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  • Schermerhorn: Parents, be present for the holidays

    During the holidays, of all times, being consciously present is vital to you and your family.We go t ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • How Congress voted

    A look at recent major votes in Congress and how those who represent McHenry County voted:Surgeon ge ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Legal immigrants

    To the Editor:In response to Carlos Acosta’s letter (“Support for immigration order,” Dec. 11), simp ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Navigator misinformation

    To the Editor:As a navigator at the McHenry County Department of Health, I would like clarify some o ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Starbucks coffee

    To the Editor:In regard to School District 15 capturing an 8.7 percent increase in the tax levy, Mr. ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Too late on lottery

    To the Editor:Three years ago, the Illinois State Lottery entered into an arrangement under which a ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: 'Tis the season to help needy

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To the ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Puttin’ on the Ritz at the movies

    Recently my wife and I went to the movies, and I was not prepared for what I experienced. Don’t get me wrong; it had nothing to do with any problems o ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Hunt: Torture report recalls CIA's past for two veterans

    WASHINGTON – Two wise veterans of America’s national security wars were of mixed mind after the release last week of the Senate Intelligence Committee ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Trail etiquette

    To the Editor:While some of us are impatiently awaiting some decent snow to play in, I thought it mi ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Borders before amnesty

    To the Editor:Regarding Carlos Acosta’s letter about the president’s executive order on amnesty (“Su ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Disappointed in Althoff

    To the Editor:State Sen. Pam Althoff recently pushed through a new law to increase costs on individu ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Time is right for ‘e-fairness’

    Congress approved a huge omnibus bill last weekend with more than a trillion dollars in federal spending and a Christmas-tree-sized list of add-on mea ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Sour grapes

    To the Editor:Ron Eck Jr.’s letter (“McHenry County GOP’s shift,” Nov. 24) was written with such elo ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Better sunscreen ahead

    To the Editor:Thank you, Congressman Peter Roskam, for co-sponsoring the Sunscreen Innovation Act.Be ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:30 am
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