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  • Student offers observations on advertising

    One thing I hate about television is the advertisements. The funny thing is, now that I’m in college, that’s what I’m studying – advertising. That’s w ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 6:45 pm
  • Thank you for children’s shopping event

    Our heartfelt thanks go out to all of those involved in the “Shop with a Cop” event on Dec.13.The pr ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 6:45 pm
  • Lack of valid evidence can hinder policymaking

    (First in a series.)Prisons are vastly overcrowded. College tuition is rising fast. Roads and bridge ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 6:41 pm
  • Appreciates positive stories

    Thank you, Sauk Valley Media, for having three positive stories on your front page on Monday, Dec. 15: Jane Marshall legacy, Delivery Ironman, and the ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 6:41 pm
  • Save monarchs; don’t mow down milkweed plants

    The milkweed is regaining its status as a milkweed "plant." Remember the adage, "A weed is a plant that is out of place," like a corn plant in a bean ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 6:41 pm
  • Prepare for the inevitable now, not later

    The sudden death of Judy Baar Topinka, the incumbent and newly re-elected comptroller, has underlined yet again that Illinois has unsatisfactory succe ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 6:41 pm
  • NIU, Illinois go ‘bowling’

    It’s beginning to look a lot like bowl season, and fans of two college football teams from Illinois are getting about as excited as kids on Christmas ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 6:41 pm
  • Great customer service truly appreciated

    Good customer service is a rarity these days, so when it occurs, recognition is called for.A few wee ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 7:52 pm
  • Affordable Care Act: Tallying the score

    The Affordable Care Act aims to reduce the number of Americans without health insurance. So how has the ACA done after one year? 
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 2:20 pm
  • Deconstruction of USA being felt by everyone

    Never before have these words meant so little to so many Americans:“Give me your tired, your poor, y ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 7:52 pm
  • Don't let winter sneak up on you

    So, what do you plan to be doing about 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon – besides grousing over another loss by the fumbling, bumbling, stumbling Chicago Be ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 7:52 pm
  • As need increases, group works to provide food, services to poor

    The St. Vincent DePaul Society of Sterling and Rock Falls was founded in 1958 by members of St. Mary Parish who saw the need, which existed in our com ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:57 pm
  • When politicians and team owners play, public loses

    SPRINGFIELD – It appears that Pat Quinn cleared the way for his 30-year-old campaign aide, Lou Bertuca, to start drawing a $160,000-a-year taxpayer-fu ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:57 pm
  • Seek treasures of the Sauk Valley

    The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency issued a news release the other day to draw attention to gift shops at state-owned museums and historic site ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:57 pm
  • Thankful for Second Step project support

    I would like to thank the parents of students in pre-k, early childhood education, and kindergarten through fifth grades for attending a parent meetin ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:09 pm
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