29°FOvercastFull Forecast


  • Our View: Support local businesses

    We often pass up our local merchants in lieu of national chain stores. Maybe it’s the lure of lower prices.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Consider thorium nuclear energy

    To the Editor:The key to our economic wealth is the implication of a followed plan to utilizing our ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: How about putting Americans first?

    Addressing the nation last Thursday, President Obama sought to justify his misreading of the Constitution by unilaterally granting legal protection to ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Franks doesn't play partisan politics

    To the Editor:I read in the Nov. 6 Northwest Herald that the McHenry County Republican Party’s sole ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Want to be happy? Count your blessings

    In this fast-paced world, sometimes it’s hard to take a few moments to reflect on the good things around us. Often, the good gets lost in our blur of ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 9:57 am
  • Petri: Can we save Cliff Huxtable from Bill Cosby?

    Bill Cosby is over, for now. The Cosby Netflix special is postponed. The NBC Cosby-helmed show, slated for fall of next year, has been canceled.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Joe Gottemoller unqualified

    To the Editor:By his statements and actions, County Board member and lawyer Joe Gottemoller has esta ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Santa Run for Kids

    To the Editor:How lucky we are to be preparing for the third annual Kiwanis Santa Run for Kids.We ha ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Democracy worth the wait

    In an age of smartphones, instant gratification is the rule, not the exception.Want to communicate w ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: GOP leaders lining up for Rauner jobs

    Whenever a new governor is about to be sworn in, one of the most popular Springfield “parlor” games (which are usually not played in parlors, but in t ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 12:36 am
  • Guest View: Requiem for a McHenry County Democrat

    I read with great interest the “Our View” in the Northwest Herald on Nov. 9, a few days after the recent election.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: McHenry County GOP's shift

    To the Editor:The McHenry County Republican Party’s seismic shift toward the tea party might yield r ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: President Obama sells out workers

    To the Editor:The midterm elections made clear American voters want Washington to address high unemp ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Learning from Jack Franks

    To the Editor:Congratulations to state Rep. Jack Franks for his decisive and convincing victory in t ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Gaming a threat to Marengo

    To the Editor:I was very disappointed to read the article in the Nov. 15 edition of the Northwest He ...
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Watch Now

    Player embeded on all NWH instances for analytics purposes.

    [SPONSORED] Dr. Thomas Hinkamp talks about staying ahead of heart disease

    More videos »

    Reader Poll

    Are you hosting a Thanksgiving dinner?