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  • Penkava: Why happiness can’t buy you money

    Panama. According to a recent survey, that’s the place where the happiest people in the world live. Sure, they have lush rainforests and turquoise wat ...
    NEW: July 3, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Peterson: Cubs fans' persistent optimism is annoying to other baseball fans

    I am not fond of the Cubs. In fact, I find them to be the most annoying team in Major League Baseball. In double fact, I hate the Cubs.
    July 3, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Our View: Stay safe this Fourth of July

    The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate our great country’s independence.In McHenry County, across ...
    July 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Stop for pedestrians

    To the Editor:I am writing this letter to address an important issue.There are flashing crosswalk li ...
    July 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Marriage is not a right

    To the Editor:Many Americans believe God gave marriage as the life-long union between one man and on ...
    July 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Two states in Illinois

    To the Editor:Illinois is really two states.1.) Chicago. Democrat-led for 100-plus years. Home to Pr ...
    July 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: AFSCME money fuels Springfield negotiations

    SPRINGFIELD – The way Illinois has handled negotiations with the largest union representing state workers always has been political.
    July 1, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • Oliver: Ahem, may our families please have our attention?

    On a recent evening in downtown Crystal Lake, a young mother pushed a stroller along Main Street near the train station.
    July 1, 2015 - 9:07 am
  • Our View: Contract bonus sends wrong message

    Some things, such as recognition and advanced placement involvement, have gone well over the past year for School District 155.
    June 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Protect Amtrak

    To the Editor:Pension and health care benefits are vitally important for the public university and c ...
    June 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Chambers raise communities

    To the Editor:Since opening Express Employment Professionals in Crystal Lake 12 years ago, the local ...
    June 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Same-sex marriage is only the beginning

    “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”
    June 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: State must fully fund schools

    Illinois schools will receive $269 million more from the state of Illinois in the coming school year after a school funding plan was signed into law b ...
    June 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Basketball rates too high

    To the Editor:I had to chuckle reading the story regarding District 155 having to relocate swimming ...
    June 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Petri: Of course 'twerk' belongs in the Oxford English Dictionary

    Twerk, as of Thursday, has joined the Oxford English Dictionary.In another time, I would have been t ...
    June 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
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