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  • Guest View: County Board grant revote was pandering at its worst

    The Affordable Care Act has many issues troubling citizens and local governments throughout the country.
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Poppy sales thanks

    To the Editor:VFW Post 12014 in Crystal Lake would like to thank all of the people who made donation ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Dispute leads to icy conditions

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs down: To th ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Skeptical of board makeup

    To the Editor:Congratulations to the people of McHenry County. By opting for 100 percent Republican ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Giving thanks

    To the Editor:On May 25, our 25-year-old daughter was working out at Charter Fitness in Crystal Lake ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Of comets and ‘Gilmore Girls’

    What were you doing on Tuesday, March 2, 2004? The only thing I can recall from back then was watching “Gilmore Girls” on Tuesday nights with my wife. ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Hunt: Coming Obamacare battle has risk for all sides

    WASHINGTON – As President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans profess to search for common ground, both sides are lobbing grenades: the preside ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Trio deserves gratitude

    Dec. 1 will mark the end of the tenure of three longtime countywide elected officials.Sheriff Keith ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Trench mouth

    To the Editor:What used to be a disease is now described as presidential rhetoric.Banal narcissism l ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Herald supports boondoggle

    To the Editor:The Northwest Herald recently endorsed using taxpayer money to pay more than $400 a pa ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Too cold, too soon, too long

    It was the day after Veterans Day, Nov. 12, when I broke out the winter coat. Egad.The temperature w ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Guest View: Casciaro family questions unfair to innocent man

    Pete DePierro, who worked in the butcher’s department, was the last person to see Brian Carrick alive at the store. He was clear he saw Carrick argue ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Help Harvest drive

    To the Editor:I am very honored to be a member of the Crystal Lake business community for a variety ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Happy days at gas pumps

    The price of gasoline is a lot like the weather.Temperatures go up, they go down, weather extremes s ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: More sportsmanship needed in politics

    SPRINGFIELD – I recently watched my 9-year-old daughter, Gracie, shake hands with her opponents after a tough loss on the basketball court.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:48 pm
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