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Editorials

  • Our View: Hold board accountable, not taxpayers

    There are many layers to the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150’s lawsuit filed against the McHenry County Board.
    April 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Online system should help with safety

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To the ...
    April 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Red light camera abuse closer to ending

    This week’s legislative action on red light cameras was a step in the right direction.Now, the Illin ...
    April 24, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Deep breaths for road construction

    The chilly temperatures this week are blurring the normally clear line that separates the two seasons in northern Illinois: winter and road constructi ...
    April 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: We've only got one planet

    Today marks the 45th Earth Day.And while environmental awareness is certainly up since the first obs ...
    April 22, 2015 - 10:19 am
  • Our view: Not the right school funding reform bill

    Illinois’ outdated school funding formula needs an overhaul. That, we acknowledge.The Education Trus ...
    April 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Township consolidation is a small but key step

    As the McHenry County Board closely examines whether to put a referendum question on the ballot on consolidating the county’s townships from 17 to 8, ...
    April 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Making it easy to report

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To the ...
    April 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Keeping prep athletes safer must be priority

    Head injuries in football and all sports are serious business, no doubt.While progress has been made ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • Our View: Be alert for storm damage scams

    In the wake of tragedy, there often is an unfortunate side effect while communities attempt to rebuild.
    April 16, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Be prepared for severe weather

    Last week’s EF-4 tornado tore through northern Illinois with little regard for anything in its path, including human lives.
    April 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: A somber Lincoln anniversary

    On this day 150 years ago, John Wilkes Booth snuck into Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C., and shot President Abraham Lincoln.
    April 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Raise hurdles for repeat DUI offenders

    James Stitt unwittingly has become the poster child for stricter laws to prevent repeat drunken drivers from putting more lives in jeopardy.
    April 12, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Tornadoes serve as scary reminder

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To all ...
    April 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Table talk of privatizing universities

    State Sen. Bill Brady, the Bloomington Republican who has run for governor three times, wants to privatize Illinois’ public universities.
    April 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
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