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  • Penkava: Somewhere over the rainbow, blue W’s fly

    We are all dreamers. No, not the kind of dreams where your teeth are falling out and you can only move in slow motion and you’re being chased and you’ ...
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 10:57 pm
  • Piershale: What makes retirement accounts different?

    Retirement accounts like an IRA or a 401k plan are significantly different from your other assets and understanding these differences is the first ste ...
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Olson: What to tax next? How about pot

    So the election is over and now our state’s lawmakers presumably will set to figuring out what to do about Illinois’ sorry financial state.
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 12:54 am
  • Our view: Thank veterans year-round

    President Barack Obama called President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday to congratulate him on his election victory and to begin preparing for a peace ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 11:09 pm
  • Bates: Are you getting the most out of your chamber membership?

    Whether you are a member of McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce or another, this end-of-the-year check list will help you determine if you are using your ...
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 11:10 pm
  • Dave says: Interest-only triplex?

    Dear Dave,I’ve been out of college for a few years, and I have no debt. I’d like to start investing, ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Early voting issues

    To the Editor:I went to vote early this  Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the McHenry City Hall location and ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Time to pull country back together

    The most divisive presidential election in modern U.S. history is behind us, but not even the most cheerful Pollyanna believes the fractures have heal ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Devoid of moral conscience

    To the Editor:Both parties have become a laughingstock. RINOs have no one but themselves to blame fo ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Donald Trump’s guide to team building

    Most new Republican administrations are filled with experienced hands from a previous government – a few governors and members of Congress, a prominen ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: The day after

    To the Editor:I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for a long hot shower and not any normal shower. ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: GOP set to gain 4 seats in Illinois House, but is tax hike still coming?

    One item that flew under the radar Tuesday because of Donald Trump’s historic win is that Republicans appear to have picked up a net four seats in the ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • Ponnuru: Trump didn't win because Americans are racist

    So this is what it feels like to live through a political earthquake. Donald Trump’s victory is a bigger upset than Harry Truman’s 1948 defeat of Thom ...
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 3:55 pm
  • Letter: Thank you for trunk or treat success

    To the Editor:St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Crystal Lake recently held its Trunk or Treat co ...
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: Low point of election happened in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Some days I don’t know why anyone would want to run for public office.You’ll be lied a ...
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 5:30 am
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