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  • Our View: Stay safe in school zones

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To safe ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: If driving, stay sober Labor Day weekend

    Labor Day – the unofficial end of summer – is quickly approaching, and everybody is finalizing plans for the long weekend.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Taxpayers need Franks in fiscal fight

    All eyes are on state Rep. Jack Franks.Franks, a Democrat from Marengo, will have the opportunity on ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Victory for open government

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To Gov. ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Some help with college affordability

    College is expensive. Getting all your academic ducks in a row for college is exhausting.So anything ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 4:58 pm
  • Our View: CL must offset cost of bleachers dispute

    Documents obtained by the Northwest Herald have shed some light on how much money is being wasted in the Crystal Lake South bleachers fiasco.
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Our seniors, the road ahead

    By 2030, more than 20 percent of U.S. residents are projected to be aged 65 and over, compared with 13 percent in 2010 and 9.8 percent in 1970, accord ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 5:19 pm
  • Our View: Embrace a new school year

    Students and teachers from several local school districts head back to class this week, with others returning the following week.
    Aug. 16, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Turnover continues at District 46

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs down: To mo ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: In Illinois, flat's where it’s at

    “It is amazing how flat it is here,” a Kentucky woman remarked to a reporter at one of our sister newspapers last week in a story about out-of-staters ...
    Aug. 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: New website sheds sunshine on Illinois political donations

    Did you know the Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC has raised more money than any other political committee in Illinois in the past 30 ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Remap reform group off to a promising start

    In May, the Independent Map Amendment Coalition announced its petition drive to establish a nonpartisan independent redistricting commission in Illino ...
    Aug. 9, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Developing better leaders for the future

    With Illinois stuck in the second month of a budget stalemate, it’s hard to see much hope for compromise.
    Aug. 7, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Be on guard for skeeters

    Mosquitoes were a laughing matter to 19th century author and humorist Mark Twain.A native of Hanniba ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 5:08 pm
  • Our View: Governor must keep negotiating in his hands

    Illinois voters elected Bruce Rauner knowing full well his stance on organized labor and with the expectation he would negotiate with the state’s labo ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
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