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  • Elgin’s 311 system an initial success Jul 31, 2014 12:01 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: A few days ago, we noticed our streetlight wasn’t on. In the past, we would call and report it along with pole type (metal or wooden) and number.

     
  • Why not ban alcohol, tobacco, too? Jul 31, 2014 12:01 AM
    A South Elgin letter to the editor: The St. Charles City Council has refused to allow consideration for video poker approval for charitable causes because of the objections of two disgruntled aldermen who oppose even discussing it.

     
  • Is a memorial appropriate here? Jul 31, 2014 12:01 AM
    A Carol Stream letter to the editor: Naperville Park District suggests a plaque at the quarry following the death of two people. While I have sympathy for those who lost loved ones, the article goes on to tell about the fact that these people were intelligent and had potential. But a memorial?

     
  • President has shown his lack of experience Jul 31, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Mundelein letter to the editor: In a letter to the editor in December 2009, I wrote that I feared we had elected a president that lacked the experience to deal with both domestic and foreign polices.

     
  • Demand accountability in state spending Jul 30, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Des Plaines letter to the editor: Considering voter anger over a tax increase, it seems doubtful the state income tax will remain at 5 percent. While Illinois is not the poorest state it has to be one of the poorest-run states in the union. Michael Madigan’s smoke screen of taxing the millionaires is good for getting votes, but looking at the numbers it does not make a big difference — it will only relieve his party of the need to vote on this tax increase until after the election.

     
  • Many liberals just don’t know the facts Jul 30, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Hoffman Estates letter to the editor: In response to James Prescott’s remarks about my June post on the “gifts” of liberalism. I have insufficient space to show that his every criticism was wrong. So I’ll focus on the DDT claim. Mr. Prescott has company. Mr. Andy Lego replied online with this: “50 million people have died because DDT was banned? That nuts! How could the bugs become immune if DDT has been banned? How delusional is that?

     
  • Train engineers not ‘whistle happy’ Jul 29, 2014 5:01 AM
    A letter to the editor: As a locomotive engineer, I take exception to the July 21 column “Quiet zone might be answer to horn problem” by Marni Pyke, specifically her comment: “But at least Bensenville residents living or working near the Milwaukee District West Line will get a little relief from whistle happy engineers.”

     
  • ‘Overseas’ corporations costing U.S. taxpayers Jul 29, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Rolling Meadows letter to the editor: How many big businesses are already increasing their profit by lowering taxes paid to the U.S.? Among the biggest corporations, of course, is Apple, and I don’t mean the fruit. I would like to see a list of the top 20 U.S. corporations that have their so-called corporate offices overseas, along with the amount of tax money they are saving each year. And who has to make up the revenue? You and me.

     
  • State pensions inherently against constitution Jul 29, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Rolling Meadows letter to the editor: State constitution: the fundamental principles by which a state is governed. I question the legality of the part of the Illinois Constitution regarding the pension system. It is my belief that the constitution is for everyone equally.

     
  • Leftist writers can’t see the error of their ways Jul 29, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Bartlett letter to the editor: The Herald is becoming too left-leaning for my taste. Your writers, Richard Cohen (and others), are living in never-never land. We should take his advice and avoid a book that criticizes people whom he secretly loves? I haven’t read the book (“Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas”), but the buying math tells me there are a lot of people wanting to know what it has to say.

     
  • What a great thing for BG police to do Jul 28, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Randy Gollay was moved and delighted that his homeotnw police deparment created a wonderful day for a 7-year-old with a heart defect. "I’m proud to list Buffalo Grove as my hometown," he writes.

     
  • Keep tall buildings in Chicago, not here Jul 28, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Suzanne Stark does not like the village board's decision to TIF the Hickory-Kensington area in Arlington Heights. "The assessed valuations in that area have declined over the last 5 years," she writes. "Must the business owners be penalized?"

     
  • Heller Lumber an integral part of Arlington Hts. Jul 28, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: "As a long time business owner in Arlington Heights, I sympathize with the Heller Lumber family in regards to the TIF situation," writes John W. Glueckert Sr.

     
  • Talk of ‘pain’ distorts public’s view of taxes Jul 28, 2014 12:52 PM
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: Taxes, simply put, are payments. Do newspapers ever talk about the pain of mortgage payments? The pain of car payments? The pain of child support payments? Never. But taxes are always reported as being painful. What gives?

     
  • Nationality of victims shouldn’t matter Jul 28, 2014 12:47 PM
    A Schiller Park letter to the editor: In the wake of the passenger plane shot down in Ukraine, our president, the media and other Americans kept asking how many of the dead were Americans. I have been taught that a human life is important whether or not you are Dutch, Malaysian, African, whatever.

     
  • Many of our ancestors followed the law Jul 28, 2014 12:47 PM
    A Palatine letter to the editor: This is in response to Mike Junge’s letter of July 11 regarding immigrants coming to the United States. He fails to mention that many are coming here illegally.

     
  • America’s best offensive is exporting energy Jul 28, 2014 12:47 PM
    A Palatine letter to the editor: There is an alternative to wringing our hands at the lack of U.S. options or retreating to Fortress America and hoping for better days. This country is sitting on a geyser of oil and so much natural gas that many companies just flare it (i.e., burn it) off because they lack the means to transport it.

     
  • Cartoons provide just the right commentary Jul 28, 2014 12:47 PM
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: “Pictures are worth 1,000 words” — it’s true. I am sure I’m not the only reader who finds the humor, anger, pathos, agreement and just plain joy in the choice of cartoons, as I call them.

     
  • Letter defending Obama refreshing to read Jul 28, 2014 12:47 PM
    A Bartlett letter to the editor: I am surprised that the Daily Herald actually printed the letter from Mr. Nelson on July 20 (“Criticism of Obama was fantastical”). Ninety-nine percent of letters in print are anti-Obama, pro-Republican, anti-Democrat — and, sadly, frequently full of half-truths, misstatements of fact and delusions of the writer.

     
  • Our state needs a Godzilla-sized rescuer Jul 28, 2014 12:47 PM
    A letter to the editor: By removing the district map measure from consideration on the November ballot, Michael Madigan handed the gubernatorial election to Bruce Rauner. Madigan pretty much rendered Pat Quinn “irrelevant” by having the General Assembly overturn Quinn’s veto of ComEd’s “fast-track” rate increase legislation, making Quinn appear weak and an inadequate check to Madigan’s autocratic rule.

     
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