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  • Our View: Celebrate St. Pat's Day responsibly

    St. Patrick’s Day falls on Tuesday this year, but many people will find it more convenient to mark the occasion this weekend.
    March 12, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: State pay illustrates state problem

    The headline on the Chicago Sun-Times report read: “The $100,000 Club.”It wasn’t a report on inflate ...
    March 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: 'Deadline' to register to vote is here

    It used to be the absolute cutoff point for registering to vote was four weeks before the next election. Miss that deadline, and you were out of luck.
    March 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Can't ignore politics in Lantz indictment

    When someone with political history is indicted or charged with any crime, people would like to assume the prosecution’s motives were nothing beyond s ...
    March 8, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: A step closer to Open Meetings Act reform

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To Hous ...
    March 7, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Free lunch program needs more oversight

    There is a problem with the school lunch program in the U.S., and it goes beyond the five food groups and basic nutrition, which have been a hot polit ...
    March 6, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Taking aim at property taxes

    Two local lawmakers are busy filing bills in Springfield aimed at lowering your property taxes.House ...
    March 5, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Spelling bee survives time

    Not too many traditions of early 1900s country schoolhouses remain in the 21st century.Students in a ...
    March 3, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Springfield renews assault on transparency

    Here we go again.Some lawmakers in Springfield again are taking aim at making government less transp ...
    Feb. 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
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