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  • Stop talking while driving

    To the Editor:I see people still talking on their phones and driving even though the law went into e ...
    July 30, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Stanek: Illinois should restore basic legal safeguard

    Imagine police seize your money, your car, even your house. Imagine this happens without you being convicted of or charged with a crime. Imagine being ...
    July 30, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Schoolhouse offers lessons about county’s past

    Diane McGowan and Ron Mahon hope that their efforts to restore the last standing one-room schoolhouse in Grafton Township will preserve important less ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Not Bush’s fault

    To the Editor:Six years later, the left is still blaming George W. Bush for near everything.This hap ...
    July 29, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Library question

    To the Editor:Has the feasibility of having a branch of the Crystal Lake library somewhere else in t ...
    July 29, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Sharp tax contrast

    To the Editor:State representative candidate Steve Reick’s recent guest column claimed he was for lo ...
    July 29, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: 'Rita's Law' could curb corruption

    When out-of-staters are asked what comes to mind when they think about Illinois, government corruption is near the top of the list.
    July 29, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Rocky start defines Michael Frerichs' treasurer campaign

    Back in January, state Sen. Michael Frerichs formally kicked off his campaign for Illinois state treasurer and posted a video online touting the fact ...
    July 28, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • MS walk thanks

    To the Editor:I would like to thank my family and friends for their donations and moral support for ...
    July 28, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • No I-Pass?

    To the Editor:You may have noticed that when using the Route 47-Interstate 90 on-off ramps, no toll ...
    July 28, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Golfers lament

    To the Editor:I was getting excited about Bruce Rauner’s gubernatorial bid, but sad to say, the blos ...
    July 28, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Law of the land?

    To the Editor:When judges strike down gay marriage bans, liberals remind people that marriage licens ...
    July 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Route 176 project

    At 10:45 a.m. Friday, July 18, near Routes 31 and 176, the sky was beautiful, sunny and blue, and temperatures were in the upper 70s. But there was no ...
    July 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Crystal Lake library's future

    It is great that the Crystal Lake Public Library and the city of Crystal Lake have just celebrated 100 years of service to our community. Library scie ...
    July 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • McHenry Fiesta Days parade

    As a member of the PLAV Color Guard, I want to compliment all of the people who lined the streets for our Fiesta Days Parade. Everyone not only stood ...
    July 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
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