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  • Althoff: FOIA bill will improve government transparency

    In response to recent emails and phone calls I have received regarding my “yes” vote on HB 3796, I would like to explain why this legislation will, in ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Paying it forward

    To the Editor:On Shop Local Saturday, my husband and I went to dinner at Duke O’Briens. We are senio ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Why release a report on the CIA in wartime?

    What good purpose is served by releasing a report on CIA enhanced interrogation techniques while we are still at war with an enemy whose techniques in ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Fiber-optic project may be beneficial

    A handful of McHenry County taxing bodies are in the midst of taking on an interesting project to create a broadband fiber-optic network in the Woodst ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: No funding for navigators

    Is it understood that subsidies for the Unaffordable Care Act (Obamacare) program are already being funded by taxpayers? A recent letter to the Northw ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Police cameras not impartial

    To the Editor:The idea of police cameras is OK. However, the only reason the video got so much atten ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Sullivan: Options & Advocacy celebrates 20 years

    In December 1994, a small group of people who care about children and adults with developmental disabilities came together and created Options & Advoc ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Police response

    To the Editor:It is very easy to be critical of police. How about people acting responsible?Do you k ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: McHenry tax increase

    To the Editor:As you might have seen, the city of McHenry will be voting to increase property taxes ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Thanks to many

    To the Editor:On the evening of Dec. 4, my wife had a horrific nose bleed. We tried to stop it, but ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Tag Days success

    To the Editor:Over Thanksgiving weekend, more than 80 volunteers participated in The Rotary Club of ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Santa Run again brings holiday cheer

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To the ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Conversations with a Plantis Indoorimus

    I do not have a green thumb. It is pretty much the normal flesh color. As for the figurative gardener’s green thumb, mine would translate to a somewha ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Letter: Response to ACA letter

    To the Editor:I’m writing in response to Debbie Chirikos’ letter regarding Ersel Schuster’s guest op ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: 'A Christmas Carol' review

    To the Editor:There is no question the current production of “A Christmas Carol” was outstanding. I ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
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