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  • Editor's Desk: School enrollment, building closures will be McHenry County's hot topics in 2017

    Just like the rest of you, we’re ready to slam the door on 2016 before any more celebrity creeping death blows in. Somehow Keith Richards never seems ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 10:38 am
  • Editor's Desk: Deadline is Friday for Everyday Hero nominations

    We’ve received about two dozen nominations so far for our annual Everyday Heroes awards, and it’s looking like we’re going to have a great group of ho ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 12:30 am
  • Our view: Budget deal would be great Christmas gift

    The sentiment “Peace on Earth, good will toward all” doesn’t seem to apply to Illinois politics, does it? But in this season of Christmas, we believe ...
    Dec. 21, 2016 - 11:23 pm
  • Miller: 2018 governor campaign has already begun, and it's ugly

    “This will be the most expensive race of our lifetime,” a Republican friend assured me last week about the apparently already begun 2018 gubernatorial ...
    Dec. 21, 2016 - 6:50 am
  • Letter: Biblical inadequacies

    To the Editor:I feel so inadequate. I’m just a regular old guy, not an erudite Christian or interpre ...
    Dec. 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Extreme leftist leanings

    To the Editor:The editorial cartoon published Dec. 11 shows both the political leanings of the paper ...
    Dec. 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Joan Oliver: Tales from the mother-daughter ‘Style Wars’ front

    For years now, my mother and I have been engaged in our own “Style Wars” saga.My mother has never be ...
    Dec. 21, 2016 - 12:17 am
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