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  • Thankful for caring staff at hospital

    This letter is in appreciation for the staff and CGH Medical Center.Since moving here in 1993, I’ve ...
    April 25, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Keepsake Army uniform stolen; please return it

    We have lived in a wonderful neighborhood on Sugar Grove Road for the past 25 years. We have never had to worry about being vandalized because we all ...
    April 24, 2015 - 4:23 pm
  • Forgotten pop shouldn’t have led to an arrest

    I’m in a state of shock over an incident that happened the other day [at a local store]. This nice, sweet lady has never been in any kind of trouble i ...
    April 24, 2015 - 4:23 pm
  • Curious about upcoming visit by tax assessor

    I’m curious. Just how long have we lived in a “multi-township” assessment district?We’ve lived in Ha ...
    April 24, 2015 - 4:22 pm
  • CASA helps kids recover from adversity

    In 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found that state agencies estimated there were 679,000 victims of child maltreatment that ye ...
    April 24, 2015 - 4:23 pm
  • Comments on the changes in city government

    I agree with Jim Dixon’s current stance on compensation for city council members, but that hasn’t always been his position.
    April 24, 2015 - 4:22 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, April 25, 2015 - Morin

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    April 24, 2015 - 4:23 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, April 25, 2015 - Granlund

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    April 24, 2015 - 4:22 pm
  • EDITORIAL: Public’s chance to pass judgment on courts

    Usually in the Illinois court system, the judges pass judgment on cases large and small. For several ...
    April 24, 2015 - 5:55 pm
  • Bill’s aim is curb abuse of opioid drugs

    In December 2008, I lost my brother, Alex, to a drug overdose. Since then, it has been my goal to ensure we do everything we can to develop solutions ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • Solar energy speaker will address group

    The Rock River Open Forum invites the public to participate in a meeting regarding the utilization of solar energy from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the St ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • EDITORIAL: A good day for Rock Falls

    Feb. 13, 2014, was a bad day for Rock Falls. A very bad day.That's when a control panel failure at t ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • Human services spending pays future dividends

    While granted a small reprieve for Fiscal Year 2015, human service programs across the state will, once again, face significant cuts in the state budg ...
    April 22, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • 'Shrewd' speaker focuses on only one thing: Power

    SPRINGFIELD – One of the questions I get asked most often as an Illinois political reporter is, “What is Mike Madigan really like?”
    April 22, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Watch out for children riding bikes in street

    This past Sunday at about 12:45 p.m., we were driving south on Avenue G and witnessed a very close call involving three young children on bikes.
    April 22, 2015 - 10:17 pm
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