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  • Meyerson: A plan to raise pay is a start

    The fight to increase Americans’ stagnant incomes is, at long last, growing more serious.With the ex ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Watchdogs in District 4

    To the Editor:There is an open seat for McHenry County Board District 4 (McHenry, Richmond, Wonder L ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Power plant solution

    To the Editor:With all of the furor over the proposed natural gas power plant, I have a suggestion: ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • How Congress voted this week

    A look at this week’s major votes in Congress and how those who represent McHenry County voted:Funds ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: A terrible story becomes a great story

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down: Thumbs up: To Lak ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: P.S. Beatles, I love you after 50 years

    Hey, are you up for a challenge? As you read this column, try to find the references to the titles of 50 Beatles songs as we commemorate the 50th anni ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Traffic on Route 14

    To the Editor:Anyone wishing to study inefficiency should direct their attention to Fox River Grove’ ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Ban fire pits

    To the Editor:I’m curious as to why open fire pits are allowed in McHenry County.Years ago, leaf bur ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Menzer: Stability key to homeless students' success

    As part of the McHenry County Continuum of Care to End Homelessness, the McHenry Regional Office of Education is engaged in assisting children of fami ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Veterans golf outing

    To the Editor:I would like to thank Prairie Isle Golf Club, the volunteers and sponsors and, especia ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Want to give? Consider the United Way

    It’s tough out there for a lot of people.If you want to give, it’s hard to decide where to do it.For ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Where were they before?

    To the Editor:It has been a sad week watching the stream of customers going into Kmart since the liq ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: I can see clearly now, my glasses stayed dry

    You see on the TV news and in the movies people in the downtown districts of major cities carrying open umbrellas, and it looks kind of goofy.
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Dvorak: Domestic violence puts some women on the path to incarceration

    Domestic violence is a hot topic right now -–a conversation being fueled by what we’ve witnessed inside a fancy hotel elevator and on the stage of the ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Domestic violence awareness

    To the Editor:October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.Domestic violence is on the front of soci ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 5:30 am
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