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  • Hentoff: Rand Paul broadens his campaign – not yet enough

    As the formidable, extra-robust Chris Christie rises in the Republican presidential polls, appearing attractively tough, Rand Paul also remains produc ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Obvious Randall solution

    To the Editor:Finally the congested intersection of Routes 31 and 62 will relieved by the imminent o ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Ribbing Reeder

    To the Editor:Conservative think tank employee Scott Reeder wrote an interesting column about Walgre ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Congrats to Prim

    To the Editor:I would like to congratulate the Republican Candidate for McHenry County sheriff, Bill ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Community-minded

    Many thanks to Derek from Orbis Construction and Brennan from Fastenal in McHenry for volunteering their work and material to take down our very old s ...
    Aug. 10, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • God’s warning signs

    A nation in the hands of an angry God. The Lord warned in the Book of Psalms, “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget G ...
    Aug. 10, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Spring Grove gun range

    To the Editor:The Spring Grove Village Board has unanimously approved construction of a shooting ran ...
    Aug. 10, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: More transparency, adult behavior needed in Oakwood Hills

    As of Saturday afternoon, the village of Oakwood Hills remains in a suspended animation entirely of its own making.
    Aug. 10, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Craver: Is dysfunction Exhibit A for shrinking the McHenry County Board?

    Once again, the McHenry County Board is discussing whether to shrink its size from 24 members. As a ...
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Carlson: Love, lies, luxury goods and a Virginia governor

    WASHINGTON – Romance, designer gowns, lavish parties, fast cars, private jets and lakeside mansions.
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Guatemala-to-Illinois express

    To the Editor:It takes a team to put together an illegal immigrant express trip from Central America ...
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • How Congress voted

    A look at recent major votes in Congress and how those who represent McHenry County voted:Emergency ...
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Celebrate philanthropist

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To Don ...
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Updating liberal definition

    To the Editor:Letter writer Robert Meale’s definition of liberal is limited and is “Fox” for misinfo ...
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: The adventures of an infrequent flyer

    I’m not what you call a savvy flyer.Sure, I’ve been around the block, but mostly on road trips. So w ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 11:31 pm
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