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  • Proposed EPA rules could harm manufacturing

    As president of a small-business manufacturing company in Illinois, as well as someone who has served on the U.S. Manufacturing Council, I am well awa ...
    July 31, 2015 - 4:49 pm
  • Trump may be setting up party for Cruz

    While perusing the articles and stories one can find on the computer (my wife says I spend way too much time on this thing), and the posted comments r ...
    July 31, 2015 - 4:49 pm
  • Thank you for support of school event

    I would like to thank Gianna Bonneur and Dixon Main Street for their help with making our first “Rockin’ on the Rock” a successful event.
    July 31, 2015 - 4:48 pm
  • Questions still unanswered on Coloma finances

    It has been a full year since Coloma Township Supervisor David Blanton assumed his duties in the wake of the Burke debacle. The township has moved for ...
    July 31, 2015 - 4:48 pm
  • This is no way to run Illinois government

    I attended the recent forum at the Sterling library where the guest speaker was state Rep. Mike Smiddy. He displayed genuine concern with the present ...
    July 31, 2015 - 4:48 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 - Morin

    July 31, 2015 - 4:48 pm
  • EDITORIAL: Tipping our hat to a trio of leaders

    Good leadership can be the difference between success and failure. The past week has seen several lo ...
    July 31, 2015 - 4:50 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 - Heller

    July 31, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • Join workers to learn about state services

    State employees assure those with disabilities are fed, dressed, have appropriate hygiene, and are safe within their homes.
    July 30, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Illinois-made Outlander drives off into sunset

    SPRINGFIELD – When I first began covering Illinois state government, a Mitsubishi sports car could be seen sitting in the governor’s parking spot at t ...
    July 30, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • EDITORIAL: Silver lining in SVCC enrollment statistics

    Sauk Valley Community College's enrollment is projected to decline by 7 percent this fall, according to information from Monday's SVCC Board of Truste ...
    July 30, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Camp for kids with diabetes a great success

    This year, Camp DREAM (Diabetes, Recreation, Education, Activities, and Me) expanded to a full day and had more participants. The mission is to provid ...
    July 29, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Program on democracy will be Aug. 13

    A.J. Segneri will be the guest of the Rock River Open Forum from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Sterling Public Library. He believes that the democracy we ...
    July 29, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Illinois should invest in its infrastructure

    "Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight and the rough places plain." – I ...
    July 29, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Thursday, July 30, 2015 - Heller

    July 29, 2015 - 9:33 pm
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