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  • Editorial: The need for openness on housing projects Dec 9, 2014 8:11 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says the Lake County Housing Authority and PADS Lake County should have informed local officials about plans to operate a rental housing program in Ela Township for chronically homeless people with mental illnesses.

     
  • Editorial: The disquieting death of Eric Garner Dec 7, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says that even those with a strong faith in police and courts will question the death of Eric Garner at the hands of police in Staten Island last summer if they watch the video of the encounter with human hearts.

     
  • The Soapbox Dec 6, 2014 5:01 AM
    Daily Herald editors offer praise and sound off on suburban issues.

     
  • Editorial: The needed closure of a murder trial Dec 5, 2014 5:01 AM
    The trial of a man already sentenced to death out-of-state will be worth the cost and effort here to help bring closure to the people of Zion nine years after two girls were murdered, a Daily Herald editorial says.

     
  • Editorial: Keep municipal business contracts public Dec 4, 2014 11:56 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial calls on all suburbs that own entertainment and convention venues to publicly disclose the financial information related to their business dealings.

     
  • Editorial: Find middle ground on adjuncts who are retired Dec 3, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial calls on Oakton Community College and others to find a way to keep their adjuncts who are retired on a pension, in spite of a new law.

     
  • Editorial: Lawmakers, stop chipping away at open government Dec 1, 2014 7:14 PM
    Two measures that would impose new limits on taxpayers' rights to information under the Freedom of Information Act could come before the Illinois legislature soon. A Daily Herald editorial urges lawmakers and taxpayers to join forces against them.

     
  • Editorial: In hindsight, withholding information was still a mistake Nov 30, 2014 5:01 AM
    Carpentersville officials may be lucky that a broader outrage didn't result from their delay in releasing documents and video pertaining to the arrest of Josh Paul, a Daily Herald editorial says..

     
  • The Soapbox Nov 29, 2014 5:01 AM
    Daily Herald editors reflect on events big and small from the past week.

     
  • Editorial: Time for a checkup on red-light camera use Nov 28, 2014 5:01 AM
    Red-light cameras are in the news again, so perhaps it's time for towns to do a checkup on them. Are they being used for safety, and not revenue? a Daily Herald editorial asks.

     
  • Editorial: The importance of open communications in police relations Nov 26, 2014 7:15 AM
    Suburban communities need to open the door for communication with minority groups and seek more diverse police forces in the wake of the Ferguson troubles, a Daily Herald editorial says.

     
  • Editorial: For every golden note of life, give thanks Nov 27, 2014 6:21 AM
    In this Thanksgiving message, the Daily Herald reflects on gratitude, embracing it as an essential characteristic of a happy life. It is, the editorial says, an attribute more powerful than wealth or fame or accomplishment.

     
  • Editorial: Right to start early on campus smoking ban Nov 25, 2014 8:52 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial applauds the decision by some suburban community colleges to impose a campuswide smoking ban several months before required by a new state law.

     
  • Editorial: Obama imposes immigration reform, but at a high cost Nov 23, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial expresses sympathy for President Obama's action on immigration reform but decries the needless partisanship in his approach -- one likely to more further divide Congress than bring it together

     
  • The Soapbox Nov 22, 2014 5:01 AM
    Daily Herald editors give their views on topics including generous hockey players, a new dog park and a remorseful elected official.

     
  • Editorial: Sinister signals: Lawmakers show their loyalties with vote on union staffing bill Nov 20, 2014 5:43 PM
    Illinois lawmakers insulted local municipal leaders and property taxpayers with their vote on a union-backed proposal over firefighter staffing rules, a Daily Herald editorial says.

     
  • Editorial: Senators, it’s up to you to protect FOIA Nov 20, 2014 1:01 AM
    The House has taken the first step, so now it's up to the Senate to avoide a hurtful mistake softening the state's FOIA laws, a Daily Herald editorial says.

     
  • Editorial: ‘No Refusal’ DUI crackdowns are useful tool Nov 19, 2014 9:37 AM
    Kane County's "No Refusal" DUI crackdown is an effective tool in the fight against drunken driving, a Daily Herald editorial says.

     
  • Editorial: A watchword for the legislative veto session: wait Nov 18, 2014 10:41 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says lawmakers should certainly work during the upcoming veto session, but they shouldn't pass any new laws.

     
  • Editorial: For leaders who are listening, two examples of what not to do Nov 16, 2014 5:01 AM
    Progress in Washington cannot happen if our elected leaders continue their partisan sniping and eschew opportunities to work together, a Daily Herald editorial says.

     
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