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  • Gene Lyons: Having more in common with other mammals than we admit

    Suzanne delivered her first calf in a sleet storm, with 40 mph winds.Fearful the baby wouldn’t survi ...
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Men's turn to say 'no'

    To the Editor:William Parrot (“Argument indefensible,” Sept. 6) once again has fallen in love with h ...
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Recognition for Bob Miller

    To the Editor:While meetings were underway and reported by the Northwest Herald about the duties of ...
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Revive art of compromise

    It is fitting the Public Broadcasting Service chose to air the groundbreaking documentary during the 150th anniversary of the Civil War’s end.
    Sept. 13, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: McHenry County Farm Stroll

    To the Editor:I would like to acknowledge my appreciation and gratitude to Dan Volkers, McHenry Coun ...
    Sept. 13, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Two kingdoms in conflict over same-sex marriage

    Let’s get something straight. America never has been a “Christian nation.”Those who believe otherwis ...
    Sept. 13, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Protect forest preserve

    To the Editor:I recently attended a wonderful grand opening for the Brunner Family Forest Preserve.K ...
    Sept. 13, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Franz: Hidden veterans might also need help

    Before serving at TLS Veterans effective July 6, I recognized military veterans as those who get out of cars with specialty plates, those who wear sna ...
    Sept. 13, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Letter: Standing up for Cary

    To the Editor:Aug. 27 was a good night for the residents of Cary.The majority of the Zoning, Plannin ...
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Only in Illinois

    To the Editor:The great state of Illinois has 2,000 more levels of government than any other state, ...
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: A very grateful mom

    To the Editor:To the six people who stopped around 12:30 p.m. Aug. 29 on Mason Hill Road to help my ...
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Share deal details with taxpayers

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs down: To th ...
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Dwyer: The Donald should keep dunking his Oreos

    Donald Trump’s war on Oreo cookies makes no sense at all.Trump is boycotting his beloved Oreos becau ...
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: How to love someone to the moon and back

    It happened a little more than 46 years ago, nearly coinciding with our recent wedding. It was in July 1969 that my new bride and I sat in front of ou ...
    Sept. 11, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Letter: Chuck Wheeler a disappointment

    To the Editor:County Board member Chuck Wheeler recently opposed a proposal that would change how Co ...
    Sept. 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
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