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  • Editor's Desk: Partisan battle over limp referendum in McHenry County is tedious

    If you work in the news business, you spend a fair amount of time listening to bias complaints. Comes with the gig. Don’t like bias complaints? Go sel ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:46 am
  • Miller: Dems 'defensive,' 'joyless' in picking Madigan again

    If I had to choose a word to describe the Democrats' nominating speeches for House Speaker Michael Madigan's re-election last week, it would be either ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:19 pm
  • Wilkinson: Donald Trump buries Paul Ryan under expensive promises

    “Pick a Republican with enough working digits to handle a pen to become president of the United States,” Grover Norquist advised in 2012.
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 2:54 pm
  • Reeder: Illinoisans deserve better budget ideas

    SPRINGFIELD – For a few minutes earlier this month, I received a dollop of hope when word trickled out of the statehouse that the Republican and Democ ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Editor's Desk: Congratulations on generous holiday donations, McHenry County

    Congratulations to McHenry County residents for stepping up this past holiday season and giving back to the community.
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 12:30 am
  • Oliver: Could we please see another golden age of musicals?

    Is anyone else excited about the awards season success the film “La La Land” seems to be having? Could this mean a renaissance of sorts for Hollywood ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 12:25 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Fearing future wedding bills

    It’s weekends like this past one that make me realize that I have daughters, and that they won’t be little girls forever.
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 10:52 pm
  • Dave Says: To be unclear is to be unkind

    Dear Dave,My friend and I are roommates, and we’ve always had an agreement that we split each of the ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 12:26 pm
  • Helfers: Marengo-Union Chamber off to busy start in 2017

    Happy New Year! We all make New Year’s resolutions, whether we write them down or not. Subconsciously, we all want each year to be better than the las ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 2:20 am
  • your LLC in place

    Dear Dave: My wife and I are debt-free, plus she has a business giving music lessons. We formed an LLC last year when she had several students and was ...
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Keeping track of the future via pocket

    I went in for a physical the other morning, and I am happy to report I passed the test.You never kno ...
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Cowen: Sometimes the people need to call in the experts

    William F. Buckley famously said he would rather be ruled by the first 2,000 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than by the faculty of Ha ...
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Tales from the supermarket express lines

    I thought the word “express” meant fast, like Pony Express fast, where small, wiry cowboys rode baby horses across the Great Plains in the Old West’s ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 12:15 am
  • Stewart: Understanding Changes to Illinois’ Right to Privacy Act

    The Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act was amended, effective Jan. 1, 2017, to broaden the scope of what an employer may not access or request from ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 11:49 am
  • Editor's Desk: 'Life is good in Fox River Grove,' village president says

    Bob Nunamaker is excited about what’s going on in Fox River Grove, and for good reason.The Fox River ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 1:01 am
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