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  • 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.

     
  • The Soapbox Nov 15, 2014 5:01 AM
    Daily Herald editors sound off on a number of suburban topics, including prep football playoffs, a new village manager and Tammy Duckworth's political future.

     
  • Editorial: A school’s step toward closing one gender gap Nov 14, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial recognizes the importance and responsibility of schools in facilitating girls who have an interest in engineering and science fields.

     
  • Editorial: Doubts cloud proposed Metra fare increases Nov 13, 2014 5:01 AM
    Skeptics wondering if Metra's fare hike proposal is too high can point to salary increases given to Metra employees in the last year as one example supporting their case, a Daily Herald editorial says.

     
  • Editorial: The story behind ‘We Were Almost Home’ Nov 12, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial explains how our "We Were Almost Home" series sought to provide insights that are rarely possible to achieve regarding a political figure.

     
  • Editorial: A story of service to remember for all veterans Nov 11, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says the courage and sense of service shown by Capt. Tammy Duckworth and her Black Hawk crew in Iraq 10 years ago is representative of the service to which all veterans are committed and for which we owe them lasting thanks.

     
  • Editorial: Quinn, Rauner and a salute to public service Nov 9, 2014 5:01 AM
    In this editorial, the Daily Herald salutes the public service behind the caricatures of our politicians and thanks Gov. Pat Quinn for his contributions while wishing Bruce Rauner well on the challenges ahead

     
  • The Soapbox Nov 8, 2014 5:01 AM
    Daily Herald editors offer thoughts on a variety of suburban topics, including teen volunteers, postelection commentary and a very special Christmas tree-to-be.

     
  • Now a time of healing for Chicago Archdiocese Nov 7, 2014 8:30 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says Tuesday's release of information on 36 priests who sexually abused children represents a deeper commitment by the Chicago Archdiocese to ensure that, to the extent possible, such behaviors are not repeated. It’s important and valuable that the church is owning up to what happened in the past, but in addition to healing its reputation and its crisis of confidence from the past, the important task is protecting children from now on.

     
  • Editorial: Rauner and the delicate, critical task of shaking up Springfield Nov 6, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says now that as he looks to shake up Springfield, Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner should be modeling the cooperative toughness of Jim Edgar.

     
  • Editorial: Open records act needs some teeth Nov 5, 2014 10:33 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial urges stronger sanctions in Illinois' FOIA laws to ensure that government agencies abide by attorney general rulings on transparency.

     
  • A summary of Daily Herald endorsements Nov 4, 2014 2:55 PM
    A summary of Daily Herald endorsements in the Nov. 4 election.

     
  • The Soapbox Nov 2, 2014 8:11 AM
    Daily Herald editors offer thoughts on a variety of suburban topics.

     
  • Editorial: Lock up painkillers as part of heroin fight Oct 30, 2014 1:01 AM
    Locking up painkillers is one way families can prevent heroin use and addiction as those drugs are considered gateway drugs, a Daily Herald editorial says.

     
  • Editorial: Recognizing excellence in a time of transition Oct 29, 2014 10:12 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says events this week involving honors at Fremd High School and Harper College show the increasing role of applied technologies in the economy of the future.

     
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