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  • Oliver: Some battles leave arachnophobe buggy

    I have a love-hate relationship with spiders.Who am I kidding? It’s more of a hate-hate relationship ...
    July 15, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Not ready for Obama

    To the Editor:Thank you, Don Mast (“Support our president,” July 3) for suggesting what most of us o ...
    July 15, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: If voters hire you, will you stay or quit?

    If you are elected to the Legislature, will you quit before your term ends?That question should be p ...
    July 15, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Contraceptive mandate

    To the Editor:I would like to know why taxpayers should be required to pay for contraceptives.We don ...
    July 15, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Act of kindness

    To the Editor:This letter is long overdue, and it is directed to someone I don’t even know.The purpo ...
    July 15, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Latest poll shows edge for Rauner

    A new Capitol Fax/We Ask America poll found Republican Bruce Rauner leading Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, 51-39.
    July 14, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Far from truth

    In the July 1 Northwest Herald, front page headlines states “High court strikes down birth control requirement.” This is far from the truth. They only ...
    July 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Hideous beliefs

    Now that former Congressman Joe Walsh’s racial insensitivity was recently exposed again, will Republican candidate Steve Reick disavow his political g ...
    July 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Deserve better

    I believe the majority of Americans want our politicians to work together, and until we elect people who are willing to do so, gridlock will continue. ...
    July 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Maximum sentence for Depner

    In March 2013, Northwest Herald’s Editorial Board published an editorial in this space under the headline: Our view: Throw book at Depner.
    July 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Life Skills education

    Cooking up a healthy eating game plan is vital to performance on the field. That concept, along with the art of cooking for a hobby, a career or survi ...
    July 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Cause for celebration

    To the Editor:It was recently reported that following decades of growth, McHenry County has unexpect ...
    July 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Buck stops with Obama

    This is in response to the letter, “No Shame,” (It’s Your Write, July 6.)Let’s start with the last s ...
    July 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Craver: Tanks, but no tanks, on police militarization

    I don’t know why police officers and journalists often end up at loggerheads, especially since we share the sacred bond that everybody hates our guts ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Whose hypocrisy?

    Hypocrisy is defined as the feigning of beliefs, feelings or virtues that one does not hold or possess.
    July 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
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