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  • To influence Cuba, we must engage Dec 22, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Libertyville letter to the editor: On February 21, 1972, Richard Nixon, a staunch anti-communist, make a historic trip to communist China, and forever changed relations between our two countries. I applaud President Obama for taking the historic step to open relations with Cuba for the first time in 50 years.

     
  • Time for lawmakers to address Illinois’ disabled Dec 22, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: So far, Mike Baker is less than impressed with Governor-elect Bruce Rauner's commitment to developmentally disabled people in Illinois

     
  • Thanks for picking up leaves, Palatine! Dec 22, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: A Palatine couple offers warm thanks for Palatine's leaf pickup program.

     
  • Local Italians should reject new restaurant Dec 22, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Rita Bongiorno registers her complaint with the name of a new Arlington Heights restaurant.

     
  • It’s time to put a bullet in Metropolis Dec 22, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Clifford Salzmann says Arlington Heights should close the book on Metropolis.

     
  • Coach appreciates prep sports coverage Dec 22, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: St. Viator High School golf coach Jack Halpin appreciates the attention to prep sports by the Daily Herald writers.

     
  • Sad to see Billy Goat leaving Randhurst Dec 22, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Suzy Finn eulogizes the Billy Goat at randhurst, which closed Dec. 15 - and worries that the management of the new mall doesn't have it right, yet.

     
  • Just put the Bears on the block Dec 21, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Mount Prospect letter to the editor: Note to the McCaskey’s: The Chicago Bear fans have been abused and punished enough under your ownership. Please sell the Bears. Mr. Halas must be rolling over in his grave. My son is threatening to become a Packers fan. Oh, the horror of it.

     
  • Put food on the table for our children Dec 21, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Streamwood letter to the editor: As I listened to MSNBC today talking about the 39 million people who rely on food banks for their food, children who leave school on Friday afternoon and do not receive food until school on Monday, I teared up (even as I type this), thinking, how can we allow this to be?

     
  • Special interests win in $1 trillion budget Dec 20, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Libertyville letter to the editor: Last week, the Republican-controlled House with Democratic support, passed a $1 trillion budget. Lawmakers had less than 24 hours to read the bill.

     
  • The truth is obvious: Cutler cannot play Dec 20, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Niles letter to the editor: It has to be perplexing to all Bears fans that the one person who finally spoke out with utter verity about the continual woes of Jay Cutler gets thrown under the bus by Bears management. Were Aaron Kromer’s recent comments any different from what Mike Ditka or Buddy Ryan would say in public about an underachieving player? How sad that the Bears management is so clueless that a coach cannot say what everyone else knows: our quarterback stinks and is a major reason why the Bears stink.

     
  • Catholic Church isn’t the only religion out there Dec 20, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Bartlett letter to the editor: I’ve always been taught that true reporting of the news is done without any bias. You act as if the only important religion is Catholicism. You seem to bend over backward to breathlessly inform of us of “His Holiness” the pope, or the recently installed head of the Catholic Church in Chicago.

     
  • Story on DVD about vets made a difference Dec 20, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Libertyville letter to the editor: I would like to thank Burt Constable for publishing the story on Nov. 9 about the movie “America Will Never Forget Their Sacrifices.”

     
  • Elgin does not have a park district Dec 20, 2014 5:01 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: Thank you for publishing the interview with Elgin mayoral candidate Joseph Galvan. Residents need to learn all they can about those who wish to lead our community.

     
  • Use of body cameras has helped the public Dec 19, 2014 4:14 PM
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: The massive public reaction to the tragic deaths of three black men at the hand of white police officers has led to a national call for use of body cameras to record and prevent any future mistreatment of suspects. There is ample precedent.

     
  • Find the spirit of Santa within ourselves Dec 19, 2014 4:14 PM
    A Buffalo Grove letter to the editor: Back in 1960, I cried when my third-grade teacher pulled six of us aside and told us there was no Santa Claus. It was a devastating heartbreak I can still picture today. Many children believe in you. Many grown-ups count on you to drive the economy at this time of the year.

     
  • The superrich are destroying opportunity Dec 19, 2014 4:14 PM
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: Wal-Mart employs about 1.5 million people in the U.S., and the average worker there makes about the same. Meanwhile, the Walton family is worth over $150 billion, more than the bottom 33 percent of Americans combined. The increasing cost of higher education limits opportunities to specialize, and it is delusional to think that everyone in this country is afforded an equal opportunity.

     
  • Don’t feel threatened by Christmas music Dec 19, 2014 4:14 PM
    A Wheeling letter to the editor: For years Christmas was celebrated as “the birth of Christ.” Today it has become very commercial and celebrated more with Santa, holiday songs, and lit-up houses, buildings and parks. Nothing is wrong with this, but people should remember this is a celebration of Christ, our Savior’s birth, for Christians.

     
  • Accept that global warming will affect you Dec 19, 2014 4:14 PM
    A Palatine letter to the editor: Why deny global warming? People distrust politicians and media. Some can’t accept the possible impact on them, so they go into denial. People see climate as what is happening to them where they are at any one time.

     
  • Feinstein’s motives are un-American Dec 19, 2014 4:15 PM
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: In releasing the CIA reports, Sen. Diannee Feinstein showed her true colors. She’s losing her chair in the Senate on Jan. 1, and she is getting even.

     
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