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  • 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
  • Hunt: Iowans give Hillary Clinton their (polite) applause

    The challenge facing Hillary Clinton’s well-oiled presidential campaign was on display Wednesday at the Fun and Family Bowling Alley in Adel, Iowa: en ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: 'Crackpot' idea for Illinois: Elected officials should resign

    I try not to be a crackpot, yet the older you get, the more likely it is bound to happen against your best intentions.
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • Ponnuru: Ted Cruz-hating Republicans need a reality check

    Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.This sound aphorism ma ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: Civil forfeiture a government money grab

    SPRINGFIELD – “It’s not the job of a police department to make money. It’s our job to enforce the law.”
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 10:53 pm
  • Thomas: No Trump!

    When the publisher of National Review Magazine, Jack Fowler, called and asked me to write 300 words on why I oppose Donald Trump for president of the ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Oliver: Maybe there’s hope for (semi) picky eaters

    Lately I’ve been having a hankering for a Reuben sandwich.This is not exactly an earth-shattering ad ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 10:46 pm
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