• Our view: Political gerrymandering leads to Illinois' financial crisis

    Comptroller Leslie Munger’s decision to make state officeholders and legislators wait for their paychecks the same way others who rely on the state to ...
    April 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Common-sense pension reductions

    To the Editor:I am responding to the president of the Illinois Education Association, Cinda Klickna. ...
    April 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Live in my shoes

    To the Editor:Thank you, School District 156, for the 3 percent raise for the underworked and overpa ...
    April 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Union Pacific explains Harvard agent decision

    To the Editor:In response to the April 13 letter to the editor, “Keep Metra Agent in Harvard,” I wan ...
    April 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: My Crystal Lake Facebook group aims to be community bulletin board

    Social media has the power to connect people with the people, businesses, nonprofits and schools they care about.
    April 21, 2016 - 7:07 pm
  • Our View: Voters will have choices in November

    Elections are supposed to be about choices.That’s why it’s so discouraging in McHenry County when so ...
    April 20, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Put pressure on legislators

    To the Editor:April is Autism Awareness Month and a perfect time to support state funding for The Au ...
    April 20, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Voter ID records faulty

    To the Editor:I would like to thank Mr. Daniel Cwiak (“No voting ID required,” April 20) for his civ ...
    April 20, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Get smart about money with Money Smart Week

    Money may make the world go around, but a lot of us are focused on just making ends meet. With all the uncertainty these days, it’s not surprising tha ...
    April 20, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Rubin: New York cannot save Donald Trump

    Unless there was a polling debacle or a turnout flop, Donald Trump won the GOP New York presidential primary handily Tuesday. He likely won more than ...
    April 19, 2016 - 4:54 pm
  • From the Editor's Desk: John Jacobson's tragic love affair with Hebron

    I won't pretend to know what's inside the head of every Hebron resident, but bet that John Jacobson is one of the only people who believes that his al ...
    April 20, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Our view: Motorcycles are back; be careful

    McHenry County experienced its first nice weather weekend of the spring, and already we’ve seen a handful of crashes involving motorcycles.
    April 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Cullerton's threat prompts progress

    “The governor has linked things together,” Senate President John Cullerton said at a speech to the City Club of Chicago in January. “We don’t have a b ...
    April 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Hultgren should resign

    To the Editor:Months ago, I appealed to Congressman Randy Hultgren to investigate political corrupti ...
    April 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Students need more math

    To the Editor:I disagree with Michael Penkava’s “Taking algebra out of life’s equation” (April 2). ...
    April 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
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