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  • Michael Penkava: The ups and downs in Zipperland

    OK, dear reader, let me start out this column by amazing you. I am going to predict something and you will easily verify that I am correct. Then you c ...
    NEW: Nov. 29, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Letter: Pantry collection success

    To the Editor:We are extending a heartfelt thank you to our neighbors in Woodstock for making our an ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Campaign thanks

    To the Editor:The scary Halloween season is over. As the political brochures are packed up, signs di ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Cary-Grove on verge of its goal

    If you read Wednesday’s edition of the Northwest Herald, you know exactly how long this weekend has been circled on the calendar for Cary-Grove senior ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Hunt: Democrats must address economic anxiety

    WASHINGTON – To recover from their debacle in the midterm elections, Democrats have seized on two questionable propositions: They lost mainly because ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Professional during construction

    To the Editor:It really is wonderful when government works well for the common good.For several year ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Exclamation points were the first emoticon

    There was a time in my life when I banished exclamation points from all writing. Exclamation points ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Our View: Give thanks for the blessings in your life

    Charles Dickens once wrote: “Reflect on your present blessings, on which every man has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Pincus: What it costs to fight the Islamic State

    WASHINGTON – The cost of the fight against the Islamic State continues to mount.The departure of Def ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Yes, we do need God

    To the Editor:I am writing this in rebuttal to a recent letter headlined, “We don’t need God”.The au ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Veterans Day surprise

    To the Editor:My husband is a Vietnam War veteran who served with the U.S. Air Force pararescue.This ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: State's future depends on Supreme Court ruling

    SPRINGFIELD – A Sangamon County judge snapped the first buckle on the state’s straightjacket last week.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Our View: Support local businesses

    We often pass up our local merchants in lieu of national chain stores. Maybe it’s the lure of lower prices.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Consider thorium nuclear energy

    To the Editor:The key to our economic wealth is the implication of a followed plan to utilizing our ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: How about putting Americans first?

    Addressing the nation last Thursday, President Obama sought to justify his misreading of the Constitution by unilaterally granting legal protection to ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
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