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  • Misleading political ads are shameful

    FactCheck.org calls a Schilling TV ad featuring veterans asking Cheri Bustos why she voted to cut veterans benefits by $6 billion "shamefully misleadi ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 8:48 pm
  • Manufacturing a better future

    Area manufacturers have gotten together to promote the availability of promising, rewarding careers in manufacturing.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 8:48 pm
  • From our archives: Best not to chuckle at flea-bitten cities

    Note to readers – Sauk Valley Media reprints editorials and articles from the past as a regular Monday feature. The following items appeared in the Te ...
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 8:26 pm
  • Feeling helpless, Americans search for yesteryear

    WASHINGTON – True or false: A) The United States was founded on the principle of separation of churc ...
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 8:26 pm
  • Appreciative of support for memorial event

    This year marks the 23rd “Todd McThenia Memorial Wheelock Furniture Doubles Tennis Tournament” held on Aug. 16 in memory of Todd McThenia.
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Nuclear energy upcoming topic at Open Forum

    Exelon's “nuclear war” on renewable energy will be the topic of the Rock River Open Forum from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Rock Falls Public Librar ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 5:33 pm
  • Sanders more of a Democrat than the others

    "He is not a Democrat." I have seen that Koch-fueled rant regarding possible presidential contender Bernie Sanders everywhere online.
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 5:33 pm
  • Americans, pray for peace

    Attempt to know that the ISIS Islamic, maybe, are the fierce and wild, gun-toting, barbaric, 30,000 strong.
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 5:32 pm
  • Learn about good careers in manufacturing

    Over the past 15 years, the Sauk Valley region has experienced a change in manufacturing. We have seen the downfall of several large manufacturers and ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 5:33 pm
  • Buy wine and help support new boat dock

    As the leaves start to fall, and family and friends gather for that special football game or dinner, pick up a bottle of our famous Riverfront Wine. T ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 5:32 pm
  • Beat the drum for improvements in Illinois

    Consider the 18th-century wisdom of Founding Father Benjamin Franklin, taken from his autobiography:
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 5:33 pm
  • Kudos to state senator for his work on prison

    We continue to read about the Quad Cities having additional economic opportunities compared to other parts of our state. This would not be possible wi ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 12:59 pm
  • Did A-bomb save U.S. lives? Not necessarily

    Mr. Johnson’s argument [“Thank God and Truman for the end of the war,” The Reader’s Voice, Aug. 23] that President Truman saved countless lives when t ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 12:59 pm
  • Parade route patriotism is appreciated

    I want to salute the citizens of the Sterling-Rock Falls area who attended the Fiesta Days Parade on Sept. 13.
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 12:59 pm
  • Dog Breed Expo part of Saturday festival

    Come and view more than 80 breeds of dogs featured at the Dog Breed Expo, held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the Dixon Courthouse lawn during the ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 12:59 pm
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