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  • Disappointed in Bustos’ vote on waterways

    Your Sept. 10 online article “Industry to seek changes in ‘fracking’ rules” highlights a major threat to Illinois’ waterways, but fracking isn’t the o ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 6:40 pm
  • Behind the Reader’s Voice: Tom Slothower

    Note to readers: This is the second in a series of question-and-answer features about people who frequently write letters to the editor to Sauk Valley ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 6:40 pm
  • Use gaming to fund foundation to aid all of city

    I recently read that Dixon is considering how to use the approximately $180,000 in revenue the community is receiving from video gaming. That money co ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 6:41 pm
  • More control needed for safer streets

    It happens all over town. I would like to plead to the Dixon Police Department to start pulling people over when they are talking on their cell phones ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 6:40 pm
  • A wonderful weekend in the Sauk Valley

    Not to be presumptuous, but I trust that you had a good weekend [Sept. 13-14]; I did.Saturday I firs ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 6:41 pm
  • Bossy lawmakers pile on school mandates

    Bad habits are hard to break. Actions by the Illinois General Assembly prove the point.For years, le ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 6:40 pm
  • Kudos to all police officers for being there

    Why is it when something goes terribly wrong involving a police officer, you are ready to condemn all of them ["To get respect, officers should be res ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:08 pm
  • Food stamps outpacing jobs

    SPRINGFIELD – For every new job created in Illinois since January 2010, two people have signed up for food stamps.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:10 pm
  • Rail crossings' key rule: Always expect a train

    During the past 4 decades, public awareness efforts in Illinois have helped to reduce highway-rail crossing deaths significantly. 
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:10 pm
  • Forum group to learn healthy eating habits

    The Rock River Open Forum will host a discussion of healthy eating habits at 6 p.m. [today] at the Rock Falls Public Library.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:10 pm
  • Join peaceful protest against traveling circus

    The Kelly Miller Circus will be coming to Dixon Wednesday, performing on the Dixon Assembly of God church grounds at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Many people ar ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Mowing down the issues

    The campaign TV ad that shows Gov. Pat Quinn mowing his Chicago lawn with a push mower harkens back to the day when human-powered lawn mowers were all ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • From our archives: National anthem celebrates a birthday

    Note to readers – Sauk Valley Media reprints editorials and articles from the past as a regular Monday feature. The following items appeared in the Te ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • In Ferguson, put transparency first, changes second

    In confusing public relations with public governance, the Ferguson City Council took one step forwar ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Senior center volunteers appreciated

    The Lee County Council on Aging would like to thank John Walker for making the delicious food for our Aug. 20 luau supper. We served more than 200 hun ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
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