• Our View: Crime maps good tool for public, police

    Do you want to know where the high-crime areas are in McHenry County?In an encouraging sign, that in ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 5:04 pm
  • Our View: Make vaccine exemptions harder to get

    It’s sad diseases such as measles and whooping cough have emerged again as public health concerns.In ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 5:03 pm
  • Our View: Not so sweet on sugary tax

    Taxing sugary drinks in Illinois was a bad idea last year, and it remains a bad idea this year.The H ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Budget pain needed to fix Illinois

    When it comes to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed state budget, it seems everyone is unhappy.Rauner subm ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Don’t leave map drawing to those who will benefit

    The turmoil partially has subsided over a Chicago Little League team whose national title was taken away by Little League International.
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Our View: Veteran brings leadership to MCC board

    The Northwest Herald offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To Johnsburg resident J ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Ringwood hasty in building demolition

    Legal battles can be exhausting for individuals, municipalities and, sometimes, taxpayers. The urge to end them on our own terms is understandable.
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Let students go unranked

    A trend for some school districts in Illinois has found its way to McHenry County: eliminating class rank.
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Lead like Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln, our 16th president, didn't just snap his fingers to preserve the Union and free the slaves.
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • Our View: Fixer-upper badly in need of rehabilitation

    Have you ever watched one of those home rehab shows on TV?You know, the ones where experts take an o ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 4:56 pm
  • Our view: Recent hirings feed perception

    McHenry County Board members were right to question new County Clerk Mary McClellan on the recent hiring of her husband.
    Feb. 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: McSweeney's term limits amendment

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To stat ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Jury service is a duty, not a job

    McHenry County officials are trying to push back on one of the final unfunded mandates Gov. Pat Quinn left in his wake: a huge increase in pay for jur ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Time to cancel medical drama

    Illinois has a new spinoff from the hit TV series “The Walking Dead.”No, it’s not the “Driving Dead” ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Infrastructure can spark jobs

    In his State of McHenry County address last week, County Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller stressed the creation of good-paying jobs as the county’s top ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
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