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  • Surfeit of laws are strangling nation Jan 25, 2015 12:01 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?

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Shelving golf course is good starting point Jan 24, 2015 1:01 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 1:01 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.

     
  • Ideas about gays ignore legal reality Jan 24, 2015 1:01 AM
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: Regarding letter of Jan. 4, by Le Anne Seaver of Hoffman Estates: Ms. Seaver, your views on gay marriage have nothing to do with gay Americans or those who do not associate being gay with being evil, as there are now laws in place protecting gay citizens in our free country.

     
  • A solution for driving hazard? Jan 24, 2015 1:01 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.

     
  • Critics of Big Ten were way off base Jan 24, 2015 1:01 AM
    A Fox Lake letter to the editor: In all of my 85 years, I have never read a more ridiculous column than the one written by Barry Rozner about the Big Ten.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Would GOP goals help our nation? Jan 22, 2015 12:01 AM
    A Pingree Grove letter to the editor: John Boehner seems to constantly criticize President Obama and any plans he has to help the people in this country.

     
  • Trade a Horseshoe for a Partner? Jan 22, 2015 12:01 AM
    A Naperville letter to the editor: It was interesting to read the Jan. 15 front-page news of Springfield’s signature sandwich, the Horseshoe: an open-faced sandwich where a choice of meat is covered in french fries and cheese sauce.

     
  • Saddened by death of Kane Co. auditor Jan 22, 2015 12:01 AM
    A Sugar Grove letter to the editor: I was saddened by the recent passing of Jerry Morrow who was my predecessor as Kane County Auditor. I had the opportunity work as a contractual auditor while Jerry served as the accountant for Kane County.

     
  • Children are losing their childhood Jan 20, 2015 1:01 AM
    A Palatine letter to the editor: Where have all the children gone? When was the last time you heard children playing hide and seek and yelling “oley, oley, oxen free, free, free?

     
  • Free tuition plan just an election ploy? Jan 20, 2015 1:01 AM
    A Schaumburg letter to the editor: Believe me I’d be all for paying college tuition for deserving students IF government (city, state or country) wasn’t so far in debt and could truly afford to do so.

     
  • Headlines should not support gay values Jan 20, 2015 1:01 AM
    A Hoffman Estates letter to the editor: An article announcing the death of Illinois-state politician Rosemary Mulligan was in the Daily Herald’s Jan. 1 edition.

     
  • For some, landline is link to outside Jan 20, 2015 1:01 AM
    A Schaumburg letter to the editor: I’m a disabled senior citizen living on 1994 pension and social security amounts. Yet prices increase and to apply for help we are given web addresses instead of a telephone number.

     
  • Is a moral principle involved here? Jan 20, 2015 12:01 AM
    A Glendale Heights letter to the editor: I’m responding to J.E. Sheldon’s letter of Jan. 13, “Businesses can’t impose beliefs.” In this letter, the writer posits that for a business to not sell to a gay couple because of a religious belief is no different from refusing to serve black Americans.

     
  • Is anti-Semitism alive and well? Jan 20, 2015 12:01 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: I am writing to express my outrage at the letter from Aurora resident, Joan Solms dated Jan. 17. She states her reasons for lauding Putin for his surviving the forces of “The World’s Four Horsemen” in particular Isreal (I assume she meant Israel) and “the Zionist”-controlled American media and news outlets. The term “Zionist” is simply a surreptitious term for Jewish.

     
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