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  • Penkava: A miracle on ice that melts your heart

    In the National Hockey League they are called enforcers. When a teammate is a victim of a dirty or especially violent play, these intimidators respond ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:19 pm
  • From the Editor's Desk: Yes, I'm a Denver Broncos fan

    Ever since 1986, I’ve been a Denver Broncos fan.My dad – an avid Bears fan – tells people he did a p ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 1:18 pm
  • Hunt: From steadfast Iowa to contrarian New Hampshire

    Strong showings in the Iowa caucuses by Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio sent them roaring into next week’s Republican presidential primary in New Hampshire w ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 11:38 pm
  • Reeder: State politicians just bad-check writers

    I never have understood people who deliberately will write a bad check.Please note I said deliberate ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Tweet begs professionlism question

    I was scrolling through my Twitter timeline Wednesday afternoon when a photo caught my eye.It was at ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 12:56 am
  • Bernstein: Iowa narrows the presidential field

    Iowa doesn’t pick nominees. It eliminates candidates.Sometimes that happens quickly: On Monday night ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Should we be endorsing candidates?

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board began endorsement interviews Tuesday for races we’ll be endorsing in the March 15 primary.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:52 am
  • Miller: Gov. Bruce Rauner dropping 'Gs' to be himself

    Every time Gov. Bruce Rauner gives a major speech, social media (and even mass media) lights him up over the way he drops his “Gs” at the end of words ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Addressing some of your feedback

    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. We asked for feedback on the new-look Northwest Herald, and our dedicated readers delivered.
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • From the editor's desk: Send us feedback on our new look

    By now, you are either cursing me from your breakfast table over the new-look Northwest Herald, or you are praising us from inside a Metra train heade ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Gene Lyons: Hillary Clinton is the only capable candidate

    In my estimation, there’s only one presidential candidate in 2016 fully capable of doing the job, and she’s anything but a natural.
    Jan. 1, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: With Iran, it's strictly business

    For anyone whose knowledge of history extends beyond the current season of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” or the latest instant replay of an NFL ga ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Schaumburg: Changes in store for Northwest Herald

    It’s not labeled as such, but today’s print edition of the Northwest Herald is a keepsake.That’s bec ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 10:45 pm
  • Bershidsky: Don't rule out an Iowa caucuses surprise

    J. Ann Selzer, who has conducted polling on the Iowa caucuses since 1988, said the contests almost always yield surprises.
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: The man who killed the planet Pluto

    Ah, the good ol’ days. You know, when the world was flat. When sickness was caused by guilt-ridden fairies floating in our bloodstream. When lead coul ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 11:56 pm
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