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  • Our View: Population decline more than a blip

    It’s not time to panic, but we are a little concerned about a recent Census report that shows McHenry County continues to lose residents while neighbo ...
    June 29, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Don’t Americans care?

    To the Editor:Theodore Roosevelt said that at times, chaos in a small country could necessarily lead ...
    June 29, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Record donations

    To the Editor:On Saturday, June 14, Huntley Services Network held its third annual Free Car Wash in ...
    June 29, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Amazing triathlon

    To the Editor:Last Sunday, Crystal Lake was the host city for the Illinois Champion Triathlon at the ...
    June 29, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Lyons: ‘70s, ‘80s anarchy summers don’t translate today

    There’s a direct correlation between a child’s giddiness about school ending and a parent’s anxiety over what otherwise well behaved schoolchildren me ...
    June 29, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • Smith: Students are MCC's pride and joy

    McHenry County College recently was acknowledged by two national organizations for our accomplishments in student success.
    June 28, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • The big lie

    To the Editor:Why do our politicians meddle in the affairs of sovereign countries?The most recent ex ...
    June 28, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Help those with sight issues

    To the Editor:If you have ever gone shopping at the Harvard Wal-mart, you will notice a consistent s ...
    June 28, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Remembering pets

    To the Editor:I just want to let Phil Armstrong (“Missing friend,” June 18) know how sorry I am for ...
    June 28, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Source of pride for veterans

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To the ...
    June 28, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Smarter than a Lego in a cabbage patch

    I grew up in a Legoless world. There were no Lego London Bridges or Eiffel Towers or Taj Mahals. No vehicle sets of Batmobiles or cement mixers or pri ...
    June 27, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • What are property owners' tree rights?

    What is the law if a tree is growing on your property, but the branches hang over the neighbor's property?
    June 27, 2014 - 2:22 pm
  • Our View: Stay safe this July 4th

    As far as birthday celebrations go, the Fourth of July is usually one of the best of the year.The Fo ...
    June 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • The fourth dimension

    To the Editor:Civics 101 teaches the three branches of government – executive, legislative and judic ...
    June 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Trade-offs to make

    To the Editor:The tea party and its adherents would like us to think removing government from the eq ...
    June 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
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