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  • 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
  • Peterson: Hunting mystery chirps in the name of safety

    For the past couple of years we have been annoyed by the intermittent beeping of smoke alarms with going-bad batteries, which are almost impossible to ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Views: Improving college is a political winner

    With two years to go before the next presidential election, Republicans are beginning to contemplate the post-Obama era.
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: All aboard Huntley's train plan

    The Huntley Village Board last week unanimously approved a $3.55 million agreement with the state that should result in residents boarding Amtrak trai ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: Pat Quinn will spend your money, not his

    CHICAGO – It takes a special kind of cheap to leave a waitress a mere 50 cents for a tip – even if the bill is $2.
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 12:16 pm
  • Letter: McHenry in decline

    To the Editor:Now that another major retailer, Target, is pulling out of McHenry, what are the mayor ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Farewell, Quinn

    To the Editor:Alas, my dear Mr. Quinn,it seems that you did not win.But, unfortunately, in my view,y ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Coolidge in 2016

    NEW YORK – At a dinner sponsored by the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation last Thursday (I am an unpaid national advisory board member), there was a ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Watch for deer on the road

    Local law enforcement had a busy weekend dealing with deer-related crashes.Seven vehicle crashes wer ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: We don't need God

    To the Editor:Man has not needed any God for quite some time. The concept of a supreme deity was for ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
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