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    A makeshift memorial of flowers and a photo of victim Heather Heyer sits in Charlottesville, Virginia, Sunday. Heyer died when a car rammed into a group of people who were protesting the presence of white supremacists.

    Editorial: Naming and fighting terrorism like that in Charlottesville

    A Daily Herald editorial says we must acknowedge that the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, was a terrorist act - and then commit to combatting such hate.

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    Tom Montgomery Fate

    Though culture has changed, higher education still the same process of discovery

    Guest columnist Tom Montgomery Fate: It’s that time again. All over the United States, a fresh crop of high school seniors are heading off to some college campus to pursue a “higher” education.

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    Metra is anything but easy for commuters
    A Rolling Meadows letter to the editor: I recently began working full-time in the West Loop of Chicago following my graduation from the University of Illinois.

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    Sanctuary for whom?
    A Mount Prospect letter to the editor: Rahm Emmanuel is correct that Chicago is a sanctuary city.

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    Schools hoarding excess reserves
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: In the Aug. 2 front page article on District 59’s possible borrowing, it stated that the district’s policy is to keep 60 percent of its operating budget in reserve. Sixty percent is clearly excessive.

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    Hersh scolding tells truth on ‘Russiagate’
    A Bartlett letter to the editor: I would like to take the opportunity of using your editorial page to talk about 80-year-old Seymour Hersh, who posted a video on YouTube on Aug. 2.

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    Abortion contradictions
    An Elk Grove Village letter to the editor: I came across an article last fall in a national publication that opened with the following paragraph:

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    Bluster, threats endanger us all
    A Chicago letter to the editor: The whole world is watching — and scared.

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    End appeasement of North Korea
    A Round Lake Beach letter to the editor: Peace in our time. The 1938 slogan issued by England’s Neville Chamberlain after surrendering Czechoslovakia to Adolf Hitler, the last list of appeasement activities that took place leading up to World War II, should serve as a stern reminder of retreating in the face of evil.

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    Palatine Library board is dedicated to search for new director
    Letter to the editor: The Palatine Library board of trustees is dedicated to the search for a new executive director, its president writes.

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    Being played by moneyed interests
    A Glen Ellyn letter to the editor: I am sitting here on the Metra train, trying to compose a letter that accurately expresses my fear for the direction our political leaders, both state and federal, are taking us.

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    Uphold constitution on school support
    A Crystal Lake letter to the editor: Our state constitution in Article X, Section 1 says that the state has the primary responsibility for financing the system of public education. This is the law. This is what the people want done for many reasons.

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    Tollway fines could settle state debt
    An Algonquin letter to the editor: The article, “Tollway wants higher speeds on I-90,” in the July 28 issue struck a sensitive spot in me.

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    What it might have been like with Hillary
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: As Chicagoland enjoys arguably one of its coolest summers, I wonder how Al Gore would now explain his “politics of the climate.”

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