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  • Our View: Spending shift could help Illinois

    Incremental change doesn’t make headlines, but it can make a big difference over time. Cut out sweet ...
    July 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Richmond reaction was correct

    We’ve said it before, but perception often is reality when it comes to government.That’s especially ...
    July 24, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Legislation enhances water safety

    July 28, 2012, is a date that is burned into state Sen. Julie Morrison’s memory. On that day, her 10 ...
    July 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: 900 funds? State should consolidate

    Fans of wildlife conservation likely were pleased to learn last year about the establishment of the Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge in McHenry Cou ...
    July 22, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Power plant concerns should be addressed

    A proposal for a $450 million power plant in Oakwood Hills is a big deal on may levels, particularly to the residents of Oakwood Hills – many of whom ...
    July 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Commission makes the right decision

    The Northwest Herald offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To the state’s Legislat ...
    July 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Better state starts with governor

    Illinois’ gubernatorial election will be an expensive, hard-fought campaign between a vulnerable incumbent and a newcomer challenger.
    July 18, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: County still holding out with cameras in the courtroom

    This week in Peoria County, the murder trial of a former Baptist missionary is the first trial in the county to allow cameras in the court.
    July 17, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Don't hinder feds' Quinn investigation

    If the state’s Legislative Audit Commission convenes Wednesday and continues to move forward in its investigation of Gov. Pat Quinn’s Neighborhood Rec ...
    July 16, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: If voters hire you, will you stay or quit?

    If you are elected to the Legislature, will you quit before your term ends?That question should be p ...
    July 15, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Maximum sentence for Depner

    In March 2013, Northwest Herald’s Editorial Board published an editorial in this space under the headline: Our view: Throw book at Depner.
    July 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Thumbs up to Special Olympian

    The Northwest Herald offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down: Thumbs up: To Crystal Lake’s Jeff ...
    July 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Hold separate public hearing for Cary apartments

    Cary’s Village Board already has approved an $18-million, 60-unit proposed apartment complex at First and Pearl Streets, but that doesn’t mean residen ...
    July 11, 2014 - 8:37 am
  • 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
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