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  • Letter: Clinton should be relieved of duty

    To the Editor:I’m writing this letter because I don’t understand. A police officer is relieved of du ...
    April 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Ponnuru: Obamacare is smaller than anyone expected

    My recent column on the sixth anniversary of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, generated some energetic criticism – or, ...
    April 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Keep Metra agent in Harvard

    To the Editor:Metra, is your decision to close the Harvard ticket window a done deal? Is it written ...
    April 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: County Board overthinking referendum

    Let’s nip in the bud another classic case of tried-and-true McHenry County Board “paralysis by analysis.”
    April 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Plan now to deal with medical emergencies

    Life has a funny way of undoing our plans. Even those of us who are by nature planners and savers can find ourselves in uncharted territory. Never is ...
    April 13, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Jacking up the price of driving in Illinois

    While lawmakers in Springfield aren’t working on a state budget for a fiscal year that ends in two and a half months, they are working on making it mo ...
    April 13, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • Letter: District 1 lost valuable board member

    To the Editor:After reviewing the election results in the County Board District 1 race, and intendin ...
    April 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Public budget negotiations better than none

    Gov. Bruce Rauner has hit a brick wall trying to convince House Speaker Michael Madigan to come to the negotiating table to talk about ending the long ...
    April 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Honor Equal Pay Act

    To the Editor:In 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act. Fifty-three years later, ...
    April 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Dilbert comic offensive

    To the Editor:In these uncertain times of terrorist attacks, and the fact ISIS publicly has beheaded ...
    April 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: FOIA requests breaking Bull Valley budget

    Apparently Chuck Casamento is the reason for the village of Bull Valley’s budget troubles.Casamento, ...
    April 12, 2016 - 12:50 am
  • Gene Lyons: Hillary Clinton can be defeated only at ballot box, but not bogus 'scandals'

    Fearless prediction: No legalistic deus ex machina will descend to save the nation from the dread specter of President Hillary Rodham Clinton. No ciga ...
    April 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Begalka: Pending sale jeopardizes chapel's future

    If you didn’t know it was there, you wouldn’t give the nondescript, white building a second thought, but behind the cider-block facade is a gem, a lit ...
    April 11, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Clarification on Bull Valley situation

    I need to revisit what I wrote Friday regarding the situation between the village of Bull Valley and now former Police Chief Jim Page.
    April 11, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Our View: Be responsible while gambling

    Now that Crystal Lake has approved video gaming, Lakewood is McHenry County’s lone holdout.Illinois ...
    April 10, 2016 - 5:30 am
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