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  • Kirk: Keeping seniors safe from identity theft

    For 50 years, Medicare has been the bedrock our nation’s elderly has relied on for health security and safe, affordable health care in their senior ye ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • Letter: Townships should have say

    To the Editor:Regarding consolidation of townships, it seems to me McHenry County is putting the car ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Gene Lyons: Media chases Hillary, time and 'Times' again

    At the expense of pedantry, here’s how a serious newspaper covered an important story: “Tom Brady hearing transcript details judge’s comments to NFL, ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Scott Walker stands out

    To the Editor:Our northern friend Scott Walker is not the only successful Republican governor in thi ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Grateful for Bob Blazier

    To the Editor:On the occasion of naming the Chamber of Commerce building in honor of Bob Blazier thi ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Superintendent's bonus out of line

    To the Editor:I am a huge supporter of educators. My husband is a principal, and two of my three chi ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Townships a bargain

    To the Editor:Take a look at your tax bill. Go way down to the bottom. Right there, where it says Ts ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Become a donor

    To the Editor:I am a proud participant in the McHenry County Community Foundation Give 360 program. ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Task force falls short with results

    No answers and not much achieved.We probably should have expected such a disappointing result from t ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: U.S. and UK politics are mirror images

    LONDON – It’s remarkable how often British and American politics resemble each other; often only the accents differ.
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Detour: Route 31 access to Centegra – McHenry is closed this week

    • CHARLES MILLER ROAD: Medical Center Drive, the Route 31 entrance to Centegra Hospital – McHenry, is closed for concrete paving. Southbound Route 31 ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:48 am
  • Craver: It's time for the media to stop making mass shooters famous

    I won’t give the troubled man who shot two Virginia journalists on live TV last week the attention he so richly craved by using his name in this colum ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • Our View: Stay safe in school zones

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To safe ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Dvorak: She survived Katrina but lost her city

    It was 10 years ago that Lois Rice began counting down the rest of her life in the number of breaths that remained in those few inches of air between ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Bernstein: Five leading indicators for the 2016 presidential race

    Here are the five things I’m watching between now and Halloween in the 2016 presidential contest. Boo!
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
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