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  • Ponnuru: Why Obama should not apologize for Hiroshima

    Barack Obama will be the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, a prospect that has set off arguments about whether he should apologize for ...
    May 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Joan Oliver: Report takes aim at enduring problem of bullying

    More than 30 years has passed since the worst of the taunts, since the worst of the relentless torture of my junior high school days.
    May 18, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Sorry folks, brutal TSA lines. Moose out front should have told ya

    While I always loved Chevy Chase’s original “Vacation,” the real appreciation began after I became a dad who dragged his family across the country for ...
    May 18, 2016 - 10:36 am
  • Miller: Hard line may further complicate school funding reform

    We saw some examples last week of why school funding reform is so difficult to accomplish in Illinois.
    May 17, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: McHenry County to see new House representatives

    The ripple effects of state Rep. Jack Franks’ decision to run for chairman of the McHenry County Board instead of another term in the General Assembly ...
    May 16, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Berg: How Illinois politicians pick their voters

    Springfield saw the arrival of a curious contraption recently.Outside the Illinois State Board of El ...
    May 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Editor's Desk: Generosity evident at SleepOut for Shelter

    McHenry County’s generosity continues to amaze me.And for this weekend’s generosity at the SleepOut ...
    May 16, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • Peterson: The dentist chair: 'Is is safe?'

    You put a lot of trust into dentists because they can make exquisite pain if they aren’t careful.Any ...
    May 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: A shadow cabinet for Trump

    Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has broken just about every political rule and precedent this election cycle, so what d ...
    May 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: A diagonal parker in a parallel universe

    I like cars. I like driving cars. I like driving cars to places to eat, like Arby’s. I like driving cars to places to eat like Arby’s and then getting ...
    May 13, 2016 - 11:36 pm
  • From the Editor's Desk: Rep. Jack Franks to run for County Board chair?

    There is widespread speculation that state Rep. Jack Franks will be the candidate that McHenry County Democrats caucus in Sunday to run against Republ ...
    May 13, 2016 - 6:49 am
  • McCaleb: With spring comes McHenry County construction season

    Two items in particular caught my attention at NWHerald.com Wednesday afternoon."McHenry police: Avo ...
    May 12, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Ponnuru: What Trump must overcome to beat Clinton

    In the past four presidential elections, the Republican nominee has never won less than 90 percent of the Republican vote. Republicans won the popular ...
    May 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Brain’s ‘games’ turn into battle royale

    No one said dealing with dementia was going to be easy. Of course, no amount of reading about it really prepares one for the moving-target quality of ...
    May 11, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: It's May, must be time for ... football?

    It’s mid-May.The Cubs and White Sox own the best records in their respective leagues and could be on ...
    May 11, 2016 - 12:08 am
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