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  • Our view: Bring your own bag

    Thumbs up: To a BYOBag month designation for August by the McHenry County Board. The program, led by the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County, en ...
    July 30, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Another view: A shadow over the Games

    According to a recently released report from the World Anti-Doping Agency, Russia’s government ran a “systematic scheme” to infuse the Russian team wi ...
    July 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Uniform cameras worth the price

    We applaud the city of Woodstock and its police department for its pursuit of body cameras for officers’ uniforms.
    July 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: High school PARCC exam won’t be missed

    Students being giddy about not having to take a test?We fully understand the feeling.Educators being ...
    July 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Voters' wishes ignored again

    Illinois’ system of government is rigged against the very people who work day in and day out to pay for it.
    July 24, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Stress relief for local law enforcement

    To Mane in Heaven. The Lake in the Hills non-profit took some of its miniature therapy horses to visit the Algonquin Police Department this week, and ...
    July 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Take rest of July off, then back to work

    Illinois’ terrible financial crisis shows no signs of abating. If anything, the state’s financial outlook has gotten worse.
    July 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: 'Pokemon Go' provides fun distraction

    In more ways than one, “Pokemon Go” is not like many smartphone apps.Many apps keep users immobile w ...
    July 20, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Tone down rhetoric

    Too many times this year, we have recoiled in disgust as irresponsible rhetoric was put into practice.
    July 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Residents' health first priority

    A scabies outbreak has shined a new light on Valley Hi, McHenry County’s nursing home, and whether the facility is adequately staffed for its resident ...
    July 17, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Thumbs up, thumbs down: D-46 boosts morale of those serving overseas

    Thumbs up: To Prairie Grove School District 46, which recently was named a recipient of the 2016 Freedom Award, an award given by the U.S. government ...
    July 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Protect yourself from mosquito-borne diseases

    As of this week, the Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting 26 in-state cases of Zika virus, a virus you’ve likely heard of as it has gaine ...
    July 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: On concealed-carry confrontations with police

    Authorities continue to investigate the fatal shooting last week of an African-American man by a Latino police officer during a traffic stop for a bro ...
    July 14, 2016 - 9:42 am
  • Our View: We support the police

    On Tuesday, President Barack Obama addressed an interfaith memorial service in Dallas for the five police officers – Lorne Ahrens, Patrick Zamarripa, ...
    July 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Praise for scrutiny of Randall Road expansion

    McHenry County Board members have taken some heat over their handling of Randall Road expansion and improvement plans.
    July 10, 2016 - 10:41 am
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