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  • Our View: Stay safe this July 4th

    As far as birthday celebrations go, the Fourth of July is usually one of the best of the year.The Fo ...
    June 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • The fourth dimension

    To the Editor:Civics 101 teaches the three branches of government – executive, legislative and judic ...
    June 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Trade-offs to make

    To the Editor:The tea party and its adherents would like us to think removing government from the eq ...
    June 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Hope always grows, we just need to see it

    What is hope? Hope gives wind to our sails, lift to our wings, lightness to our hearts. Hope is alwa ...
    June 26, 2014 - 10:44 pm
  • What offends me

    To the Editor:The government just stole the name patent from the Washington Redskins.Why? Because it ...
    June 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Immunize your children

    Eradicating diseases through the use of vaccines isn’t a debate we still should be having in the 21st Century United States.
    June 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: Grammar error mars ballot question

    A bit of hay is being made over a grammar error that will appear on the ballot this November.It seem ...
    June 25, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • Historical society thanks

    To the Editor:The McHenry County Historical Society thanks Dave Wilcox of Wilcox Tool & Engineering ...
    June 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Wearing flag bad taste

    To the Editor:While I understand the American flag is a symbol for our country and not any kind of s ...
    June 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Term limits are lazy

    To the Editor:I must applaud Joseph Monack ("Term down for what?", June 18) for voicing the oppositi ...
    June 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Take steps to encourage more voting

    Voting is the most basic principle of democracy.Yet, very few people exercise their right to vote. A ...
    June 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Renaming the Redskins

    To the Editor:Some Washington politicians, such as Harry Reid, are on a crusade to change the name o ...
    June 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Passing years take toll on Mom’s independence

    At the time, I was 19. Back then, I thought 65 was old.Dad had just retired from his job at McHenry ...
    June 24, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • Our View: Bears, wolves, cougars could return to Illinois

    The day might come when black bear sightings such as this month’s go from being a novelty to a fact of life in northern Illinois.
    June 24, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • No term limits

    To the Editor:I agree with the sentiments expressed by Mr. Monack regarding imposing term limits on ...
    June 24, 2014 - 5:30 am
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