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  • Our view: Full-day kindergarten a good idea, but state can't afford it

    We admire Fred Heid's passion for improving early childhood education in Illinois.The new chief exec ...
    July 10, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: 'Al the Pal' will be missed

    What did former U.S. Sen. Alan J. Dixon, who died Sunday at the age of 86, do for you?For starters, ...
    July 9, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Expedite Medal of Honor review

    The Medal of Honor is the highest award for bravery in combat that a member of the U.S. military can receive.
    July 8, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Illinois' fiscal outlook is even worse after Supreme Court decision

    As bad as Illinois’ fiscal outlook is now, it’s hard to imagine it getting any worse.But not only ca ...
    July 6, 2014 - 5:35 am
  • Our View: Former deputy doesn't deserve legal break

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs down: To th ...
    July 5, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Tuning out peoples' voice

    If Illinois’ political leaders were half as good at solving our state’s problems as they are at keeping voters from having their voices heard, our sta ...
    July 3, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Government should practice what it preaches

    The federal government, through the U.S. Department of Energy, has preached energy conservation for years.
    July 2, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Be prepared for tornadoes

    In the span of 10 days, McHenry County has experienced two tornado scares. On June 22, a severe stor ...
    June 1, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Population decline more than a blip

    It’s not time to panic, but we are a little concerned about a recent Census report that shows McHenry County continues to lose residents while neighbo ...
    June 29, 2014 - 5:30 am
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