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  • Using position to point fingers Aug 19, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Carpentersville letter to the editor: I should have paid more attention to the endorsements of the Tribune and Daily Herald when each characterized the state senate career of Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen as quixotic.

  • Stop the exodus of jobs from Illinois Aug 19, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Mount Prospect letter to the editor: In the Daily Herald on Aug. 12 there were two articles about companies closing branches in Illinois. Intuit is closing its Arlington Heights facility, and Jelly Belly is moving production to Fairfield, Calif.

  • Vote out politicians who have no guts Aug 19, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Rolling Meadows letter to the editor: Durbin and the other politicians of this country, both state and federal, along with the media are playing us for dummies again. They make Walgreen out to be the bad guy to divert attention from the fact that they are too gutless to close the loopholes in the tax laws. Who were the people who wrote the laws to favor certain companies, and passed various corporate welfare laws in the first place? You’re right, the same politicians who will not stand up for simplifying and making our tax laws clearer and fairer for everyone.

  • Expect layoffs after Walgreen’s decision to stay Aug 19, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Buffalo Grove letter to the editor: I agree totally with your conclusion, but not with other comments in your Aug. 8 editorial about Walgreen’s decision to stay in the U.S.

  • Dist. 87 flap about taking responsibility Aug 18, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: As a retired high school principal, I know from firsthand experience the difficulty developing and then administering an athletic/activity code that attempts to hold students involved in extracurricular activities accountable for their behavior.

  • Immigration must be done properly Aug 18, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Palatine letter to the editor: After the Korean War, Ike sent 13 million illegal immigrants home. The troops came home and were in need of jobs.The Democratic Party wants to grant immunity to all illegal immigrants.

  • President has a lot to put up with Aug 18, 2014 5:01 AM
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: What a lot of hogwash by the writer who recently claimed President Obama has caused the illegal immigration of children from the south. What would you do, sir, if you were the president dealing with a recalcitrant GOP that blocks everything you try to do?

  • Gutierrez fails to serve Illinoisans Aug 18, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Palatine letter to the editor: I was of the impression that Congressman Luis Gutierrez was elected by citizens in the Illinois 4th Congressional District. I was unaware that he also represents El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. I wonder if the people in the 4th District feel they are truly being represented by Mr. Gutierrez since he seems to spend the majority of his time running around the U.S. arguing for the rights of the millions who have broken U.S. law by coming here illegally.

  • Financial clout shouldn’t win votes Aug 18, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Bartlett letter to the editor: While it is easy to criticize officials currently in office on all levels — county, state and federal — I believe if Bruce Rauner were truly honest and sincere in his quest to help the state of Illinois, instead of finding fault Rauner could use his personal wealth to take Illinois out of debt.

  • Off-year election is political theater Aug 18, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Waukegan letter to the editor: 2014 has brought us an interesting spectacle called an off-year election.

  • U.S. must fix, enforce immigration laws Aug 18, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Lake Bluff letter to the editor: As President Obama considers sidestepping Congress to loosen U.S. immigration policy by giving work permits to up to 5 million undocumented immigrants, a Reuters poll shows that 70 percent of Americans are deeply worried illegal immigration is threatening this nation’s culture and economy.

  • Community-based hives would protect the honeybee Aug 18, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Mount Prospect letter to the editor: The constant articles about extinction of species, pollutants and climate change are unnerving. One noteworthy problem that can affect the world food supply is the plight of a tiny insect the size of a fingernail — the honey bee, which pollinates a high percentage of our food. The results of this pending extinction would be grim and serious. Pesticides are to blame and so I ask, why are such killers permitted?

  • March to raise awareness of climate change Aug 18, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Palatine letter to the editor: Climate change is real, and it’s happening now. The good news is that solutions exist. But we must act decisively, and soon.

  • Vegan diet will preserve our clean water Aug 18, 2014 5:01 AM
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: Animal agriculture dumps more pollution into our waterways than all other human activities combined. Principal pollutants are animal manure, fertilizers, as well as soil particles, organic debris, and pesticides from feed cropland. Manure and fertilizers promote growth of toxic algae that poison drinking water supplies. Organic matter feeds microorganisms that deplete oxygen and kill fish.

  • American Legion baseball rules need overhaul Aug 18, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Dennis Drolet, a American Legion baseball head coach, argues that until the eligibility rules for senior Legion baseball are changed, "American Legion Baseball will never again thrive, let alone survive."

  • Bumps, ruts and potholes, oh my Aug 18, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: James Cole of Mount Prospect is begging someboyd to fix the bumps and ruts and potholes on Central Road from about Fernandez to the entrance to the Wellness Center of Northwest Community Hospital.

  • Streamwood ‘harassing’ her over her yard Aug 18, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the ediitor: A Streamwood writer compalins that a village code officer is harassing her over weeds in her yard, that she says are flowers.

  • Other churches have links to Jesus Aug 17, 2014 12:01 AM
    A Fox River Grove letter to the editor: Rosemary Orbegoso’s impassioned letter regarding the role of the Roman Catholic church makes a mistake by stating an exclusive link to Jesus Christ for the Roman Catholic church.

  • Gay pride opposite of humble contrition Aug 17, 2014 12:01 AM
    A Glendale Heights letter to the editor: The Daily Herald reported a meeting at the Inverness Holy Family Catholic Church of a large crowd in support for the music director who was fired due to his gay engagement. One parishioner called the meeting, “Bigger than Christmas.” How inappropriate to compare this gathering with that of the angels who announced Christ’s birth.

  • Young people came to rescue at difficult time Aug 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Gurnee letter to the editor: On Saturday, Aug. 2, we had an unusual and heartwarming experience.

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