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  • Letter: Great loss to women's liberty

    To the Editor:Upon my death, the body goes to a nonprofit organization that can use it for replaceme ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: CL must offset cost of bleachers dispute

    Documents obtained by the Northwest Herald have shed some light on how much money is being wasted in the Crystal Lake South bleachers fiasco.
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: New school year holds super-colossal potential

    For a lot of area students, this week marks a return to the classroom.Is there a feeling of anticipa ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 12:39 am
  • Miller: Hardline summer of absurdity continues

    The absurd facade of this long-running state government impasse might best be summed up with two brief statements.
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Petri: Bristol Palin is right about conservatives and Trumped-up outrage

    Let’s talk, for a moment, about fauxtrage.We all know outrage is in. It generates clicks, sells pape ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 5:19 pm
  • Our View: Our seniors, the road ahead

    By 2030, more than 20 percent of U.S. residents are projected to be aged 65 and over, compared with 13 percent in 2010 and 9.8 percent in 1970, accord ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 5:19 pm
  • Gene Lyons: Year after Ferguson, little has changed

    To establish my credentials, here’s an insignificant event that happened to my wife and me a bit before last year’s tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri.
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Another education subsidy

    If elected president, Hillary Clinton has promised to spend $350 billion to make college “more affordable.” The U.S. already has an $18 trillion debt ...
    Aug. 16, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Lesson from Cecil

    To the Editor:Jordan Lombardo may have opened the dialogue for us to use wisdom in our actions. If t ...
    Aug. 16, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Thanks to representatives

    To the Editor:On July 29, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law Public Act 99-0171. This bill amends the ...
    Aug. 16, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Taxpayers need a break

    To the Editor:Who is watching the growing fund balances in the general assistance (temporary aid for ...
    Aug. 16, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Embrace a new school year

    Students and teachers from several local school districts head back to class this week, with others returning the following week.
    Aug. 16, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Lane: Are we headed for a four-party moment?

    If anything’s constant in American political life, it’s the stable two-party system, jostled occasionally by third-party presidential challengers such ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Turnover continues at District 46

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs down: To mo ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: The lion sleeps tonight in Milwaukee

    Solomon Linda had no idea what to expect. A poor South African Zulu musician, he had just left his homestead to find work in Johannesburg. Solomon eve ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 12:27 am
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