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  • 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 ...
    NEW: 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 ...
    NEW: 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 ...
    NEW: 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 ...
    NEW: 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 ...
    NEW: 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
  • Letter: Demetri Tsilimigras for judge

    To the Editor:There is going to be a rare event in March 15’s GOP primary – a contested election for ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Plastic shopping bags solution

    To the Editor:At grocery stores in Europe, many locations do not even offer their customers a bag.It ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Vote Kenneally on March 15

    To the Editor:Patrick Kenneally is running for McHenry County state’s attorney to replace Lou Bianch ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Hunt: From steadfast Iowa to contrarian New Hampshire

    Strong showings in the Iowa caucuses by Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio sent them roaring into next week’s Republican presidential primary in New Hampshire w ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 11:38 pm
  • Another View: FCC not doing enough to restore faith in democracy

    TV watchers need to brace themselves for the worst this election season.Hundreds of millions of doll ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 11:33 pm
  • Letter: Trying to trick us?

    To the Editor:Joe Tirio, who do you think you’re kidding?You will be unable to unilaterally eliminat ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Most qualified in McHenry Township

    To the Editor:It is disturbing to me to read the letters to the editor condemning McHenry Township, ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 5:30 am
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