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  • Lane: President Obama's third rail: 529 plans

    Under fire from Republicans and even House Democratic leaders, the White House withdrew this week its plan to end the tax-free status of the college s ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Focus on victims

    To the Editor:In July 2012, with full military honors and the support of countless of thousands of l ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Remembering Ernie Banks

    To the Editor:When I was a young girl, being a Cubs fan was part of what it meant to have family roo ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • How Congress voted this week

    A look at this week’s major votes in Congress and how those who represent McHenry County voted: Keys ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Red Wings, Chris Chelios show class

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To the ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Letting the air out of the Super Bowl

    I could tell right away there was something fishy going on. Something was just not right. It may have been the subtle way Tom Brady was gripping the f ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • 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
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