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  • Editor's Desk: Criticism of Crystal Lake teen's torture coverage was fair, heard

    “Sickening” was the word Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson used to describe the abduction and torture of a Crystal Lake teen during a Facebo ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 12:43 am
  • Our view: Best of luck to U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth

    Illinoisans got a new U.S. senator Tuesday.That’s when Tammy Duckworth, 48, a Hoffman Estates Democr ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 11:12 pm
  • Berg: Why a budget won’t fix Illinois

    Did you feel it? As 2016 expired at midnight Dec. 31, so too did Illinois’ stopgap budget. That six ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 7:14 pm
  • York: Don't jump to conclusions on hacking

    President-elect Donald Trump stirred yet more controversy Saturday night when, as he entered his New Year’s Eve party at Mar-a-Lago, he said he is not ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 3:10 pm
  • Letter: Our government's growth

    To the Editor:The current services baseline budget now stands at $4.2 trillion, which is just anothe ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Warm, fuzzy feeling of hate

    To the Editor:Merry Christmas!Yes, actually, the Christmas season runs from Dec. 24 through Jan. 9, ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Editor's Desk: 'Neighborhood Tourist' coming to Northwest Herald next week

    Shaw Media NICHE and the Northwest Herald have launched a new publication, the Neighborhood Tourist, and we couldn’t be more excited to share this new ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 12:30 am
  • Another view: An ethics lesson for Trump from House Republicans

    What happened this week among House Republicans carries a useful and important lesson. The incoming ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 3:28 pm
  • Rubin: Donald Trump's battle with reality and the intelligence community heats up

    President-elect Donald Trump insists on dumping on the intelligence community that he will need to depend upon in less than three weeks. On Tuesday, h ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 10:40 am
  • Bernstein: House Republicans start 2017 on wrong foot

    Did the House Republicans already suffer their first defeat of 2017? Or is their retreat only tactical and temporary?
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Health and luck in the new year

    To the Editor:I would like to thank these people who have done me a great service in all the years I ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Don’t ignore the message

    To the Editor:While no one wants any foreign entity to interfere with our political process, there i ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Thankful for Mistletoe Magic

    To the Editor:I want to express my deepest gratitude and appreciation to Grace Lutheran Church in Wo ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Great local company

    To the Editor:If you ever need roadside assistance or towing, I would highly recommend Anchor Towing ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: In Carrie Fisher, this girl found a force to follow

    When the original “Star Wars” movie, now known as “Star Wars: Episode IV,” was released in May 1977, I was 8 years old. I remember standing in a line ...
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 11:53 pm
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