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Editorials

  • 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
  • Our View: This is why all votes count

    The next time someone tells you your vote doesn’t count, show them the results of the April 7, 2015, municipal election in McHenry County.
    April 9, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Good luck to those elected

    To those who came up short in Tuesday’s election, thank you for being willing to serve and putting your name before the voters.
    April 8, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Why you should vote

    By now, you probably are a tad tired of us telling you how important it is to vote in today’s election.
    April 7, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Threats pose dilemma for schools

    “For those about to die, we salute you.”That phrase, posted anonymously on a social media service kn ...
    April 5, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Wrestling coaches deserve praise on way out

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To prep ...
    April 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Bad timing for NIU, state audit

    It’s not easy to argue against cuts in your budget when an audit finds you’re not properly managing public money.
    April 3, 2015 - 5:30 am
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