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  • Lakewood’s ‘straw man’

    To the Editor:Erin Smith claims no rational decision can be made about the TIF until the Village Boa ...
    April 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Question for nonvoters

    To the Editor:Dear non-voters: I had a fear that the turnout for this recent local election would be ...
    April 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: A short history

    To the Editor:Here’s a short history of economics, taxes and jobs. After World War II, most factory ...
    April 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Pay what you owe

    To the Editor:The Teachers’ Retirement System has not been properly funded by the Illinois General A ...
    April 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Nepotism in county government

    To the Editor:Recent public input at McHenry County Board meetings has been about flagrant nepotism ...
    April 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: There are angels

    To the Editor:About 9 a.m. on April 6, there was a very nice lady in line with me at Walmart in John ...
    April 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Township consolidation is a small but key step

    As the McHenry County Board closely examines whether to put a referendum question on the ballot on consolidating the county’s townships from 17 to 8, ...
    April 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: 'Little Boy': A classic modern film

    There are classic films, like the ones on TCM and AMC, and there are modern films. There are few modern classics. “Little Boy,” in theaters April 24, ...
    April 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Craver: Why the death of Rolling Stone would be good for journalism

    I’ve never been a fan of fraternities. I had zero interest in joining one.I don’t read Rolling Stone ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Chris Christie’s Social Security proposal

    Don Quixote tilted at windmills. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie seems bent on running for president, even after his reputation took a whack over that ...
    April 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Making it easy to report

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To the ...
    April 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • On cyberbullying

    To the Editor:The story in Monday’s newspaper (“Illinois changes to cyberbullying codify reality sch ...
    April 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Healthier Halloween

    To the Editor:Six months from now is the worst day of the year for me on many levels: as a Christian ...
    April 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Headline news

    To the Editor:Over 40 years have passed since two highly ambitious, energetic reporters doggedly pur ...
    April 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Worth a try

    To the Editor:Let us imagine what would happen if every police confrontation at a traffic stop would ...
    April 17, 2015 - 5:30 am
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