Hills man who allegedly shot and wounded two sheriff deputies ended with the help of res ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 1:36 pm
  • Arkansas high court strikes down voter ID law

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas’ highest court on Wednesday struck down a state law that requires voters to show photo identification before casting a ba ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:22 am
  • Naperville man charged after 5-hour standoff with police in Bartlett

    BARTLETT – A man who barricaded himself inside a Bartlett pasta manufacturing plant where he worked as a security guard has been charged with several ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:20 am
  • Chicago woman fired for throwing knife files lawsuit

    CHICAGO – A Chicago woman who contends she didn’t deserve to be fired from her job at a fried chicken restaurant for throwing a bread knife at an unru ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:19 am
  • Shire: AbbVie should proceed with $55B acquisition

    The drugmaker Shire wants AbbVie to stick with its roughly $55 billion acquisition bid, and it is reminding its U.S. counterpart of the hefty breakup ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Illinois health department plans Ebola hotline

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois health officials plan to launch a hotline to answer the public’s questions about Ebola.
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • McHenry County Mental Health Board taps new executive director

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A familiar face to the county mental health community will take the reins of the McHenry County Mental Health Board.
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 4:38 pm
  • McHenry County Board approves Unified Development Ordinance in 16-2 vote

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board approved its Unified Development Ordinance, ending a process that began almost four years and 128 meetings and he ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • McHenry County Board candidates address residents at League of Women Voters forum

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Ten candidates for the McHenry County Board participated in a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters at McHenry County College on W ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, crime victims push assault weapons ban

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Pat Quinn drew on the support of families of victims of gun violence Wednesday to push for a ban on assault weapons during his re-e ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • McHenry County undersheriff at internal documents trial: I showed personnel report to journalist

    WOODSTOCK – In his own testimony, Undersheriff Andrew Zinke said he showed a former Northwest Herald reporter documents relative to his internal inves ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • McHenry County supporters speak out against SEDOM closing at board meeting, rally (with video)

    WOODSTOCK – Connie Castillo of Wonder Lake said her 17-year-old may never attend another school dance after this year.
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:17 am
  • Spring Grove Hatchery Park ready for trout season

    SPRING GROVE – The trout fishing season starts Saturday in Illinois. Spring Grove Hatchery Park, 231 ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 5:34 pm
  • Thornton's gas station planned in Algonquin's east end

    ALGONQUIN – Developers are proposing a Thornton’s gas station on a little more than 2.5 acres of land on the northwest corner of Compton Drive and Eas ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:16 am
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