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  • 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 26, 2014 - 9:03 am
  • 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
  • Prevailing wage good policy

    To the Editor:On June 17, the McHenry County Board voted 13-10 against adopting the prevailing wage ...
    July 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Solutions over ideology

    To the Editor:With our state’s finances so badly strained, the top priority of all of our elected le ...
    July 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Hultgren’s voting record

    To the Editor: Congressman Randy Hultgren of Illinois’ 14th District is the only elected official in ...
    July 25, 2014 - 10:42 am
  • Population loss benefits

    To the Editor:Good for letter writer Stan Perrin (“Cause for celebration,” July 13) for pointing out ...
    July 24, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Richmond reaction was correct

    We’ve said it before, but perception often is reality when it comes to government.That’s especially ...
    July 24, 2014 - 5:30 am
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