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  • Family Volunteer Day coming up

    Nov. 21 is the 25th Annual Family Volunteer Day. This is a great way to kick off the holiday season and spend time with the ones you care about. 
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 12:52 am
  • Miller: Budget meeting likely to lack results

    The concept of a public meeting Nov. 18 by the four legislative leaders and the governor sounds nice, but will it actually move the ball forward and b ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 12:48 am
  • Gene Lyons: The Republican reality show rat race

    The current Republican presidential race is less a political contest than a reality TV series: a stage-managed melodrama with a cast of characters sel ...
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Craver: Fox Lake's 'G.I. Joke' proves corruption is no laughing matter

    Once again, the stink of corruption rises from Illinois.It’s a smell we in the Land of Lincoln have ...
    Nov. 8, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Letter: Once more with 'the vision thing'

    “Where there is no vision, the people perish...” (Proverbs 29:18, KJV) It was George H.W. Bush who ...
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Benefits should reach loved ones

    Sometimes people leave us unexpectedly, before we have a chance to say goodbye and before they think to put their affairs in order.
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Maintain skepticism

    To the Editor:The recent news that Lt. Joe Gliniewicz killed himself and was in fact a criminal who ...
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Carlson: An empathetic Chris Christie video goes viral

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie finally has hit a chord in his struggling quest for the presidency, and he did it by echoing former Democratic Rep. Bar ...
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Repaving done well

    To the Editor:Kudos to the city of McHenry and all other agencies involved in the repaving of McCull ...
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Firefighters learning to adapt

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To fire ...
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Master con artist

    To the Editor:I am afraid the thousands of people who honored fallen officer Lt. Joe Gliniewicz did ...
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Oh, the humanity of the little lost blimp

    I am not very knowledgeable about lighter-than-air aircraft. For a long time I actually thought that a zeppelin was psychedelic rock band from England ...
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Letter: Their own demise

    To the Editor:Thankfully for the anti-union crowd, the Northwest Herald has replaced union-hater Geo ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Hunt: OK, candidates: Ask the questions yourselves

    It seems some Republican presidential candidates don’t think much of the people who’ve moderated their debates.
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: What if ...

    To the Editor:What if children were educated using their ability instead of age to determine what gr ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 5:30 am
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