Opinion

  • From the Editor's Desk: We've made some adjustments

    Changes to our changes can be found in today’s Northwest Herald.You spoke, and we listened, so we ar ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 12:24 am
  • Letter: Rauner uses showdowns

    To the Editor:Bruce Rauner is no friend. Rauner is no governor. Rauner, during the campaign, announc ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Schofield for state representative

    To the Editor:Carolyn Schofield and I were members of the committee that drafted the Unified Develop ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: The failure of multiculturalism

    Just as radar warns of approaching storms, so does the flood of migrants entering Europe warn us of a deluge yet to come, not only for Europeans, if t ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Value help over handcuffs

    When officers arrive at a scene responding to a call, there is a gulf to be bridged as they assess the situation and determine the appropriate way to ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Kenneally exceptional choice

    To the Editor:Voters in McHenry County have an exceptional candidate running for state’s attorney.He ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Search for seamless background music continues

    All I want is a little soothing background music. Is that asking too much?And I had it set up on my ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Letter: Time to end political dynasties

    To the Editor:I am just a mom with a wonderful husband and three beautiful kids who is sick and tire ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Rae best in District 6

    To the Editor:County Board candidate Preston Rae is the best choice to represent us in District 6.He ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Carlson: Iowa is over; now it gets interesting

    That this is a year when everything is up for grabs was confirmed Monday night in Iowa, with two almost equally unacceptable outsiders – Sen. Ted Cruz ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Candidates forums inform voters

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To the ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: 'Regular Joe' for recorder

    To the Editor:I am writing to you in regards to Joe Tirio running for McHenry County recorder.I am a ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: A miracle on ice that melts your heart

    In the National Hockey League they are called enforcers. When a teammate is a victim of a dirty or especially violent play, these intimidators respond ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:19 pm
  • From the Editor's Desk: Yes, I'm a Denver Broncos fan

    Ever since 1986, I’ve been a Denver Broncos fan.My dad – an avid Bears fan – tells people he did a p ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 1:18 pm
  • Letter: Township nepotism, patronage

    To the Editor:Today, a situation exists where one family controls almost every state and federal tra ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 5:30 am
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