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  • Thomas: Difference between a debate and a presidential debate

    WARWICK, England – When it comes to debates, the Oxford Union, which bills itself as the “world’s most prestigious debating society,” remains the gold ...
    July 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: See you at the fair

    The 2015 edition of the McHenry County Fair starts Wednesday at the fairgrounds on Country Club Road in Woodstock.
    July 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Let states opt out of ACA

    To the Editor:After No Child Left Behind, states were left with federal standards to improve and ass ...
    July 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Meaning of hands free

    To the Editor:There seems to be a lot of confusion with the Illinois law that requires mobile phone ...
    July 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: From slide rules to the dystopian present

    It didn’t happen when we were using slide rules in the ’50s and ’60s. Nope, you didn’t see all the people in waiting rooms hunkered over that device. ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:27 am
  • Lozada: Binge read 8 Trump books; what I learned

    Sitting down with the collected works of Donald J. Trump is unlike any literary experience I’ve ever had or ever could imagine.
    July 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Night Out can improve neighborhoods

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To Nati ...
    July 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Hunt: A plea for conservatives to speak from the heart

    Arthur Brooks is a stranger to convention.A self-styled “liberal bohemian,” Brooks had an early care ...
    July 31, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Join giving circle

    To the Editor:How much does it cost to make a real impact in McHenry County? Well, imagine spending ...
    July 31, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Cards, letters appreciated

    To the Editor:You might remember my dad, Sgt. George J. Marek, a World War II veteran.His name might ...
    July 31, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Not just Madigan's fault there isn't a budget yet

    Last week, Gov. Bruce Rauner declared to reporters that if it wasn’t for House Speaker Michael Madigan, the budget impasse would’ve been resolved.
    July 30, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Peterson: Reflections on an administration: Memoirs of a Coffee Club President

    I’m embarrassed to admit this, but I no longer drink my coffee black with no additives.I now like my ...
    July 30, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Ponnuru: Liberals decide religious liberty isn't so great

    The American tradition of religious freedom long has included exemptions from laws that impose a burden on the exercise of faith.
    July 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Walker can say 'no'

    To the Editor:When a new president arrives in Washington, it is easy for them to sit down and start ...
    July 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Going back to school can be costly

    Back to school keeps getting more expensive.According to the Huntington Bank Backpack Index, which w ...
    July 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
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