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  • Gene Lyons: No, journalists don't have dramatic license

    Here’s a controversial opinion: Fiction doesn’t belong in newspapers unless clearly labeled as such.
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: California: A state of death

    LOS ANGELES – Shortly after signing a bill allowing assisted suicide in California, Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed another measure that forces pr ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 3:30 am
  • Letter: There are consequences

    To the Editor:I am troubled by many current events. Let me vent about our state government for start ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 3:30 am
  • Letter: RSVP volunteers make a difference

    To the Editor:RSVP of Kane, Kendall and McHenry counties’ Volunteer Transportation Program offers fr ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 3:30 am
  • Letter: Where's the investigation?

    To the Editor:Now two Republicans have admitted the “investigation” of Benghazi is politically motiv ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 3:30 am
  • Our View: Budget won't pass without compromise

    If the reports are to be believed, Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative leaders plan to meet Nov. 18 to discuss the state budget impasse.
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 3:30 am
  • Carlson: Debate didn't boost a GOP in need of one

    Even the erstwhile front-runner Donald Trump didn’t have fun at the third debate of Republican presidential candidates Wednesday night.
    Oct. 31, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Bernstein: Fantasy follow-up questions for Republicans

    A big takeaway from Wednesday’s debate should have been how far removed the Republican candidates are from the national mainstream in several policy a ...
    Oct. 31, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Halloween fun thanks to volunteers

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up, thumbs down:Thumbs up: To the hun ...
    Oct. 31, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: The Hunt for the Blue October ends badly

    A Soviet Typhoon-class nuclear submarine named Red October. Its rogue captain seeking asylum in the United States. A brilliant American CIA analyst. A ...
    Oct. 31, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Letter: Not a taxpayer friend

    To the Editor:I read with amusement state Sen. Pam Althoff’s self-laudatory, end-of-session “newslet ...
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Reproductive hypocrisy

    To the Editor:Something is wrong with men being in control of women’s reproductive health care.Repub ...
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Hunt: Rubio, Cruz and Kasich capture debate spotlight

    In a raucous, free-wheeling Republican presidential debate, where facts often were a casualty, three second-tier candidates stood out: Marco Rubio, Te ...
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Searching for the perfect ink vessel

    I’m stuck with stick pens until I can come up with a better solution.At least the stick pens deliver ...
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 12:45 am
  • Schofield: Let's get facts about township consolidation

    A great deal has been written in the news and opinion pages of this newspaper about township consolidation.
    Oct. 29, 2015 - 5:30 am