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  In less time than it takes to read this sentence, six teens decided to act. Now four of them are dead, leaving all their friends and family and neighbors and communities with never-ending pain. Unimaginable anguish. Let these tragedies touch you.

Choose well, be cool and live

Updated: 6/23/2011 05:01 PM

  Some politicians wear their work ethic on their sleeves, boasting how they're available for consitituents virtually 24/7. DuPage Forest Preserve President D. "Dewey" Pierotti has a somewhat different philosophy.

DuPage pol's job strictly 9 to 5

Updated: 6/23/2011 05:01 PM

  As I an educator in a Northwest suburb, I'd like to respond to Jim Mark's recent entertaining yet slanted letter.

Facts on teacher pensions, hours

Updated: 6/23/2011 05:01 PM

  To compare teachers to Vietnam veterans or to any veteran of any war shows a great disrespect to all veterans.

Don't compare teachers to veterans

Updated: 6/23/2011 05:01 PM

  On behalf of Boy Scout Troop 21, we would like to thank those who sponsored our first annual pancake breakfast fundraiser at the West Chicago Blooming Fest. Each year, our troop goes takes monthly camp outs, and we use a lot of equipment. The goal...

Thanks, from Boy Scout Troop 21

Updated: 6/23/2011 05:01 PM

  Now that the mainstream/tabloid journalists from the NY Times, NBC, ABC, CBS and a few others have chased Sarah Palin around like guppies chasing a piece of bread on a fish hook trying to find out what she is going to wear next Thursday night for...

Lesson in hate from the liberal left

Updated: 6/23/2011 05:01 PM

  As Washington talks of dramatic spending cuts, Amtrak looms as a victim. House Republicans are talking about killing Amtrak's long-distance trains. Forty-two percent of passengers with disabilities who traveled on Amtrak in fiscal year 2010 rode...

Let's save, not dismantle Amtrak

Updated: 6/23/2011 05:01 PM

  Centegra Health System and its predecessor organizations have supported the Northwest suburbs for more than 100 years. I believe that Centegra is a better choice to continue and expand that commitment to our communities via a new hospital in Huntley.

Support in-state hospital group

Updated: 6/23/2011 05:01 PM

  Union membership has never been more than 30 percent of the workforce. What that 30 percent did was establish the middle class by raising wages, creating a 40-hour workweek, creating pension and health care coverage and vacation and holiday pay.

Unions created middle class

Updated: 6/23/2011 05:01 PM

  The series on nuclear power, especially the article on radiation, merely perpetuated the myths around nuclear power. The statement in the article on tritium, that "any exposure to radiation, no matter how slight, boosts cancer risk," was blatantly...

Radiation series had little basis in science

Updated: 6/23/2011 05:01 PM

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