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  • Our view: McHenry County Board does right thing on grant vote

    In this space Sunday, we criticized 10 McHenry County Board members who voted last week to reject a grant that would have directly benefited uninsured ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Five questions on your ballot

    Before you even get to vote for a single candidate in Tuesday’s election, you’ll see five statewide questions on your ballot.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: No excuse; vote early if needed

    There are so many options available for you to cast a ballot in the Nov. 4 election that not being able to vote on Election Day is not an excuse.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Senate Bill 16 not a fair solution to school funding

    An Illinois Senate bill that has made its way to the House could have a dramatic effect on school funding at the local level.
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: County Board risks health of residents

    Ten McHenry County Board members decided last week that making a political statement was more important than the health and welfare of hundreds – perh ...
    Oct. 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Lemonade Brigade is inspiring

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To the ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Good choice to lead Mental Health Board

    Congratulations to Scott Block – an already well-known local social services leader – and the McHenry County Mental Health Board for finally finding s ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: More degrees at MCC has promise

    McHenry County College is considering adding bachelor degree programs in applied technology fields such as nursing and manufacturing.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Some merit to power plant proposal

    New Oakwood Hills Village President Paul Smith’s idea for how construction of power plants in Illinois gets approved makes sense, but one of his motiv ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Ebola patients require special hospitals

    The odds seem slim that an Ebola patient could turn up in an emergency room in McHenry County.Then a ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Bill Prim for McHenry County Sheriff

    Whatever happens Nov. 4, McHenry County will be swearing in a new sheriff for the first time in nearly two decades.
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: John Hammerand and Charles Wheeler for County Board District 4

    Three candidates are vying for two seats to represent District 4 on the McHenry County Board.Incumbe ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: John Jung and Paula Yensen for County Board District 5

    Three candidates are vying for two seats to represent District 5 on the McHenry County Board.Incumbe ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Joe Gottemoller and Don Kopsell for County Board District 3

    Three candidates are vying for two seats to represent District 3 on the McHenry County Board.Incumbe ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Nick Chirikos and Andrew Gasser for County Board District 1

    Three candidates are vying for two seats to represent District 1 on the McHenry County Board.Incumbe ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 5:30 am
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