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  • Our View: Escort policy needs revised

    Marengo High School officials meant no harm when they adopted a new hallway escort policy to start the 2016-17 school year.
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: System rigged against voters

    Every 10 years after the U.S. Census, an elite few in Illinois decide which congressional and legislative districts each voter is in.
    Aug. 28, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • Our view: Lemonade Brigade's helping hand

    Thumbs up: To the Lemonade Brigade, which held a fundraiser Thursday to raise money for a McHenry-area child who climbed into a hot car in July and ha ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 12:52 am
  • Our view: Prep football a McHenry County pastime

    People across Illinois will flock to high school football games tonight for the first contests of the new school year.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Pay attention to tax protesters

    Taxpayers fed up with ever-increasing property taxes have more options to voice their displeasure to elected officials, many of whom don’t seem to car ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: Fear at heart of criminal justice failings

    Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. (Matthew 5:7)Back in the days when I used to ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Extend media coverage policy to all counties

    Letting the public see, and hear, and know more about how the Illinois judicial process works is the goal of an Extended Media Coverage policy that wa ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Win for open government

    Public records are public, even if they are stored in private locations such as a home email server or personal smartphone.
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: McHenry County Board needs to focus

    The McHenry County Board has spent too much time in recent months debating issues it has very little or even no control over.
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Watch wallet after election

    Voters will have some costly economic decisions to make and endure in the November election and afterward.
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Be careful on roads as school starts

    If you can believe it, school is almost back in session.Students at eight McHenry County school dist ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Planting seeds as a new school year starts

    The last half of the calendar year is not typically a time one thinks about starting anew – that mentality is usually associated with the spring and t ...
    Aug. 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Tax vote will send another message

    Most McHenry County homeowners feel they are overtaxed.We’re comfortable in making that statement be ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Extend Election Day registration

    Should voters in Iroquois County have the same voting opportunity as those in Cook County or McHenry County?
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Sober-living home helps with recovery

    It’s not a secret that there’s a drug problem, specifically when it comes to heroin, in northern Illinois, McHenry County and Crystal Lake.
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 11:59 pm
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