Opinion

  • Wage raise needed

    To the Editor:Regarding Ron Hameetman’s March 7 letter to the editor about the minimum wage, the sho ...
    March 20, 2014 - 5:44 pm
  • Peterson: Birds, worms and signs of spring

    I saw my first robin of the season Monday, a full three days before the first day of spring and a full day before voting.
    April 9, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • Reeder: No state funds for Obama library, please

    SPRINGFIELD – This month, House Speaker Mike Madigan announced legislation to offer money for the construction of a Barack Obama Presidential Library ...
    April 10, 2014 - 8:46 am
  • Girls on the Run: Choosing to be positive

    “Girls on the Run is so much fun!” my teammates and I always yell at the end of a fun practice.Hi, I ...
    March 19, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Sickened with Amati

    To the Editor:As a parent and grandparent, I was sickened when I learned about the actions which pro ...
    March 19, 2014 - 7:23 pm
  • More waste than at MCC

    To the Editor:I thought McHenry County College administration was bad. The County Transportation Com ...
    March 19, 2014 - 7:23 pm
  • Our View: Looking back at primary election

    Tuesday’s primary election has come and gone, and, as with any election, a few storylines stand out.
    March 24, 2014 - 9:37 am
  • Target your communication

    To the Editor:A fellow reader recently wrote a letter to the editor about minimum wages, but began h ...
    March 19, 2014 - 7:23 pm
  • Our View: Support for college loan study

    New legislation filed by state Rep. Jack Franks would authorize the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to study a change in the way students pay f ...
    March 27, 2014 - 10:17 am
  • Upset with VA

    To the Editor:I served my country in the Navy for four years active and two years inactive.I proudly ...
    March 18, 2014 - 8:09 pm
  • Beware of local tea party

    To the Editor:The Northwest Herald reported Feb. 16 on a GOP get-together where far right-wing tea p ...
    March 18, 2014 - 8:08 pm
  • Snow-clearing kudos

    To the Editor:I would like to say “thank you” to Leon and his crew at McHenry Township.They did a te ...
    March 18, 2014 - 8:08 pm
  • What’s with changing time?

    To the Editor:Whose brainstorm idea was it to keep changing the clocks?We gain an hour. We lose an h ...
    March 18, 2014 - 8:08 pm
  • Early American values, pt. 4

    To the Editor:In the 1930s, European intelligentsia came to America.Their goal was to change America ...
    March 18, 2014 - 8:08 pm
  • Oliver: What’s old can be new with creativity, vision

    Can history be preserved while encouraging new uses for old spaces?That’s the question before the ci ...
    April 8, 2014 - 12:15 pm
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