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  • 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
  • Foley case lays bare debate over paying ransom

    WASHINGTON – The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime U.S. and British refusal to negotiate with ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Term-limit backers seek state Supreme Court ruling

    CHICAGO – Republican Bruce Rauner and other supporters of political term limits asked the Illinois Supreme Court Thursday to jump into the debate abou ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Israel kills 3 Hamas military commanders in Gaza

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israel stepped up its campaign against Gaza’s ruling Hamas on Thursday, killing three of the group’s senior military commander ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Russian aid convoy advances toward Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine – Fierce fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Thursday in what appeared to be a last-gasp attempt by government troops to snatch back te ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Man charged in attack on Chicago teen gang recruit

    CHICAGO – A third person has been charged in connection with a brutal attack on a 15-year-old Chicago boy who refused to join a gang.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Police: Room disagreement preceded Bali killing

    BALI, Indonesia – Police investigating an American couple suspected of killing the woman’s mother at a resort hotel on Indonesia’s Bali island said Th ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Corrections

    The article “Convicted killer seeking parole,” which appeared on Page A1 of the Thursday, Aug. 21, edition of the Northwest Herald, requires a clarifi ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Chicago man charged with shooting girlfriend

    CHICAGO – A Chicago man is in jail after his girlfriend was shot in each of her legs during an argument.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Algonquin Western Bypass scheduled to open next week

    ALGONQUIN – Workers tested traffic signals Wednesday to make sure they function properly. Others checked that lane markers were set, road joints seale ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Missouri governor pulls National Guard from Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Many police killings, but only Ferguson explodes

    There was little violence after the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s killer last July. Peace prevailed when at least four other unarmed black males were ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Romney, Ryan reuniting at appearance in Chicago

    CHICAGO – Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, are reuniting in Chicago in their first joint public appearan ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Record drought saps honey production in California

    LOS BANOS, Calif. – California’s record drought hasn’t been sweet to honeybees, and it’s creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Leggee Elementary parents bemoan temporary classrooms

    HUNTLEY – Some Huntley parents during the School District 158 Board meeting Thursday bemoaned their fifth-graders' makeshift learning environment at L ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:48 pm
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