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  • Peterson: Raging along Bull Valley Road

    Bull Valley Road is becoming the bane of my existence.I’ve been driving it a couple of times a week ...
    April 24, 2016 - 6:44 pm
  • Letter: GOP like a bad dream

    To the Editor:Since the political campaigns began in earnest, I’ve been having dreams or nightmares. ...
    April 24, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Decrease County Board size

    To the Editor:Years ago, state Rep. Jack Franks met with then County Board Chairman Tina Hill to exp ...
    April 24, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Jacobson should resign, or felony prosecution pursued

    John Jacobson is hurting Hebron whether he admits it or not. He owes it to the residents of Hebron to step down from his role as village president for ...
    April 24, 2016 - 9:51 am
  • Thomas: The Celtic tiger lives

    DUBLIN – They called it the Celtic Tiger, a period of prosperity between 1995 and 2008, during which everything in Ireland appeared to come up shamroc ...
    April 24, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Happy anniversary, Earth Day

    To the Editor:When Sen. Gaylord Nelson (D-Wisconsin) introduced the first Earth Day, he defined it a ...
    April 24, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Time to start thinking inside the box

    I like metaphors. They are the condiments of our conversations, the pulp of our fiction, the salsa picante of our dreams. Metaphors can rain down in l ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • On Campus: Prairie Ridge grad Kirsten Stevens getting comfortable at Wisconsin

    The difference between April temperatures in Madison, Wisconsin, and Macon, Georgia, is about 20 degrees.
    April 22, 2016 - 4:50 pm
  • Our view: Celebrate Earth Day year-round

    Today marks the 46th Earth Day, a movement that was started in hopes of motivating people to action to save the planet. But even in 1970, its principl ...
    April 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Guest Column: Cheaper cable TV starts with a better set-top box

    Like a lot of Americans, President Barack Obama thinks cable TV costs too much. Unlike a lot of Americans, he is in a position to do something about i ...
    April 22, 2016 - 5:20 am
  • Candidates, please stop all the whining

    Now that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have scored their comfortable victories in the New York primary, can everybody please stop bellyaching? Neit ...
    April 22, 2016 - 5:20 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Best of the Fox voting ends Sunday

    If you’ve lived in McHenry County for any period of time, you probably have at least a few favorite businesses that you frequent.
    April 22, 2016 - 12:55 am
  • Reeder: Illinois needs solutions, not more gimmicks

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers might find themselves waiting months to get paid – just like many firms that do business with the state.
    April 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Political gerrymandering leads to Illinois' financial crisis

    Comptroller Leslie Munger’s decision to make state officeholders and legislators wait for their paychecks the same way others who rely on the state to ...
    April 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Common-sense pension reductions

    To the Editor:I am responding to the president of the Illinois Education Association, Cinda Klickna. ...
    April 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
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