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  • Our View: Advertising tax proposal is a bad idea

    Debt-plagued Illinois is desperate for new revenue.One proposal being considered by the administrati ...
    July 5, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Remember what the Fourth is all about

    Thumbs up: To our local government workers and volunteers who have worked all year to create Fourth of July celebrations this weekend for the whole fa ...
    July 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Stay safe this Fourth of July

    The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate our great country’s independence.In McHenry County, across ...
    July 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Contract bonus sends wrong message

    Some things, such as recognition and advanced placement involvement, have gone well over the past year for School District 155.
    June 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: State must fully fund schools

    Illinois schools will receive $269 million more from the state of Illinois in the coming school year after a school funding plan was signed into law b ...
    June 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Pawns in giant state chess game

    The mighty struggle underway over the Illinois state budget is eerily similar to the game of chess. The comparison is both apt and sad.
    June 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Stay dry at Cardboard Cup Regatta

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To the ...
    June 27, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Court 'fees' structure too bloated

    What’s the difference between a fine and a fee?If you’ve appeared in court to pay something as small ...
    June 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Let's look at township cost savings

    Our support for government consolidation is well-documented, especially when it comes to townships.I ...
    June 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Anonymous commenters aren't protected by screen names

    Newspapers obviously have a vested interest in free speech, but journalists also understand the responsibility that comes with those rights.
    June 24, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Show dad you care

    The problem with planned holidays is the obligation.The beauty of them is the opportunity to spend t ...
    June 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Crystal Lake's McCudden moving up

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To Crys ...
    June 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: No more County Board flip-flopping

    Anyone waiting for clarity on whether allowing a McHenry County Board member to phone in from out of state for meetings or whether refusing to allow h ...
    June 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Lou Bianchi must be committed to full term

    McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi announced earlier this month he will seek a fourth term in office in next year’s election.
    June 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: SBA loans for Fairdale a positive development

    We are pleased to see the federal Small Business Administration stepping up to offer low-interest loans to people, businesses and nonprofits affected ...
    June 16, 2015 - 5:30 am
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