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  • Peterson: Scribe desperately seeking new pen

    My favorite pen is letting me down, and I am going to have to find another one to replace it.I’ve be ...
    July 31, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Randall plan illogical

    To the Editor:The $135 million Randall Road boondoggle is not designed to fix a problem today.It’s f ...
    July 31, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Time to ‘sign out’

    To the Editor:It’s come time to retire from posting signs along the west end of Johnsburg Road.Most ...
    July 31, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Enjoyed Crystal Lake

    To the Editor:I just wanted to thank everyone and the businesses of Crystal Lake for hosting us duri ...
    July 31, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Be careful with political messages

    Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner has taken some heat recently for manipulating headlines in his latest TV ad to help his cause in the ra ...
    July 31, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: Walgreens reflects poor business climate

    SPRINGFIELD – I picked up my vacation photos at Walgreens the other day.And I didn’t hear any French ...
    July 30, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Oppose Randall Road project

    To the Editor:I have only lived in McHenry County since 1981, so I’m not really an old-timer, but I ...
    July 30, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • What’s liberal?

    To the Editor:The word “liberal” comes from the Latin word meaning freedom, and in the 19th century, ...
    July 30, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: County fair a celebration

    The McHenry County Fair was revived in 1948, according to the McHenry County Historical Society.Town ...
    July 30, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • ‘Oz’ performance impresses

    To the Editor:My husband and I recently attended “The Wizard of Oz” presented by the Summer Theatre ...
    July 30, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Stop talking while driving

    To the Editor:I see people still talking on their phones and driving even though the law went into e ...
    July 30, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Stanek: Illinois should restore basic legal safeguard

    Imagine police seize your money, your car, even your house. Imagine this happens without you being convicted of or charged with a crime. Imagine being ...
    July 30, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Schoolhouse offers lessons about county’s past

    Diane McGowan and Ron Mahon hope that their efforts to restore the last standing one-room schoolhouse in Grafton Township will preserve important less ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Not Bush’s fault

    To the Editor:Six years later, the left is still blaming George W. Bush for near everything.This hap ...
    July 29, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Library question

    To the Editor:Has the feasibility of having a branch of the Crystal Lake library somewhere else in t ...
    July 29, 2014 - 5:30 am
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