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  • Our View: A new first lady

    Illinois hasn’t had a first lady for nearly six years, since Patti Blagojevich, wife of the impeached and convicted Rod Blagojevich, left the positio ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Obama's policies rejected

    To the Editor:On Oct. 2, President Barack Obama said, “I am not on the ballot this fall. ... But mak ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Rauner wants to fight Madigan with cash, but compromise also

    Last December, Bruce Rauner appeared on a WLS Radio talk show program and revealed that he planned to form a new campaign committee to counter the pow ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Letter: Bowl-a-Thon thanks

    To the Editor:Branch 825 National Association of Letter Carriers held a Bowl-a-Thon in honor of Tim ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Always honor veterans

    To the Editor:We just got home from a wonderful ceremony honoring the veterans of our great America. ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Guard against carelessness

    To the Editor:The website Monticello.org is an excellent source of quotes and other wisdom from one ...
    Nov. 16, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Veterans gave all

    To the Editor:Wow – this (Nov. 11 Sketch View) is the best representation of a veteran I’ve ever see ...
    Nov. 16, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Angels among us

    To the Editor:Two weeks ago, our 7-year-old son, Peter, was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome, ...
    Nov. 16, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Speak truth to the powerful

    To the Editor:So many Democratic candidates seemed so afraid of upsetting their wealthy donors that ...
    Nov. 16, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Scrutiny justified by Mental Health Board

    The Garden Quarter Neighborhood Resource Center in McHenry is a unique and tremendous asset.Created ...
    Nov. 16, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Who are you calling stupid?

    “Stupid is as stupid does” – Forrest GumpUnless you regularly follow conservative media, you may not ...
    Nov. 16, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Lyons: There's no end zone in pure partisan politics

    When things aren’t going well for an organization, the people in charge are often thrown out of power – from politics to football.
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Rep. McSweeney: Illinois election a strong mandate for lower taxes

    The major message from the general election is that Illinois residents want lower taxes, and I hope my colleagues join me in opposing all tax increase ...
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Real strong support for veterans

    The Northwest Herald offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To all of the communiti ...
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Doing the right thing with Mr. Webster

    I found it sitting in a stack of books in the corner of my closet. It had been there collecting dust for almost two decades. We had just sold our hous ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:30 pm
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