• Settlement reached in jail suicide lawsuit

    A report dated March 14, 2005, gave insight into Hassiba Belbachir’s mental state while the Algerian-born asylum seeker was detained at the McHenry Co ...
    April 12, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Two finalists remain in D-300 superintendent search

    CARPENTERSVILLE – District 300 board members are close to naming the next superintendent to lead the sixth largest school district in Illinois.
    April 12, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • District 15 plans summer work at 3 schools

    McHENRY – School District 15 is lining up its summer construction projects.Work will take place at t ...
    April 13, 2014 - 8:56 am
  • Huntley, others receive ITEP grants for bike projects

    HUNTLEY – The state will grant Huntley $1.1 million to build a multi-use path that would allow runners and bicyclists to safely navigate Route 47.
    April 12, 2014 - 5:37 pm
  • A year after bombing, Boston and its people heal

    BOSTON (AP) — Every time Roseann Sdoia comes home, she must climb 18 steps — six stairs into the building, 12 more to her apartment. It is an old buil ...
    April 12, 2014 - 1:01 pm
  • Calif. Democrats walk middle path in health debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Ami Bera has been making a habit lately of bucking his own president and voting with the Republican majority in the ...
    April 12, 2014 - 12:58 pm
  • Bill would alert travelers about passport checks

    CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk wants the federal government to alert American air travelers about which airports around the world are failing to r ...
    April 12, 2014 - 12:57 pm
  • Submitted photos: Hailstorm hits McHenry County

    Submitted photos from McHenry County thunderstorm. Have a photo you'd like to add? Tweet them to @nwherald.
    April 13, 2014 - 7:54 am
  • Spring storm brings heavy rain, hail

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Spring weather made a comeback Saturday, sprinkling the McHenry County area with hail in the morning and possibly leading to heavy rain ...
    April 12, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • U.N. climate report balances science and politics

    BERLIN (AP) — After racing against the clock in an all-night session, the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change was putting the final touches Saturday ...
    April 12, 2014 - 9:07 am
  • Crystal Lake Little Leagues scramble to prepare fields

    There’s a landscape crew sculpting the edges of a nearby ball field –defining the lines between dirt and deadened grass –when Scott Mackeben pops ou ...
    April 14, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Quinn, Rauner spar on education in first 2014 campaign meeting

    CHICAGO – Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican businessman Bruce Rauner held little back in their first meeting of the 2014 campaign, with Rauner ...
    April 12, 2014 - 12:57 am
  • Judge orders ankle bracelet for tuberculosis patient

    CHAMPAIGN – A judge in central Illinois ordered an uncooperative patient with infectious tuberculosis to remain in his home and allowed public health ...
    April 12, 2014 - 12:57 am
  • Illinois House defeats 'conversion therapy' ban

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers voted down a bill banning so-called conversion therapy aimed at changing the sexual orientation of gay youth.
    April 12, 2014 - 12:56 am
  • Illinois Senate approves ban on ticket quotas

    SPRINGFIELD – Legislation that would ban police departments from issuing quotas on tickets has been approved in the Illinois Senate.
    April 12, 2014 - 12:57 am
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