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  • Our View: Rauner's speech blunt but necessary

    As inauguration speeches go, Bruce Rauner’s was a bit of a downer.After being sworn in as Illinois’ ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Rauner must make renovations

    Bruce Rauner has said he plans to live in Illinois’ 160-year-old executive mansion during the first legislative session of his tenure as governor, eve ...
    Jan. 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Constituents left without representation

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs down: To Mc ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Another day, another comptroller

    We don’t know what shoe size the late Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka wore, but her replacement has some big shoes to fill.
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: How we’ll remember Gov. Quinn

    Only days remain in Gov. Pat Quinn’s tenure as Illinois’ top elected official. His legacy as governo ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Not all voters will have a choice

    In September, we wrote that election season had begun for the upcoming April election and encouraged interested candidates to collect signatures to ru ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Traffic deaths down; credit the vortex

    Final 2014 traffic fatality figures for Illinois aren’t available yet, but the number appears to have taken a significant nosedive compared to 2013.
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Are you new to county? Get involved

    Our recently completed five-part series Changing Faces looked at U.S. Census and other data and examined how the housing industry, social services, ed ...
    Jan. 4, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Preparing for future

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To Scho ...
    Jan. 3, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Some wishes for new year

    There’s something about seeing Jan. 1 on the calendar. It’s a new year, a chance for a fresh start. ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
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