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  • MS walk thanks

    To the Editor:I would like to thank my family and friends for their donations and moral support for ...
    July 28, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • No I-Pass?

    To the Editor:You may have noticed that when using the Route 47-Interstate 90 on-off ramps, no toll ...
    July 28, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Golfers lament

    To the Editor:I was getting excited about Bruce Rauner’s gubernatorial bid, but sad to say, the blos ...
    July 28, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Law of the land?

    To the Editor:When judges strike down gay marriage bans, liberals remind people that marriage licens ...
    July 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Route 176 project

    At 10:45 a.m. Friday, July 18, near Routes 31 and 176, the sky was beautiful, sunny and blue, and temperatures were in the upper 70s. But there was no ...
    July 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Crystal Lake library's future

    It is great that the Crystal Lake Public Library and the city of Crystal Lake have just celebrated 100 years of service to our community. Library scie ...
    July 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • McHenry Fiesta Days parade

    As a member of the PLAV Color Guard, I want to compliment all of the people who lined the streets for our Fiesta Days Parade. Everyone not only stood ...
    July 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Take politics out of redistricting process

    In this space over the past several years, we’ve been adamant supporters of taking the redistricting process out of the hands of career politicians.
    July 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Lyons: Myopic NIMBYism wants to strangle your town

    More than two decades of local journalism, including countless hours at zoning board meetings, have taught me a simple lesson: No one wants anything b ...
    July 26, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • U.S. evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

    WASHINGTON – The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escor ...
    July 26, 2014 - 10:42 pm
  • Kudos for pension opt out

    To the Editor:What a breath of fresh air greeted readers with the headline, “Legislators opt out of ...
    July 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Woodstock chef cooks up victory

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To Scot ...
    July 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Where to reduce government

    To the Editor:State Rep. Jack Franks is pandering for votes claiming to be a reformer because anothe ...
    July 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: There’s no cure for this hole in my heart

    There’s a hole in my heart. I always knew it would eventually come one day, I just didn’t dare ever think about it. But it came, nonetheless, like a s ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Our View: Spending shift could help Illinois

    Incremental change doesn’t make headlines, but it can make a big difference over time. Cut out sweet ...
    July 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
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