Mostly Cloudy
32FMostly CloudyFull Forecast


  • Letter: Grab for power

    To the Editor: In his letter of Nov. 29, Steve Moore doesn’t seem aware of how much government affec ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Remembering Judy Baar Topinka

    To the Editor:Twelve years ago, Judy Baar Topinka traveled through commuter rush hour to the Raue Ce ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: McHenry needs theater

    To the Editor:With one of the highest property tax rates in the country and McHenry businesses in de ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: McHenry County still lagging with courtroom cameras

    Nearly half of Illinois court districts now allow some form of cameras in courtrooms.Even Cook Count ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: The rules of war need updating

    The attack on a cafe in Sydney, Australia, by a self-described Islamic cleric with a long police record left two hostages dead, along with the cleric, ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Craver: Rauner pulls no punches in leaked inaugural address

    I have obtained the final draft of Governor-elect Bruce Rauner’s inaugural address.A good reporter d ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • 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
  • Watch Now

    Player embeded on all NWH instances for analytics purposes.

    Cary Ash Tree Removal

    More videos

    Reader Poll

    How would you grade Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen's performance?