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  • Statement on concealed carry was absurd Sep 15, 2014 11:37 AM
    An Elk Grove Village letter to the editor: In response to Mr. Guy’s letter in the Opinion page of Aug. 30, I am not sure if I am more offended with his stereotyping as a reason to carry a gun or the fact that the Daily Herald printed his letter. I am pretty much on the fence when it comes to concealed carry. If you think carrying a gun provides security, then get a license. If you think carrying a gun is an accident in waiting, then that is your choice.

     
  • Science argues against legalizing pot Sep 6, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Woodstock letter to the editor: The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, says that “regular cannabis use, which we consider once a week, is not safe and may result in addiction and neurocognitive damage, especially in youth.”

     
  • Two reasons to vote Quinn out Sep 6, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Huntley letter to the editor: There is a long list of reasons for not re-electing Gov. Pat Quinn, but two come to the fore:

     
  • Constant changes for project overruns Sep 6, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: Claire Zinzer in her Sept. 1 coal plant letter bitterly questions the billion-dollar overrun on the coal plant that they are contracted with to buy their power. She rightly fears that her electric bill will be higher.One must ask another question. Why the billion dollar overrun?

     
  • Lakefront is the question in Waukegan Sep 6, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Waukegan letter to the editor: People who ask “Where will we get our power?” if the coal-fired plant in Waukegan closes are not up to speed on the facts.

     
  • Don’t let success go to waste Sep 5, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Huntley letter to the editor: Who couldn’t be prouder about the Jackie Robinson West’s team’s performance on and off the field?

     
  • Editorial missed facts on vaping Sep 5, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Wood Dale letter to the editor: Your Opinion on Aug. 29 29, should have been called “Far from Facts” rather than “Far from harmless.”

     
  • Inept pols caused foreclosure crisis Sep 5, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Libertyville letter to the editor: I recently heard the news that certain banks agreed to a settlement with the federal government regarding mortgage loans that were sold as investments. When the banks realized they were granting loans to people who did not qualify, in order to protect assets of their investors, these unqualified loans were sold as derivatives.

     
  • Candidate will focus on bringing jobs Sep 4, 2014 1:01 AM
    A McHenry letter to the editor: The best debt and deficit reduction program is getting people back to work.

     
  • Where is outrage over local violence? Sep 4, 2014 11:52 AM
    A Wauconda letter to the editor:While the world was concentrating on the death of Michael Brown from Ferguson, Missouri, I wonder where the outrage is over the more than 214 shot and killed so far in 2014 in Chicago.

     
  • What’s missing in a troubled world? Love Sep 4, 2014 11:52 AM
    An Antioch letter to the editor: We live in a very troubled world. Why? We all know the definition of the word -- love.

     
  • Ominous signs from corporations Sep 4, 2014 11:52 AM
    A Libertyville letter to the editor: It is disturbing that Christian corporations seem to be given special treatment to exemption from existing law by the Supreme Court.

     
  • Race didn’t matter in JRW achievement Sep 3, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Glendale Heights letter to the editor: On Aug. 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his memorable “I Have A Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. It included his dream that “one day little children will not be judged by the color of their skin, but the content of their character.” Still, on Aug. 28, your newspaper reporting on the Little League United States Champion referred to the Jackie Robinson West team as the “all-black team” from Chicago.

     
  • Elgin must get serious about 2015 budget Sep 3, 2014 1:01 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: Again on Aug. 13, the Elgin City Council bent over and folded their cards approving the GVC proposed lease agreement changes.

     
  • Church must be more transparent Sep 3, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Cary letter to the editor: I am so glad to have seen your Aug. 24 editorial regarding the reinstitution of Joseph Wilk, a priest in Schaumburg. Often we who work for the cause of survivors of abuse get very frustrated with the limited coverage from the Chicago media, but our hats are off to you for bringing additional attention to what the Archdiocese of Chicago has done and failed to do.

     
  • No solutions offered, only complaints Sep 3, 2014 5:01 AM
    An Elk Grove Village letter to the editor: In a recent speech at the Illinois State Fair to more than 1,000 Democrats, Rep. Tammy Duckworth compared companies that are moving their headquarters to other countries to soldiers who abandon their posts, calling them deserters.

     
  • It’s not the protesters, it’s drivers who gawk Sep 2, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Rolling Meadows letter to the editor: I am not a big fan of persons or groups that choose to use the highways and overpasses to promote their cause or political agendas, but they should be no more distracting than the signs or electronic billboards we see every day. Let’s put the blame for traffic congestion and backups in these cases where it belongs.

     
  • Show concern for what’s more important Sep 5, 2014 4:24 PM
    A Schaumburg letter to the editor: The Sept. 1 letter by Laurel Anderson (“Police have right to defend themselves”), in which Ms. Anderson so flippantly dismisses the death of an 18-year-old young man, but then goes on at length mournfully describing and condemning the destruction of property, is almost a perfect example of white privilege.

     
  • Arlington Hts. denial of term limits not a pretty picture Sep 1, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Stanley P. Szott of Arlington Heights isn't happy that the electoral board turned away the term limits petition from the November ballot.

     
  • Scholarship group has great first event Sep 1, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Donna Epton says the new scholarship organization, Excel Beyond 211 Dollars for Scholars, had a great first fundraising event at Wolff's flea Market in palatine.

     
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