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  • Reeder: Splurging at Municipal League conference

    SPRINGFIELD – I’ve never quite understood the mindset of people who live it up on someone else’s dime.
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Our View: CLS bleachers should come down

    The District 155 School Board is digging itself into a bigger hole as it inexplicably continues its legal fight over new bleachers at Crystal Lake Sou ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Thank God for America

    To the Editor:The culture in America has changed so much in the past 50 years that it is difficult t ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Government glut in Illinois

    To the Editor:There ought to be a law for the elimination of Illinois’ 20 coterminous township gover ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Democrats playing the race 'deck' in midterm elections

    Forget the race “card.” In this election, Democrats have been playing the entire race “deck.”The Wal ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Joan Oliver: Jury duty gives power to the people

    Who knew that a group of seemingly ordinary people could be so scary? Yet, that’s exactly what the m ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 1:08 am
  • Letter: Disservice to teachers

    To the Editor:When I read the Northwest Herald’s article on teacher absence, I thought it was going ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Petri: The cure for our Ebola panic is more panic

    Listen.A lot of people have been complaining about our Ebola panic. Turn on cable news, and you find ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Why you should vote

    By now, you probably are a tad tired of us telling you how important it is to vote in today’s election.
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Breast cancer 5K support

    To the Editor:People who live, work and employ in McHenry County came out in huge support of the nee ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: One election certainty: You lost

    Some of you will read this column before the election, and some of you will read it after. I suppose I could’ve written two columns, but I’ve been kin ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 9:18 am
  • Letter: Lack of awareness

    (Editor’s note: This letter was submitted immediately after the County Board voted Oct. 21 against accepting a $585,000 grant from the Illinois Depart ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Turning her back

    (Editor’s note: This letter was submitted immediately after the County Board voted Oct. 21 against accepting a $585,000 grant from the Illinois Depa ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Hentoff: Would founders be for protection of SWAT teams?

    Oftentimes I ask, “Is this still America?” when I read such horrifying accounts as this one from Alecia Phonesavanh, a mother in Cornelia, Georgia, wh ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Negative ads miss the point

    To the Editor:If I were to believe all the negative campaign ads, I wouldn’t know who to vote for. W ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 5:30 am
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