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  • Berggren: Don't waste vacation days

    Visit McHenry County staff and board members joined hundreds of travel professionals at the Illinois Governor’s Conference on Tourism held in Chicago ...
    UPDATED: March 5, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Stiemke: Fifth year for Human Race is on the horizon

    The McHenry County Human Race is coming up on year five. It is hard to believe we are here already.B ...
    March 5, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Reeder: Demonstrators aren’t doing themselves any favors

    MADISON, Wis. – It’s not every day I interview someone dressed in nothing but bright red long johns and a medieval Viking helmet standing in the middl ...
    March 5, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Letter: Class ranks

    To the Editor:On Feb. 25 you published a letter from Scott Siman that opposed the elimination of cla ...
    March 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Guest view: At 150 years old, regional superintendents are energized

    This year marks an important anniversary for our nation – 150 years since the end of the Civil War and the untimely death of Abraham Lincoln, the pres ...
    March 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Figure skating listings

    To the Editor:The sports section of the Northwest Herald prints sporting events for everything – kid ...
    March 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Tired of drug house

    To the Editor:Wonder Lake living is often thought of as rough, disobedient and rebellious.I moved he ...
    March 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Can you hear the buzz? It’s spelling bee time

    For most of us, words are a series of letters arranged to convey a particular meaning. For some of u ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Petri: Some more damaging Bill O'Reilly scandals

    This is not the Bill O’Reilly scandal we were looking for.Attacking O’Reilly for being insufficientl ...
    March 3, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Teen dating abuse awareness

    To the Editor:When addressing domestic violence, most people focus solely on adult relationships.Unf ...
    March 3, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Spelling bee survives time

    Not too many traditions of early 1900s country schoolhouses remain in the 21st century.Students in a ...
    March 3, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Give us GMO choice

    To the Editor:As a small business owner in Barrington, I’ve operated Ambrosia Patisserie for 25 year ...
    March 3, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Gov. Bruce Rauner's rookie mistake could lead to gridlock

    A rookie mistake has led to some big problems.House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President Joh ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Letter: High horse

    To the Editor:Yes, Mr. President, I do feel morally superior to marauding Muslim cowards who would s ...
    Feb. 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Brazile: A Republican revolution: Let's increase taxes, fees

    Outside the Beltway surrounding Washington, D.C., a surprising trend is occurring of Republican governors supporting tax increases.
    Feb. 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
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