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  • Our View: Going back to school can be costly

    Back to school keeps getting more expensive.According to the Huntington Bank Backpack Index, which w ...
    July 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Budget impasse hits home

    Illinois’ financial woes and unfriendly business climate are well documented, but the issue, sometimes, doesn’t resonate until it hits close to home.
    July 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Summer reading no escape from Illinois’ woes

    Have you read any good books lately?New publications for the summer of 2015 certainly have some inte ...
    July 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Law enforcement should share SWAT responsibilities

    Many ideas that create cooperation among local law enforcement agencies are good ones, including McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim’s idea of expanding ...
    July 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Rejecting ridiculous pay raise

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To stat ...
    July 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Habitat for Humanity helps build community

    Habitat for Humanity of McHenry County reached a milestone last weekend.The nonprofit, ecumenical Ch ...
    July 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Businesses deserve recognition

    Business play a vital role in our community.They sell needed goods and services. They generate tax d ...
    July 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Partnership should help nursing shortage

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To the ...
    July 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Enjoy warm temperatures safely

    This summer has been relatively mild for Chicago standards.July is half over, and we’ve had fewer th ...
    July 17, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Fox Trails residents deserve a say

    This is not a reoccurring dream, Cary residents.As it did in 2011, Meyer Material Co. wants an exten ...
    July 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Take steps to avoid West Nile

    It seems the buzz surrounding the West Nile virus in Illinois quiets more every summer.That’s not a ...
    July 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Amnesty is not the answer

    When it comes to underage drinking, many parents have a version of an “amnesty rule” for their children.
    July 12, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Slap in face finally comes down

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To Sout ...
    July 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Procrastinating politicians put public at risk of peril, pain

    “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today,” Benjamin Franklin is famous for saying.As a mu ...
    July 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Combating abuse, neglect in nursing homes

    We support a bill in Springfield that would allow for video and audio monitoring devices in nursing home rooms to help combat and prove abuse.
    July 9, 2015 - 5:30 am
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