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  • Editorial: Time for a checkup on red-light camera use Nov 28, 2014 5:01 AM
    Red-light cameras are in the news again, so perhaps it's time for towns to do a checkup on them. Are they being used for safety, and not revenue? a Daily Herald editorial asks.

     
  • A Democrat’s letter to Bruce Rauner Nov 28, 2014 5:01 AM
    Guest columnist Raja Krishnamoorthi: Dear Mr. Rauner: I’m a Democrat, and I supported Pat Quinn in the election. That said, I wish you the best. To that end, I respectfully submit 10 thoughts for your consideration.

     
  • A Democrat’s letter to Bruce Rauner Nov 28, 2014 5:01 AM
    Guest columnist Raja Krishnamoorthi: Dear Mr. Rauner: I’m a Democrat, and I supported Pat Quinn in the election. That said, I wish you the best. To that end, I respectfully submit 10 thoughts for your consideration.

     
  • Death row inmate’s kosher food complaint rejected Nov 28, 2014 1:56 PM
    A federal judge in Connecticut has rejected the arguments of a home invasion killer on death row who complained that the food he is being served in prison is not kosher.

     
  • Woman’s stun gun spurs 2nd Amendment case Nov 28, 2014 1:59 PM
    Jaime Caetano, who is homeless, never had to use it but now finds herself at the center of a contentious Second Amendment case headed to the highest court in Massachusetts.

     
  • Family lifts her up after a hard day Nov 27, 2014 6:24 AM
    A Glendale Heights letter to the editor: I’m thankful for my parents for making me who I am. They showed me how to be a good person and go for my dreams, and turned me into an ambitious young woman. They’ve been my coaches in life and pick me up when I’m down or need encouragement.

     
  • Every day of being alive, well is a gift Nov 27, 2014 6:24 AM
    A Palatine letter to the editor: Listing everything I am thankful for would take up every page of this newspaper, so I will limit it to what I am most grateful for on my favorite holiday. I am grateful for every day that I am alive and well.

     
  • Getting an education is a privilege Nov 27, 2014 6:24 AM
    A Glen Ellyn letter to the editor: I am thankful to have grown up in a household that encourages learning, to have been in school since I was 4, to continue my education in college, and for all of the possibilities an education can create.

     
  • Extend our thankfulness beyond this season Nov 27, 2014 6:24 AM
    A Wheeling letter to the editor: It can be easy to get caught up in the trappings of the holidays and overlook what is really important. Remember that life is a gift and we all should be thankful each day for it.

     
  • Share with others if your needs are met Nov 27, 2014 6:24 AM
    An Addison letter to the editor: I have a roof over my head, a bed to sleep in, food on the table, money in the bank, a car to drive, family and friends, and I live in the United States where I have freedom of speech and worship. I know no needs, and to God I give thanks. Let us share our blessings with those who have not.

     
  • Parents, in-laws made sacrifices on her behalf Nov 27, 2014 6:24 AM
    A Rolling Meadows letter to the editor: This Thanksgiving I am especially thankful for the example set by our parents, for without their courage and unwavering determination, my family, as I know it, would not even exist.

     
  • Park district’s program has been a blessing Nov 27, 2014 6:24 AM
    A Glen Elllyn letter to the editor: Thank you, Wheaton Park District Leisure Center and Linda Dolan and her wonderful staff! Fourteen years ago I was widowed — and let me tell you what a blessing it was to have the Wheaton Leisure Center provide camaraderie.

     
  • For 100 years, mother has stood strong Nov 27, 2014 6:24 AM
    A Wheeling letter to the editor: She knows there is nothing more important than peace after living through two world wars. Life was full of promise when she married our dad, a military hero in Eastern Poland. Then the greatest evil the world has known destroyed it all — the barbaric Soviet invasion.

     
  • Students’ acceptance benefited 2 young athletes Nov 27, 2014 6:24 AM
    A Glen Ellyn letter to the editor: Glenbard West High School’s cheerleading and dance team this year made history. I would like to thank all the participants and coaches who included and incorporated students with disabilities in their routines.

     
  • Despite personal loss, much to be thankful for Nov 27, 2014 6:24 AM
    A Carpentersville letter to the editor: Though my family and I endured a big loss this year, we have a lot to be thankful for. Our mother, Ruth, passed away in March. My faith in the Lord has never been a bigger blessing.

     
  • New neighbor was a true lifesaver Nov 27, 2014 6:24 AM
    A Schaumburg letter to the editor: I am so thankful for the kindness of strangers! The same day my son Brad took possession of his new home in Schaumburg, my handyman and longtime friend Jung Lee seriously injured himself while working there. Being alone in the house, Jung walked out into the court, blood pouring down both arms, looking for help.

     
  • Lesson learned through watching horse’s journey Nov 27, 2014 6:24 AM
    A Wheeling letter to the editor: This holiday season I’m thankful for Samson, the last chance mustang, who taught me that after years of unspeakable horror, even the most hateful and maladjusted can start anew. Samson was a wild horse who, after his capture, spent years with owners who schooled him with pain and punishment.

     
  • Community made a difference in trying time Nov 27, 2014 6:24 AM
    A Lake Zurich letter to the editor: I recently suffered two unexpected medical issues, which made life a little more complicated for a usually healthy wife/mom to a family of five. However, the response from our community and network of family and friends brought a silver lining.

     
  • Children can be the best teachers Nov 27, 2014 6:24 AM
    A Glen Ellyn letter to the editor: When I began volunteering, I expected to meet a few children and help them become better students. Every day that I leave tutoring, I realize Lwe Wah and the children at GECRC have made a tremendous impact on my life.

     
  • Having family around makes her feel fortunate Nov 27, 2014 6:24 AM
    A Glen Ellyn letter to the editor: Sometimes we forget how lucky we are to be healthy. Everyone needs to remember that good health is a privilege, and not something guaranteed.

     
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