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  • Editor's Desk: Congratulations on generous holiday donations, McHenry County

    Congratulations to McHenry County residents for stepping up this past holiday season and giving back to the community.
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 12:30 am
  • Oliver: Could we please see another golden age of musicals?

    Is anyone else excited about the awards season success the film “La La Land” seems to be having? Could this mean a renaissance of sorts for Hollywood ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 12:25 am
  • Miller: Dems 'defensive,' 'joyless' in picking Madigan again

    If I had to choose a word to describe the Democrats' nominating speeches for House Speaker Michael Madigan's re-election last week, it would be either ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 11:16 pm
  • Letter: Sincere thank you

    To the Editor:My wife of almost 49 years passed away last Nov. 28 of lung cancer.I am writing this t ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Opposed to building wall

    To the Editor:Dear Mr. Hultgren,I’m writing to you proactively even before any spending bill pertain ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Fearing future wedding bills

    It’s weekends like this past one that make me realize that I have daughters, and that they won’t be little girls forever.
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 10:52 pm
  • Dave Says: To be unclear is to be unkind

    Dear Dave,My friend and I are roommates, and we’ve always had an agreement that we split each of the ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 12:26 pm
  • Another view: Charging four with hate crime was right decision

    The decision to charge four young adult African-Americans in Chicago with hate crimes and other felonies for the abduction and torture of an 18-year-o ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Helfers: Marengo-Union Chamber off to busy start in 2017

    Happy New Year! We all make New Year’s resolutions, whether we write them down or not. Subconsciously, we all want each year to be better than the las ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 2:20 am
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    Jan. 15, 2017 - 11:06 pm
  • your LLC in place

    Dear Dave: My wife and I are debt-free, plus she has a business giving music lessons. We formed an LLC last year when she had several students and was ...
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Obama not leaving gracefully

    To the Editor:Obviously, President Barack Obama will not go quietly into that good night. He isn’t l ...
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Keeping track of the future via pocket

    I went in for a physical the other morning, and I am happy to report I passed the test.You never kno ...
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Cowen: Sometimes the people need to call in the experts

    William F. Buckley famously said he would rather be ruled by the first 2,000 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than by the faculty of Ha ...
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: God help us

    To the Editor:No matter how open-minded or optimistic I am or how long I wait, Donald Trump’s statem ...
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 5:30 am
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