Opinion

  • Oliver: Could going ‘tiny’ lead to big benefits?

    How much space does one need in a house to live comfortably?Many of us have given this question some ...
    July 28, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Our View: Summer reading no escape from Illinois’ woes

    Have you read any good books lately?New publications for the summer of 2015 certainly have some inte ...
    July 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Fighting homelessness: The invisible homeless – from incarcerated to displaced

    An increasingly underserved population in McHenry County and the state of Illinois is the previously incarcerated homeless.
    July 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Petri: You can't fight Trump with conventional weapons

    If you attended preschool at any point in your life, you understand the problem with Donald Trump’s candidacy.
    July 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Gene Lyons: President Obama shows pragmatic vision in deal with Iran

    Right now, it’s beginning to look as if President Obama will end up deserving the Nobel Peace Prize he was so prematurely awarded in 2009.
    July 27, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: You can't have your own facts

    To the Editor:You recently published a letter from County Board member Chuck Wheeler titled, “Can’t ...
    July 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Law enforcement should share SWAT responsibilities

    Many ideas that create cooperation among local law enforcement agencies are good ones, including McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim’s idea of expanding ...
    July 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Franks stood up to Madigan

    To the Editor:According to Springfield reporter Rich Miller, who contributes to newspapers throughou ...
    July 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Selling baby parts should shock no one

    “...if we come to see ourselves as meat, then meat we shall become.” – Leon Kass, M.D., “Toward a More Natural Science”
    July 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: The Trumpmeister general

    To the Editor:Ahhh, the Donald, you’ve got to love it, whether you think he’s a breath of fresh air ...
    July 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Clean Power Plan support

    To the Editor:Pope Francis has made it clear global warming is a moral issue and a human rights issu ...
    July 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Subsidizing farms

    To the Editor:Accepting risk inevitably means absorbing costs.Farmers’ historic willingness to toler ...
    July 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Carlson: John Kasich is the GOP path to the White House

    If the Republicans want to save themselves from the demolition derby of their presidential primary race, they would flock to the side of Ohio Gov. Joh ...
    July 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Rejecting ridiculous pay raise

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To stat ...
    July 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Rules? We don’t need no stinkin’ rules

    Rules. We twist them. We bend them. We snap them like tree limbs in a tornado. And we often walk away without a tinge of conscience, thinking our mora ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:19 pm
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