Partly Cloudy with Haze
76FPartly Cloudy with HazeFull Forecast


  • Gene Lyons: Clinton Foundation 'scandals' are all smoke, innuendo

    Here are a couple of things you might not know about recent topics in the news:First, no secretary o ...
    June 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Carlson: Hey, Democrats, have you forgotten Joe Biden?

    At Beau Biden's funeral last weekend, President Barack Obama said his family had become part of the Biden clan, playing by "Biden rules."
    June 14, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • Letter: Sen. Pam Althoff a pretender

    To the Editor:After reading the May 13 editorial in the Chicago Tribune, the article on the front pa ...
    June 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Audit leaves questions about stewardship

    A recent audit of a little-known dental clinic for area veterans serves as a stark reminder of how government entities often don’t treat money as care ...
    June 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Standards abandoned, truth becomes subjective

    My high school colors were green and white.At graduation, the boys wore green robes and the girls wo ...
    June 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Liberals' top priority

    To the Editor:So what do my liberal friends rant about the most?Is it the fact China is now the larg ...
    June 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: ALS foundation thanks

    To the Editor:Someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with ALS every 90 minutes, and every 90 minutes, some ...
    June 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Craver: Eyes will be on county GOP for township consolidation effort

    McHenry County Republicans talk a good game about limiting government and lowering taxes when they’re lacing up their cleats in the locker room. They ...
    June 14, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Letter: Accept past faults to move forward

    To the Editor:The daily news reports of another unarmed African-American person killed shocks the co ...
    June 13, 2015 - 9:03 pm
  • On Campus: Richmond-Burton grad Trapino enjoyed season with successful Wright State baseball program

    After a season that left Wright State’s University’s baseball team one victory from an NCAA regional title, Richmond-Burton grad E.J. Trapino savored ...
    June 13, 2015 - 4:36 pm
  • Letter: A place to start

    To the Editor:After reading the June 9 article about the McHenry County Department of Health shuttin ...
    June 13, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Consequence in Iraq

    To the Editor:I would like to point out to everyone who is unaware that thousands of Iraqi woman tod ...
    June 13, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Rainwater solution

    To the Editor:The city of Crystal Lake has a Unified Development Ordinance that states a single-fami ...
    June 13, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Postseason prep playoffs success

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To the ...
    June 13, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Adventures of a Bohemian barterer

    My grandparents emigrated from Bohemia in western Czechoslovakia in 1912. They gazed in wonder and anticipation upon the Statue of Liberty as their sh ...
    June 13, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Watch Now

    Reader Poll

    Will the increased price of eggs affect how many you buy?