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  • Letter: Charter schools a scam

    To the Editor:Proponents suggest charter schools will give public schools competition and make them ...
    May 12, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Health Month at Mercy

    To the Editor:Throughout the nation, thousands of health care professionals are celebrating Nurses W ...
    May 12, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Bacterial meningitis can be severe

    Bacterial meningitis can cause brain damage, hearing loss or learning disabilities.In the U.S., abou ...
    May 12, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Naming names on Gov. Rauner's 'working groups'

    I recently obtained a document distributed by the governor’s office detailing the membership list and meeting times and locations of the secret state ...
    May 11, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Gene Lyons: Why did Republicans cave in to delusional paranoia?

    The real news isn’t that many Texans seemingly subscribe to an apocalyptic, delusional worldview that has them convinced a U.S Army training exercise ...
    May 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Thanking mom for the start of our journey

    Long before Anna Jarvis campaigned in the early 20th century to make Mother’s Day a recognized holiday, many individuals were familiar with these word ...
    May 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Thanks public works professionals

    To the Editor:National Public Works Week is May 17-23, a great time to thank the many public works m ...
    May 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Time to act on roads

    To the Editor:This is a critical time for transportation infrastructure in our state, and I am encou ...
    May 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Terrorists find foothold among us

    The Obama administration says it still is trying to determine whether ISIS was behind the attack in Garland, Texas, in which two terrorists were shot ...
    May 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Bed quota immoral

    To the Editor:Many of us know and question the morality of the money producing contract the McHenry ...
    May 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: SleepOut to benefit the homeless

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To the ...
    May 9, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: One vote counts

    To the Editor:How many times have you heard someone say, “I didn’t bother to vote, my one vote would ...
    May 9, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • How Congress voted

    A look at this week’s major votes in Congress and how those who represent McHenry County voted:Iran ...
    May 9, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Carlson: Can Republicans keep clowns off debate stage?

    Honk if you aren’t running for the Republican presidential nomination.With Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina ...
    May 9, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Iran’s bad deal

    To the Editor:The Iranian Navy recently captured a merchant ship in the Strait of Hormuz and impriso ...
    May 9, 2015 - 5:30 am
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