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  • Editorial: The real goal of the millionaire tax referendum Jul 31, 2014 10:14 AM
    An advisory referendum asking whether incomes over $1 million should be taxed at a higher rate might sound like a straightforward way to gauge the will of the voters. But a Daily Herald editorial points out there’s a lot more to it than that.

     
  • Editorial: Stay calm, alert through road construction Jul 30, 2014 9:08 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says we'll get through this worst-ever season of construction on Chicago roadways, but only with patience and an eye on safety.

     
  • Editorial: Homeless education funding scarce but needed Jul 29, 2014 5:01 AM
    Daily Herald editorial: For the fifth year, money for helping schools identify and help homeless students got left out of the state budget, but it doesn't take a lot of money to have a big impact.

     
  • Editorial: No alarm, but concern is appropriate at Metra Jul 27, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says an increase in discipline cases at Metra deserves to be watched, but is no sign of alarm.

     
  • Saturday soapbox Jul 26, 2014 1:01 AM
    Daily Herald editors express a variety of thoughts about issues in the suburbs, including a community meeting on a Bloomingdale park, the shadow of Chicago in Cooperstown and a decline in lobbying in Cook County.

     
  • Editorial: Aggregation working, even as towns return to ComEd Jul 25, 2014 9:38 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says that towns says that electrical aggregation is proving its values, even as some towns return to ComEd for their energy suuplies.

     
  • Editorial: Parents need to talk about HGH, steroids Jul 24, 2014 1:01 AM
    Citing a new study, a Daily Herald editorial says parents, and regulators, need to watch carefully to avoid teen abuse of steroids and HGH.

     
  • Editorial: What’s really at stake in the furor at COD Jul 23, 2014 12:46 PM
    A Daily Herald editorial says the controversy that has erupted at College of DuPage has as much to do with vested interests as it does college President Robert Breuder’s email to the board.

     
  • Editorial: Memories add strength to fabric of suburbs Jul 22, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial underscores the importance of the memories of places and events that have long since past. They are woven into the suburban fabric and are a big part of who we are as a community.

     
  • Editorial: Our take on Rauner’s plan to get Illinois moving Jul 20, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial lauds Bruce Rauner's "blueprint" for fiscal reform and business growth as a good starting point for a serious discussion of the most important issues facing Illinois. But the editorial questions several aspects of the plan including Rauner's proposed property tax freeze.

     
  • Editorial: Give your kids a break from rigors of sports schedule Jul 18, 2014 9:56 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial urges parents to remember the value of lettering their kids diversify their sports and fun activities.

     
  • Editorial: Keep an open mind about building changes Jul 17, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial suggests that when a housing project that was interrupted by implosion of the market six years ago comes back online, one should be open to the idea that it probably will have a different look.

     
  • Editorial: Re-examine safety for young fliers after Flight 232 Jul 16, 2014 11:57 AM
    The FAA and airlines need to take a close look at the safety of infants on commercial flights and put consistent rules in place, a Daily Herald editorial says. In the crash of Chicago-bound Flight 232 in Sioux City, Iowa, which killed 112 of 296 people on board, at least three of four lap-held infants were pulled from parents' hands, and one died even though his mother was uninjured

     
  • Editorial: Time for new thinking on prison reform Jul 15, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says a special legislative panel meeting in Chicago must take a fresh, non-political approach to prison reform.

     
  • Editorial: Choosing gratitude and courage over pain and sorrow Jul 13, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial reflects on the perspectives we bring to our lives, whether we choose to define ourselves by joy or sorrow. Quoting Epictetus: "It's not what happens to you but how you react to it that matters."

     
  • The Soapbox Jul 12, 2014 5:01 AM
    Daily Herald editors write about several topics of the week, including improvements to a special trail, ugly campaigning and a story that just won't quit.

     
  • Editorial: The balancing act on local noise Jul 11, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says local noise disputes can be solved only by compromise and a willingness for each side to listen to the other.

     
  • Editorial: Suburbs deserve fair distribution of tax Jul 10, 2014 7:47 AM
    The distribution of a little-known state tax is unfair to suburban governments that have grown significantly since the late 1970s and should be changed, a Daily Herald editorial says.

     
  • Editorial: Be careful about redesigning TIFs Jul 9, 2014 9:11 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says it's great that Wheeling is moving ahead with its Town Center plan, but less exciting is the precedent it is setting -- the potential never-ending tax increment financing district.

     
  • Editorial: Longing for more of Sen. Dixon’s approach Jul 8, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says our current Congress could use more of U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon's style.

     
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