Opinion

  • Our View: Democrats help defeat Madigan tax

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To Demo ...
    April 11, 2014 - 5:24 pm
  • Penkava: A sound investment gone wrong

    There’s something wrong with my ears. At least that’s what my wife told me. “Either you can’t hear,” she observed, “or you just don’t want to hear.”
    April 12, 2014 - 1:08 am
  • Penkava: A sound investment gone wrong

    There’s something wrong with my ears. At least that’s what my wife told me. “Either you can’t hear,” she observed, “or you just don’t want to hear.”
    April 12, 2014 - 1:00 am
  • A fairer tax proposal

    To the Editor:This is in response to state Rep. David McSweeney’s Guest View column (“Illinois can’t ...
    April 10, 2014 - 5:12 pm
  • Two public servants

    To the Editor:Few elected officials have what it takes to earn the moniker public servant.In McHenry ...
    April 10, 2014 - 5:12 pm
  • Idealistic qualities missing

    To the Editor:“Give me your tired, your poor. Your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free. ... Sen ...
    April 10, 2014 - 5:12 pm
  • Our View: Sign and drive is overdue

    Proposed legislation to eliminate the practice of surrendering a physical driver’s license for a minor traffic offense makes such obvious common sense ...
    April 10, 2014 - 5:35 pm
  • Peterson: Jackets and robins herald spring's arrival

    Meteorological spring arrived on March 1.Woodstock Willie forecasted six more weeks of winter on Gr ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Dos, don’ts about Ft. Hood

    To the Editor:Do recognize being in a combat zone changes a person forever – positively and negative ...
    April 9, 2014 - 5:23 pm
  • Our View: Government intrusion stirs milk

    State Rep. Dan Burke, D-Chicago, has introduced a bill to ban raw milk in Illinois.As of now, raw mi ...
    April 9, 2014 - 5:32 pm
  • Why progressive taxation

    To the Editor:Read in your paper the editorial rant against a progressive income tax.By what distort ...
    April 9, 2014 - 5:23 pm
  • National Donate Life Month

    To the Editor:Giving hope and making miracles. The Children’s Organ Transplant Association has been ...
    April 9, 2014 - 5:27 pm
  • Schermerhorn: Now's time to register children for summer activities

    Registrations are open for most park district activities and camps for the summer.Spots for many of ...
    April 9, 2014 - 5:33 pm
  • Girls on the Run: The importance of gratitude and values

    Last week, my teammates and I were talking about gratitude.We were going around the circle, sharing ...
    April 10, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Reeder: Education choices are deserved

    SPRINGFIELD – After several weeks of trying to teach my second-grader how to ride a bicycle, I became pretty frustrated.
    April 10, 2014 - 8:44 am
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