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  • New Year's wish: A New House speaker in Illinois

    The holidays are a time to reflect, give thanks and prepare for the unbounded, nameless future ahead.
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 10:29 am
  • Letter: For ACA reform, first, do no harm

    To the Editor:While Congress prepares to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, it’s importan ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Shame on Sage YMCA for ending Silver Sneakers

    To the Editor:Sage YMCA has decided to end its relationships with Silver Sneakers. This program has ...
    Dec. 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Thank you for generous donations

    To the Editor:To our friends at the Mercy Harvard Rehabilitation and Fitness Center, on behalf of th ...
    Dec. 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: A merry, mutt puppy Christmas to all

    Who would have expected the unbridled joy of Christmas in a mutt puppy?We’ve had Mutt Puppy – a wire ...
    Dec. 24, 2016 - 10:01 pm
  • Editorial cartoon

    Dec. 24, 2016 - 9:56 pm
  • Letter: Community Harvest thanks

    To the Editor:McHenry started its first Community Harvest benefitting FISH Food Pantry on Thanksgivi ...
    Dec. 24, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: More acts of kindness

    To the Editor:The Northwest Herald’s Saturday, Dec. 17 cover story, “Acts of Kindness”, encouraged m ...
    Dec. 24, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Mac & cheese and the lunch lady mom

    One of my earliest olfactory memories is of sitting in my bolted-in-the-floor-one-size-fits-all wooden desk in the fourth grade. It was 10:30 in the m ...
    Dec. 24, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • Keillor: Christmas lives on

    It is hard to believe the Creator of our universe with its billions of galaxies could have sent Himself to this little blue blip not so long ago in t ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Thumbs up: Spreading the Christmas spirit

    Thumbs up: To the communities and volunteers who have donated their time and creativity to making the season special for McHenry County families. Area ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Negative attitude

    To the Editor:What jerks you and your editor are to use “Wasted effort” as a headline after Sunday’s ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Santa Run success

    Success. Tradition. Family fun.The words above describe our fifth annual Kiwanis Santa Run for Kids. ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Merry Christmas

    To the Editor:Why would we be unwilling to acknowledge and confront evil? Why would we be willing to ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Editor's Desk: School enrollment, building closures will be McHenry County's hot topics in 2017

    Just like the rest of you, we’re ready to slam the door on 2016 before any more celebrity creeping death blows in. Somehow Keith Richards never seems ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 10:38 am
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