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  • Editor's Desk: Sick man needs place to hide

    Sometimes I miss the last house I owned.It was in Cary, a town comparable to Sycamore, where I live ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 1:08 am
  • Bates: McHenry chamber celebrates veterans, announces board of directors

    Veterans Day has come and gone. Having family from the Revolutionary War and onward who have served this country, Veterans Day has great significance ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 1:06 am
  • Chicago shows how to save money on health care

    It may not seem obvious from news reports, but health care costs in the U.S. have been growing remarkably slowly. Among the many forces that have caus ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Now’s the time to recall winter driving tricks

    The first big snowfall of the season usually is a welcome one. After all, all of that white stuff on the ground is downright picturesque.
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:43 am
  • Big threat on campus isn’t political correctness

    Robert P. George and Cornel West, both professors at Princeton, are a political odd couple. George is outspokenly conservative while West has been co- ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Editor's Desk: Jack Franks takes collaborative approach as McHenry County Board chairman

    Jack Franks appears to be taking the responsible approach as he is set to be sworn in Monday as the McHenry County Board’s first popularly elected cha ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 1:09 am
  • Berg: This bill kills tax hikes

    No one spends your money like you do.Of course, Illinoisans are stuck with politicians deciding how ...
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Pie shortfalls can be overcome

    You can have your turkey and stuffing, but what is Thanksgiving or the holidays without pumpkin pie?
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:36 pm
  • Steimke: How to navigate charity giving

    This last week I had seven requests for donations in my mailbox. On Giving Tuesday, my inbox and social media were loaded with requests.
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • Penkava: Behind the alleys at the King Pin Lanes

    I only knew his first name. Carl. He was the guy you had to see if you wanted to be a pinboy at King Pin Lanes in Fox River Grove.
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • Feldman: Trump's anti-regulation era has already begun

    When a federal judge in Texas last week froze a regulation extending overtime pay to thousands of workers, the holding had an extra sting. The hit to ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 4:15 pm
  • Editor's Desk: Thanks to Lou Bianchi for his public service to McHenry County

    I extend a thank you and happy retirement today to Lou Bianchi, whose three terms and 12 years serving as McHenry County state's attorney officially h ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 1:26 am
  • Reeder: Electoral College like the 3-point rule

    AMES, Iowa – I remember watching my older brother, Danny, dribbling down the court and me wiggling uncomfortably in the bleachers, staring at my blue ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:18 pm
  • Hafner: Americans don't sleep enough, and it's costing us $411 billion

    Myriad business executives and heads of state have said they get by on little to no sleep. President Barack Obama told Vanity Fair in 2012 that he did ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 1:10 pm
  • From the Editor's Desk: Don't retire these Christmas song classics

    Crabby Editor Eric Olson used this space on Monday to bemoan all of the Christmas songs he wishes would just go away – holiday tunes he claims should ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 1:01 am
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