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  • Our View: Fireworks safety must be priority

    Does the name Jason Pierre-Paul mean anything to you?Given this week marks the Fourth of July, it sh ...
    June 30, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Enough! State leaders must end Illinois' budget impasse

    NOTE TO READERS: Today's editorial was written by the Editorial Board of the State Journal-Register in Springfield and is being published in newspaper ...
    June 29, 2016 - 8:25 am
  • Our View: End pensions for all elected officials

    There’s no way to frame it as a giant leap, but members of the McHenry County Board quietly voting to end the practice of IMRF pensions for themselves ...
    June 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Thumbs up, thumbs down: Local athletes to compete at Olympic trials

    Thumbs up: To Prairie Ridge sophomore Val Tarazi, who will be competing in the 100-yard breaststroke at the U.S. Olympic Trials for swimming on Monday ...
    June 25, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Let's not restrict gun owners' rights, but find solution in McHenry County gun range issue

    It’s not OK to come home to a .45-caliber round in the side of your home and through two interior walls.
    June 24, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: This is not your father’s Illinois; fix it

    “This is not your father’s Oldsmobile” was the theme of a General Motors advertising campaign in the late 1980s and early 1990s that some readers will ...
    June 22, 2016 - 6:35 am
  • Our View: Treasure your dad on Fathers Day

    Fatherhood is a gift, not only to a family but often to a man himself. It is a part of a man’s life that is unlike what he shares with his friends, co ...
    June 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Simple tax protest raises awareness

    Thumbs Up: To McHenry resident Dan R. Aylward, for paying the county treasurer’s office his first installment of property taxes – all $5,734 of it – i ...
    June 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Lock doors on lawmakers

    The official calendar for the Illinois House of Representatives says the legislative body was in session for 89 session days in 2015.
    June 17, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: End pensions for McHenry County Board members

    McHenry County Board members are doing the right thing in working toward ending their participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.
    June 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Orlando and the gun debate

    In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, the debate about gun control once again is heating up.
    June 13, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Our View: Domestic violence a problem locally, nationwide

    In 2014, almost 65,800 intimate violence incidents were reported to Illinois law enforcement, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Vio ...
    June 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Thumbs up, Thumbs down: Cancer Survivors persevere

    Thumbs Up: To the Centegra Sage Cancer Center and the nearly 400 people who gathered Sunday to Celebrate Cancer Survivor’s Day. So many families and l ...
    June 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Stay safe when near water this summer

    Water – whether it be swimming in pools, picnicking in a park near a lake or dropping a fishing line into a creek – is a staple of the summer.
    June 9, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: New OT rules to hurt workers

    President Ronald Reagan was famous for saying, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government, and I’m here to ...
    June 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
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