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  • Miller: Democrats strategy: Advertise early, often

    Illinois House Democrats launched their direct mail and TV program weeks earlier than the House Republicans in an attempt to knock the GOP candidates ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Guest view: Democrats could lose Senate for a long time

    Democrats curse their luck in 2014 – a midterm in a president’s (often) grim sixth year, with most of the competitive races taking place in states won ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Hentoff: Far too many blacks remain separate, unequal

    To begin with the remoteness of post-racial America, here are “14 disturbing stats about racial inequality in American public schools” from The Nation ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: More women are needed in top NFL jobs

    The “indefinite suspension” of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for knocking out his then-fiancee, now wife, in an elevator at an Atlantic City ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Send a message to liberals

    To the Editor:Now we have a terrorist openly mocking President Barack Obama by name just before he b ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Need to appreciate

    To the Editor:I appreciate truck drivers who drive across the country, bringing goods to stores so t ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Vital governor election

    To the Editor:I respectfully suggest that if Gov. Pat Quinn is concerned about Bruce Rauner’s federa ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Open Meetings Act loophole needs fix

    It doesn’t take a state’s attorney or attorney general ruling to know that the Oakwood Hills Village Board violated the Illinois Open Meetings Act whe ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • McCaleb: Funk's moved on, plant should, too

    The resignation last week of Oakwood Hills Village President Melanie Funk was for the best – for the village, its residents and Funk herself.
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • New Hamphire transplant taking root

    WASHINGTON – Bob Smith might not have been the greatest legislator in his two terms as a U.S. senator from New Hampshire, but at least he was from the ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Students run Miles for Smiles

    The Northwest Herald offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To the Crystal Lake Cen ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Bad Man Pa: The next generation

    Grandfathers are by definition soft and round and cuddly. They are generally silly and happy-go-lucky. They go by the name “Grampa,” “PawPaw” and even ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Hunt: Could Jim Webb mount credible challenge to Clinton?

    WASHINGTON – Jim Webb could be Hillary Clinton’s worst nightmare.The former one-term Virginia senato ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Tit for tat

    To the Editor:Enough with the sanctions already. They have about as much effect on Russia as my moth ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Help in time of need

    To the Editor:I would like to compliment Cathy and Carol, who work at Northern Illinois Funeral Serv ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
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