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  • Our View: Time for urgency on state budget

    If Illinois’ state government were a house, things would be just fine in the living room, but there’s a fire smoldering in the attic.
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 5:05 pm
  • Letter: Leaders don't care

    To the Editor:I would like to point out that all the alleged leaders we have who are for the upcomin ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 5:05 pm
  • Thomas: Donald Trump is 'Lonesome Rhodes'

    Rarely and, perhaps, not in modern times has a presidential campaign more resembled the classic 1957 film, “A Face in the Crowd.”
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 5:05 pm
  • Letter: Complexity of words

    To the Editor:Words can be complex things.I was reminded of this when, reading a recent Northwest He ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 5:05 pm
  • Letter: Kudos to Sen. Dick Durbin

    To the Editor:A recent letter (“Get a clue,” Sept. 5) took aim at an Associated Press story regardin ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 5:04 pm
  • Guest View: Illinois in need of 2-year budget

    The state of Illinois is now three months into a new fiscal year without a budget.As a result, the s ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Hundred more like Franks

    To the Editor:State Rep. Jack Franks is the rare public servant who is a moderate centrist.He genuin ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Protect the speck

    To the Editor:“A person’s a person, no matter how small.” – Horton Hears a Who!In the book “Horton H ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Petri: Palin and Trump: 'Speak American'

    Jeb(!) Bush recently came under fire from Donald Trump – generally a sign that you are doing something right.
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Mobile packing information

    To the Editor:Katie Dahlstrom wrote a wonderful kickoff article for the first ever McHenry County Mo ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Gov. Rauner, leaders can't find negotiating table

    As you probably already know, Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger said last week the state government’s backlog of unpaid bills will hit $8.5 billion b ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 1:01 am
  • Gene Lyons: Having more in common with other mammals than we admit

    Suzanne delivered her first calf in a sleet storm, with 40 mph winds.Fearful the baby wouldn’t survi ...
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Men's turn to say 'no'

    To the Editor:William Parrot (“Argument indefensible,” Sept. 6) once again has fallen in love with h ...
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Recognition for Bob Miller

    To the Editor:While meetings were underway and reported by the Northwest Herald about the duties of ...
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Revive art of compromise

    It is fitting the Public Broadcasting Service chose to air the groundbreaking documentary during the 150th anniversary of the Civil War’s end.
    Sept. 13, 2015 - 5:30 am
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