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  • 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
  • State Bank moves to dismiss Johnsburg’s lawsuit over improvements in subdivision

    JOHNSBURG – A year after receiving a promise from the State Bank president to extend the letter of credit issued to guarantee infrastructure improveme ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Sewer work to close Municipal Drive in McHenry on Friday

    McHENRY – Municipal Drive will be closed to through traffic Friday for sewer work. The new McHenry ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • McHenry Turkey Trot to raise money for hospice center

    McHENRY –A 5K held annually in memory of a McHenry resident who died of cancer three years ago will raise money for an area hospice center.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 5:38 pm
  • Crystal Lake man charged in 7-11 convenience store robberies

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Police have charged a Crystal Lake man for two robberies at the 7-11 at 19 Berkshire Drive.
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Obama to push early voting at Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn campaign rally in Chicago

    CHICAGO — President Barack Obama will urge people to vote early — and vote for Gov. Pat Quinn — during a stop in Chicago.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:45 am
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