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  • Letter: Fourth-graders donate lunches

    To the Editor:A special thank you to the grocery stores and restaurants for donations and supplies f ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Referendums without voters mean little

    To the Editor:Ah, another month and yet another letter by Bob Anderson grousing about the evils of t ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: The race to riot on college campuses

    College campuses are again in turmoil. According to The New York Times, “Racist, sexist and anti-Semitic incidents on and near college campuses from ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Recognizing our first responders

    We understand if the entire Fox Lake Police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz fiasco has left a bad taste in your mouth.
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Carlson: Paris reminds us we need an adult in charge

    We’re all Parisians now, so we all should be adults. Let’s bid adieu to the adolescent desire to replace our disappointing elected officials with ingé ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Snow before Thanksgiving? No, thanks

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs down: To a ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Ditch alternative program

    To the Editor:This proposed alternative high school program is yet another unnecessary expenditure d ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Phony MCC expansion plan

    To the Editor:As a trustee of McHenry County College, and a concerned citizen, I’m writing this lett ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Confessions of a casomorphin addict

    Pizza. It crept into my body like a split-tongued serpent seeking a warm nesting place. Its craving was for its belly, and ultimately, for mine as wel ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Letter: Intelligent coyotes

    To the Editor:I was most pleased to read the article regarding the presence of coyotes in the county ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Deer hunters, take a stand for safety

    Firearm deer-hunting season begins Friday, and a state official has called on hunters to take precautions to “be aware, be alert and be safe.”
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Hunt: Republican insiders imagine the unthinkable

    Republican regulars, veterans of conventional politics, are pondering the unthinkable: What if neither Donald Trump nor Ben Carson fades? Which would ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Arguments don't add up

    To the Editor:Three spurious arguments against abortion:1. “A fetus has a soul, hence abortion is mu ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Algonquin Bypass

    To the Editor:Undoubtedly, the more than $80 million Algonquin Bypass helped relieve downtown traffi ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: Rep. Dunkin doesn't play by Speaker Madigan's rules

    SPRINGFIELD – Governors, mayors and legislators come and go. Speaker of the House Michael J. Madigan remains.
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 12:40 am
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