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  • Our View: Stay dry at Cardboard Cup Regatta

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To the ...
    June 27, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Patients are waiting

    To the Editor:I am writing on behalf of the epilepsy community in response to the editorial “Medical ...
    June 27, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • McArdle: Division over health care act raises questions on legitimacy of public debate

    Yes, subsidies will remain available on federal health care exchanges. So the Supreme Court ruled Thursday, in a 6-3 opinion written by Chief Justice ...
    June 27, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Summertime musings

    To the Editor:1.) McHenry drivers continue their signature driving pattern: 40 mph in a 55 mph zone, ...
    June 27, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Finding Grace at the American Girl store

    I was 12 years old in 1961 when Mattel introduced its new Ken doll, the boyfriend of Barbie. I proudly admit that not once was I tempted to get one an ...
    June 27, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Hunt: All presidential candidates should be in debates

    In late 2011, during the planning for one of the debates of Republican presidential candidates, questions were raised about whether the eight-person f ...
    June 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Court 'fees' structure too bloated

    What’s the difference between a fine and a fee?If you’ve appeared in court to pay something as small ...
    June 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: I'm not flip-flopping on flip-flops

    I have been wearing shoes all my life, so I know a thing or two about them.The only thing I’ve worn ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Letter: Reality escapes County Board

    To the Editor:A recent McHenry County Board meeting provided a small glimpse as to why we may want t ...
    June 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: What Gov. Rauner brings

    To the Editor:Gov. Bruce Rauner wanted to bring something different to state government, and I think ...
    June 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Walden Oaks thank you

    To the Editor:When you live in a senior community, the sight of the Woodstock fire rescue vehicles p ...
    June 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Let's look at township cost savings

    Our support for government consolidation is well-documented, especially when it comes to townships.I ...
    June 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Ponnuru: Rand Paul's new tax plan just wouldn't work

    Sen. Rand Paul’s new tax-reform plan is a considerable improvement over his old one.He’s done what m ...
    June 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: No respect

    To the Editor:The police are not the problem. Having no respect for authority is. Having no respect ...
    June 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: Budget showdown will lead to Illinois casualties

    SPRINGFIELD – At the supper table the other night, my 9-year-old daughter, Grace, gave me a sad look and said, “Why are they closing the museum?”
    June 25, 2015 - 12:48 am
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