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  • Carlson: Republicans may reap backlash in Kansas races

    WASHINGTON – The 2004 best-seller “What’s the Matter With Kansas?” claimed that voters there had it all backward: They were acting against their own i ...
    Oct. 4, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: Energized by my new lithium-ion toys

    It all started in Indianapolis. My wife and I were visiting there and staying at a nice downtown hotel. Upon entering our room, I immediately did what ...
    Oct. 4, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Losing everything

    To the Editor:We’ve become lemmings marching willingly to our own destruction.We are so afraid of “w ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Make Franks defend

    To the Editor:I agree with the League of Women Voters’ sentiment (“No response from Hultgren,” Sept. ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Fox for comptroller

    To the Editor:Yet again, the Northwest Herald slinks out of its responsibilities by continually prin ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Get behind interchange in Marengo

    McHenry County does not have access points to an interstate.That soon could change. That’s a good th ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Hiatt: You can help fight domestic violence in McHenry County

    Nationally, October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In McHenry County and throughout the area, there will be many opportunities for folks to com ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Don't it make my black jeans blue

    Only cool people wear black jeans.And I count myself among the cool people, even if I have to make t ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Keeping Madigan on throne

    To the Editor:Since 1983, Michael Madigan has served as speaker of the Illinois House for all but tw ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: One thing is certain: Lamb a liar

    We certainly hope there are no other unsolved crimes in McHenry County that depend on the testimony of repeat felon and repeat liar Shane Lamb.
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Ponnuru: Spanking your child doesn't make you a monster

    When Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted for injuring a child earlier this month, a lot of journalists explained that the less ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • You have toll options

    To the Editor:A recent letter (“Need toll choice,” Sept. 23) indicated that the Illinois Tollway pro ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Pay attention at red light

    To the Editor:I have a major issue with drivers sleeping at red lights when the light changes to gre ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Vote out the do-nothings

    To the Editor:President Obama talks about a do-nothing Congress, implying that Republicans are to bl ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: State mum on free college program

    SPRINGFIELD – So how much of your dollars are being spent on providing free college educations for state workers?
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 12:08 am
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