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  • May the ER rooms be empty this holiday Dec 24, 2014 5:01 AM
    A letter to the editor: To the nurses, clinicians, paramedics and all medical professionals working this Christmas Day: I hope the ER is empty and the operating rooms are quiet. May the night be silent and the roads safe. Thank you for giving up your holiday with your family, to provide care and comfort to mine.

     
  • Exaggeration misleads people on religion Dec 24, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Lake Zurich letter to the editor: On Saturday, Dec. 13,I was glad to see you covered the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on the front page. However, I was immediately turned off and frustrated by your subtitle that stated: “Cupich praises all worshiping Our Lady of Guadalupe.”

     
  • Diversity good for neighborhoods Dec 24, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Palatine letter to the editor: Thank you for the research showing neighborhoods and schools where minorities are the new majority. This information should be well received by those who are seeking to live in a diversified community. Homeowners will now have the opportunity to experience housing prices increasing in heavily diversified areas instead of the opposite. Actions speak louder than words!

     
  • Looters were working for someone else Dec 23, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Palatine letter to the editor: Who is funding these groups of thugs and opportunists that rotate from one “event” to the next? Many if not most of the protesters are shipped in, handed signs and bullhorns and told to hit the streets. Are they being paid $15 per hour? Are they getting W-2’s in January?

     
  • Give to charities that promote meat-free diets Dec 23, 2014 5:01 AM
    A letter to the editor: Around the holidays, many well-meaning people contribute to hunger-relief charities like Heifer International, which sends cows, goats and other farm animals to poor people in India and other developing nations. These programs often do more harm than good, and many people in India have even said that they don’t want the animals who have been thrust upon them.

     
  • One way Rauner can shake things up Dec 23, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Bartlett letter to the editor: Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner should appoint the new treasurer as the comptroller, if he really wants to shake up Springfield. No excuses.

     
  • Take protests to West, South sides Dec 22, 2014 5:01 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: There would be much more respect for Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Spike Lee and Samuel L. Jackson if they would take their “Black Lives Matters” protests to the West and South sides of Chicago.

     
  • Appeasing Castro will not stop tyranny Dec 22, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Round Lake letter to the editor: In my mind I can still see the stately Neville Chamberlain waving a copy of a non-aggression pact with Hitler claiming that he had achieved “peace in our time.” History shows that instead of securing peace, Chamberlain (and other pacifists) naively opened the door for World War II

     
  • 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.

     
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