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  • Our View: District 26 improves financial report card

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To Cary ...
    NEW: Feb. 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Who's unpatriotic?

    To the Editor:The depths to which spokespeople for the Republican Party have sunk is a new low.Forme ...
    NEW: Feb. 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss

    To the Editor:Education professionals and teachers alike appreciate what parents and community membe ...
    NEW: Feb. 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Schermerhorn: Have we dropped the ball on ethics?

    There is a man in McHenry County who was faced with a dilemma.He wanted to attend a candidates’ foru ...
    NEW: Feb. 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: It’s time to stick a shovel in winter

    I think I’ve done everything I really wanted to do this winter: I schlepped snow. I fell on the ice in the driveway. I threw a snowball and missed. I ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Peterson: Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?

    The Keurig has changed my life. A perfect mug of coffee every time in under a minute. What more coul ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Letter: Team should be punished

    To the Editor:In response to the apology of the Woodstock girls basketball team regarding the horrib ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 5:04 pm
  • Letter: Vote for Geoff Blake in McHenry

    To the Editor:Since the end of 2009, I have had the privilege of representing the residents of McHen ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 5:04 pm
  • Hunt: Rebuilding crumbling infrastructure can't wait

    If Washington were a rational place, a major measure to rebuild roads, bridges, ports and airports would be a slam dunk.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 5:04 pm
  • Letter: Label GMO foods

    To the Editor:When will genetically engineered foods be labeled?With nearly every other product I bu ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 5:04 pm
  • Our View: Crime maps good tool for public, police

    Do you want to know where the high-crime areas are in McHenry County?In an encouraging sign, that in ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 5:04 pm
  • Letter: State's finances

    To the Editor:The state of Illinois’ finances are a disgrace.For years, we kept sending the same inc ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 5:04 pm
  • Reeder: Universities falling short on reducing spending

    SPRINGFIELD – Last week, Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed a budget that trimmed funding for state universities.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Letter: Remove Matt McNamara

    To the Editor:In May 2003, my stepdaughter, Caitlin Weese, was struck by a drunken driver. She died ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 5:03 pm
  • Ponnuru: Republicans unite to ignore immigration in 2016

    Immigration is supposed to be a bitterly divisive topic for Republicans. Yet a very narrow range of opinion separates the party’s leading presidential ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 9:41 am
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