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  • From the Editor's Desk: Crystal Lake businesses could hit jackpot

    It’s not a done deal, but the city of Crystal Lake could end its video gaming holdout Tuesday night when it votes on a compromise proposal offered by ...
    April 4, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • Gene Lyons: President Obama outclasses Trump, Cruz

    An old friend recently told me about a remarkable conversation she’d had with her mother, who is 95.
    April 4, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Expecting Cubs to not meet expectations

    Major League Baseball’s Opening Day was a much bigger deal to me when I was a kid.As a Cubs fan, I d ...
    April 3, 2016 - 11:39 pm
  • Our View: Secrets state lawmakers can't hide

    The Associated Press recently released an extensive study of statehouse secrecy.Sadly, it came as no ...
    April 3, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Epitome of tyranny

    To the Editor:Outrageous! The Illinois Human Rights Commission has fined a Christian business owner ...
    April 3, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: No copyright on hypocrisy

    Neither political party can lay claim to purity when it comes to hypocrisy, but Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, as well as others i ...
    April 3, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Demand climate action

    To the Editor:New research findings from microbiologists at the Pacific Northwest National Laborator ...
    April 3, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Bracket busted; thanks, Big Ten

    Last year, I was feeling pretty good about my NCAA men’s basketball bracket, even though I wasn’t in an office pool.
    April 2, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • Letter: Consider GIVE 360

    To The Editor:Last year, the McHenry County Community Foundation initiated the GIVE 360 annual campa ...
    April 2, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Can't Madigan speak?

    To the Editor:Regarding page 18 in Thursday’s Northwest Herald: “Illinois is the only state in the c ...
    April 2, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Carlson: Kasich, not Cruz, is one to stop Trump

    Step right up, folks, to the Ted Cruz-John Kasich game. The aim is to push out the candidate who could win in November in favor of the one who can’t.
    April 2, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Recognition for Borinqueneer

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To Fox ...
    April 2, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Taking algebra out of life’s equation

    I’m really bad at math. If I was desperately thrashing in a riptide and math was a life preserver, I’d drown. If I was really hungry and math was a fr ...
    April 1, 2016 - 11:09 pm
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