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  • Our View: Governor must keep negotiating in his hands

    Illinois voters elected Bruce Rauner knowing full well his stance on organized labor and with the expectation he would negotiate with the state’s labo ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Petri: 13 tips on how to speak while female

    I have read all the critiques of women’s vocal mannerisms and tics.No “just.” No “sorry.” No uptalk. ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Blanton: U.S. not safer when citizens left in the dark

    Warning: If you hold a security clearance, reading this column could expose you to information that potentially violates your security agreement. Read ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: No doubt who's running GOP in Illinois

    If there was any doubt before last week, there’s zero uncertainty now.Gov. Bruce Rauner won’t allow ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Gene Lyons: Columnist's sound advice should not be misconstrued

    Note to readers: Gene Lyons is on vacation this week. This column originally ran Oct. 23, 2013:Not e ...
    July 3, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Difference between a debate and a presidential debate

    WARWICK, England – When it comes to debates, the Oxford Union, which bills itself as the “world’s most prestigious debating society,” remains the gold ...
    July 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: See you at the fair

    The 2015 edition of the McHenry County Fair starts Wednesday at the fairgrounds on Country Club Road in Woodstock.
    July 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Let states opt out of ACA

    To the Editor:After No Child Left Behind, states were left with federal standards to improve and ass ...
    July 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Meaning of hands free

    To the Editor:There seems to be a lot of confusion with the Illinois law that requires mobile phone ...
    July 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: From slide rules to the dystopian present

    It didn’t happen when we were using slide rules in the ’50s and ’60s. Nope, you didn’t see all the people in waiting rooms hunkered over that device. ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:27 am
  • Lozada: Binge read 8 Trump books; what I learned

    Sitting down with the collected works of Donald J. Trump is unlike any literary experience I’ve ever had or ever could imagine.
    July 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Night Out can improve neighborhoods

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To Nati ...
    July 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Hunt: A plea for conservatives to speak from the heart

    Arthur Brooks is a stranger to convention.A self-styled “liberal bohemian,” Brooks had an early care ...
    July 31, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Join giving circle

    To the Editor:How much does it cost to make a real impact in McHenry County? Well, imagine spending ...
    July 31, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Cards, letters appreciated

    To the Editor:You might remember my dad, Sgt. George J. Marek, a World War II veteran.His name might ...
    July 31, 2015 - 5:30 am
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