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  • Letter: Providing comfort, support

    To the Editor:We recently underwent the devastation of losing our precious, almost 4-year-old grands ...
    Feb. 7, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Misplaced McHenry blame

    To the Editor:I am wondering why Mr. Carl Hurtig (“Not good for McHenry,” Jan. 29) blames Mayor Sue ...
    Feb. 7, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Write-in candidates offer choices

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To thos ...
    Feb. 7, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • How Congress voted this week

    A look at this week’s major votes in Congress and how those who represent McHenry County voted:Repea ...
    Feb. 7, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Dear Cubs, I’m back because of Ernie

    It’s been a long seven months since I officially broke up with the Cubs. It was back in June that I publicly announced to more than 30,000 Northwest H ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Peterson: No longer feel like somebody's watching me

    I have Skype on my laptop, and for years, the icon for it has had a little number on it.For the long ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Letter: Delivery kudos

    To the Editor:This is a letter thanking you for having such dedicated paper deliverers.Every morning ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 4:59 pm
  • Letter: Speed limit stall

    To the Editor:How funny it is the Tollway isn’t able to approve the 70 mph speed limit passed for Ja ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 4:59 pm
  • Letter: Seeking office in McHenry

    To the Editor:The election for alderman in McHenry is fast approaching.I am running for alderman in ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 4:59 pm
  • Our View: Time to close OMA loophole

    David McSweeney hasn’t forgotten.McSweeney, the Republican state representative from Barrington Hill ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 4:58 pm
  • Hunt: Can Scott Walker be president without a college degree?

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has buzz. He has impressed conservative activists in Des Moines and is the front-runner for likely Republican Iowa caucus- ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 4:58 pm
  • Letter: Don't provide infamy

    To the Editor:Mass murderers commit their crimes for a reason.One reason might be the notoriety they ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 4:59 pm
  • Letter: Mourning nature’s loss

    To the Editor:After having read Emily Coleman’s article on Sterne’s Woods, my only reaction can be, ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Ponnuru: Republicans should plan for post-Obamacare world

    WASHINGTON – Millions of Americans could find their health insurance plans endangered if the Supreme Court rules this summer that President Barack Oba ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Gov. Bruce Rauner's speech different in tone

    New Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s first State of the State address Wednesday was refreshing, a different take on the real state of things in the Land o ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 5:30 am
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