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  • 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.

  • Facts show U.S. not a Christian nation Jan 19, 2015 10:33 AM
    A Wheeling letter to the editor: I get tired of constantly pointing out that the United States is not a Christian nation.

  • Reason to support letters publication Jan 19, 2015 10:33 AM
    A Des Plaines letter to the editor: A lady from Arlington Heights wrote, “I’ve been sorely tempted in the past to cancel my subscription to the Daily Herald for several reasons, including its willingness to print letters filled with lies stated as facts.”

  • Awareness of drug problem important Jan 19, 2015 10:33 AM
    A Des Plaines letter to the editor: I appreciate your series on “Heroin in the Suburbs” and most especially the courage of Patty and Kent Perry, their daughter Tracy and granddaughters, Jaida, Mikayla and Nevah for sharing their fears and struggles with addiction.

  • Kudos to residents of Magnolia Drive Jan 19, 2015 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Marilyn Czerniak offers her heartfelt thanks to the residents on the 4500 block of Magnolia Drive in Rolling Meadows, whom she visited over and over during the holidays for their terrific light display.

  • Another objection to restaurant name Jan 19, 2015 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: An Italian-American resident of Arlington Heights registers an objection to the name of a restaurant about to open in town

  • Delayed school start will have no effect Jan 18, 2015 1:01 AM
    A Mount Prospect letter to the editor: Starting later because the kids are yawning and can’t concentrate (because the parents are afraid to discipline them) will have the same result as the history of traffic light changes.

  • Worker pensions were earned, not given Jan 18, 2015 1:01 AM
    A Prospect Heights letter to the editor: Your story about the pensions that will be available to retiring state officials and workers leaves to the conclusion that these are “farewell bonuses.” Actually, they are the monies due to retirees who have paid a 9 percent deduction of their salaries over the years.

  • Why another cover article on heroin use? Jan 18, 2015 1:01 AM
    A Schaumburg letter to the editor: The Daily Herald ran an enlightening and lengthy (seven-part) series in 2014, covering the rise of heroin in the suburbs, the lives it has tragically impacted, the use of Naloxone for overdoses, etc. I agree that we shouldn’t turn a “blind eye” to this serious problem, but enough already.

  • Why cite net worth of some, not all politicians? Jan 18, 2015 1:01 AM
    A Barrington letter to the editor: In Sunday’s paper you printed an Associated Press article by Sara Burnett that labeled Illinois governor Bruce Rauner as “a multimillionaire businessman.” Why?

  • Another threat to press freedom Jan 19, 2015 10:33 AM
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: We join the rest of the world in mourning the brave staff of the magazine Charlie Hebdo, gunned down by religious fanatics for defending freedom of the press. Meat industry fanatics in the U.S. have devised a more subtle means of stifling freedom of the press.

  • Lethargy on later school start times Jan 16, 2015 12:01 AM
    A Woodstock letter to the editor: The Jan. 5 front-page article on delaying school start times for teens, “More sleep, better students?” reveals the usual lethargy among school administrators in effecting change.

  • Holiday book drive a rousing success Jan 16, 2015 12:01 AM
    A Geneva letter to the editor: Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley was this year’s recipient of Barnes & Noble Geneva Commons holiday book drive. Nearly 6,300 books were purchased and donated by their generous, caring customers. What an amazing community we live in.

  • Can’t find this in the Constitution Jan 16, 2015 12:01 AM
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: On Jan. 8, Mr. Utchen stated, “Yes, you may have freedom to exercise your religion, but privately. But in public places we must have freedom from religion ... “

  • ‘Ugly’ sweaters spread good cheer Jan 15, 2015 12:01 AM
    A Geneva letter to the editor: I’m writing in response to the column you published Saturday, Jan. 3, “See sweaters as festive, not ugly.”I have been a registered nurse, RN-BS, for 40-plus years, practicing most of my career in long term care. My colleagues and I have worn “ugly sweaters” with each season change, but mostly during the Christmas holiday season.

  • State can’t afford free college tuition Jan 15, 2015 12:01 AM
    An Elgin Township letter to the editor: I find it somewhat frustrating to read of another spending proposal for Illinois lawmakers to ponder. Finding a way to fund free community college tuition should not be on their priority list.

  • Bring back conservative writers Jan 15, 2015 12:01 AM
    A Pingree Grove letter to the editor: Don’t you think that it’s time to dump the “Rogers” cartoon? His extreme left view point like his “Body cameras for everyone!” on Dec. 27 is evidence on a regular basis.

  • Peacefully is the way to protest Jan 14, 2015 12:01 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: I bought a T-shirt that says “I Can’t Breathe.” Now, why did I buy this item? I bought it to protest the actions of one police officer who, against department policy, used a choke hold on an asthmatic man resulting in his death.

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