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    Emily Cavallini, 10, is using a loom to make tiny red hats in her South Elgin home for babies born during American Heart Month.

    Editorial: Don’t ignore heart-healthy message of red-hat campaign

    A Daily Herald editorial says the babies’ red hats in an American Heart Month promotion are adorable, but don’t ignore the heart-healthy encouragement inside

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    The Rosemont entertainment district: Illinois court rulings have affirmed that public entertainment contracts must be open to public scrutiny.

    Editorial: Public contracts merit public scrutiny - even on entertainment

    A Daily Herald editorial emphasizes the importance of court rulings affirming that government-owned entertainment contracts are as open to public scrutiny as any other public agreement.

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    Jim Slusher

    Slusher: Emphasis on ‘productive’ in this shared sense of community

    Columnist Jim Slusher: The Daily Herald is committed to hosting Facebook conversations that are constructive and respectful in an environment that accommodates and welcomes passionate expressions of belief but shuns sarcasm, insults and name calling.

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    Why the Alabama senate race is shifting in Moore’s favor

    Columnist Byron York: After all that has happened, the Alabama Senate race appears to be reverting to a fundamental political truth: A state that is one of the most Republican in the nation is likely to vote Republican.

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    Important work for tax conference committee
    A Bartlett letter to the editor: I am writing in regards to HR 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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    Governor candidate has experience, generosity
    A Barrington letter to the editor: I want to share with you why I am supporting J.B. Pritzker for Illinois governor.

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    Dumbing down America
    An Elgin letter to the editor: I was born in Hardin County, Illinois — 396 miles south of Elgin, as the crow flies.

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    Harassment hypocrisy
    A Geneva letter to the editor: Isn’t it amazing that John Conyers has been accused of sexual harassment and he has now resigned, while Republican Roy Moore, who has been accused of pedophilia, is backed by Donald Trump and other Republican officials?

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    House considering dangerous gun bill
    The House of Representatives is considering a dangerous bill, HR38 “Concealed Carry Reciprocity,” that will eviscerate Illinois’ gun laws. In Illinois, we have a balanced concealed carry permit system that ensures the right of trained and responsible people to carry loaded concealed weapons. Crucially, Illinois law requires permit holders to complete hours of training, including live-fire practice, pass a background check and be the minimum age of 21 before carrying loaded weapons in public spaces. These requirements are common sense and critical to public safety.However, if passed Concealed Carry Reciprocity would allow people from other states to carry hidden, loaded weapons in our communities without meeting the standards required by Illinois law. Nineteen states do not require gun safety training to carry a concealed gun in public. Twelve states, including our neighbor Missouri, require no permit at all and no background check. Other states allow domestic abusers and people convicted of violent misdemeanors to carry concealed loaded guns in public. All of these people would be able to carry loaded guns in Illinois if Congress passes this bill.As recent armed robberies at banks and ATMs in our community show, even our suburban community is not immune to gun violence. Residents deserve and need to feel safe. Allowing untrained, teen, and even violent criminals to carry loaded guns in our public spaces will further endanger our community. I urge my congressman, Peter Roskam, and others in the Illinois delegation to vote no on any bill containing Concealed Carry Reciprocity. Protect Illinois residents and Illinois’ common sense permitting standards — oppose HR38, Concealed Carry Reciprocity.Holly Blastic, Moms Demand ActionNaperville

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    Careful conversations
    An Addison letter to the editor: I am commenting on a post regarding Angela Lansbury indicating many women contribute to harassment by what they wear.

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    Today’s Opinion Page editorial cartoon
    Today’s Daily Herald Opinion page editorial cartoon

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