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  • Letter: Video gaming good for Illinois

    To the Editor:Illinois is in search of good economic news. Video gaming is doing its part to help te ...
    May 24, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: House bill troubling

    To the Editor:Lawmakers in the Illinois House are considering a deeply troubling piece of legislatio ...
    May 24, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: The false god of politics

    If you visit Mount Olympus, you will see scores of crumbling statues to false gods once worshipped by ancient Greeks. The same is true in Rome, where ...
    May 24, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Keep the spirit of Memorial Day alive

    Many Americans will have Monday off this week, and scores of people will use that day to gather with family and friends, barbecue and relax.
    May 24, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Guest View: Memorial Day's roots traced to Georgia

    During a passionate Facebook “discussion,” I was informed John A. Logan did not create Memorial Day; Columbus, Georgia, did.
    May 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Great way to spend a summer

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To 23-y ...
    May 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • How Congress voted this week

    A look at this week’s major votes in Congress and how those who represent McHenry County voted:Trade ...
    May 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Eating like a caveman on my non-diet diet

    I grew up small-boned and large-metabolized, a perfect combo for an all-you-can-eat-like-a-caveman lifestyle. I could burn off a snack of an entire Sa ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Letter: Memorial Day event

    To the Editor:Please join the Combined Veterans of McHenry as we honor our comrades who have passed ...
    May 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Remembering former teacher

    To the Editor:We are too often defined by singular moments in our lives. I am writing to tell you th ...
    May 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: ComEd caper

    To the Editor:Am I the only one wondering why ComEd continues to send out those ridiculous monthly H ...
    May 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Clock ticking for newbies to learn Open Meetings Act

    One of the positives to come out of the Gov. Rod Blagojevich corruption scandal of 2008-09 is greater attention to openness and transparency in Illino ...
    May 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Hunt: Will rise in nonreligious reshape U.S. politics?

    Don’t expect any official “Atheists for Hillary” outreach, but political progressives are cheered by a study showing a rise in the number of nonreligi ...
    May 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Asking himself one question: Do I feel lucky?

    I accidentally subscribed to a computer cleaning service more than a year ago, and now, I wouldn’t live without it.
    May 22, 2015 - 1:06 am
  • Reeder: Political power plays on show in Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD – Does the old dog have more bark or bite?It’s something I’ve wondered watching my famil ...
    May 21, 2015 - 1:03 am
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