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  • Christmas tree recycling a big success

    Thank you to all who were involved in this year’s Christmas Tree Recycling Program. Approximately 500 trees (about 12.5 tons) were collected and chipp ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Vote Marter for U.S. Senate

    I find it amusing when an earnest Republican, perhaps even anti-abortion, says he is voting for Mark Kirk (holding his nose) because, “We can’t afford ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 6:34 pm
  • Vote Klahn for state’s attorney

    Matt Klahn is well qualified to serve as Lee County state’s attorney. He possesses a lengthy résumé filled with qualifying educational and work histor ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 6:34 pm
  • Dueling visions for Illinois’ future

    I decided “to get outta Dodge” for a couple of weeks and set down in Austin.Texas has been booming. ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 6:34 pm
  • Behind the Reader's Voice: Barbara Hermes

    Note to readers: This is another in a series of question-and-answer features about people who frequently write letters to the editor.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 6:29 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 - Granlund

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    Feb. 5, 2016 - 6:22 pm
  • Editorial: Police, fire pensions are ‘broke’ – fix them

    If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. We’ve heard that saying more than once about why certain things sh ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 6:35 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 - Heller

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    Feb. 5, 2016 - 6:22 pm
  • Lawmakers write another ‘bad check’

    SPRINGFIELD – I have never understood people who will deliberately write a bad check.Please note, I ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 8:22 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 - Beeler

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    Feb. 4, 2016 - 8:22 pm
  • Editorial: Tour shows how big a headache jail really is

    The 46-year-old Lee County Jail has long been a headache for the county. How big of a headache? Th ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 8:37 pm
  • It's time to change the Illinois channel

    The looping spool of re-running embarrassment continued at our Illinois Capitol on State of the Stat ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:33 pm
  • Trapping of bobcats only a trophy hunt

    The U.S. is watching with disbelief as Illinois apparently bows to the whims of special interests to allow hunting and trapping of bobcats.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:33 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 - Granlund

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    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:33 pm
  • 'Souper' supper set for Saturday

    I want to invite everyone to our annual Teen Turf Souper Bowl Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Boehle Youth Center, 235 W. Main St., Amboy.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:33 pm
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