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  • Editor's Desk: A reminder of the importance of local news

    This is for Bob from McHenry.Bob called me Wednesday to tell me that he doesn’t care about parking m ...
    March 10, 2017 - 1:04 am
  • Oliver: Now's a good time to get ready for tornado season

    The nightmare is almost always the same. I am standing at the front door of my childhood home along Draper Road outside McHenry.
    March 7, 2017 - 11:54 pm
  • Stiemke: March madness starting for McHenry County Human Race

    Every March my family starts emailing about choosing teams for March Madness.I love watching the ema ...
    March 7, 2017 - 12:15 am
  • Begalka: Richmond has stories worth telling

    John Shiel has become enamored with a town he worked near for years but never lived in.But he believ ...
    March 6, 2017 - 1:10 am
  • Editor's Desk: Trump, anti-Trump supporters coexist on Woodstock Square peacefully

    WOODSTOCK – It's a place for farmers markets, town festivals, even weddings. Occasionally a haven for prognosticating groundhogs, but on a cool, sunny ...
    March 6, 2017 - 1:09 am
  • Penkava: Family fun and the dollhouse money pit

    Family projects can be tons of fun. And then again, they can be as delightful as building a canal in a yellow fever-infested jungle in Panama.
    March 4, 2017 - 12:17 am
  • Miller: Trump style doesn't work elsewhere

    If you’re running for office anytime soon, or if you currently hold office or are a “public figure,” please try to keep one thing in mind: So far, the ...
    March 1, 2017 - 9:04 am
  • Oliver: Spelling prowess to be on display at McHenry County bee

    In middle schools, junior highs and elementary schools all across the nation, a rite of spring is taking place. 
    March 1, 2017 - 12:27 am
  • Reeder: There isn't 'more' for state employees

    SPRINGFIELD – Last week, when I heard that members of state government’s largest union voted to authorize a strike, I just shook my head and wondered, ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 11:10 pm
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