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  • Our View: Time to unlock sentencing reform

    We hope some real work that creates actual solutions is the end result of the new Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform, which is taske ...
    March 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: This election offers voters choices

    Nine people running for three seats on the Community High School District 155 Board.Eight candidates ...
    March 31, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Blazier, Kurtz, Marks in District 155

    Nine candidates are vying for three spots on the School District 155 Board.The Crystal Lake-based di ...
    March 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Taxes take toll on population

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs down: To ne ...
    March 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: County Board does right in rejection

    The McHenry County Board should be commended for rejecting the hiring of M.J. Munaretto & Co. for its real estate needs.
    March 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: These races matter more

    If you’re one of those people who gets annoyed every election cycle at the admonishments to go out and vote because you don’t care, you’re never going ...
    March 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Investigate movie studio grant dollars

    State Rep. David McSweeney is seeking an investigation into a $10 million grant to a Chicago-based film company that was approved by former Gov. Pat Q ...
    March 24, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Discouraging news on FOIA

    Despite reform efforts and good intentions from some, Illinois residents still are often left in the dark when it comes to records of what’s happening ...
    March 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Area students doing some great things

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up: Thumbs up: To the Woodstock Distr ...
    March 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: County fair must evolve

    County fairs are a long-standing tradition in McHenry County and all of Illinois.Each year, they bri ...
    March 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: College readiness a concern

    By Illinois’ own definition, a majority of graduates in six of 10 McHenry County school districts aren’t ready for college coursework.
    March 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Speaking up can save a life

    The message seems simple.Speak up.Two words that are easier to say than, perhaps, act on. That’s the ...
    March 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Pick that up; halt littering

    Springlike temperatures have taken a big bite out of McHenry County’s snow cover.As snow melts away, ...
    March 17, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Transparency more important than ever

    Transparency in government has always been important.But these days, in Illinois, it’s vital.The sta ...
    March 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Committee vote favors transparency

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To the ...
    March 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
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