Opinion

  • Grateful for success of cooking event

    With the first What’s Cookin’ event coming to a close, the committee wants to share its deepest appreciation and thanks to all sponsors and teams for ...
    NEW: April 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Kudos, Future Educators, for great event

    I want to send a note of thanks and appreciation to the Sauk Valley Community College Future Educators for their well-planned, creative and fun, “If Y ...
    NEW: April 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Pharmacists ready to help with mandate

    As of Jan. 1, Illinois requires all sixth- and 12th-grade students to receive a meningococcal vaccination. This necessitates adding it to the current ...
    NEW: April 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • ‘Little minds’ in government fail the people

    I must quote Edmund Burke in his address to the House of Commons when he said, “A great empire and little minds go ill together.”
    NEW: April 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Support group for Parkinson’s very beneficial

    Millions of people around the world recognize April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Parkinson’s is a progressive, degenerative neurological disorder t ...
    NEW: April 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Thanks SVM reporter for revealing facts

    Thank you for supporting SVM reporter David Giuliani’s work. He has discovered a reluctant Sterling Township official, Mr. Howze, who didn’t want to a ...
    NEW: April 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Politicians show off with taxpayers’ money

    Gov. Pat Quinn an-nounced earlier this week the state would pass along $52 million in federal dollar ...
    NEW: April 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Editorial: A fine week for local manufacturing

    What a fine week it was for manufacturing in the Sauk Valley. Thursday’s paper carried the story abo ...
    NEW: April 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Township coverage is important

    I must say a loud thank you to SVM reporter David Giuliani for his coverage of the ongoing debacle in Coloma Township.
    April 17, 2014 - 8:54 pm
  • Kudos to those who answer emergency calls

    The second week of April each year is recognized as National Telecommunicators Week. Telecommunicators are recognized for the pivotal role they play i ...
    April 17, 2014 - 8:54 pm
  • Pulitzer well-earned for NSA surveillance reports

    There were other worthy contenders for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, but no reporting ...
    April 17, 2014 - 8:54 pm
  • Y’s preschool blazed trail for others to follow

    If it’s true that children are a community’s most valuable resource, the YWCA of the Sauk Valley has certainly done its part over the years to nurture ...
    April 17, 2014 - 8:54 pm
  • End secrecy over severance

    When it comes to public money, nothing should be kept a secret.That’s not always the case, obviously ...
    April 17, 2014 - 8:54 pm
  • Change your life during Library Week

    This week, April 13-19, communities across the country celebrate National Library Week to remind the public about the contributions that libraries, li ...
    April 16, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • Research finds the facts about Haymarket Riot aftermath

    SPRINGFIELD – Growing up during the Cold War, I always thought May Day was a bit ominous.On the even ...
    April 16, 2014 - 8:38 pm
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