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  • From the Editor's Desk: My Crystal Lake Facebook group aims to be community bulletin board

    Social media has the power to connect people with the people, businesses, nonprofits and schools they care about.
    April 21, 2016 - 7:07 pm
  • Oliver: Get smart about money with Money Smart Week

    Money may make the world go around, but a lot of us are focused on just making ends meet. With all the uncertainty these days, it’s not surprising tha ...
    April 20, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Rubin: New York cannot save Donald Trump

    Unless there was a polling debacle or a turnout flop, Donald Trump won the GOP New York presidential primary handily Tuesday. He likely won more than ...
    April 19, 2016 - 4:54 pm
  • From the Editor's Desk: John Jacobson's tragic love affair with Hebron

    I won't pretend to know what's inside the head of every Hebron resident, but bet that John Jacobson is one of the only people who believes that his al ...
    April 20, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Miller: Cullerton's threat prompts progress

    “The governor has linked things together,” Senate President John Cullerton said at a speech to the City Club of Chicago in January. “We don’t have a b ...
    April 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Motorcyclists return to county roadways

    I was 18, driving home from my high school team’s soccer practice, when I moved from the right lane to the left. I’m not sure what I was thinking (or ...
    April 19, 2016 - 8:47 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Franks, McSweeney bills move forward

    The state of Illinois is in dire financial straits.If you live here and don’t know that, you’re eith ...
    April 18, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Peterson: The ins and outs of laundry tasks

    I make a point of making sure my white T-shirts are turned right side out when I take them off at the end of the day. Same goes for my socks.
    April 17, 2016 - 4:08 pm
  • Thomas: Congress still wasting taxpayers' money

    As the tax deadline approaches, it’s once again time to consider how the federal government wastes our money.
    April 17, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Schofield: Dirty campaigns keep good people from running for office

    As an elected official, I often am asked why more good people do not run for office. The answer is simple. We no longer live in an era where experienc ...
    April 17, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: The continuing saga of car pieces

    I really don’t get it. As a teenager, I was never into cars. I mean, sure, a brand new ’67 Ford Mustang was cool at the time, but budgetary restrictio ...
    April 16, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • Rivals should join forces to stump Trump

    Donald Trump is getting some unlikely assistance from his opponents in his uphill effort to win a majority of Republican presidential delegates. Texas ...
    April 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Operation Click helps save lives

    Congratulations to Marengo High School junior Cassidy Bowers and Harvard High School senior Katie Wright. The two McHenry County students were the luc ...
    April 15, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • Reeder: Illinois' system of mass incarceration isn't working

    When they let me out of prison, I held my head up highDetermined I would rise above the shameBut no ...
    April 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Finally time to enjoy McHenry County's great outdoors

    Here’s a refreshing headline readers of NWHerald.com might have noticed earlier this week: “McHenry County may be seeing temperatures hit 70s by end o ...
    April 13, 2016 - 11:45 pm
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