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  • Editor's Desk: Partisan battle over limp referendum in McHenry County is tedious

    If you work in the news business, you spend a fair amount of time listening to bias complaints. Comes with the gig. Don’t like bias complaints? Go sel ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:46 am
  • Miller: Dems 'defensive,' 'joyless' in picking Madigan again

    If I had to choose a word to describe the Democrats' nominating speeches for House Speaker Michael Madigan's re-election last week, it would be either ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:19 pm
  • Another view: The reality of townships

    Taxes are necessary for the common good, right? So there is a special responsibility for those who take our taxes to ensure the money is spent efficie ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 5:52 pm
  • Wilkinson: Donald Trump buries Paul Ryan under expensive promises

    “Pick a Republican with enough working digits to handle a pen to become president of the United States,” Grover Norquist advised in 2012.
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 2:54 pm
  • Reeder: Illinoisans deserve better budget ideas

    SPRINGFIELD – For a few minutes earlier this month, I received a dollop of hope when word trickled out of the statehouse that the Republican and Democ ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Words of wisdom from dear friend, veteran

    To the Editor:The recent election brought memories of a dear friend of mine, a highly decorated Worl ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Drain the newsroom swamp

    To the Editor:Down three games to one in a World Series dominated by huge momentum swings, Cubs fait ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: No thanks, Meryl Streep

    To the Editor:Please let me preface this comment by saying I did not vote for Donald Trump or Hillar ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Editor's Desk: Congratulations on generous holiday donations, McHenry County

    Congratulations to McHenry County residents for stepping up this past holiday season and giving back to the community.
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 12:30 am
  • Oliver: Could we please see another golden age of musicals?

    Is anyone else excited about the awards season success the film “La La Land” seems to be having? Could this mean a renaissance of sorts for Hollywood ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 12:25 am
  • Letter: Sincere thank you

    To the Editor:My wife of almost 49 years passed away last Nov. 28 of lung cancer.I am writing this t ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Opposed to building wall

    To the Editor:Dear Mr. Hultgren,I’m writing to you proactively even before any spending bill pertain ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Fearing future wedding bills

    It’s weekends like this past one that make me realize that I have daughters, and that they won’t be little girls forever.
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 10:52 pm
  • Dave Says: To be unclear is to be unkind

    Dear Dave,My friend and I are roommates, and we’ve always had an agreement that we split each of the ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 12:26 pm
  • Another view: Charging four with hate crime was right decision

    The decision to charge four young adult African-Americans in Chicago with hate crimes and other felonies for the abduction and torture of an 18-year-o ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 5:30 am
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