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  • Our View: Measuring an issue's importance

    The other day in Chicago, Gov. Bruce Rauner said something simple and profound: “We can’t manage what we don’t measure.”
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Character counted for Mr. Cub

    Most people never will hit 512 home runs in the major leagues, like Ernie Banks did.Most won’t be ch ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Good idea takes root in Marengo

    Marengo officials are considering a novel approach in response to an issue that’s plagued many area communities over the past several years: The infes ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Free college program gets failing grade

    On its face, President Barack Obama’s America’s College Promise program sounds worthwhile.The basic ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Huntley, LITH make safe list

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To Hunt ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Cooperation should bring consolidation

    We were pleased to see Crystal Lake-based high school District 155 hold an institute day recently with the four elementary and middle school districts ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: No respect? Eliminate the office

    If comedian Rodney Dangerfield were still alive, he would sympathize with the office of Illinois lieutenant governor.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Keep costs affordable at universities

    Economics might finally be catching up with colleges in Illinois and across the country, as administrators face the reality that student tuition canno ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Michael Madigan big part of the problem

    The Illinois House chose its leader for 2015-17 last week.As it has done for all but two years since ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Plan B for pension reform

    The Illinois Supreme Court is scheduled in March to hear arguments on the constitutionality of 2013 pension reform legislation approved by state lawma ...
    Jan. 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Transparency takes a step

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To new ...
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Ethics order good 1st step for Gov. Bruce Rauner

    While he was busy sorting out the executive orders his predecessor left behind, Gov. Bruce Rauner took the time to sign an executive order of his own.
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Typical Quinn as he leaves Springfield

    We used this space last week to describe the disappointing tenure of Pat Quinn’s time as Illinois governor.
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Rockford a better option than Peotone

    The Illinois Department of Transportation finished 2014 by paying about $2.8 million for more than 245 acres of land in Beecher and Peotone to build a ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Rauner's speech blunt but necessary

    As inauguration speeches go, Bruce Rauner’s was a bit of a downer.After being sworn in as Illinois’ ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 5:30 am
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