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  • Trash plan puts big focus on recycling: Aug 15, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Grayslake letter to the editor: Wow! Each Lake County resident produces 9.6 pounds of trash per day. That is a crazy number. I am glad a new plan wants to increase composting and recycling. But I think we can do so much better in Lake County.

     
  • Hultgren afraid of town meetings? Aug 14, 2014 12:01 AM
    A Geneva letter to the editor: Why is U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren afraid to hold public town hall meetings in District 14 during this August recess? I contacted both his Geneva and Washington offices to find out a schedule.

     
  • Runner wants help at dangerous corner Aug 14, 2014 1:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Larry Schneider, of Buffalo Grove, says his daily runs take him through the Buffalo Grove and Half Day roads intersection - where he says he takes his life in his hands pretty much every day.

     
  • Township: Repeal prevailing wage law Aug 14, 2014 1:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Sharon Langlotz-Johnson and the rest of the Palatine Township board want to make it clear they passed the Prevailing Wage law only because they had to, not because they wanted to.

     
  • Why were beautiful old trees cut down? Aug 14, 2014 1:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Stanley Reynolds and his Rolling Meadows neighbors are heartsick over some beautiful old trees that were cut down recently.

     
  • Aug 14, 2014 1:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Raj B. Verma of Palatine thinks the library is wildly overspending on its bathroom renovations.

     
  • They’re happy in the village of good neighbors Aug 14, 2014 1:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Bonnie Boyle Cote are delighted with their move from the East Coast to Arlington Heights."Best of all is the friendliness of the people we encounter throughout the day," she writes.

     
  • Dispute over tax bill has him steaming Aug 14, 2014 1:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Michael Bares of Streamwood is upset with the Cook County Treasurer's office for claiming his tax payment wasn't processed by the bank and charging him a $25 fee.

     
  • Only the candidates themselves will bring change Aug 13, 2014 5:01 AM
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: Your plea for belief in government (Our View, Aug. 3) is entirely misplaced. It may be well to be enthusiastic about one’s convictions. However, those convictions reside in the individual himself, and not in a legal mechanism for human control of the social environment.

     
  • Ads don’t tell Rauner’s whole tax story Aug 20, 2014 2:11 PM
    A Schaumburg letter to the editor: As the campaign for Illinois governor heats up, those paying attention are already being bombarded by radio and TV spot ads. A principal thesis of the Quinn campaign is that Bruce Rauner is obviously unqualified because he is a smart, successful businessman who has money. No sir, we don’t want a skilled business professional messing up state government; and, obviously, he must be a conniving cheater because he’s amassed wealth.

     
  • Time for America to care for its own Aug 12, 2014 12:12 PM
    A Dundee letter to the editor: I agree with all the points Inez Tornblom stated in her letter, “Can we just say “Stop” to Isreal?” The land of Palestine was the home to many peoples. When the UN created Isreal there was also to have been another state called Palestine.

     
  • Please remain in president’s way Aug 12, 2014 12:12 PM
    A St. Charles letter to the editor: A recent letter encouraged the GOP to get out of President Obama’s way. I for one hope the GOP stays firmly in the way of his destructive agenda.

     
  • Tend to needs of Illinois’ own kids’ first Aug 12, 2014 12:10 PM
    A letter to the editor: Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced Chicago, thus Illinois, will become home for 1,000 illegal immigrant children. Emanuel says “the test and measure of a city is how it treats its children.” What does it say about a city and state that denies basic care for over 23,000 cognitively impaired, vulnerable, U.S. citizens labeled developmentally disabled?

     
  • State inspector’s Metra report justified Aug 12, 2014 12:10 PM
    A letter to the editor: In contrast to statements a Metra spokesman made, the recently published report by the Office of Inspector General will not cause “unjustified public confusion.” Although Metra is free to question the value of our public investigations, its passengers should rest assured that my office will investigate allegations involving public safety.

     
  • Distressing news on DuPage lobbyist Aug 12, 2014 12:11 PM
    A Naperville letter to the editor: I found it very distressing that a lobbying firm being considered for a contract, V.A. Persico Consulting, has also contributed to the campaigns of some of the county board members.

     
  • One way to block Russian aggression Aug 12, 2014 12:11 PM
    A St. Charles letter to the editor: If the U.S. wants to reduce Russia’s ability to blackmail European nations to not stand up to her aggressions in Ukraine and elsewhere, we ought to sell European nations some of our natural gas.

     
  • Chairman, coroner spat doing no good Aug 12, 2014 12:01 AM
    A Batavia letter to the editor: I have followed for several months now this ongoing battle between the Kane County chairman and the coroner. I’m concerned that I don’t see a lot of push back from any of the board members regarding this.

     
  • Aug 12, 2014 12:01 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: Even though almost 10 million Americans have qualified for health insurance through Obamacare the right-wing Republicans continued to believe it’s a “failure.”

     
  • Does church ‘right’ include Crusades? Aug 15, 2014 12:01 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: A letter in the Aug. 10 Daily Herald states that the Catholic Church exists to inform us what is right or wrong, and the Church needs to speak truth into all of our lives.

     
  • Vow not to shop at these companies Aug 11, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Lindenhurst letter to the editor: We read about Walgreen and other companies leaving America because of the taxes they would have to pay. I want to point out that it is against the tax laws of our country to use a method strictly to avoid taxes or solely as a reduction for a tax benefit.

     
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