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  • Letter: Sincere thanks to grocery staff, local citizens

    The volunteer staff at the Morrison Food Pantry thanks Sullivan’s Foods for its generous support to the food pantry, with a special thanks to Danny, A ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 8:27 pm
  • Barbell society a worry for future

    President Donald Trump faces a real conundrum in trying to meet the expectations of his white, high school-educated supporters. They want a bigger sli ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 8:23 pm
  • Lack of belief is just what Satan wants

    To Barb Ludwick and Mr. “Literal”:In response to Barb’s “Would rather believe than not” and “Literal ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 8:18 pm
  • Letter: Protests held outside home add to division

    It’s ridiculous how high-powered, influential people can demonize, intimidate, harass, form large protests outside someone’s home, and blast this stuf ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 8:26 pm
  • Letter: Trump’s thin skin a threat to the nation

    When Abraham Lincoln was angry with a critic or a general, he wrote an angry letter, put it in his drawer, and left it there.
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 8:25 pm
  • What We Think: Tough airport choice awaits

    There’s nothing quite like a deadline to focus one’s attention on a decision that must be made. The ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 8:25 pm
  • Grand bargain: Illinois citizens deserve better

    SPRINGFIELD – For a few minutes earlier this month, I received a dollop of hope when word trickled out of the Statehouse that the Republican and Democ ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 8:18 pm
  • BYRON YORK: Dems' dilemma on Lewis; stand with him, or apart?

    Once Donald Trump responded to John Lewis' "illegitimate president" attack, the question wasn't whether Trump's pushback would cause a Twitter furor. ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 10:18 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 – Joe Heller

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    Jan. 19, 2017 - 10:18 pm
  • SVM Editorial Board Roundtable: The Sauk Valley has two new state representatives. What advice would you give to them?

    This week’s question: The Sauk Valley has two new state representatives. What advice would you give to Reps. Tony McCombie, R-71st, and Dan Swanson, R ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 8:23 pm
  • Nation needs more tolerance, not disrespect

    The bigotry that came out of our recent presidential campaign set our nation back to the 1950s and ‘60s. I could not believe the hate toward people wh ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:51 pm
  • Environmental expert to speak

    The Whiteside Forum will host Father Bud Grant from St. Ambrose University as guest speaker at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in the Program Room of Odell Public L ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:53 pm
  • Repeal without replacement is irresponsible

    If I could buy a better car for lower payments than the car I am currently using and making payments on, I’d say, fantastic.
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:51 pm
  • Takes issue with remarks by lawmaker

    One has to conclude, after listening to the Democratic Congressman John Lewis’ remarks, anyone associated with the Democratic Party, and votes Democra ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:51 pm
  • Board should find new site for Ogle jail

    Thank you, Sauk Valley Media, for the article on Oregon citizens’ protests of the location of the new Ogle County Jail.
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:51 pm
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