Our View: Fighting identity theft, fraud

The Northwest Herald Editorial Board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:

Thumbs up: To Attorney General Lisa Madigan and local legislators for hosting a roundtable event offering advice on preventing consumer fraud and identity theft. As another phone scam targets Crystal Lake residents and others, the reminder to stay vigilant with private information and to establish safeguards against theft is a timely one.

Thumbs up: To the Woodstock City Council for applying for about four square miles of industrial and retail areas for an enterprise zone. After losing nearly 550 jobs at the Brown Printing Facility, and in recent years losing manufacturers D.B. Hess and Precision Quincy, the city has to move forward in recruiting new businesses and redeveloping vacant land for commercial use.

Thumbs up: To the nearly 150 people who turned out Wednesday night on the Woodstock Square to light a candle and observe a moment of silence for domestic violence victims in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The highlight of the night was Don Shackleford’s message: Domestic abusers have the power to change.

Thumbs up: To the McHenry chapter of the St. Vincent dePaul Society, which is sponsoring a food truck Oct. 18, starting at 9 a.m., in hopes of distributing food to 200 people. As the weather gets colder, events such as this to keep the area’s needy warm and fed become more important.

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Article source: http://www.nwherald.com/2014/10/09/our-view-fighting-identity-theft-fraud/a5iu869/

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