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  • Editorial: Guadalupe basilica would be a boon for the suburbs Dec 16, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says that in the wake of a hugely successful 36-hour Our Lady of Guadalupe event, the idea of an international basilica on the site of the Des Plaines shrine doesn't sound crazy at all.

  • Editorial: All the reasons we want to be Facebook friends Dec 14, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial explains how the Daily Herald fan page on Facebook acts as an extension of the newspaper but, even more than that, makes the case for how it increases the connection between the paper and its audience to create a partnership beyond any that could have existed a few years ago.

  • The Soapbox Dec 13, 2014 5:01 AM
    Daily Herald editors comment on suburban stories such as teachers who excel, the Grammys phenomenon in District 204, and hopeful reconciliation in Kane County.

  • Editorial: School board disruption shows consequences of indifference to local elections Dec 12, 2014 9:39 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says the controversy over remarks by a school board member emphasizes the importance of participating in local elections.

  • Editorial: Topinka’s unique style one for others to emulate Dec 11, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial remembers Judy Baar Topinka, a unique Illinois politician whose outspoken style is one that others should emulate.

  • Editorial: Leadership change a costly mistake Dec 10, 2014 5:01 AM
    After the DuPage County Forest Preserve District hired a new executive director, and then fired him months later at a high cost, there’s only one place to look when assessing what went wrong. That’s at the forest preserve commission itself, a Daily Herald editorial says.

  • 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: 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: 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: 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

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