Daily Archive : Friday October 13, 2017

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    Tale of two climate strategies

    Columnist Fareed Zakaria: This week, The New York Times front page described the Trump administration’s repeal of the Clean Power Plan, the Obama administration’s attempt to slash carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.

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    Sensible center needs to reclaim gun debate

    Columnist Ruben Navarrette: As those of you who follow the news and keep an eye on politics have probably noticed, our country’s gun debate is misfiring.

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    Trustee sets tone of divisiveness
    A Bartlett letter to the editor: Thank you for featuring the story on Tracy Ellis in the Herald Oct. 4. Had this been the first time Ms. Ellis had said or published something controversial I, and many, would scratch our heads and call it a senior moment.

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    Focus on strong bones
    A Mount Prospect letter to the editor: The Oct. 8 article on football concussions didn’t address prevention.

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    Remembering a good, kind man at Playboy
    A Grayslake letter to the editor: I was very sorry to hear about Hugh Hefner’s passing.

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    Christmas is not secular
    A Grayslake letter to the editor: How in the name of Jesus Christ, whose birth is the sole reason for the Christmas season, does Mundelein or any other community have a secular Christmas?

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    Need to address pols’ pensions in DuPage
    DuPage County Board Chairman Cronin boasts on a regular basis about government consolidation, county reduction, and the alleged cost savings of millions to the tax payers he has given himself credit for.County board members get paid very well ($51,000) for a part-time position with health and pension benefits. As of last year, new county board members are not eligible for a pension due to Senate Bill 2701.Board members, previously employed prior to the pension bill can remain in the pension system if they were enrolled at the time of the bill being passed. They must document minimum 20 hours of work per week. We could address savings by cutting the benefits that some of his current board members receive.Other counties in Illinois have had their board members maintain their hours under 20 per week to withdraw from future pension earnings. Most if not all of the board members have their own practices, jobs or businesses that already carry a six figure salary.Some board members have pensions from previous political positions. Board members’ salaries are more than most full time jobs in DuPage County in both government and private sectors.All too many times politicians have great ideas to push their political agenda as long as it doesn’t effect themselves negatively politically or monetarily.I look forward to the day Mr. Cronin shows tax payers he leads by example and addresses this issue.Michael SheheeLisle

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    Consider these statstics about guns
    A Woodstock letter to the editor: All data below is from reputable sources (not social media or fake news sources). Gun ownership per capita — per 100 residents followed by homicides by firearms per one million residents:

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