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  • Midwesterners a pretty good bunch of people

    In reply to the letter by Pat Breeding about us Midwesterners [“Midwesterners’ ways are hard to understand,” The Reader’s Voice, Aug. 21], I agree wit ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 4:42 pm
  • Goodfellows cooking out to raise funds

    A cookout to raise money for Goodfellows of Lee County will be at Dixon Food Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and Saturday.
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 4:41 pm
  • Chicago must get its financial act together soon

    Hello, Chicagoans and all Illinoisans. While we’ve been off soaking at the beach, hitting various su ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 4:39 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 - Beeler

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    Aug. 27, 2015 - 4:39 pm
  • Editorial: Help SVCC shape its future

    Taxing bodies regularly solicit operational funds from the public in the form of taxes, which everyone is obligated to pay.
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:27 pm
  • Move forward toward lawful use of cannabis

    As a practicing physician for more than 25 years, I have witnessed many patients forced to unlawfully use cannabis after all other medical options fai ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 7:39 pm
  • Universities suffering from 'brain drain'

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois is experiencing brain drain.Just as adults are migrating to states with bette ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 7:39 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015

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    Aug. 26, 2015 - 7:39 pm
  • Public cries 'uncle,' but no relief

    As Illinois' budget stalemate reaches its 58th day, evidence is mounting that more and more people are suffering the consequences.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 7:40 pm
  • If it ain't fixed, read up on it

    August is the first anniversary of the launch of Sauk Valley Media's community book read project for "Fixing Illinois," by James D. Nowlan and J. Thom ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 9:02 pm
  • Group calls for less recidivism, more efficiency

    The John Howard Association of Illinois congratulates John Baldwin on his appointment as the new director of the Illinois Department of Corrections.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 9:02 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015

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    Aug. 25, 2015 - 9:02 pm
  • Inspirational lesson in true heroism

    American tourists and friends Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler didn’t wake up one mo ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 9:02 pm
  • KSB's spirit lives on daily

    Many years ago, Jim and I produced and directed a musical titled "The Spirit of KSB." It celebrated the 100th anniversary of the hospital. Well, let i ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 7:07 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 - Heller

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    Aug. 24, 2015 - 7:07 pm
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