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  • From the Editor's Desk: Reporter's life worth more than an Oscar

    In the mid-2000s, my late father, a retired teacher, took a job teaching inmates at the Cook County Jail boot camp, which still sounds nothing like re ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:41 am
  • Our View: Woodstock Route 47 widening is vital

    While we understand there are concerns with a $78 million plan to widen Route 47 through Woodstock, this project needs to happen, and it should have h ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 12:35 pm
  • Letter: Proud family history

    To the Editor:My son, Robert Miller, is running for re-election on Feb. 28 to the position of Algonq ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 12:34 pm
  • Letter: The Oscars are coming

    To the Editor:I don’t know about you, but I enjoy watching the Oscars. I love all the fancy dresses ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 12:34 pm
  • Miller: Bad counsel to a future President over smokes

    On a fairly regular basis back in the day, state Sen. Barack Obama would walk up to the Senate press box and bum cigarettes off me. That was when peop ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 12:34 pm
  • Our View: Real help from poverty realized

    Thumbs-up: To the Hope Takes Action program, which helps people living in long-term poverty become self-sufficient. Six McHenry County participants gr ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 12:34 pm
  • Letter: Love the Neighbor

    To the Editor:I’ve been doing some research and found Russia and North America are separated by the ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 12:34 pm
  • Letter: Vote Brady for supervisor

    To the Editor:It’s time again to vote. Signs are everywhere urging your support for candidates seeki ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Vote Republican in McHenry Township

    To the Editor:When people see a candidate for public office is an Independent, they often think of t ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Hunt: Leaks are part of government, and that's OK

    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes is outraged over Washington leaks. Just like the cop in “Casablanca” who was “shocked, shocked” to d ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Miler does superb job

    To the Editor:Bob Miller has served Algonquin Township for the past 24 years and has done a superb j ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Isn't memory a big thing for computers?

    I expect people not to have the greatest recall. It kind of fades with age.And I’m a good example of ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 12:07 am
  • Penkava: Monopoly thimble never to pass GO again

    There are just some things you don’t mess with. 1970s folk-rock songwriter Jim Croce listed a few of them in his song, “You Don’t Mess Around With Jim ...
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 12:27 am
  • Letter: Miller gets most for dollar

    No one spends more time and effort to make sure the taxpayers of Algonquin Township get the most for their tax dollar. Yes, his budget seems large, bu ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 8:19 am
  • Letter: Vote Gasser highway commissioner

    If you live in Algonquin Township, you pay three different real estate taxes to your township. The smaller one goes to the township. The other two tax ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 8:19 am
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