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  • Our view: More transparency, adult behavior needed in Oakwood Hills

    As of Saturday afternoon, the village of Oakwood Hills remains in a suspended animation entirely of its own making.
    Aug. 10, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Celebrate philanthropist

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs up: To Don ...
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: The adventures of an infrequent flyer

    I’m not what you call a savvy flyer.Sure, I’ve been around the block, but mostly on road trips. So w ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Our View: Don't give up on consolidation plan

    Let’s hope this year is the last one in which Illinois voters will elect a comptroller and treasurer to statewide office.
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: West Nile virus lies low

    West Nile virus might be lying low in Illinois this summer, but that doesn’t mean people should let their guard down.
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Check out a farmers market

    This week is National Farmers Market Week, as proclaimed by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Public’s help needed to stop elder abuse

    Reports of abuse and neglect of the elderly have become more common, and the trend seems only likely to continue as members of the baby boom generatio ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Smart to slow down on power plant proposal

    Developers who want to build a $450 million power plant in Oakwood Hills were smart to request a delay on moving the project forward.
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 9:20 am
  • Our View: More of the same with gift-ban violations

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs down: To tw ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Appointee removal process fair

    The McHenry County Board is developing a code of conduct for appointees to its many boards and commissions in the wake of new legislation that allows ...
    July 1, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: Be careful with political messages

    Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner has taken some heat recently for manipulating headlines in his latest TV ad to help his cause in the ra ...
    July 31, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: County fair a celebration

    The McHenry County Fair was revived in 1948, according to the McHenry County Historical Society.Town ...
    July 30, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our View: 'Rita's Law' could curb corruption

    When out-of-staters are asked what comes to mind when they think about Illinois, government corruption is near the top of the list.
    July 29, 2014 - 5:30 am
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