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  • Guest View: Memorial Day's roots traced to Georgia

    During a passionate Facebook “discussion,” I was informed John A. Logan did not create Memorial Day; Columbus, Georgia, did.
    May 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Great way to spend a summer

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To 23-y ...
    May 23, 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:Trade ...
    May 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Eating like a caveman on my non-diet diet

    I grew up small-boned and large-metabolized, a perfect combo for an all-you-can-eat-like-a-caveman lifestyle. I could burn off a snack of an entire Sa ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Letter: Memorial Day event

    To the Editor:Please join the Combined Veterans of McHenry as we honor our comrades who have passed ...
    May 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Remembering former teacher

    To the Editor:We are too often defined by singular moments in our lives. I am writing to tell you th ...
    May 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: ComEd caper

    To the Editor:Am I the only one wondering why ComEd continues to send out those ridiculous monthly H ...
    May 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Clock ticking for newbies to learn Open Meetings Act

    One of the positives to come out of the Gov. Rod Blagojevich corruption scandal of 2008-09 is greater attention to openness and transparency in Illino ...
    May 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Hunt: Will rise in nonreligious reshape U.S. politics?

    Don’t expect any official “Atheists for Hillary” outreach, but political progressives are cheered by a study showing a rise in the number of nonreligi ...
    May 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Asking himself one question: Do I feel lucky?

    I accidentally subscribed to a computer cleaning service more than a year ago, and now, I wouldn’t live without it.
    May 22, 2015 - 1:06 am
  • Reeder: Political power plays on show in Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD – Does the old dog have more bark or bite?It’s something I’ve wondered watching my famil ...
    May 21, 2015 - 1:03 am
  • Letter: Best approach to learning

    To the Editor:“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” – Victor BorgeLearning is stro ...
    May 20, 2015 - 5:26 pm
  • Our View: Sign up to help reform Illinois’ remap process

    Illinoisans who are worried about the future of their troubled state ought to welcome with open arms the latest campaign to reform Illinois’ redistric ...
    May 20, 2015 - 5:26 pm
  • Letter: What Memorial Day means

    To the Editor:In the spirit of Memorial Day, I feel freedom is not about entitlements but responsibi ...
    May 20, 2015 - 5:26 pm
  • Ponnuru: Free-trade opponents get less logical by the day

    Elizabeth Warren’s arguments “don’t stand the test of fact and scrutiny.” The Democratic senator is “absolutely wrong.” She’s being “a politician like ...
    May 20, 2015 - 5:26 pm
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