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  • Editorial: Failing grade for school funding fix May 14, 2014 9:47 AM
    A proposed state school funding fix takes too much money away from suburban school districts which could lead to higher property taxes, a Daily Herald editorial says.

  • Editorial: Political risk should not kill a good budgeting idea May 13, 2014 5:01 AM
    There's risk that an idea emphasizing accountability could be used as a political tool, but that shouldn't kill the idea, a Daily Herald editorial says.

  • Editorial: Are words adequate when it comes to Mom? May 11, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial reflects on Mother's Day with some suggestions to help make sure your mother knows how much she means to you.

  • Editorial: Lombard did the right thing, but needs a policy May 9, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says that the Lombard village board did the honorable thing in agreeing to give a $1,000 Lilac Princess scholarship to the daughter of a village trustee, but it still needs to look at its conflict of interest policies.

  • Editorial: Back to the drawing board on mental health prescriptions May 8, 2014 10:41 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial opposes legislation that would give psychologists authority to prescribe medications.

  • Editorial: Kids and the battle with technology gone bad May 7, 2014 1:01 AM
    Recent cases of children misusing their smartphones and other technology - and some getting arrested for it - should be a wake-up call for all parents, a Daily Herald editorial says.

  • Editorial: Join the fight against child sex abuse May 6, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says we must join Erin Merryn's fight against child sexual abuse to ensure it is never again a silent crime.

  • Editorial: The erosion of public faith in democracy May 4, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial argues that a public servant's highest obligation is to foster public confidence in democracy -- and that the legal challenge inspired by House Speaker Michael Madigan to two citizens initiatives fails to meet that obligation.

  • The Soapbox May 3, 2014 5:01 AM
    Daily Herald editors speak up about the Arlington racetrack's remarkable anniversary and about suburban ties to a possible Loyola NCAA championship, among other topics.

  • The Soapbox Jun 7, 2014 1:42 PM
    Daily Herald editors give quick-hit opinions on suburban happenings.

  • The Soapbox May 16, 2014 5:48 PM
    Daily Herald editors this week are tallying texting drivers, musing on "the butterfly effect" and offering kudos to retiring educators who coach and conduct.

  • Editorial: The real tax question is on the table May 2, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says the demise of graduated income tax plans in Illinois clears the way for the real issue: How much in taxes should Illinois residents pay?

  • Editorial: Public need meets private good in Harper program May 1, 2014 10:45 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial looks at the Harper College Women's Program as a model for what can be done when a public need is met with private generosity,

  • Editorial: Good move to study e-cigarette regulations Apr 30, 2014 5:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial praises the FDA's role in overseeing electronic cigarettes and urges more restrictions in the marketing of the products.

  • Editorial: Lessons of Libertyville’s downtown success story Apr 29, 2014 5:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says Libertyville's 25-year-old downtown redevelopment project offers lessons for other towns seeking to revitalize central business districts.

  • The Soapbox Apr 27, 2014 7:09 PM
    Daily Herald editors opine on topics ranging from Wheaton's economic development plan to Jerry Seinfeld's upcoming show in Waukegan.

  • Editorial: Where's the campaign to stop texting while driving? Apr 28, 2014 9:33 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says we have laws against texting while driving and against making hand-operated cellphone calls while driving, but now's the time to go on an aggressive campaign to enforce them.

  • Editorial: Don’t take away local control of fire department staffing Apr 25, 2014 5:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says the state Senate should scuttle legislation that would diminish local control over the staffing of municipal fire departments.

  • Editorial: School nutrition is more than lunch Apr 24, 2014 9:43 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial points to the need for school districts to take a big-picture approach to good nutrition for students.

  • Editorial: Dams like Geneva’s are constant danger Apr 23, 2014 5:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial implores Fox River enthusiasts to learn about the dangers of low-head dams in the wake of a recent death in Geneva.

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