• Our View: Give biennial budget a try

    One reason given by Gov. Pat Quinn for postponing his annual budget address until March 26 was that he wanted to put forth a five-year financial plan ...
    April 21, 2014 - 4:26 pm
  • Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus

    Note to readers: On Easter Sunday, we reprint this passage from the Gospel of John, Chapter 20 (English Standard Version.)
    April 18, 2014 - 9:31 am
  • Our View: Kudos for supporting kids, CASA

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To all ...
    April 18, 2014 - 5:47 pm
  • Our View: No need to sell cars on Sundays

    Sometimes, it’s important to get away.Important to relax and unwind. Important to give people some t ...
    April 18, 2014 - 7:07 am
  • Our View: Eliminating the secrecy of severance

    When it comes to public money, nothing should be kept a secret.That’s not always the case, obviously ...
    April 16, 2014 - 5:34 pm
  • Our View: Bipartisan jobs training bill has hope

    When dealing with the divided government in Washington, D.C., bipartisanship is crucial toward getting anything accomplished.
    April 15, 2014 - 5:31 pm
  • Our View: Report offers reasonable approach

    Illinois long has had the most units of government in the nation – 6,963 at last count.Do we need so ...
    April 14, 2014 - 6:23 pm
  • Our view: Reducing money's influence in politics

    There’s no doubt that money influences politics – in big ways.Big money influences politics in even ...
    April 11, 2014 - 1:32 pm
  • Our View: Democrats help defeat Madigan tax

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To Demo ...
    April 11, 2014 - 5:24 pm
  • Our View: Sign and drive is overdue

    Proposed legislation to eliminate the practice of surrendering a physical driver’s license for a minor traffic offense makes such obvious common sense ...
    April 10, 2014 - 5:35 pm
  • Our View: Government intrusion stirs milk

    State Rep. Dan Burke, D-Chicago, has introduced a bill to ban raw milk in Illinois.As of now, raw mi ...
    April 9, 2014 - 5:32 pm
  • Our View: Shed light on details in contracts

    This sentence in Northwest Herald reporter Jeff Engelhardt's story this week regarding McHenry County College and full-time faculty coming to a contra ...
    April 8, 2014 - 7:40 pm
  • Our View: More scrutiny for townships

    The second Tuesday in April every year is when townships have their annual meetings.Financial report ...
    April 7, 2014 - 6:33 pm
  • Our View: Live within your means

    What’s happening now with the McHenry County Conservation District is exactly what should have happened with many other units of government when the h ...
    April 8, 2014 - 11:27 am
  • Our View: Progress at YMCA looks like winner

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To the ...
    April 4, 2014 - 6:29 pm
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