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  • Our View: Slap in face finally comes down

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To Sout ...
    July 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Hunt: Ex-Im bank's undeserved rap for crony capitalism

    It’s tempting to celebrate the demise of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, whose authority expired last week.
    July 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Procrastinating politicians put public at risk of peril, pain

    “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today,” Benjamin Franklin is famous for saying.As a mu ...
    July 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Grateful for generosity

    To the Editor:St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Crystal Lake would like to say a huge thank you ...
    July 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: A different perspective

    To the Editor:Wow, what a stretch. Mr. Enoch writes about the North Carolina law that allows governm ...
    July 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Three strikes

    To the Editor:The Supremes (U.S. Supreme Court), a coequal branch of our Republic, is changing law a ...
    July 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: These legs won’t see the sunlight in summer

    It’s been 14 or 15 years since I’ve lounged around wearing a pair of shorts – Bermuda shorts, cargo shorts, khakis, cutoffs – in the summer when it’s ...
    July 9, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Ponnuru: Greece isn't the only reason the euro is failing

    Greece’s government seems determined to incur the world’s blame for the emergent economic turmoil in Europe.
    July 9, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: More Lakewood shenanigans

    To the Editor:The Lakewood board repeatedly has denied it would spend any taxpayer money on the spor ...
    July 9, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Athletic praise

    To the Editor:Congratulations to the Northwest Herald on the wonderful series of articles and pictur ...
    July 9, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Consolidate schools

    To the Editor:Bob Anderson of Wonder Lake has been pushing to have all McHenry County townships remo ...
    July 9, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Thanks for ice cream

    To the Editor:A thank you to the police officer who paid for my pint of ice cream at Culver’s.He was ...
    July 9, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Combating abuse, neglect in nursing homes

    We support a bill in Springfield that would allow for video and audio monitoring devices in nursing home rooms to help combat and prove abuse.
    July 9, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: Fair-share case has unions worried

    SPRINGFIELD – The U.S. Supreme Court agreed last week to hear a case that has union bosses worried.V ...
    July 9, 2015 - 12:52 am
  • Letter: Lessons from grandma

    To the Editor: I took my annual walk with Grandma today. She’s been gone since ’75, but it’s still a ...
    July 8, 2015 - 9:09 am
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