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  • Our View: McHenry County still lagging with courtroom cameras

    Nearly half of Illinois court districts now allow some form of cameras in courtrooms.Even Cook Count ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: 'Tis the season to help needy

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To the ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Time is right for ‘e-fairness’

    Congress approved a huge omnibus bill last weekend with more than a trillion dollars in federal spending and a Christmas-tree-sized list of add-on mea ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Celebrate the holidays responsibly

    Are you traveling somewhere for the holidays? You’re definitely not alone there.AAA estimates that m ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Still time for charity

    Christmas is a time of giving to family and friends.Why not extend that generosity and give to those ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Smart plan to succeed Topinka

    Judy Baar Topinka was known for cutting through the clutter and making smart, common-sense decisions.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Fiber-optic project may be beneficial

    A handful of McHenry County taxing bodies are in the midst of taking on an interesting project to create a broadband fiber-optic network in the Woodst ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Santa Run again brings holiday cheer

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To the ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Time is now if you want to seek office

    Over the years, we’ve observed many people who have stepped forward as candidates for public office.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Judy Baar Topinka was devoted to public service in Illinois

    Before she was a politician, Judy Baar Topinka was an award-winning journalist. Topinka, 70, died ea ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 4:34 pm
  • Our View: Judge's race shows flaws in elections

    Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier won retention in November’s election.That’s hardly new ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Local police help make good news

    Police officers have suffered quite the image problem lately.Late last month, a St. Louis County gra ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Time for a permanent homeless shelter is here

    To say it’s been a slow process to build momentum toward a permanent homeless shelter in McHenry County is an understatement. But the issue is buildin ...
    Dec. 7, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Sen. Pam Althoff vote weakens FOIA

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down this week:Thumbs d ...
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Do your part to keep wreath red

    It’s the holiday season, and that means you probably have electrical cords hanging in and around your home.
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 5:30 am
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