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  • The overcriminalization of America Jan 27, 2015 1:01 AM
    Guest columnists Charles G. Koch and Mark V. Holden: As Americans, we like to believe the rule of law in our country is respected and fairly applied, and that only those who commit crimes of fraud or violence are punished and imprisoned. But the reality is often different.

     
  • The fight for the middle class Jan 27, 2015 1:01 AM
    Columnist Michael Gerson: When you strip away all the layers of cockiness, preachiness and delusion in President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address, you find more cockiness, preachiness and delusion underneath.

     
  • Society of respect begins with equal rights Jan 26, 2015 1:01 AM
    A Palatine letter to the editor: “What happened to people’s right to say no?” asks LeAnne Seavers, when defending an individual’s right not to participate in any aspect of same-sex marriage.

     
  • Consider facts on Cuba relations Jan 26, 2015 1:01 AM
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: It is frustrating to me that few, if any, critics of President Obama’s recent U.S.-Cuba initiatives are people who’ve ever seen Cuba first-hand.

     
  • Anti-noise groups must join forces Jan 26, 2015 1:01 AM
    An Elk Grove Village letter to the editor: Since O’Hare’s runways were reconfigured, noise levels have become unacceptable while air quality has deteriorated.

     
  • Why exclude women from priesthood? Jan 26, 2015 1:01 AM
    A Lily Lake letter to the editor: I couldn’t agree more with Kathleen Parker’s editorial regarding Pope Francis in the Jan. 22 Daily Herald. As a Catholic myself, I’m well aware of a dire shortage of priests, yet the church hierarchy’s policy continues to be antiquated and myopic.

     
  • Just now concerned about middle class? Jan 26, 2015 1:01 AM
    A Naperville letter to the editor: I find it interesting the president has offered an olive branch to the Republican Party since the election that showed him and his party that the people of this country were not happy with his performance.

     
  • She’s having trouble with the curb cuts Jan 26, 2015 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Mary Kay Davis of Arlington Heights says now that she's using a walker temporarily, she finds the stones in the curb cuts to be "downright scary."

     
  • A lot of money for not a lot of value Jan 26, 2015 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Donald Kuntz has a tongue-in-cheek suggestion for Des Plaines' search for a new "brand."

     
  • Why all of these parking restrictions? Jan 26, 2015 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: A couple says the overabundance of restrictions in the Arlington Heights parking garage feels like "gotcha" revenue raising.

     
  • Education is the key to a better life Jan 25, 2015 12:01 AM
    A Naperville letter to the editor: Just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to congratulate Ralph Martire, Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, for his recent Op Ed piece regarding the best way to improve the Illinois economy. His logical, fact-based research regarding the best approach to meaningful, long term economic growth in the State unequivocally points to thoughtful investment in public education.

     
  • Tell the truth on global warming Jan 25, 2015 12:01 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: According to Obama, 2014 was the hottest year on record but articles that I have read say this is not true. Any increase in temperature is to minuscule to measure.

     
  • Editorial: Obama draws lines in the partisan sand Jan 25, 2015 5:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says President Barack Obama talks eloquently about bipartisanship, but his challenge now is to actually work for it.

     
  • Police, school cooperation key Jan 25, 2015 1:01 AM
    A Fox Lake letter to the editor: I know it does take a village to raise a child. Luckily, for me, I work in a village that includes the dedicated men and women of the Fox Lake Police Department.

     
  • Spellman’s heart, humor will be remembered Jan 25, 2015 1:01 AM
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: I never had the pleasure of meeting Mike Spellman, but I, as do all of his fans, feel like I know him. He was, by far, my favorite sportswriter. Mike had a flair with words and a passion for sports that was second to none.

     
  • Surfeit of laws are strangling nation Jan 27, 2015 10:23 AM
    A Sleepy Hollow letter to the editor: The mayor of Chicago does not have the authority to declare Chicago give anyone a free two-year college education. The president doesn’t have the authority either on the federal level. Don’t these guys know their own Constitution and charters, rules and laws?

     
  • Tax net worth of wealthy freeloaders Jan 24, 2015 2:13 PM
    A Mount Prospect letter to the editor: Republicans get upset at “freeloaders” who get food stamps and other government benefits. On the other side of the economic tables are those with inherited wealth. They didn’t earn it. They were born into it.

     
  • Shelving golf course is good starting point Jan 24, 2015 1:00 AM
    A Buffalo Grove letter to the editor: As a resident of Buffalo Grove for most of my life since 1959, I am glad to hear that the proposed development of the golf course has been shelved. I hope it stays shelved.

     
  • We must manage school pensions better Jan 24, 2015 1:00 AM
    A Barrington Hills letter to the editor: Any balanced vision for the future of suburban schools must look at steady increases in spending and how to control them.

     
  • A solution for driving hazard? Jan 24, 2015 1:00 AM
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: Attention auto designers and after-market inventors. Cast an eye to Georgia’s ticket policy regarding eating while driving.

     
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