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  • Penkava: The Jackson Pollock chimney conundrum

    I am a man of symmetry. A concrete sequential creature of order and balance and organization. The only exception to my need for spatial uniformity is ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 1:03 am
  • Berg: Food-stamp fraud, prevalence signs of a struggling Illinois

    Praise for the Clintons is sparse these days.But the 20th anniversary of the former president’s sign ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 12:28 pm
  • Editor's Desk: We're ready for prep football; are you?

    If you read Thursday’s edition, with our high school football season preview, you know we’ve been preparing for the return of prep football for a whil ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Hunt: Hillary Clinton is making her trust problem worse

    Hillary Clinton enjoys about a five-point polling lead over Donald Trump. One way to look at this is that it’s a margin, at this stage of a presidenti ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 3:07 pm
  • Editor's Desk: Crystal Lake Food Pantry to host 'mid-construction' open houses

    I wrote a couple of weeks ago about how embarrassed I was that a bin of nonperishable food had been sitting in my living room half the summer when I w ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 6:58 am
  • Helfers: Customers can be business' best marketers

    Are your customers your greatest marketing partners? Do your customers use social media to post positive comments or pictures related to your company? ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • Ponnuru: Welfare reform, the bipartisan success story

    Welfare reform may be the last great bipartisan success story. It was enacted in 1996 by a Republican Congress led by Newt Gingrich and by Democratic ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 9:28 am
  • Oliver: New school year offers new adventure for kids

    When I was growing up, the “Choose Your Own Adventure” book series was one of my favorites.Those of ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • Miller: Voters back governor's criminal justice reform

    You might think months of bipartisan cooperation on numerous criminal justice reform bills would make that particular topic off limits for partisan ca ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Editor's Desk: Big things this week for fans of Evan Jager, football

    This is a pretty big transition week for sports fans across McHenry County and elsewhere.The 2016 Su ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Sullivan: Communication is the key to interaction

    I recently took an enlightening and eye-opening Cultural Education and Communication seminar at the McHenry Government Center.
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 12:55 pm
  • Editor's desk: Learn how you can help at United Way campaign kickoff breakfast

    Social service agencies that rely significantly on the state of Illinois to fund programs that help Illinois’ most at-risk residents are in a precario ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 8:38 am
  • MCDH: Breastfeeding creates a healthier, smarter and more equal world

    How can we all play a part in making our world healthier, smarter and more equal? Support breastfeeding! August is National Breastfeeding Month, and t ...
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Stiemke: Volunteering requires some priority changes

    I was looking at what all I need to do this week. I’m trying to prioritize because so much is going on. There just isn’t enough time anymore. Between ...
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Disappointed I can't snap my fingers

    It’s a snap. If it were only so easy.I’ve lived my life with a deficiency. Well, the truth be told, ...
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
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