• Letter: Frustrating County Board

    To the Editor:On Jan. 11, I attended the Algonquin Township Board meeting, an efficient meeting evid ...
    Jan. 1, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Oppose Pruitt for EPA

    To the Editor:I am writing with concern about the catastrophe that would befall our country if Scott ...
    Jan. 1, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Editor's Desk: Both Trump revolution, dissension will be covered

    It remains to be seen what the Donald Trump administration will do for manufacturing, but anecdotally, it’s good for phone companies.
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 11:46 pm
  • Oliver: Just ask Mom about her ‘alternative facts’

    When I hear the term “alternative facts,” I immediately think of my mother and giggle.Anyone who has ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 11:47 pm
  • Piershale: Welcome to the Goldilocks Zone

    When people retire, they often drop down a tax bracket because they no longer have any earned income. For example, a couple may be in a 25 percent tax ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 11:08 am
  • Letter: Get off the sidelines

    To the Editor:Steve Willson regularly protests any proposed tax increase, but his letter accusing th ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Jennings supports community garden

    To the Editor:In 2015, the interest and desire of Nunda Township Supervisor Lee Jennings to put the ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Lisa Madigan's legal filing long overdue

    Question the timing all you want, but last week’s legal filing by Attorney General Lisa Madigan to stop paying state employee wages without an officia ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 12:40 am
  • Long on rhetoric

    To the Editor: In light of all of the campaign rhetoric from the Republican establishment wing of t ...
    Jan. 30, 2017 - 1:10 pm
  • ‘What was to be proved’

    To the Editor:Regarding the Jan. 18 letter, “Words of wisdom from dear friend, veteran” in which the ...
    Jan. 30, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: No checks? How can you do business?

    SPRINGFIELD – “Just mail me a check,” I told a young man who I was doing business with.The 20-someth ...
    Jan. 29, 2017 - 5:41 pm
  • McArdle: Both parties can agree on infrastructure, sort of

    The Republicans’ plan to “repeal and replace” Obamacare seems, for the moment, to be going nowhere. President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immig ...
    Jan. 29, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Rauner contract offer generous

    AFSCME members across Illinois will begin voting Monday on whether to give their leaders the authority to strike.
    Jan. 29, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: The perfection of doing nothing

    To the Editor:I was standing out on my front porch, looking at the tail end of this lovely streak of ...
    Jan. 29, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: We want solutions over obstruction on County Board

    To the Editor:I attended my first McHenry County Board meeting Jan. 17. I’ve attended quite a few Wo ...
    Jan. 29, 2017 - 5:30 am
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