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  • Our View: Give thanks for the blessings in your life

    Charles Dickens once wrote: “Reflect on your present blessings, on which every man has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Support local businesses

    We often pass up our local merchants in lieu of national chain stores. Maybe it’s the lure of lower prices.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Democracy worth the wait

    In an age of smartphones, instant gratification is the rule, not the exception.Want to communicate w ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Hebron power must be checked

    The village of Hebron’s struggles with leadership continue. This should surprise no one, particularly not the people of Hebron.
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Dispute leads to icy conditions

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs down: To th ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Trio deserves gratitude

    Dec. 1 will mark the end of the tenure of three longtime countywide elected officials.Sheriff Keith ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Happy days at gas pumps

    The price of gasoline is a lot like the weather.Temperatures go up, they go down, weather extremes s ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: We salute former U.S. Rep. Evans

    The recent death of former U.S. Rep. Lane Evans brought sadness across the state.Evans, of East Moli ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: A new first lady

    Illinois hasn’t had a first lady for nearly six years, since Patti Blagojevich, wife of the impeached and convicted Rod Blagojevich, left the positio ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Scrutiny justified by Mental Health Board

    The Garden Quarter Neighborhood Resource Center in McHenry is a unique and tremendous asset.Created ...
    Nov. 16, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Real strong support for veterans

    The Northwest Herald offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To all of the communiti ...
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: All aboard Huntley's train plan

    The Huntley Village Board last week unanimously approved a $3.55 million agreement with the state that should result in residents boarding Amtrak trai ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Watch for deer on the road

    Local law enforcement had a busy weekend dealing with deer-related crashes.Seven vehicle crashes wer ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: We owe veterans more

    Today, we will see flags flying, men and women in military uniforms, ceremonies where children put their hands over their hearts as patriotic songs ar ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Two-party rule needed to fix Illinois

    One-party rule has not been good for Illinois. Since 2003, Democrats have controlled both chambers of the General Assembly and the governor’s office.
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 5:30 am
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