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  • Letter: Walkup hiding behind Fifth Amendment

    To the Editor:Mike Walkup’s candidacy for County Board chairman reminds me of John Kerry’s president ...
    May 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Remembering and honoring those who gave all

    Barbecues, swimming, picnics, bicycling or taking in fireworks. You might be doing one – or all – of these activities this weekend.
    May 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Berg: Mike’s rules: How Madigan killed Illinois democracy

    On a single day in 2011, Illinois lawmakers introduced and passed the largest tax hike in modern state history in a matter of hours.
    May 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: No way to run government

    To the Editor:The Illinois Senate and the House did the right thing by unanimously passing SB 2038, ...
    May 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Dreams help sort if they don't slip away

    The other day I woke up with a ZIP code on my mind, left over from an early-morning dream.It was 707 ...
    May 29, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • Our view: Raising cash for cancer relief

    Thumbs up: To the Hampshire and Woodstock North baseball teams, which recently raised $6,000 from their Strikeout Cancer game on May 14. Proceeds went ...
    May 28, 2016 - 6:30 am
  • Letter: Hiding behind laws

    To the Editor:On March 15, Mike Walkup ran for two offices simultaneously, the first to retain his M ...
    May 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Motorcycle helmet law needed

    To the Editor:I truly believe people who ride motorcycles should be made to wear a helmet if it’s fo ...
    May 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Hillary Clinton’s willful misjudgments

    Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of state from 2009 to 2013 has been justifiably criticized as an error of judgment. Wh ...
    May 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: How to be a spontaneous procrastinator

    My name is Michael and I am a spontaneous procrastinator. It started out innocently in my childhood. Even as a kid I …………………………………...
    May 27, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • Reeder: Illinois politicians should butt out of shared economy

    HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. – Earlier this month, I went on a week-long business trip through Mississippi and Louisiana, but avoided staying in motels.
    May 27, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Letter: Invitation to a humbling Memorial Day ceremony

    To the Editor:The Combined Veterans Posts of McHenry – American Legion Post 491, Polish Legion of Am ...
    May 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
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    May 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Budget impasse puts safety nets for youth in jeopardy

    To the Editor:When we think of public safety, we usually think of the dangerous and difficult work o ...
    May 27, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • Our view: Be safe if driving this holiday weekend

    Memorial Day – the unofficial start to summer – is almost here, and plenty of McHenry County residents are making plans for the long weekend.
    May 27, 2016 - 12:30 am
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