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Editorials

  • Our View: Be aware near railroad tracks

    During the past four decades, public awareness efforts in Illinois have helped to reduce highway-rail crossing deaths significantly.
    NEW: Sept. 30, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Kill the plant, but keep the power

    Reactions to significant developments isn’t unusual in McHenry County or many other places, but the organized and angry reaction from Oakwood Hills re ...
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Neighborhood revitalization worth praise

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To Habi ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Driving tips for a safe harvest

    You’re in a hurry. We get it. We all are.Sometimes, it’s hard to wait. Sometimes, it’s easy to be im ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Consider running for local office

    Election season began Tuesday.Not for the upcoming November election, though you should be paying cl ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Looking for outside perspective on County Board size

    A majority of the McHenry County Board’s Reorganization Committee last week took the predictable step of washing its hands of any talk regarding reduc ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Unfunded mandates piling up

    Bad habits are hard to break. Actions by the Illinois General Assembly prove the point.For years, le ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Focus on police body cameras

    Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, drew much attention to a previously little-used piece of police equipment that is gaining popularity after a poli ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: A terrible story becomes a great story

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down: Thumbs up: To Lak ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Want to give? Consider the United Way

    It’s tough out there for a lot of people.If you want to give, it’s hard to decide where to do it.For ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: TIF talks encouraging

    When it comes to tax increment financing, it’s almost unheard of to see a municipality and a school district work together for the benefit of both sid ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Deadline to register to vote nears

    The November election still is a little less than seven weeks away, but you have less than three weeks remaining to register to vote in this election.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Our anthem celebrates its birthday

    Besides maybe baseball and apple pie, is there anything more infused with America’s values and patriotism than “The Star-Spangled Banner”?
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Open Meetings Act loophole needs fix

    It doesn’t take a state’s attorney or attorney general ruling to know that the Oakwood Hills Village Board violated the Illinois Open Meetings Act whe ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Students run Miles for Smiles

    The Northwest Herald offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To the Crystal Lake Cen ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
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