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  • Editorial: O’Hare noise complaints deserve action Jul 2, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says new studies and hearings on noise issues are called for now that a new runway and new flight pattern rules are in use at O'Hare International Airport.

     
  • Editorial: Sharing morge could save money for Kane, DuPage Jul 1, 2014 5:01 AM
    The discovery of mold in its aging morgue led the Kane County coroner to move operations to DuPage County. Instead of upgrading the Kane County facility and moving back in, officials should determine whether sharing saves money for taxpayers in both counties, a Daily Herald editorial says.

     
  • Editorial: Honoring Dirksen’s courage on Civil Rights Act Jun 29, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial recalls the instrumental role Sen. Everett Dirksen of Pekin played in the passage 50 years ago of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. It was, the editorial says, an example of a courageous statesman putting country above partisanship.

     
  • The Soapbox Jun 28, 2014 5:01 AM
    Read what's on the minds of Daily Herald editors, including waste in county government and arguments over parade seats.

     
  • Editorial: In campaign season, flashy tactics can detract from goals Jun 27, 2014 5:01 AM
    The endangered prairie chicken's saga provides a chance to examine how candidates campaign about government spending, a Daily Herald editorial says.

     
  • Editorial: Hard decisions ahead for public courses Jun 26, 2014 4:34 PM
    Taxpayers should demand answers as to how long public golf courses will be allowed to lose money, a Daily Herald editorial says.

     
  • Editorial: Metra should get on board with Ventra Jun 25, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says Metra should have a greater sense of urgency about integrating the Ventra payment card with Pace and CTA.

     
  • Editorial: Weighing freedom, justice issues in DNA case Jun 24, 2014 5:01 AM
    Lake County State's Attorney Mike Nerheim's cautious sincerity is the right approach as officials sort through new DNA evidence that could mean the county's latest wrongful conviction, a Daily Herald editorial says.

     
  • Editorial: Let’s have a thoughtful review of tenure Jun 22, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says the vast majority of teachers are excellent and dedicated, but as in any profession, a few are not. Tenure, the editorial argues, is important to protect educational innovation, but it shouldn't be used as a shield for incompetence.

     
  • The Soapbox Jun 21, 2014 5:01 AM
    Daily Herald editors comment on suburban happenings, decisions and achievements.

     
  • Editorial: The Holocaust: Valuable lessons for all time Jun 20, 2014 1:01 AM
    The story of brothers Kurt and Heinz Wagner - separated by divorce, by war and ultimately by ideology - is the kind of Holocaust story that reminds us why we can never forget, and why our children must be taught, a Daily Herald editorial says.

     
  • Editorial: New life for remap initiative appropriate Jun 19, 2014 1:01 AM
    Giving more time to a citizens group to prove it has enough valid signatures for a referendum question changing how Illinois remaps legislative districts was appropriate, a Daily Herald editorial says.

     
  • Editorial: Don’t let summer outings turn tragic Jun 18, 2014 1:01 AM
    Too many recent local news stories tell of fun summer outings that ended with a drowning. The best way to prevent such a tragedy is to learn the skills to swim or boat safely and how to anticipate and react to danger, a Daily Herald editorial says.

     
  • Editorial: It will take more than this to shake up Springfield Jun 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner's ideas for streamlining state government are a start but voters will need more detail.

     
  • Saturday Soapbox Jun 16, 2014 11:09 PM
    Daily Herald editors reflect on a wide range of topics from around the suburbs.

     
  • A Father’s Day editorial: Remembrances of Dad’s love and care Jun 15, 2014 9:53 AM
    A special Daily Herald Father's Day editorial reflects on the special place Dad occupies in our lives, and observes that sometimes you don't appreciate how much a father means until after he's gone.

     
  • Editorial: Protecting your kids from others, themselves Jun 13, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial advocates that parents become thoroughly engaged in their kids' online existences to protect them both from online dangers - and themselves.

     
  • Editorial: Help on the horizon for water, flooding problems Jun 12, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says regulators should move quickly to clear the way for communities to get access to $1 billion to fund flooding prevention projects.

     
  • Editorial: Creating a bike culture in the suburbs Jun 11, 2014 5:01 AM
    Many suburbs are implementing projects to improve bike use, efforts that should be encouraged, a Daily Herald editorial says.

     
  • Editorial: Can Facebook post lead to help for the very poor? Jun 10, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says a local mayor's Facebook post about panhandling can be a starting point for a discussion about helping the very poor in our midst.

     
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