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  • Kudos for pension opt out

    To the Editor:What a breath of fresh air greeted readers with the headline, “Legislators opt out of ...
    July 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Woodstock chef cooks up victory

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To Scot ...
    July 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Where to reduce government

    To the Editor:State Rep. Jack Franks is pandering for votes claiming to be a reformer because anothe ...
    July 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Spending shift could help Illinois

    Incremental change doesn’t make headlines, but it can make a big difference over time. Cut out sweet ...
    July 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Prevailing wage good policy

    To the Editor:On June 17, the McHenry County Board voted 13-10 against adopting the prevailing wage ...
    July 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Solutions over ideology

    To the Editor:With our state’s finances so badly strained, the top priority of all of our elected le ...
    July 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Hultgren’s voting record

    To the Editor: Congressman Randy Hultgren of Illinois’ 14th District is the only elected official in ...
    July 25, 2014 - 10:42 am
  • Population loss benefits

    To the Editor:Good for letter writer Stan Perrin (“Cause for celebration,” July 13) for pointing out ...
    July 24, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Richmond reaction was correct

    We’ve said it before, but perception often is reality when it comes to government.That’s especially ...
    July 24, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Not here for me

    To the Editor:A little over a month ago, I received a robo call from U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, endin ...
    July 24, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Fireworks paradox

    On June 27, on the Opinions page of the Northwest Herald, there was an editorial written by an editor, I presume, headlined “Remain safe this July 4th ...
    July 24, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: Illinois can learn from Texan example

    PORT ISABEL, TEXAS – I like to eat at blue-collar diners and cafés, particularly when I’m on vacation.
    July 24, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Losing liberty

    To the Editor:The people of the U.S. are rushing to have their liberties taken away for the sake of ...
    July 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Shared sorrow

    To the Editor:Our family would like to thank the Crystal Lake Police Department, paramedics and the ...
    July 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Legislation enhances water safety

    July 28, 2012, is a date that is burned into state Sen. Julie Morrison’s memory. On that day, her 10 ...
    July 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
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