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  • Our View: Prep football Friday nights have arrived

    We have had countdowns. We have had previews.The opening of the high school football season finally ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Good people stop bullying

    We approve of a new state law requiring school districts to have bullying and prevention plans in place, although it’s disappointing if any Illinois s ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Leadership is lacking in Oakwood Hills

    As of Tuesday afternoon, Oakwood Hills Village Hall still was closed for business and apparently will remain so until Sept. 2.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Update state’s technology

    Illinois state government is in trouble again. This time, the inspector general for the U.S. Departm ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Keep killer behind bars

    Mark A. Smith is a brutal serial killer. He remains a menace to society. He must spend his remaining days in prison.
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Lyons: Twist and shout is theme song for national news stories

    The statement should be fairly obvious, but President Barack Obama was right.After reading that stat ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 6:49 am
  • Our View: More access for third-party candidates

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs down: To ne ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Let voters decide fate of term limits

    Republican candidate for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner and supporters of term limits for Illinois lawmakers have asked the Illinois Supreme Court to ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Ticket quotas now a violation

    We generally support a new law that makes it illegal for Illinois police departments to maintain ticket quotas, although few departments admit they ex ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 6:56 am
  • Our view: Taxpayers must keep up pressure

    Of Illinois’ nearly 7,000 units of government, McHenry County has 30 municipalities, 19 school districts, 17 townships, 17 fire protection districts, ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: At least listen to businesses in Crystal Lake

    Crystal Lake bar and restaurant owners look around them, and they see other establishments outfitted with video gaming machines.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Release Nunda, other audits

    A taxpayer-funded audit of a taxpayer-funded program cannot be reviewed by taxpayers.So says Auditor ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Lawmakers step up in Oakwood Hills

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To stat ...
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Words can't describe it

    Four life sentences in prison were announced this week for the convicted killer of four people in a Rock Falls apartment in June 2008.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Not time to point fingers

    It would be easy for everyone to look at the half-empty McHenry County Mental Health Board building and say, “I told you so.”
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
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