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  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 - Rob Rogers

    Oct. 21, 2016 - 9:26 pm
  • In despair over state budget inaction

    I despair. Speculation is rife among the cognoscenti of Illinois politics that our state may not have a sensible full-year budget, nor an accompanying ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 9:26 pm
  • Putin’s American Insider defends political saboteurs

    With less than 3 weeks to go until Election Day, one political figure has already achieved the sort ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 9:26 pm
  • Smiddy guest at forum event

    The public is invited to participate in the Rock River Open Forum from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Rock Falls Public Library.
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 9:24 pm
  • Save money; replace railing with cement cap

    Regarding the Galena Avenue Bridge railing, has anyone ever thought about not having a railing on the inside wall?
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 9:24 pm
  • It’s our country; cherish the right to vote

    “This is our country, to have and to hold.”After reading, listening and watching lectures, debates a ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 9:23 pm
  • Fears for future if Clinton wins White House

    The article by Mr. Schram [“Trump finally hits GOP leaders where they live,” SV Weekend, Oct. 15] is another political attack on the people who do not ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 9:24 pm
  • There he goes again; Trump unfit for office

    What do you get when you mix Hitler, P.T. Barnum and Hugh Hefner?DONALD TRUMP.He has proved once aga ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 9:23 pm
  • Make America great again – vote for Trump

    Donald Trump will make America great again. Clinton will give us 4 more years of Obama and make us look weak and vulnerable in the eyes of the world a ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 9:23 pm
  • What We Think: No endorsement for unpresidential hopefuls

    Newspaper editorial boards traditionally evaluate candidates running for president based on a set of core values. Among those core values for Sauk Val ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 9:27 pm
  • SCOTT REEDER: ‘Madigan’ connects the dots

    SPRINGFIELD – In my 30 years in the news business, I’ve never written a movie review, but there is a first for everything, and I have to tell you “Mad ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • Vote no on Dixon school referendum

    I read the article awhile back with all the pluses that a yes vote could do, but I found a lot it would not.
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • Awareness day for treatment of stuttering

    Saturday is International Stuttering Awareness Day. Did you know that 70 million people worldwide stutter – more than the population of France?
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 10:48 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 – Joe Heller

    Oct. 20, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • SVM Editorial Board Roundtable: Vote now or on Election Day?

    This week’s question: Early voting, voting by mail, or voting on Election Day: Which method do you prefer, and why?
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 11:02 pm
  • National video

    Reader Poll

    For the first time since 1935, the Chicago Cubs have accomplished a 100-win season. Do you think we have finally reached “next year” – the year the Cubs win the World Series?