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    Officials in Schaumburg are discussing whether to conduct a trial of video recording village board meetings.

    Editorial: Video recording board meetings a success in itself

    A Daily Herald editorial says that trustees considering video recording Schaumburg village board meetings don’t need viewership numbers to justify the expense. Just giving citizens the access would make the project a success.

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    Don Grossnickle

    An outline for safety in contact sports

    Guests Don Grossnickle and Kenneth Jennings: High school sports that place tender spinal cord and brains exposed to life changing impairment should be more carefully scrutinized, especially by parents.

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    A black man’s spotlight on police experience
    A Round Lake Beach letter to the editor: I read a lot of stories about black men and their awful run-ins with cops. Can I share this black man’s recent run-in with a policeman?

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    Thanks for great season
    A Des Plaines letter to the editor: Congratulations Dodgers! You deserve the NL Conference banner.

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    Taking a deeper look at tax numbers
    A Buffalo Grove letter to the editor: The Oct. 18 column by Walter E. Williams asserts that a mere 1.7 million Americans, less than 1 percent of our population, are paying 70.6 percent of our federal income taxes. That sounded outrageous to me, and it also turned out to be wrong.

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    Remember which party profits from guns
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: As everyone who reads the Daily Herald knows, there was a protest Oct. 13 while the Lake County Republicans were holding their second annual gun raffle, which included a semi-automatic weapon like the one used in the Las Vegas massacre.

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    District 15 school board treating support staff unfairly
    Letter to the editor: The new school board is sticking it to the support staff of District 15, writes Frank Klimala of Rolling Meadows.

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    Employees should contribute to own retirement costs
    Letter to the editor: Ken Hofrichter of Elk Grove Village says some of District 57’s deficit could be solved by asking employees to pay part of their retirement care

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    Not comfortable without District 15 support staff
    Letter to the editor: A Palatine parent says District 15 is not living up to its promises during the strike.

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    Governor Walker’s Foxconn giveaway
    An Elgin letter to the editor: Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, the governor elected by the Koch Bros who decimated unions and underfunded education, now wants to abandon real conservative principles and give Foxconn $3 billion taxpayer dollars to open a large plant in Wisconsin to make components for Apple phones.

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    Hultgren’s opposition to assault weapons
    A Geneva letter to the editor: There is no legitimate need for civilians to have assault weapons like the AR-15s used by the psychopath in Las Vegas.

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    Beholden to the NRA or afraid of it?
    A Lombard letter to the editor: The U.S. has again beat its own record. Not in the Olympics or the Dow Jones, but in the number of dead in a mass shooting.

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    Prayer for peace for families of victims
    A Plainfield letter to the editor: As an Ahmadi Muslim, I am deeply saddened by the senseless act of terror in Las Vegas. My heartfelt condolences goes out to the families of this tragic event.

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    Vadim Shapiro of Gurnee stands near Soviet Army medals won by his grandfather, Nathan Shapiro, in World War II. Shapiro grew up in Ukraine until he was 8 years old and experienced official prejudice targeted toward Jewish citizens.

    Immigrant experienced state-sponsored prejudice. He fears U.S. is heading toward it.

    Guest Vadim Shapiro: Racism, anti-Semitism, and prejudice are not new to the United States or to the world. It becomes much more dangerous, however, when the ideas are state-sponsored. I’ve lived that experience in another country.

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