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  • Our View: Let voters decide fate of term limits

    Republican candidate for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner and supporters of term limits for Illinois lawmakers have asked the Illinois Supreme Court to ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Ticket quotas now a violation

    We generally support a new law that makes it illegal for Illinois police departments to maintain ticket quotas, although few departments admit they ex ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 6:56 am
  • Our view: Taxpayers must keep up pressure

    Of Illinois’ nearly 7,000 units of government, McHenry County has 30 municipalities, 19 school districts, 17 townships, 17 fire protection districts, ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: At least listen to businesses in Crystal Lake

    Crystal Lake bar and restaurant owners look around them, and they see other establishments outfitted with video gaming machines.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Release Nunda, other audits

    A taxpayer-funded audit of a taxpayer-funded program cannot be reviewed by taxpayers.So says Auditor ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Lawmakers step up in Oakwood Hills

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To stat ...
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Words can't describe it

    Four life sentences in prison were announced this week for the convicted killer of four people in a Rock Falls apartment in June 2008.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Not time to point fingers

    It would be easy for everyone to look at the half-empty McHenry County Mental Health Board building and say, “I told you so.”
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: New school year brings with it hope

    Spring is usually considered a time of hope and renewal.But we can’t help but think that right now i ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Helping ex-senator now at RTA

    State Sen. Kirk Dillard, a Republican from Hinsdale, stepped down from the Senate the other day.We n ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: More transparency, adult behavior needed in Oakwood Hills

    As of Saturday afternoon, the village of Oakwood Hills remains in a suspended animation entirely of its own making.
    Aug. 10, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Celebrate philanthropist

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To Don ...
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: The adventures of an infrequent flyer

    I’m not what you call a savvy flyer.Sure, I’ve been around the block, but mostly on road trips. So w ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Our View: Don't give up on consolidation plan

    Let’s hope this year is the last one in which Illinois voters will elect a comptroller and treasurer to statewide office.
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: West Nile virus lies low

    West Nile virus might be lying low in Illinois this summer, but that doesn’t mean people should let their guard down.
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 5:30 am
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