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  • Serving constituents

    My recent experience buying a fishing license at a reduced cost is an almost perfect microcosm for the state of Illinois as I see it.
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Good Samaritans

    On Saturday, Aug. 23, my wife fell on the sidewalk outside of Dairy Queen in McHenry. We just want to thank the two men who got out of their vehicle t ...
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Out of touch County Board

    All unincorporated McHenry County residents need to know they are about to lose their right to store recreational vehicles, boats, jet skis, trailers, ...
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Cancer lawsuit plaintiffs deserve day in court

    It’s been a long, frustrating wait for Joanne Branham and 32 other plaintiffs in the McCullom Lake cancer lawsuits.
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Craver: As a stakeholder, I demand government stop calling me a stakeholder

    As Buddha once said, words have the power to both destroy and heal.But they also have the power to t ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Guest view: Stop the Randall Road widening project

    Let’s get the key points out right up front: McHenry County has plans to waste millions of taxpayer dollars, the vote is happening soon and if you don ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Too critical of letter

    To the Editor:Judith Ashby responded to Cliff Evenson’s letter to the editor with a lot of critical ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Algonquin bypass finally open to cars

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To the ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Announcing candidacy

    To the Editor:In response to the letter to the editor “Getting worse in McHenry” (Sept. 2).Having mo ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Trained by phones

    To the Editor:Pavlov only trained one dog to respond to a bell.The cellphone industry has trained bi ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Gap in cremation costs

    To the Editor:I recently had two family members die hours apart.Both were cremated, and both had mem ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: The day that I got totally IKEA’ed

    If I do say myself, I’m pretty good at navigating my way through a store. I’m uncanny at spotting the 80 percent off rack at Kohl’s. I can adeptly bre ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Also strong in faith

    To the Editor:Thank you, Bill Hurlbert, for your letter to the editor (“Strong in faith,” Aug. 24).Y ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Your town deserves your attention

    Much ink has been spilled in this space in the cause of encouraging people to take part in the civic process, seek office, volunteer for committees or ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Defending Lions Park

    To the Editor:In response to John Martin claiming Lions Park is going to the dogs, you have grossly ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 5:30 am
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