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  • Letter: Gaming a threat to Marengo

    To the Editor:I was very disappointed to read the article in the Nov. 15 edition of the Northwest He ...
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: God is everywhere

    To the Editor:In response to Alex Lewandowski’s Nov. 12 letter. Alex made the statement, “Did we nee ...
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Teaching hate

    “You’ve got to be taught to hate...” (Oscar Hammerstein, “South Pacific”)The murder on Tuesday of fi ...
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Hebron power must be checked

    The village of Hebron’s struggles with leadership continue. This should surprise no one, particularly not the people of Hebron.
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Thank you from veterans

    To the Editor: I would like to thank Crystal Lake South High School and all of the people involved i ...
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Excellent Veterans Day program

    To the Editor:It is with great pride that I commend Crystal Lake South High School on its excellent ...
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Schaumburg: Open your wallet for public documents

    State Sen. Kimberly Lightford, a Maywood Democrat, is working hard to get the state’s minimum wage increased during this fall’s veto session in Spring ...
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • Guest View: County Board grant revote was pandering at its worst

    The Affordable Care Act has many issues troubling citizens and local governments throughout the country.
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Poppy sales thanks

    To the Editor:VFW Post 12014 in Crystal Lake would like to thank all of the people who made donation ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Dispute leads to icy conditions

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs down: To th ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Skeptical of board makeup

    To the Editor:Congratulations to the people of McHenry County. By opting for 100 percent Republican ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Giving thanks

    To the Editor:On May 25, our 25-year-old daughter was working out at Charter Fitness in Crystal Lake ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Of comets and ‘Gilmore Girls’

    What were you doing on Tuesday, March 2, 2004? The only thing I can recall from back then was watching “Gilmore Girls” on Tuesday nights with my wife. ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Hunt: Coming Obamacare battle has risk for all sides

    WASHINGTON – As President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans profess to search for common ground, both sides are lobbing grenades: the preside ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Trio deserves gratitude

    Dec. 1 will mark the end of the tenure of three longtime countywide elected officials.Sheriff Keith ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 5:30 am
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