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  • Our view: Be safe if driving this holiday weekend

    Memorial Day – the unofficial start to summer – is almost here, and plenty of McHenry County residents are making plans for the long weekend.
    May 27, 2016 - 12:30 am
  • Our view: Illinois' budget crisis hurting colleges, universities

    Another consequence of Illinois’ disastrous budget impasse could hurt the state many years – decades, even – into the future.
    May 26, 2016 - 6:30 am
  • Our view: Rep. McSweeney legislation should rein in excessive spending

    Amid all of the chaos and incompetence in Springfield, some good things actually still get done.Take ...
    May 25, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: 211 center offers 24-7 support to McHenry County residents who need help

    You’ve lost your job, your unemployment benefits are running out, and you’re worried about paying the mortgage. You are a family of five and you don’t ...
    May 24, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Support community events this season

    Now that spring is here, the weather’s warmed up and summer’s just around the corner, the schedule begins for the dozens of outdoor activities McHenry ...
    May 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Keeping tax levies flat

    Thumbs up: To local taxing districts that are either approving fiscal 2017 budgets without increasing tax levies or that are instructing staff to prep ...
    May 21, 2016 - 6:30 am
  • Our view: TSA delays unacceptable

    Here’s something to ponder if you find yourself one of the countless air travelers who will waste hours waiting in security lines at America’s airport ...
    May 19, 2016 - 6:00 am
  • Our view: Support for redistricting reform group

    Frustrated voters who are tired of the political and governmental status quo in dysfunctional Illinois are a step closer to being able to vote for rea ...
    May 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Arbitration bill bad for taxpayers

    With apologies to Yogi Bera, it’s deja vu all over again in Springfield.Less than a year ago, the De ...
    May 17, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: No more tax hikes

    It was exactly what we expected from a bipartisan group of rank-and-file lawmakers who have been meeting secretly for months to agree on recommendatio ...
    May 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Thumbs up: Happy 75th, Harvard Milk Days

    Thumbs up: To Harvard Milk days, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. One of the longest-running hometown festivals in Illinois, Harva ...
    May 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Guest view: McSweeney bill would have streamlined government

    The issue: Eliminate the office of lieutenant governor in the state of Illinois.The background: The ...
    May 14, 2016 - 5:10 am
  • Our view: McHenry County Drug Court graduates deserve praise

    Wednesday in this space, we congratulated the thousands of McHenry County students who will be graduating from their high schools in the coming days a ...
    May 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Congratulations, 2016 graduates

    Within the next few weeks, thousands of high school seniors from across McHenry County will be ending one chapter in their lives and beginning a new a ...
    May 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Leaders ignore moms' advice at state's peril

    News editors traditionally challenge reporters to double-check the facts in their stories.“If your m ...
    May 10, 2016 - 5:30 am
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