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  • Craver: Is dysfunction Exhibit A for shrinking the McHenry County Board?

    Once again, the McHenry County Board is discussing whether to shrink its size from 24 members. As a ...
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Carlson: Love, lies, luxury goods and a Virginia governor

    WASHINGTON – Romance, designer gowns, lavish parties, fast cars, private jets and lakeside mansions.
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Guatemala-to-Illinois express

    To the Editor:It takes a team to put together an illegal immigrant express trip from Central America ...
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • How Congress voted

    A look at recent major votes in Congress and how those who represent McHenry County voted:Emergency ...
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Celebrate philanthropist

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To Don ...
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Updating liberal definition

    To the Editor:Letter writer Robert Meale’s definition of liberal is limited and is “Fox” for misinfo ...
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: The adventures of an infrequent flyer

    I’m not what you call a savvy flyer.Sure, I’ve been around the block, but mostly on road trips. So w ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Quinn & Co. don’t get it

    To the Editor:Voters will be asked whether income more than $1 million should be taxed with a 3 perc ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Kownick’s emails

    To the Editor:It looks like Village President Mark Kownick and the village of Cary have found a way ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Hunt: Mr. Obama, it's time for you to get presidential

    WASHINGTON – Democratic lawmakers left for their summer recess worried about the midterm elections and despondent over President Barack Obama.
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Thank Franks for change

    To the Editor:Your recent front-page article about McHenry County developing its first-ever code of ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Don't give up on consolidation plan

    Let’s hope this year is the last one in which Illinois voters will elect a comptroller and treasurer to statewide office.
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Founders Days success

    To the Editor:Algonquin Founders Day weekend was another great success.A big “thank you” to the Foun ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Unneeded government

    To the Editor:A part-time township official earns $9,000 more per year than Gov. Pat Quinn. Another ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: West Nile virus lies low

    West Nile virus might be lying low in Illinois this summer, but that doesn’t mean people should let their guard down.
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 5:30 am
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