Opinion

  • Franks: Better economy a better way forward for Illinois

    In his recent budget address, instead of focusing on streamlining government and reducing the tax burden on hardworking families and Illinois business ...
    April 4, 2014 - 6:29 pm
  • Our View: Progress at YMCA looks like winner

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To the ...
    April 4, 2014 - 6:29 pm
  • Four area players honored on New-Gazette's all-state teams

    Huntley sophomore forward Ali Andrews has been named to the Champaign News-Gazette's all-state second team.
    April 4, 2014 - 3:24 pm
  • Disturbed by Gasser

    To the Editor:A recent letter urged voters to know the candidates asking for their votes.The primary ...
    April 3, 2014 - 5:26 pm
  • Just the facts

    To the Editor:This is in response to Ray Cziczo’s recent letter to the editor (“Obama flaunts it,” M ...
    April 3, 2014 - 5:26 pm
  • Against banning raw milk

    To the Editor:This state has no right to tell me what I can or cannot consume.I have the right to co ...
    April 3, 2014 - 5:26 pm
  • Our View: To help or not on interstate?

    The circumstances that surround the November death of a motorist on Interstate 88 in western Illinois are perplexing.
    April 3, 2014 - 5:26 pm
  • Peterson: So many passwords, so little memory

    It used to be the only secret password you needed to know was “open sesame,” and behind the door was a treasure of untold fortune.
    April 9, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Our View: Be alert for meningitis

    According to the National Meningitis Association, about 800 to 1,200 Americans contract meningococcal disease each year.
    April 2, 2014 - 5:29 pm
  • Pants on fire

    To the Editor:State Rep. candidate Steve Reick has wasted no time in his brief political career in w ...
    April 2, 2014 - 5:27 pm
  • Filling you in on Watt

    To the Editor:Ever hear of Mel Watt?He was appointed by our president as the director of the Federal ...
    April 2, 2014 - 5:27 pm
  • Don’t meddle with milk

    To the Editor:The shear ignorance of this matter astounds me.The effort to ban raw (unpasteurized) m ...
    April 2, 2014 - 5:27 pm
  • Gov. Quinn: My case for tax reform; Edgar had it right

    In 1997, Republican Gov. Jim Edgar proposed a thoughtful, responsible plan to changetheway Illinois schools are funded by raising the income tax and ...
    April 2, 2014 - 5:27 pm
  • A national push for more home-cooked meals

    A recent AP article printed by Shaw Media discussed current and future initiatives of the Let’s Move anti-childhood obesity effort by the first lady, ...
    April 9, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Reeder: Government ban on raw milk sales is wrong idea

    SPRINGFIELD – My grandma liked her milk just like her orange juice – freshly squeezed. To hear her t ...
    April 10, 2014 - 8:45 am
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