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  • ‘Work hand in hand to reach full potential’

    My name is Ken Williams, and I am running for mayor of Oregon – a wonderful place to live, work, and play.
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 7:33 pm
  • Impressed by manners of Challand team

    A big thank you and vote of appreciation to Tad Everett, District 5 school superintendent and coach of the Challand Middle School eighth-grade boys ba ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 7:33 pm
  • Boat docks or restrooms? Choice is clear

    Why is it when the city of Dixon receives a new source of revenue (i.e., video gambling), they immediately ask, Where can we spend that money so fooli ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 7:33 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015

    Feb. 27, 2015 - 7:33 pm
  • Majority-minority status nears for Illinois

    Sometime in the 2000s, California became a majority-minority state.Sometime in the 2020s, Illinois w ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 7:33 pm
  • Proposed law would lessen governmental transparency

    Here we go again.Some lawmakers in Springfield are again trying to make government less transparent. ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 7:31 pm
  • Army cannons celebrated 49th, 50th states

    When I read the SVM message on my computer, you asked an interesting, online question. You asked what year were Alaska and Hawaii admitted to the unio ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Iowa student asks for help to study Illinois

    Good morning. My name is Lucas S. I am a fifth-grader at Harlan Intermediate School in Harlan, Iowa.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • EDITORIAL: Keeping up with tomorrow

    The Sterling School Board's decision to supply Apple iPad tablet computers to students in Grades 6, 7 and 8 is good news.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Time running out to sign up for program

    Time is running out for farmers and ranchers who want to participate in the Conservation Stewardship Program this year. Friday is the deadline for the ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • Editorial: They’ll spell it out for you

    Not too many traditions of early 1900s country schoolhouses remain in the 21st century. Students in ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Behind the Reader's Voice | Jordan Bowman

    Note to readers: This is another in a series of question-and-answer features about people who frequently write letters to the editor.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • City’s fresh start should include reduced salaries

    I was amused to see the Galena Avenue billboard, “Vote Considine for Commissioner.” Apparently “Commissioner” Considine didn’t get the memo.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Questions for commissioner; let’s clean house

    Did 16 years of letting Crundwell run amok with city finances make Mayor Burke want fiscal reviews?C ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:19 pm
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