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  • Our View: Police shouldn't hide news

    Criticism of police actions isn’t a new phenomenon, but it’s become particularly polarizing over the past few years, with attention over police shooti ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Gov. Bruce Rauner dropping 'Gs' to be himself

    Every time Gov. Bruce Rauner gives a major speech, social media (and even mass media) lights him up over the way he drops his “Gs” at the end of words ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Addressing some of your feedback

    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. We asked for feedback on the new-look Northwest Herald, and our dedicated readers delivered.
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • From the editor's desk: Send us feedback on our new look

    By now, you are either cursing me from your breakfast table over the new-look Northwest Herald, or you are praising us from inside a Metra train heade ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Gene Lyons: Hillary Clinton is the only capable candidate

    In my estimation, there’s only one presidential candidate in 2016 fully capable of doing the job, and she’s anything but a natural.
    Jan. 1, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: State leaders, do your jobs

    Here it is Feb. 1 – seven full months after the July 1 start of Illinois’ fiscal year – and state government still does not have an operating budget i ...
    Jan. 1, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Consider Hill for recorder

    To the Editor:I am supporting Tina Hill for McHenry County recorder.I have had the pleasure of knowi ...
    Jan. 1, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Attack on teachers unions

    To the Editor:Gov. Bruce Rauner and his Republican colleagues are advancing the idea of declaring th ...
    Jan. 1, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Help Barnes help us

    To the Editor:I am supporting Yvonne Barnes for McHenry County Board District 1.I first got to know ...
    Jan. 1, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Barnes cares about District 1

    To the Editor:In this upcoming March 15 primary, my vote will be going to Republican Yvonne Barnes f ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Marengo water contaminated

    To the Editor:On Jan. 20, the Marengo-Union Chamber of Commerce had a breakfast meeting at Trio-Gril ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Make Illinois better

    To the Editor:Illinois, the government state. Time for a haircut. Start with townships. Illinois, on ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: With Iran, it's strictly business

    For anyone whose knowledge of history extends beyond the current season of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” or the latest instant replay of an NFL ga ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Make results worth the wait

    Time is the stuff life is made of, so the saying goes.When government wastes the people’s money, tha ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Schaumburg: Changes in store for Northwest Herald

    It’s not labeled as such, but today’s print edition of the Northwest Herald is a keepsake.That’s bec ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 10:45 pm
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