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  • Oliver: Preparing for tornadoes should be rite of spring

    Since we live in Illinois, we should be used to the chaotic weather changes that always seem to accompany what we call spring. So it’s not surprising ...
    May 3, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • From the Editor's Desk: After April's 'average' temps, May's look better

    I was left a bit dumbstruck when I checked my inbox Tuesday morning and saw an email with this slug: “Weather was average for April in Illinois.”
    May 3, 2016 - 11:29 pm
  • Miller: How Mah became Illinois' likely first Asian-American legislator

    Theresa Mah (D-Chicago) was never given much of a chance at winning the 2nd House District Democratic primary race on March 15 against a well-known po ...
    May 3, 2016 - 7:40 am
  • Our view: Progressive tax a jobs killer

    The Illinois House could vote as early as today on a constitutional amendment to create a new, graduated income tax system that would be a disaster fo ...
    May 3, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Letter: Love for dandelions

    To the Editor:I love dandelions. That is probably an inflammatory remark to make in suburbia, the la ...
    May 3, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: How to make America great again

    To the Editor:Steps to return America to greatness; individual steps not necessarily in this sequenc ...
    May 3, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Stiemke: More than $77K raised at McHenry County Human Race

    The sixth annual McHenry County Human Race on April 24 was a great example of how individuals in this county care for one another.
    May 3, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Plenty of options locally for Mother's Day

    I admit to being the kind of person who often forgets dates of special occasions.Not my and my wife’ ...
    May 3, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • Letter: Old tricks are back

    To the Editor:This letter is in response to Sunday's letter, "Decrease County Board Size". It seems ...
    May 2, 2016 - 9:53 am
  • Carlson: Cruz picks dream team but can't escape reality

    What a day: On Wednesday, we got to see Texas Sen. Ted Cruz introduce his imaginary friend and vice-presidential pick, Carly Fiorina, to jump-start hi ...
    April 2, 2016 - 7:30 am
  • Bates: Pricing tips for local innovators developing new products

    Developing a new product that will change the world? Congratulations, you innovator, you!Those who h ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • McCaleb: Stevenson synonymous with McHenry County sports

    “Everyone knows Joe.”Northwest Herald sportswriter Mike DeFabo wrote those words in a Saturday story ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:39 am
  • On Campus: McHenry grad Mikaela Mitsch leaving a legacy at Heidelberg Unversity

    Mikaela Mitsch prides herself on honesty. “If I think something, you’ll probably hear it,” said Mits ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:40 am
  • Our view: Illinois should end statute of limitations on child sex abuse cases

    Federal Judge Thomas M. Durkin did not mince words last week in sentencing former U.S. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert to a 15-month jail term in ...
    April 1, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Seek the truth

    To the Editor:Our country is wandering. The ability to discern what’s right and wrong is absent. Rig ...
    April 1, 2016 - 5:30 am
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