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  • Adjuncts benefit from SURS, ‘fair share’ Feb 27, 2015 1:00 AM
    Last week a letter was published questioning adjunct faculty participation in the State University Retirement System (SURS) and the payment of union dues. There are several inaccuracies that must be addressed.

     
  • Taxpayers on hook for low-income day care Feb 27, 2015 1:00 AM
    A Round Lake letter to the editor: Please do the math and discover why and where the money goes for low-income day care.

     
  • Walker better off not responding Feb 27, 2015 1:00 AM
    A Rolling Meadows letter to the editor: In response to Richard Cohen’s article on Scott Walker wavering on a question of principle:

     
  • Complexities prove you can question evolution Feb 26, 2015 1:00 AM
    A Sleepy Hollow letter to the editor: I am responding to Richard Cohen’s column of Feb. 17, in which he states, “It is simply not possible to contest evolution, . . .” That is simply not true. There are legitimate objections to it.

     
  • COD situation doesn’t speak well for voters Feb 26, 2015 1:00 AM
    A Des Plaines letter to the editor: Revelations were made by the newspapers that the College of DuPage board has awarding a $762,000 termination bonus to their president Robert Breuder. This news brings interesting facts to light.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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

     
  • 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,

     
  • Mt. Prospect in way of airport expansion Feb 23, 2015 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Jim Mack writes that the real losers in the proposed expansion of Chicago Executive Airport are residents of Mount Prospect liek him, who will get the bruint of the smell and additional noise.

     
  • Sayad looks like the better candidate Feb 23, 2015 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Bill McNutt of Des Plaines says Mark Setzer has not done a good job so far running for Des Plaines alderman and at this point, Sayad looks like the better candidate

     
  • Let’s stick with what works in Dist. 214 Feb 23, 2015 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Former Wheeling vilalge president Sheila Schultz says the current board members in District 214 deserve re-election on April 7

     
  • 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?

     
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