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  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Candidates forums inform voters

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To the ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: 'Regular Joe' for recorder

    To the Editor:I am writing to you in regards to Joe Tirio running for McHenry County recorder.I am a ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: A miracle on ice that melts your heart

    In the National Hockey League they are called enforcers. When a teammate is a victim of a dirty or especially violent play, these intimidators respond ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:19 pm
  • From the Editor's Desk: Yes, I'm a Denver Broncos fan

    Ever since 1986, I’ve been a Denver Broncos fan.My dad – an avid Bears fan – tells people he did a p ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 1:18 pm
  • Letter: Township nepotism, patronage

    To the Editor:Today, a situation exists where one family controls almost every state and federal tra ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Demetri Tsilimigras for judge

    To the Editor:There is going to be a rare event in March 15’s GOP primary – a contested election for ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Plastic shopping bags solution

    To the Editor:At grocery stores in Europe, many locations do not even offer their customers a bag.It ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Vote Kenneally on March 15

    To the Editor:Patrick Kenneally is running for McHenry County state’s attorney to replace Lou Bianch ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Hunt: From steadfast Iowa to contrarian New Hampshire

    Strong showings in the Iowa caucuses by Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio sent them roaring into next week’s Republican presidential primary in New Hampshire w ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 11:38 pm
  • Another View: FCC not doing enough to restore faith in democracy

    TV watchers need to brace themselves for the worst this election season.Hundreds of millions of doll ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 11:33 pm
  • Letter: Trying to trick us?

    To the Editor:Joe Tirio, who do you think you’re kidding?You will be unable to unilaterally eliminat ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Most qualified in McHenry Township

    To the Editor:It is disturbing to me to read the letters to the editor condemning McHenry Township, ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Prep athletes sign on dotted line

    Wednesday marked a traditionally great day for athletes across McHenry County.It was National Signin ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Tina Hill is solution

    To the Editor:We are all aware by now that Tina Hill was charged with DUI in the fall of 2014.Since ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: State politicians just bad-check writers

    I never have understood people who deliberately will write a bad check.Please note I said deliberate ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 5:30 am
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