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  • Our view: End abusive travel, entertainment expenses by public officials

    We wholeheartedly support legislation by state Rep. David McSweeney that seeks to rein in inexcusable travel and dining expenses of local government o ...
    April 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: State's late fees a source of shame

    Even in state government, $160 million is a figure not to be scoffed at.Neither is $900 million.Thos ...
    April 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: County Board overthinking referendum

    Let’s nip in the bud another classic case of tried-and-true McHenry County Board “paralysis by analysis.”
    April 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Be responsible while gambling

    Now that Crystal Lake has approved video gaming, Lakewood is McHenry County’s lone holdout.Illinois ...
    April 10, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Local dancer among elite

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To Prai ...
    April 9, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Algonquin library board makes sound decision

    Libraries, like many other entities, are having to adapt with changing technology and consumer expectations.
    April 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Be cautious near tractors this spring

    Farm-related deaths in Illinois reached 14 from July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015, according to the most recent Country Financial data. Since 2005, there ...
    April 5, 2016 - 5:30 am
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