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  • From the Editor's Desk: Confessions of a Cubs-admiring White Sox fan

    Amid the glorious celebration of the 2016 Chicago Cubs season, there are those among us skulking in the shadows, not sure how to handle the explosion ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 11:39 pm
  • Watch: 'Madigan: Power, Privilege, Politics,' an Illinois Policy Institute documentary

    “Madigan: Power, Privilege, Politics” is an hourlong documentary about Michael Madigan’s rise to power and the influence he has wielded since becoming ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 6:55 pm
  • Miller: In politics, best laid plans often go awry

    Democratic House candidate John Bartman was appointed to the ballot in July when Rep. Jack Franks (D-Marengo) dropped out of the race to run for McHen ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 4:22 pm
  • From the Editor's Desk: NWHerald.com to stream Madigan documentary

    Michael Madigan is the most powerful state politician in Illinois. He arguably holds more power than any state lawmaker in the country.
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 9:49 am
  • Atwater: We can do better with drug abuse prevention

    Over the years, we have put a lot of energy into drug abuse prevention, and it sure doesn’t seem like there’s been a good return on investment.
    Oct. 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • The Back Forty: Halloween used to have more bite

    Listening to my kids describe putting their Halloween costumes together in detail was always sort of a Year in Review pop culture pop quiz for me. If ...
    Oct. 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: New dog learning to fit with new family

    We got a dog. Or, more accurately, a dog got us. He’s really the center of attention, and I’m not su ...
    Oct. 23, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • The Whole Nine Yards: Cooling another case of election-acid reflux

    The nice thing about a national election is that our nation’s hatred will be sliced in half the instant it’s over.
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 11:45 am
  • Penkava: The Nobel Prize is blowin’ in the wind

    Alfred Nobel was reading his newspaper one morning and came to the obituaries. Besides noting that ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 11:37 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Two-footed drivers travel among us

    Last week, a woman drove her vehicle through the front window at Buffalo Wild Wings in DeKalb, injuring three people and forcing the restaurant to clo ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Crystal Lake library supporters working hard to persuade voters

    If an advisory referendum that asks voters whether the city of Crystal Lake should borrow $30.1 million to replace its library fails, the library’s ar ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 12:44 am
  • Helfers: Credibility among reasons to be a chamber member

    Someone asked me the other day, why should they be a chamber member? My response was simple – why no ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • McSweeney: It’s time to halt educator post-retirement bonuses

    Property taxes remain one of the top concerns among Illinois citizens. Despite the outcry for property tax relief, though, little has been done to add ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Respect should be fundamental right for us all

    The queen of soul, Aretha Franklin, famously sang about “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” and the need for it, crooning that her man should “find out what it means.”
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • Editor's Desk: Don't stake personal relationships on Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton

    While a little passion for government is generally a good thing, the outright mania that takes place during a presidential election, particularly this ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 12:22 am
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