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  • Illinois must use its vast assets Feb 25, 2015 1:00 AM
    An Inverness letter to the editor: Discussion of the tough love budget presented by Gov. Rauner has not surprisingly focused on his proposed cuts to discretionary spending made necessary by years of spending money the state just didn’t have.

     
  • Meat-free diet getting its due Feb 25, 2015 1:00 AM
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: The U.S. Advisory Panel on Dietary Guidelines has finally mustered the courage to recommend that Americans eat less meat and dairy products.

     
  • Obama wise not to change nature of intra-Muslim fight Feb 25, 2015 1:00 AM
    Columnist Richard Cohen: Our intentions have been honorable. The results are another matter entirely.

     
  • Obama controls his message by cracking the digital code Feb 25, 2015 1:00 AM
    Columnists Cokie and Steven Roberts: Team Obama grasped the potential of the emerging digital space right from the beginning, but has used it even more aggressively in his second term.

     
  • Why keep renewing Breuder contract? Feb 25, 2015 12:01 AM
    A Naperville letter to the editor: I read Erin Birt’s opinion that the COD board of trustees issuing the buyout for Dr. Breuder was their best option. That may be so, but what none of the trustees seem to be addressing is how they got themselves into this situation.

     
  • 2008 quote shows Obama true feelings Feb 25, 2015 12:01 AM
    A St. Charles letter to the editor: Rudy Giuliani had taken a lot of criticism of his view that President Obama does not love our country. Before the liberal media and defenders of the president go completely off the deep end, let’s review a significant quote from candidate Obama on Oct. 30, 2008 ...

     
  • Know signs of gambling problem Feb 25, 2015 12:01 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: With more opportunities to gamble throughout our community than ever before, the harder it will be for the problem gambler to resist. March is National Gambling Awareness Month, and I would like to encourage anyone who gambles to keep track of their wins and loses, and if the loses add up to gambling debt it’s time to seek professional help.

     
  • History is in the eye of the beholder Feb 26, 2015 1:29 PM
    Guest columnist Glenn Joshua: The fact is, Black History Month, for many, feels more like a necessary evil than a 28-day celebration honoring the great African American accomplishments in this country and throughout the world.

     
  • Woman’s essay was an inspiration Feb 25, 2015 11:34 AM
    A Des Plaines letter to the editor: I want to thank the Daily Heald for the beautiful, inspirationl essay by our own native Kayla Mueller. It is the insight, compassion,and wisdom in the essay that assure me (a senior citizen) that our country is in good hands

     
  • Victory not found in the words of war Feb 24, 2015 1:00 AM
    Columnist Kathleen Parker: Channel-surfing the nightly cable news, one is reminded that certitude is the enemy of sanity.

     
  • Taming government’s ‘Leviathan by proxy’ Feb 24, 2015 1:00 AM
    Columnist Michael Gerson: For the six years of the Obama presidency, or perhaps the last 35 years since Ronald Reagan’s election, American politics has been dominated by a debate on the size and role of the federal government. This argument, while intense and consequential, has often lacked one element: actual knowledge about the size and role of the federal government.

     
  • It’s never to early to plan for lost income Feb 24, 2015 3:11 PM
    A Schaumburg letter to the editor: I do not understand how Mayor Al Larson of Schaumburg can say it is too early to start planning for a loss of income from the state.

     
  • Measles! Here? (A teachable moment) Feb 24, 2015 3:11 PM
    A Hoffman Estates letter to the editor: Gradually the population is realizing that measles and many other preventable diseases still exist. They exist because a person with almost any disease can land at O’Hare in the morning and cough all over Woodfield that afternoon. And they exist because a small but significant proportion of parents refuse to immunize their children. The question arises — why would anyone resist immunizing their children?

     
  • Cuts hit those who are defenseless Feb 24, 2015 3:11 PM
    A Buffalo Grove letter to the editor: Nothing — absolutely nothing — is more Republican than Bruce Rauner’s cutting of state aid to Medicaid and to the disabled and physically and mentally handicapped,

     
  • Editorial: The truth we must still confront about distracted driving Feb 24, 2015 12:59 PM
    Using devices while driving is a dangerous behavior not just for other drivers, but for each of us. It’s not enough that we’ve passed some laws to fight distracted driving. Now, each of us still has to acknowledge the seriousness of the reasoning for those laws and to accept that they also apply to us.

     
  • Rauner’s statements on unions offensive Feb 23, 2015 1:00 AM
    An Elk Grove Village letter to the editor: As a union member for fifty years of the Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 73, I am offended by the comments of Gov. Bruce Rauner.

     
  • Don’t forget human costs when cutting Feb 23, 2015 1:00 AM
    A Mundelein letter to the editor: Saving money is critical to keeping Illinois running, but we can’t ignore the human side of the issue.

     
  • Tell Congress to stop ‘Fast Track’ on TPP Feb 23, 2015 1:00 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: Do you know about the Trans-Pacific Partnership? Are you doing everything in your power to stop it?

     
  • COD problem: Auto-extensions Feb 23, 2015 1:00 AM
    An Itasca letter to the editor: Example: I found the board chairman of COD guest view particularly appalling (implying that the college president’s buyout was a good deal for taxpayers). The issue at the core of the taxpayer problem is that any buyout should not have been necessary.

     
  • St. Charles seniors deserve more Feb 23, 2015 1:00 AM
    A St. Charles letter to the editor: It’s the time of year when the St. Charles Park District distributes its catalog of upcoming programs. As usual, the 100-page catalog is well done, and is expensive, too. But this year the publication contains a surprise. The district proposes building a new facility on the far west side of the district. It will cost $28 million and the district wants us to pay for it.

     
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