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  • Letter: Althoff responds

    To the Editor:When an elected official finds a letter to the editor about her and her actions, it us ...
    Sept. 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Franks keeps fighting

    To the Editor:I am very proud of our state Rep. Jack Franks for publicly fighting the special perks ...
    Sept. 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Still looking for truth in Carrick case

    Last week’s 2nd District Appellate Court ruling is a victory for Mario Casciaro, his family and supporters, but it’s difficult for the greater Johnsbu ...
    Sept. 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Bernie does Liberty University

    Self-declared socialist and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders entered what his supporters must consider the belly of the beast Monday.
    Sept. 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Detour: Watch for new traffic pattern on Charles Miller Road

    • ROUTE 47: Work has started to repair parts of Route 47 between Route 176 in Lakewood and Route 14 in Woodstock. Anticipate delays.
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 12:53 pm
  • Letter: Jail Brakers support

    To the Editor:I’d like to thank the McHenry County Community Foundation for its generous support of ...
    Sept. 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Carlson: Carly Fiorina plays the gender card, too

    Women, take heart. Even a misogynistic blowhard like Donald Trump can be cowed.In Wednesday’s debate ...
    Sept. 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Not right to do this

    To the Editor:In response to the Aug. 19 letter to the editor, “Great loss to women’s liberty,” dona ...
    Sept. 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Rest in peace, Dwight Maness

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To McHe ...
    Sept. 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: My full-blown, post-midlife Beetle crisis

    It all began when I was a teenager and bought my first car. It was a very used, very Teutonic faded yellow 1953 VW Beetle. Its 1100 cc air-cooled engi ...
    Sept. 19, 2015 - 12:34 am
  • Peterson: Outhouses and vault toilets never beat a flush

    Vault toilets do not flush. That’s about the best that can be said of them. And they don’t come with sinks. Or showers. Things we tend to take for gra ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Lane: Populist panderers make their pitches

    The rise of Donald Trump in the Republican presidential contest and Bernie Sanders on the Democratic side represents a stunning political development: ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 5:18 pm
  • Letter: Check out Vote Smart

    To the Editor:Citizens have got to know about Project Vote Smart, a nonpartisan group of students an ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 5:17 pm
  • Letter: Columbus was greedy

    To the Editor:Christopher Columbus Day is celebrated widely by all Americans.It is a day where we ta ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 5:17 pm
  • Letter: Common Sense dies

    To the Editor:Common Sense, who has been with us for many years, has died.No one knows for sure how ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 5:17 pm
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