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  • McSweeney: Raising taxes again will kill Illinois jobs

    Winston Churchill once said, “We contend that for a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself ...
    May 3, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: No place like Lakewood

    To the Editor:If Steve Willson uses similar characters from “The Wizard of Oz” to refer to the TIF/S ...
    May 3, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Support launches workshop

    To the Editor:TownSquare Players, the oldest theater company in McHenry County, would like to say th ...
    May 3, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Rough transition

    To the Editor:When I decided to run for county clerk, I knew it wouldn’t be easy, considering the pr ...
    May 3, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Reorganization should help history, tourism

    When new leaders take charge, things are bound to change.Supporters of the Illinois Historic Preserv ...
    May 3, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Lyons: Click this headline and more will be revealed

    Technological advances have had great influence over many industries, and media are far from the exception. And like many industries, there’s the some ...
    May 2, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Letter: Nurses week

    To the Editor:Mercy Health System celebrates National Nurses Week (May 6-12) by honoring our 900-plu ...
    May 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Maintaining teacher engagement

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To McHe ...
    May 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Carlson: Get rid of the anger translator, Mr. President

    “Mr. President, what are you doing here?” I kept asking myself as the annual White House Correspondents Association Dinner wore on (and on).
    May 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Stand firm for religious liberty

    To the Editor:On April 28, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments for and against redefining ma ...
    May 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Not so sweet dreams in living color

    I guess I am a dreamer. No, not the when-I-grow-up-I’m-going-to-be-a-ballplayer-just-like-Ernie Banks kind of dreamer. At least not anymore.
    May 1, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Hunt: How record spending will play out in 2016 election

    The role of money and politics in the 2016 presidential election is a conundrum.Humongous sums will ...
    April 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Support for Franks' consolidation bill

    Illinois has too many units of government.At just under 7,000, it has way too many.This is one of th ...
    April 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Chairman too powerful

    Past McHenry County Board Chairwoman Tina Hill, state Rep. Jack Franks and County Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller need to take a bow.
    April 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Stand against ISIS

    May 7 is National Day of Prayer.Spring Grove Bible Fellowship Church will be hosting a special event ...
    April 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
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