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Opinion

  • Preserve fen habitat

    To the Editor:Responding to Jean Natoli’s letter (Feb. 5) concerning Sterne’s Fen, she may not be aw ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Don't wait; vaccinate

    Unwelcome news came across the Associated Press wire late last week; a cluster of measles cases is being investigated by public health officials in su ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Opposes legislation

    To the Editor:A “pioneering education initiative” is how Jack Franks’ House Bill 1311 – his legislat ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Petri column: Brian Williams and the fog of memory

    We all know how fungible memory is.Get together with your family members over the holidays, and you ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Reaction to Bruce Rauner speech might signal rough waters

    I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a governor openly and loudly laughed at on the House floor. At least not while he was present.
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Letter: NBC conclusion

    To the Editor:After listening to NBC correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin’s verbal assault on “American Sni ...
    Feb. 9, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Hentoff: Must students pass immigrants' citizenship test?

    To preserve who we are as Americans, nothing is more important for our students than to know how, as constitutionally protected citizens, they are dis ...
    Feb. 9, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Right to work not fair

    To the Editor:Scott Reeder and the Northwest Herald again are trying to convince McHenry County work ...
    Feb. 9, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Voice priorities in Woodstock

    To the Editor:As a candidate for City Council in the forthcoming April election, one of my primary g ...
    Feb. 8, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: A great thank you

    To the Editor:I want to thank McHenry Township Highway Commissioner Leon VanEvery and his crew for t ...
    Feb. 8, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Wacky world?

    To the Editor:I wonder what President Obama would have said after 9/11 – “Don’t sweat it”?He’s quote ...
    Feb. 8, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: No good can come from hyphenated America

    As if we aren’t already divided enough by race, class, gender, political party, economic status and sexual orientation, the federal government reporte ...
    Feb. 8, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Do more to foil Internet trolls

    They call them trolls, the anonymous people who use the Internet to anonymously spew anger, racism, misogyny and death threats at those unlucky enough ...
    Feb. 8, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Lyons: Amid GMOs, measles, climate change, we're blinding ourselves from science

    Besides the glory and thrill of describing TIF district boundaries, the best thing about practicing journalism is the ability to satisfy one’s intelle ...
    Feb. 9, 2015 - 7:31 am
  • Stanek: TIF districts are stealth tax increases

    No one knows what will happen more than 20 years in the future.Yet Lakewood officials have claimed t ...
    Feb. 7, 2015 - 5:30 am
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