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  • Helfers: Marengo-Union Chamber fall calendar fills up

    Fall officially has arrived, and excitement is in the crisp air with all the upcoming chamber events. Please be sure to check our website for the late ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 12:24 am
  • Editor's Desk: Sage invests in McHenry County, its workers

    I mentioned earlier this week that members of the Northwest Herald’s Editorial Board have been meeting with candidates in contested races of local int ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • Letter: U.S. Rep. Roskam protects students and their families

    To the Editor:Students today face a growing pressure to attend college in order to boost their chanc ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 11:40 am
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: Sept. 5-11, 2016

    Want to contribute to Sound Off? Call 331-481-6089 or email mslsoundoff@shawmedia.com.Want to contribute to Sound Off? Call 331-481-6089 or email msls ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 11:39 am
  • Letter: Legislators need to support students' education

    To the editor:I’m excited to return to the University of Illinois at the start of this new semester. ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 11:40 am
  • Valle: York Township here to serve residents

    Township government is the oldest form of government in our country; yet it is probably the one people are most unfamiliar with.
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Larson: High school parenting is gardening, not carpentry

    Effective parenting takes courage, wisdom and lots of prayers! This is particularly true for parents of high school students. Instead of thinking of p ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 2:04 pm
  • Ross: How not to raise a bully

    Bullying is unwanted aggressive behavior that involves an imbalance of power. It’s not just physical. Bullying can be verbal, such as teasing or name ...
    Sept. 12, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Pineda: Move with the Mayor – a challenge that could save your life

    In the minute or so that it will take you to read this piece, one American will have died from heart disease.
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Letter: Roskam not elected to schedule tours

    To the editor:In my mail recently was a glossy flier, paid for by us taxpayers, from my U.S. congres ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 3:21 pm
  • Letter: Term limits unfairly limit voters' choices

    To the editor:In the Suburban Life issue of Sept. 1, Mike Simon’s letter tells us that term limits a ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 3:21 pm
  • Suburban Life Sound Off: Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2016

    Want to contribute to Sound Off? Call 331-481-6089 or email mslsoundoff@shawmedia.com.Want to contribute to Sound Off? Call 331-481-6089 or email msls ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 3:08 pm
  • Benioff : Event helps keep older adults safe on the road

    Older adults often notice subtle changes in their driving ability. This is natural because as we age, changes in our bodies may affect our driving ski ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Editor's Desk: Fox Lake police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz's death anniversary coverage was buried

    This anniversary came and went, and I’m glad it’s gone.News outlets sometimes commemorate the annive ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 12:44 am
  • Palzet: Great changes coming for Pleasantdale D-107

    Over the past year, we have made some huge strides in Pleasantdale School District 107.In the last t ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Reader Poll

    What do you like best about the autumn season?
    Cooler temperatures
    Leaves changing
    Fall fashion
    Pumpkin-flavored drinks/food