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  • When suspects obey the police, no one gets hurt

    Much is being said about the tragedy in Missouri. No one knows yet what fully transpired.  One thing ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Give all parents choice regarding kids’ education

    I was chatting the other day with a fellow who, with his wife, homeschools his children.We joked abo ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Sell bonds, then update state’s aging information technology

    Illinois state government is in trouble again.This time, the inspector general for the U.S. Departme ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • New warden welcome; federal funding is, too

    With not a little fanfare, Donald Hudson was introduced at a Monday news conference in Thomson as the new warden for Thomson Correctional Center.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Choose to help people first, then animals

    I have been reading, to my consternation, the city of Sterling’s thinking about spending six figures to fix the problem of silt at Thomas Park. I woul ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Debt still a problem for many Americans

    Recent reports reveal that credit card balances are at their lowest level in a decade, a good sign that Americans either have more money at the end of ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Good luck to new drug court

    Drug courts are designed to help nonviolent substance abuse offenders reform their ways and become productive, law-abiding members of society again, a ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • From our archives: Bring more manufacturing here

    Note to readers – Sauk Valley Media reprints editorials and articles from the past as a regular Monday feature. The following items appeared in the Ga ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 4:27 pm
  • Commercial drones in the skies near you!

    WASHINGTON – Oh no! The United States is falling behind in yet another big area – commercial use of ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Kudos for Night Out supporters

    National Night Out was held Aug. 5 at many parks in Sterling and Rock Falls, including the Lincoln Park community. I would like to thank everyone who ...
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Prayers for peace needed around world

    Where and why should a prayer for peace be prayed?Where? Throughout the whole world.Why? The whole w ...
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Bowling group looking for new members

    Ladies of the Sauk Valley area:It is once again that time of the year when the children are getting ...
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Extra efforts helped summer meet succeed

    On June 21, the second annual In Tune with June track meet took place at Dixon High School. I wanted to thank the Dixon High School administration and ...
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Same property, but ‘scenic’ view different

    When the early settlers came to the area, they were looking for an area that was close to water. Four families settled into an area that is now known ...
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • SVCC reaches major milestone of service

    Monday marks the beginning of the fall semester at Sauk Valley Community College, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary during the 2014-15 academi ...
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 1:15 am
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