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  • Peterson: Columnist comfortable in stone age of texting

    Text messaging is replacing the good, old telephone call where you actually are forced to speak to a person.
    Sept. 25, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Bernstein: Robert Downey Jr. honors the American Way

    Let’s talk celebrities and politics. Joss Whedon (creator of the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” TV show and director of the two blockbuster “Avengers” mov ...
    Sept. 25, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Don’t base your vote on the debates

    As the first of three scheduled presidential debates approaches, we’re about to go through what’s become a quadrennial misconception about how to choo ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Son No. 1 needs CliffsNotes of my columns

    I don’t think of myself as some kind of highbrow writer. Once in a while I may muster up a convocation of a few multisyllabic words or engage in an al ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • Helfers: Marengo-Union Chamber fall calendar fills up

    Fall officially has arrived, and excitement is in the crisp air with all the upcoming chamber events. Please be sure to check our website for the late ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 12:24 am
  • Editor's Desk: Sage invests in McHenry County, its workers

    I mentioned earlier this week that members of the Northwest Herald’s Editorial Board have been meeting with candidates in contested races of local int ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 12:24 am
  • Berg: A bright spot in criminal justice reform

    Not much is going right in Illinois.It’s home to the worst population loss in the Midwest, the worst ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 2:19 pm
  • Editor's Desk: Help your community, support United Way

    The bad news is, the state of Illinois is so fiscally messed up that it fails to pay the nonprofit agencies that provide vital services to our most at ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 12:45 am
  • Letter: Sandack's self-inflicted wounds

    SPRINGFIELD – Sometimes smart people do really stupid things.And sometimes good people do things the ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Democrats may have something to worry about

    The Republicans have been saying behind the scenes they have put four Democratic state senators “on the bubble” – Tom Cullerton in Du-Page County, Mel ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 2:18 pm
  • Editor's desk: Election preparation process underway

    Members of Northwest Herald’s Editorial Board on Monday began their meetings with candidates who will appear in contested races in the November electi ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 1:14 am
  • Editor's Desk: Consider running for local office

    Complaining about the way things are is easy.Taxes are too high. The roads are too congested. The fo ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 8:50 am
  • Atwater: Few role models for families in recovery

    Mr. Atwater: I’ve read about all there is to read about the symptoms of addiction. I’ve read about how alcoholism and drug addiction affect the user a ...
    Sept. 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • MCDH: Emergency preparedness starts at home

    Have you heard the expression, “Hope for the best, but plan for the worst?” Most of us practice this daily.
    Sept. 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Carter: If you hate negative ads, vote third party

    So you don’t like either candidate in this year’s presidential contest, but you’re afraid if you support a third party you’ll be wasting your vote? Re ...
    Sept. 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
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