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  • Our view: Open Meetings Act loophole needs fix

    It doesn’t take a state’s attorney or attorney general ruling to know that the Oakwood Hills Village Board violated the Illinois Open Meetings Act whe ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • McCaleb: Funk's moved on, plant should, too

    The resignation last week of Oakwood Hills Village President Melanie Funk was for the best – for the village, its residents and Funk herself.
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • New Hamphire transplant taking root

    WASHINGTON – Bob Smith might not have been the greatest legislator in his two terms as a U.S. senator from New Hampshire, but at least he was from the ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Students run Miles for Smiles

    The Northwest Herald offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To the Crystal Lake Cen ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Bad Man Pa: The next generation

    Grandfathers are by definition soft and round and cuddly. They are generally silly and happy-go-lucky. They go by the name “Grampa,” “PawPaw” and even ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Hunt: Could Jim Webb mount credible challenge to Clinton?

    WASHINGTON – Jim Webb could be Hillary Clinton’s worst nightmare.The former one-term Virginia senato ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Tit for tat

    To the Editor:Enough with the sanctions already. They have about as much effect on Russia as my moth ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Help in time of need

    To the Editor:I would like to compliment Cathy and Carol, who work at Northern Illinois Funeral Serv ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Intersection headache needs to stop

    The intersection of Routes 31 and 176 is clogged daily with cars and trucks slowly navigating the orange and white barricades and traffic cones, makin ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Red light means stop and reflect on prior tickets

    The guy in the black SUV did what I’ve wanted to do oh-so-many times. He ran a red light after waiting an interminable amount of time at the stoplight ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 12:33 am
  • A case for term limits

    To the Editor:In November, you will have the opportunity to give Illinois a new chance for life.Forg ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Remember all we've lost in 13 years

    The 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States is today.It’s bee ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Hoover Dam built quicker

    To the Editor:This letter is in response to your article, “Ire over project’s progress.”I am a longt ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Ornstein: In worst-case scenario, who would lead us?

    Thirteen years ago, the U.S. was changed in a profound way.A major attack on the homeland by a nonst ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: Costs keep students away from U of I

    SPRINGFIELD – More often than not, when students receive an admission letter from the University of Illinois, they opt to attend another college.
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:57 pm
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