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  • Our View: Consolidation could get boost from Gov. Bruce Rauner

    Count us among those who hope state Rep. Jack Franks is right when it comes to the fate of the bills he filed recently to help foster government conso ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Hunt: Don't count out the nonestablishment Republicans

    The political chattering classes, who love a good story, are obsessed with the battle for the establishment choice for the 2016 Republican presidentia ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Crystal Lake library idea

    To the Editor:How many times are they going to rebuild the Crystal Lake library?They have expanded s ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Running at us

    To the Editor:Muslims planned to chant Adhan (call to prayer) from the bell tower at Duke University ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Pledge your assets

    To the Editor:The Northwest Herald’s Kevin Craver has a great idea when he suggests statues to ridic ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: From Super Bowl champ to shingles harbinger

    Terry Bradshaw isn’t a doctor, and I am not inclined to take medical advice from TV personalities.Di ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Letter: Sheriff hires pals

    To the Editor:With the election of our new sheriff, it brings back memories of how things were in th ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Ponnuru: President Obama intensifies Democrats' war on homemakers

    Democrats have a knack for stumbling into trouble with mothers who aren’t in the paid labor force.In ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Measuring an issue's importance

    The other day in Chicago, Gov. Bruce Rauner said something simple and profound: “We can’t manage what we don’t measure.”
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Township letter response

    To the Editor:A township supervisor position is not part time. It is full time and includes being th ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Not good for McHenry

    To the Editor:Just went by Routes 120 and 31 again and still can’t figure out why the city of McHenr ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Sweat of learning

    To the Editor:I was compelled to write after reading about the high school students competing at the ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: Keeping public details secret height of arrogance

    SPRINGFIELD – Sometimes, elected officials forget who’s the boss.They think they are accountable onl ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Guest View: Time to eliminate red-light cameras in Illinois

    The presence of red light cameras at various intersections across the state is a reality most motorists have come to accept as a condition of modern l ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Failed, flawed solution

    To the Editor:Illinois Church Action on Alcohol and Addiction Problems (ILCAAAP) leads the statewide ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
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