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  • Letter: Stories overlooked

    To the Editor:The coverage of the Jan. 6 terrorist attacks in Paris has been amazing.While the mass ...
    Jan. 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Ignoring veterans' deaths

    To the Editor:On TV the last day of 2014 there were stories about the best and the worst things.I th ...
    Jan. 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Schaumburg: These opinions surely worth $1.50 cover price

    I owe you a column.It’s been a while. And it’s my turn. I should have been more prepared.I won’t off ...
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Carlson: Golden Globes for adolescent males of all ages

    Sunday night’s Golden Globes show was held up as the night of Golden Girls. Julianne Moore, 54, won her first award for best actress in a motion pictu ...
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Transparency takes a step

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To new ...
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: The 5,000-pound rhino in the room

    I really don’t find rhinoceroses all that appealing. They have wrinkly skin and stumpy legs and a reputation for being incessantly grumpy. You don’t s ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Our View: Ethics order good 1st step for Gov. Bruce Rauner

    While he was busy sorting out the executive orders his predecessor left behind, Gov. Bruce Rauner took the time to sign an executive order of his own.
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Block: Turning the page to Mental Health Board's next chapter

    First and foremost, I would like to express my extreme gratitude for being given the opportunity to serve the citizens of McHenry County as the execut ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Got a second? Now you do

    We’ve been given a gift this year by scientists, and you’ve got to love them.Before the clock strike ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Letter: Successful Rudolph exhibit

    To the Editor:Thanks to all those who contributed to this season’s highly successful Rudolph the Red ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Ponnuru: Tax reform in 2015? Not a chance, and here's why

    Tax reformers’ hope springs eternal, but don’t bet on a big tax deal in 2015 or 2016. Don’t bet on a medium-sized one either.
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Valuing evidence

    To the Editor:First, thanks to Mark Wilcox for years of correcting misinformation in letters on this ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: No such thing as 'free'

    To the Editor:President Barack Obama recently announced his proposal to make two years of community ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Typical Quinn as he leaves Springfield

    We used this space last week to describe the disappointing tenure of Pat Quinn’s time as Illinois governor.
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Scott Reeder: Too much licensing of jobs in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Why do we license barbers? Or roofers? Or interior decorators?I’ve never quite underst ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 11:32 pm
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