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Editorials

  • Our View: Value help over handcuffs

    When officers arrive at a scene responding to a call, there is a gulf to be bridged as they assess the situation and determine the appropriate way to ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Candidates forums inform voters

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To the ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Prep athletes sign on dotted line

    Wednesday marked a traditionally great day for athletes across McHenry County.It was National Signin ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Exploring ways to increase voters

    The statistics are depressing when it comes to elections in McHenry County.Nearly 57 percent of seat ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Police shouldn't hide news

    Criticism of police actions isn’t a new phenomenon, but it’s become particularly polarizing over the past few years, with attention over police shooti ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: State leaders, do your jobs

    Here it is Feb. 1 – seven full months after the July 1 start of Illinois’ fiscal year – and state government still does not have an operating budget i ...
    Jan. 1, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Make results worth the wait

    Time is the stuff life is made of, so the saying goes.When government wastes the people’s money, tha ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: OMA violation betrays public trust

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs down: To th ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Bringing fresh look to state's problems

    Illinois, saddled with massive debt and deficits, unfunded pension obligations and a budget-less state government, needs all the help it can get.
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Keep up petition drive for accountability

    CHANGE Illinois released its report “Partisan Advantage and Competitiveness in Illinois Redistricting” earlier this month.
    Jan. 24, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Doing more to unite communities

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To McHe ...
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Keep working to stop red light cameras

    Algonquin has maintained its red light camera enforcement program has been about safety, not about money.
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Give regional primaries a try

    With the calendar approaching February in a presidential election year, all eyes turn toward Iowa with its first-in-the-nation caucuses scheduled for ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Less transparency last thing Illinois needs

    Gov. Bruce Rauner’s task force to streamline government and lessen costs came out with its report earlier this month.
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Thumbs up/Thumbs down: Important business to address in Springfield

    Thumbs down: To Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton, who have canceled all House and Senate sessions for the m ...
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
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