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  • Thankful for food drive by letter carriers

    I am writing this letter to thank and applaud Dennis Haag and the letter carriers of the Rock Falls and Sterling post offices, as well as the people o ...
    May 23, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Reagan movie to be shown at boyhood home

    We are very excited to bring our first (possibly of many) Ronald Reagan movie to the grounds of the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home at 816 S. Hennepin Ave. ...
    May 22, 2015 - 8:40 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, May 23, 2015

    May 22, 2015 - 8:40 pm
  • On Memorial Day, remember America’s World War II heroes

    This year’s Memorial Day, when we pause to reflect on the sacrifices of our fallen veterans, has special historic significance.
    May 22, 2015 - 8:40 pm
  • EDITORIAL: Honor Logan with memorial postage stamp

    As Illinoisans, we like to see fellow Illinoisans succeed. Over the years, many people with Illinois ...
    May 22, 2015 - 8:41 pm
  • EDITORIAL: Take time to honor their sacrifice

    Memorial Day weekend.The first weekend of summer.Three days off for people to pursue happiness.Seven ...
    May 21, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Memorial Day's roots traced to Georgia

    During a passionate Facebook “discussion,” I was informed that John A. Logan did not create Memorial Day; Columbus, Georgia did. I did not debate this ...
    May 21, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Conscience protections should remain

    Lawmakers in the Illinois House are considering a deeply troubling piece of legislation that would compel medical personnel in Illinois to violate the ...
    May 21, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Appreciates work by former mayor, council

    I was an enthusiastic supporter of the city manager referendum in Dixon, and I supported an all-new city council because I felt the new governmental s ...
    May 20, 2015 - 5:02 pm
  • State leaders show 'dogged' determination

    SPRINGFIELD – Does the old dog have more bark or bite?It’s something I’ve wondered while watching my ...
    May 20, 2015 - 5:01 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Thursday, May 21, 2015

    May 20, 2015 - 4:49 pm
  • EDITORIAL: Clock ticking for newbies to learn Open Meetings Act

    One of the positives to come out of the Gov. Rod Blagojevich corruption scandal of 2008-09 is greater attention to openness and transparency in Illino ...
    May 20, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Correction

    A Reader's Voice letter in the SV Weekend on May 2 by Robert McLane of Dixon, titled "No to doctors aiding suicides," mistakenly listed his town of re ...
    May 18, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • A rerun year of cold temps

    In these times of terrorism and other forms of distress, it often is the case that we tend to forget things. Such is the topic that I want to mention ...
    May 18, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Loud Harleys avoid tickets

    I’m just curious as to why the Sterling Police, and no doubt other law enforcement agencies, don’t ticket Harley Davidson drivers with loud exhaust pi ...
    May 18, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • National video

    Reader Poll

    Have you traveled to Nachusa Grasslands to see the bison herd yet?
    Not yet, but I plan to go sometime
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