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  • 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
  • Letter: Trench mouth

    To the Editor:What used to be a disease is now described as presidential rhetoric.Banal narcissism l ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Herald supports boondoggle

    To the Editor:The Northwest Herald recently endorsed using taxpayer money to pay more than $400 a pa ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Too cold, too soon, too long

    It was the day after Veterans Day, Nov. 12, when I broke out the winter coat. Egad.The temperature w ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Guest View: Casciaro family questions unfair to innocent man

    Pete DePierro, who worked in the butcher’s department, was the last person to see Brian Carrick alive at the store. He was clear he saw Carrick argue ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Help Harvest drive

    To the Editor:I am very honored to be a member of the Crystal Lake business community for a variety ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Happy days at gas pumps

    The price of gasoline is a lot like the weather.Temperatures go up, they go down, weather extremes s ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: More sportsmanship needed in politics

    SPRINGFIELD – I recently watched my 9-year-old daughter, Gracie, shake hands with her opponents after a tough loss on the basketball court.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Letter: Furious at school board

    This is in regard to the dilemma that has occurred between the District 155 School Board, the city of Crystal Lake and the three neighbors effected by ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Unfaithfully executing the law

    President Obama is soon expected to issue an executive order that would make it possible for some illegal immigrants, many of whom are the parents of ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: We salute former U.S. Rep. Evans

    The recent death of former U.S. Rep. Lane Evans brought sadness across the state.Evans, of East Moli ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Real voter fraud

    We teachers would wear “I voted” pins and talk about the civic duty to vote with our students – we wished to model and teach the importance of voting ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Who will win this battle of wills?

    An epic battle of wills is being waged in the Oliver household these days.Happily, I have nothing to ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Letter: Don't blame Low

    To the Editor:A recent letter printed on this page absurdly criticized Mayor Sue Low for the impendi ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 5:30 am
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