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  • Kudos to all police officers for being there

    Why is it when something goes terribly wrong involving a police officer, you are ready to condemn all of them ["To get respect, officers should be res ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:08 pm
  • Food stamps outpacing jobs

    SPRINGFIELD – For every new job created in Illinois since January 2010, two people have signed up for food stamps.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:10 pm
  • Rail crossings' key rule: Always expect a train

    During the past 4 decades, public awareness efforts in Illinois have helped to reduce highway-rail crossing deaths significantly. 
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:10 pm
  • Forum group to learn healthy eating habits

    The Rock River Open Forum will host a discussion of healthy eating habits at 6 p.m. [today] at the Rock Falls Public Library.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:10 pm
  • Join peaceful protest against traveling circus

    The Kelly Miller Circus will be coming to Dixon Wednesday, performing on the Dixon Assembly of God church grounds at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Many people ar ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Mowing down the issues

    The campaign TV ad that shows Gov. Pat Quinn mowing his Chicago lawn with a push mower harkens back to the day when human-powered lawn mowers were all ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • From our archives: National anthem celebrates a birthday

    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. 15, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • In Ferguson, put transparency first, changes second

    In confusing public relations with public governance, the Ferguson City Council took one step forwar ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Senior center volunteers appreciated

    The Lee County Council on Aging would like to thank John Walker for making the delicious food for our Aug. 20 luau supper. We served more than 200 hun ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Appreciation for equestrian center support

    The White Oaks Therapeutic Equestrian Center would like to thank everyone who stopped by our booth at the Whiteside County Fair this year.
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Special week will celebrate the Constitution

    Wednesday will begin the national celebration of Constitution Week. The week-long commemoration of America’s most important document is one of our cou ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Thankful for support of Matt Madness

    There are times when words alone cannot express how thankful we are; this is one of those times. The family of Matthew Madsen Anderson would like to t ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • EPA proposal would protect rivers and lakes

    More than 32 million people each year visit waterways such as Lake Michigan and the Illinois River, according to a new Summer Fun Index by Environment ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Not all crime statistics are reported widely

    The letter by Jeannie Eichelberger on Sept. 3 titled “Young black men victimized” is a perfect example of the low-information voter. 
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Struggling over new welfare check policy

    The federal jury impaneled in a civil trial that involved a complaint of excessive force against two Lee County sheriff’s deputies appears to have str ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
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