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  • Miller: Boom! Supreme Court blows up pension reform

    In a sweeping 6-1 decision, the Illinois Supreme Court last week struck down an attempt to force government retirees to pay more for their subsidized ...
    July 7, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Pesky facts

    To the Editor:I need to reply to Gregory Walker’s letter (“Don’t play race card,” June 20).In Januar ...
    July 7, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Illinois' fiscal outlook is even worse after Supreme Court decision

    As bad as Illinois’ fiscal outlook is now, it’s hard to imagine it getting any worse.But not only ca ...
    July 6, 2014 - 5:35 am
  • ‘You go, girl’

    To the Editor:In Woodstock in May, there was a Girls on the Run 5K. Our neighbor, Ashley, and her mo ...
    July 6, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • No shame

    To the Editor:Conservative right-wing Republicans (tea party) have no shame. They have never accepte ...
    July 6, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Choose another

    To the Editor:In regard to Phil Armstrong (June 18) on the loss of his dear friend, Louie, I hope th ...
    July 6, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • McSweeney: Illinois needs property tax relief now

    Home ownership carries a tremendous amount of responsibility. Maintaining a home often can be a labor of love, but it is a labor nonetheless. Here in ...
    July 6, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Stop union bullying

    To the Editor:Carlos Acosta repeatedly disparages right-to-work laws by calling them right-to-work-f ...
    July 6, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Crystal Lake tornado sirens

    To the Editor:What’s up with the Crystal Lake tornado sirens? We’ve lived near the downtown area les ...
    July 6, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Schaumburg: Unusual tone from sheriff's candidate

    I read last week one of the more refreshing quotes I’ve seen in a long time regarding politics.It ca ...
    July 6, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Our View: Former deputy doesn't deserve legal break

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs down: To th ...
    July 5, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our planet, Jennifer

    To the Editor:“Where else can we live?” asked 8-year-old Jennifer.“We aren’t ready to travel to unkn ...
    July 5, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Cancer survivor thanks

    To the Editor:There was no doubt in anyone’s mind that the Cancer Survivor’s Day tribute, put on by ...
    July 5, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: The ice cream truck cometh

    It slowly crept into our neighborhood. Announced by endless refrains of “Turkey in the Straw,” the music wafted through the air like an aroma from a k ...
    July 4, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Peterson: Long walk to basement after 2 a.m.

    I should have known better, and I should have done better. Next time.But the best I could do was rol ...
    July 4, 2014 - 12:11 am
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