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  • Miller: Insiders don't share Quinn's optimism

    Gov. Pat Quinn’s new TV ad is 60 seconds of one positive message after another.“Pat Quinn sees probl ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Power plant questions

    To the Editor:I attended the Oakwood Hills power plant informational open house on Tuesday, July 22. ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 9:20 am
  • Our view: Smart to slow down on power plant proposal

    Developers who want to build a $450 million power plant in Oakwood Hills were smart to request a delay on moving the project forward.
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 9:20 am
  • Route 47 plans

    Attending my third Route 47 meeting, I was astounded to learn that IDOT is considering adding four to six roundabouts for traffic flow. Visit www.IL47 ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 9:20 am
  • Taxpayer fighter

    To the Editor:With the McHenry County Board’s actions a couple weeks ago, it’s no wonder people comp ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Can’t judge a bill by its title

    To the Editor:Please contact your U.S. representatives and tell them to vote “no” for HR 3717.The He ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Kick it into gear

    To the Editor:In her letter (“Route 176 project,” July 27), Lois Wiese commented on the recent day d ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Care for immigrant children

    To the Editor:“Give me your tired, your poor,Your huddled masses, yearning to breath free,The wretch ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: More of the same with gift-ban violations

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs down: To tw ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Dear kids, stop whining and do something

    It doesn’t take long for them to say it. It happens after a vacation to Yellowstone and a few trips to Great America. It happens after summer camps an ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Apples to oranges

    To the Editor:I take issue with the front-page article comparing the Kendall Energy Center in Minook ...
    July 1, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Appointee removal process fair

    The McHenry County Board is developing a code of conduct for appointees to its many boards and commissions in the wake of new legislation that allows ...
    July 1, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Shut down Randall project

    To the Editor:When is the county going to kill the Randall Road boondoggle?Everybody knows it’s a co ...
    July 1, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Proud of Crystal Lake

    To the Editor:On July 20, I participated in a bike race in my hometown of Crystal Lake. It was fanta ...
    July 1, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Scribe desperately seeking new pen

    My favorite pen is letting me down, and I am going to have to find another one to replace it.I’ve be ...
    July 31, 2014 - 11:56 pm
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