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  • From the Editor's Desk: Woodstock dual language graduates should get 2 diplomas

    Maybe 12 years ago some in Woodstock were uneasy about an experiment to combine native English and native Spanish speakers into one classroom and inst ...
    May 10, 2016 - 12:45 pm
  • Carlson: The night I almost felt sorry for Ted Cruz

    Politicians rarely get sympathy from the public when they lose. Yet in no other line of work is so much put on the line, so publicly, for so long, wit ...
    May 9, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Begalka: Far from spiked, railroads making a comeback

    Railroads are responsible for developing much of this country, and McHenry County is no different.Th ...
    May 8, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • From the Editor's Desk: Illinois property tax system unsustainable

    If you own a home in Illinois, hold your breath when you check the mailbox: It’s property tax bill time.
    May 9, 2016 - 12:28 pm
  • Letter: Marengo water contamination a concern

    To the Editor:Thanks to Kelly Liebmann for her post on the Northwest Herald Facebook page about the ...
    May 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Say no to financial aid for illegal immigrants

    To the Editor:I cannot believe with our Illinois debts and the fact Illinois cannot pay some of its ...
    May 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Whom to blame for the rise of Trump?

    Dr. Frankenstein created the monster that bore his name, and if Dr. Jekyll had not conducted those experiments in his laboratory, Mr. Hyde never would ...
    May 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: IDOT missing letters

    To the Editor:Thanks to Linda Schultz for her letter, "Dark side of road improvement" (May 1).I woul ...
    May 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Average American would do better job

    To the Editor:It's a sad day in our history when the remaining candidates for president are Donald T ...
    May 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Just one Hastert question

    To the Editor:I cannot believe with our Illinois debts and the fact Illinois cannot pay some of its ...
    May 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • 'Mothers, most of all'

    While billions are spent on the efforts, no greeting cards or floral arrangements can really express the significance of the bonds we share with our m ...
    May 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Vitamin C no panacea for motel cough

    I think I had a slight cold last week, although I’m not willing to say it was a full-blown cold.I fe ...
    May 7, 2016 - 11:36 pm
  • How to contribute to a Roth IRA if you're retired

    If you are retired and no longer working and your spouse has earned income for 2016, you very likely can put money in a Roth IRA using the working spo ...
    May 7, 2016 - 9:21 am
  • Our view: Animal rescue efforts abound in McHenry County

    Thumbs up: To Crystal Lake-based On Angels’ Wings animal rescue for making a 24-hour round-trip journey to Tulsa, Okla., and back to save 23 dogs from ...
    May 7, 2016 - 5:50 am
  • Letter: Lobby blocks consolidation

    To the Editor:Township Officials of Illinois, the political arm of Illinois' 1,431 township governme ...
    May 7, 2016 - 5:30 am
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