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  • Our View: Judy Baar Topinka for Illinois comptroller

    Republican Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka is seeking a second term. Democratic Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon and Libertarian Julie Fox hope to unseat ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Prim an excellent leader

    To the Editor:I am a Cary resident, and on Nov. 4, I will be voting for Bill Prim, the Republican ca ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Petri: Malala is free as a bird – and a Nobel Peace Prize winner

    “A talib fires three shots at point-blank range at three girls in a van and doesn’t kill any of them. This seems an unlikely story,” Malala Yousafzai ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • No ramp at Route 23, I-90

    To the Editor:The proposed interchange at Interstate 90 and Route 23 might be the only point in McHe ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Miller: Rauner's rejection of Brownback brings some relief

    The most important question asked of Bruce Rauner during last week’s gubernatorial debate in Peoria was posed by Jamey Dunn-Thomason of Illinois Issue ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • County Board endorsements

    To the Editor:Paula Yensen, Nick Chirikos and Bob Nowak have been serving their community and southe ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Hentoff: Rand Paul versus assaults on monstrous ISIS

    On Sept. 18, Rand Paul’s foreign policy address to the Senate ended with: “ISIS is now a threat. Let’s get on with destroying them.”
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Time for new ideas

    To the Editor:Does Jack Franks believe in democracy?We attended the recent League of Women Voters de ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Gottemoller invaluable

    To the Editor:We are lucky to have Joe Gottemoller as a member of the McHenry County Board. He is an ...
    Oct. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Bruce Rauner for Illinois governor

    Gov. Pat Quinn has had more than five years to guide Illinois toward a brighter fiscal future.Instea ...
    Oct. 12, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Clean house on County Board

    To the Editor:The County Board members' arguments against reducing its size are disingenuous and sel ...
    Oct. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: The Supreme Court's nonruling on gay marriage

    Three points need to be made about Monday’s decision by the Supreme Court not to decide whether the equal protection clause of the Constitution grants ...
    Oct. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Proud of Franks

    To the Editor:Our state representative, Jack Franks, reaches out to members of Republican and Democr ...
    Oct. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Reick an extremist

    To the Editor:Steve Reick is the poster child for the good-old-boy politicians who look out for them ...
    Oct. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Fighting identity theft, fraud

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To Atto ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 5:30 am
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