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  • Sullivan: Santa coming to Wonder Lake

    The Wonder Lake Chamber of Commerce’s annual Winter Wonder Walk will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 3 at the chamber office on Hancock Drive.
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 12:46 am
  • Styf: Transparency and fairness under President Trump

    Along the presidential campaign trail, when Donald Trump spoke of the reasons not to trust Hillary Clinton, many times it came back to emails, her pri ...
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 12:40 am
  • Peterson: Traumatized by packaged cheddar cheese

    My lunch, like a lot about me, is pretty predictable. But it’s easy. I don’t have to think about it.
    Nov. 12, 2016 - 9:54 pm
  • Sunstein: Don't expect the Supreme Court to change much

    <div class='p_News_text'>The Donald Trump presidency, coupled with the new Congress, is likely to pr ...
    Nov. 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Somewhere over the rainbow, blue W’s fly

    We are all dreamers. No, not the kind of dreams where your teeth are falling out and you can only move in slow motion and you’re being chased and you’ ...
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 10:57 pm
  • Piershale: What makes retirement accounts different?

    Retirement accounts like an IRA or a 401k plan are significantly different from your other assets and understanding these differences is the first ste ...
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Olson: What to tax next? How about pot

    So the election is over and now our state’s lawmakers presumably will set to figuring out what to do about Illinois’ sorry financial state.
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 12:54 am
  • Bates: Are you getting the most out of your chamber membership?

    Whether you are a member of McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce or another, this end-of-the-year check list will help you determine if you are using your ...
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 11:10 pm
  • From the Editor's Desk: GOP set to gain 4 seats in Illinois House, but is tax hike still coming?

    One item that flew under the radar Tuesday because of Donald Trump’s historic win is that Republicans appear to have picked up a net four seats in the ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • Reeder: Low point of election happened in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Some days I don’t know why anyone would want to run for public office.You’ll be lied a ...
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: ‘Wait until next year’ now has nice ring to it

    A week has passed, and I still feel the need to remind myself that the Chicago Cubs won the World Series.
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 1:46 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Vote Tuesday; back to work Wednesday

    The day almost everyone wanted in their rearview mirror is finally here.It’s Election Day, and while ...
    Nov. 8, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • Miller: Weaponized misogyny wraps up foulest campaign season ever

    The innocuous-looking mailer began arriving last Wednesday.Whoever sent it used plain, manila envelo ...
    Nov. 7, 2016 - 3:30 pm
  • From the Editor's Desk: Why this Indians fan is still suffering a Cubs hangover

    It’s Monday morning, and I’m still not quite over my Cubs hangover.Coming from an Indians fan, that’ ...
    Nov. 6, 2016 - 11:33 pm
  • Begalka: Devil in the details when confronting modern 'wagons'

    When McHenry County Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller presented a “state of the county” overview Friday morning before Huntley Chamber of Commerce member ...
    Nov. 6, 2016 - 11:46 pm
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