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  • Our View: Woodstock Route 47 widening is vital

    While we understand there are concerns with a $78 million plan to widen Route 47 through Woodstock, this project needs to happen, and it should have h ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 12:35 pm
  • Our View: Real help from poverty realized

    Thumbs-up: To the Hope Takes Action program, which helps people living in long-term poverty become self-sufficient. Six McHenry County participants gr ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 12:34 pm
  • Thumbs Up: Peer mentoring is a plus

    Thumbs-up: To new peer mentoring programs at McHenry County College. The Focus program is open to students who want to establish or improve their GPA, ...
    Feb. 18, 2017 - 5:23 am
  • Thumbs up to McHenry theater plan

    Thumbs up: To the McHenry City Council and others involved in plans to renovate and reopen the McHenry downtown theater, which has been closed since 2 ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Another view: A carbon tax even GOP could support

    Some Republicans have grown tired of fighting the rest of the world on climate change.As economists, ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 12:08 pm
  • Another View: Trump's unwanted gift to Wall Street

    President Donald Trump says he wants to reduce the regulatory burden on the finance industry. But by taking aim at a new rule on retirement advice, he ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • An unfunded mandate we can support

    Public school administrators and boards of education have complained bitterly about being inundated with unfunded state mandates, and rightly so.
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Another view: Move foreward with Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines

    Among the headlines President Donald Trump made during his first week was one citing his executive order to clear obstacles standing in the way of the ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 11:06 pm
  • Another view: Donald Trump's moral blind spot

    Of all the strangely accommodating remarks President Donald Trump has made about Russian President Vladimir Putin, none is quite so startling and pern ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Stop filing trivial legislation

    As far as we know, there is no sanity test for Illinois state legislators.However, if a particular p ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Another view: Gorsuch a gift to country

    “If you breathe air, drink water, eat food, take medicine, or in any other way interact with the courts, this is a very bad decision.” — Nancy Pelosi
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 3:29 pm
  • Another view: Right values of leadership

    “I want us to be honest with one another,” a new leader on the national stage said late last week. “We’re on the same team. We share the same mission. ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Human service providers need help

    Sad and pathetic, but not the least bit surprised.That was our reaction last week when we read an As ...
    Feb. 5, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Another view: Questions for Gorsuch

    President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court elicited an immediate, furious and depressingly predictable reaction. ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Successful transfer of power

    Thumbs-up: To another successful and mostly peaceful transfer of power. After a contentious campaign that included violent protests, threatening phras ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 5:55 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Which would you be more inclined to do for charity?
    Shave my head
    Jump into icy water