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Columns by Larry Lough

  • It’s a newspaper for, about you – feed it!

    Readers are a newspaper’s best source of information.Our Community section, published every Saturday ...
    April 24, 2015 - 4:24 pm
  • Ready to move on to the 2016 election?

    In the fall of 2007, a letter to the editor published in a northern Illinois newspaper was sharply critical of Hillary Clinton, whose presidential cam ...
    April 17, 2015 - 4:02 pm
  • Anyone surprised by Tuesday’s tallies?

    Last week’s column asked the question, Did that November election portend anything?Dixon voters this ...
    April 10, 2015 - 8:28 pm
  • Ballot has lots of holes, but some good races

    If you look hard enough, you can probably find a reason to vote Tuesday.But ballots in Lee and White ...
    April 3, 2015 - 5:48 pm
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    Reader Poll

    In the wake of heightened scrutiny of police departments in Baltimore, New York, and Ferguson over treatment of minorities, how do you rate the performance of your local police department?