• Our view: Tax hike plan just another job killer

    Speaker Michael Madigan’s “millionaire tax” proposal passed out of the House Revenue Committee on Thursday, 6-4 across straight party lines, providing ...
    April 9, 2014 - 12:34 pm
  • Our View: Resolve differences at MCC

    The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:Thumbs down: To th ...
    March 28, 2014 - 5:08 pm
  • Our View: Not so fast with more of our cash

    Metra is selling that it needs $9.9 billion for infrastructure improvements. Given years of mismanagement at the suburban railway agency, we’re not re ...
    March 28, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Our view: Quinn's broken tax promise

    There were some glaring contradictions in Gov. Pat Quinn’s budget speech in Springfield on Wednesday.
    March 27, 2014 - 1:33 pm
  • Our View: Remapping effort needs signatures

    A little more than a month remains to collect enough signatures to amend the state constitution and make democracy fair in Illinois.
    March 31, 2014 - 8:37 am
  • Our View: The fight for public access

    Illinois’ journey toward greater transparency and openness in government made progress last year.Tha ...
    March 25, 2014 - 1:08 pm
  • Our view: Don't get distracted by campaign rhetoric

    Illinois’ dire fiscal situation is well-documented.Its public pension systems are underfunded by mor ...
    March 21, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • Class act in treasurer race

    To Jeffrey Thorsen – a Republican candidate for McHenry County Treasurer who lost his bid against Glenda Miller Tuesday night. Even though it was ele ...
    March 21, 2014 - 3:09 pm
  • Our View: IHSA leaves us in the dark

    The Illinois High School Association long has held that it has its member schools’ best interests in mind.
    March 20, 2014 - 5:49 pm
  • Our View: Looking back at primary election

    Tuesday’s primary election has come and gone, and, as with any election, a few storylines stand out.
    March 24, 2014 - 9:37 am
  • Our View: Support for college loan study

    New legislation filed by state Rep. Jack Franks would authorize the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to study a change in the way students pay f ...
    March 27, 2014 - 10:17 am
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