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  • Letter: Althoff lost her way

    To the Editor:Who does Sen. Pam Althoff represent? She conspicuously skipped both the Wonder Lake an ...
    NEW: Sept. 3, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Reform state schools

    To the Editor:Who does Sen. Pam Althoff represent? She conspicuously skipped both the Wonder Lake an ...
    NEW: Sept. 3, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Thanks for honor roll breakfasts

    To the Editor:Hannah Beardsley PTO celebrated academic excellence again with its annual honor roll b ...
    NEW: Sept. 3, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Feeling effects of tragedy in Roanoke

    The horrible murder of two local journalists in Roanoke, Virginia, has affected me more than I thought it would. Journalists are taught early on to co ...
    NEW: Sept. 3, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Dress code controversy has that worn-in feel

    They say the only certain things in life are death and taxes.Perhaps in the next tier of things one ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 12:52 am
  • Our view: Sadness, anger after Fox Lake officer shooting

    We offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Fox Lake police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, who was gunned down in cold b ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 9:33 am
  • Our view: Vote against override

    It was just 10 days ago on this page when we urged Rep. Jack Franks to vote against overriding Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of Senate Bill 1229.
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Letter: Vote for lower taxes

    To the Editor:To all the taxpayers in McHenry County who feel we have too many governments that have ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Food pantries' messages

    To the Editor:I read with interest your article (“Stretching their budgets,” Aug. 27) about McHenry ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Public cries 'uncle,' but no relief

    As Illinois’ budget stalemate reaches its third month – today is Day 63 sans a state budget – evidence is mounting that more and more people are suffe ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Petri: The case against pandas

    Sad, sad news. We lost another panda. The smaller, second, still-unnamed cub perished Wednesday at the National Zoo, in spite of the best efforts of z ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: No end in sight for state budget impasse

    The state fiscal crisis is only going to get worse, and the solution is becoming more difficult by the day.
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Kirk: Keeping seniors safe from identity theft

    For 50 years, Medicare has been the bedrock our nation’s elderly has relied on for health security and safe, affordable health care in their senior ye ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • Letter: Townships should have say

    To the Editor:Regarding consolidation of townships, it seems to me McHenry County is putting the car ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Gene Lyons: Media chases Hillary, time and 'Times' again

    At the expense of pedantry, here’s how a serious newspaper covered an important story: “Tom Brady hearing transcript details judge’s comments to NFL, ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 5:30 am
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