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  • Treatment of animals is inhumane

    “The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” – Albert Einstein
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 10:17 pm
  • With higher wage, people would prosper

    Teenagers and adults alike are struggling these days to make enough money to live. Working at any store is not enough anymore. With the federal minimu ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • 'Keep our region moving forward'

    Since taking office, I have dedicated myself to fighting for the right priorities – creating jobs and growing our economy, standing up for our veteran ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 10:17 pm
  • 'Successfully advocate for people'

    I grew up in a working poor neighborhood in the west end of Rock Island. Through hard work and carefully watching every dime we spent, my wife, Christ ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • Apt lesson on serving others

    Volunteering is the rent that people pay to live in a community, so the saying goes.Teaching young p ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • 'Create a better future' for Illinois

    I’m Neil Anderson. I’m a Moline firefighter and paramedic who is running for the Illinois Senate to create a better future for my family and for yours ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • 'Make it Here' in the Sauk Valley

    This month marks Manufacturing Month in Illinois, which includes National Manufacturing Day.This yea ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Vote ‘yes’ Nov. 4 for city manager

    The mayor of Dixon convened a task force nearly 2 years ago to study the best form of city governance following the Rita Crundwell crimes and the city ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • 'Work to improve residents' lives'

    It has been my honor to serve our community and work to improve the lives of the residents of the 36th Senate District. That seemingly simple purpose ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Wes Morrissey: 'A full return on your tax investment'

    For a year and a half, I was honored to represent the people of District 1 on the Lee County Board. Next to being married to my wife, it was the great ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:50 pm
  • Vote Jacobs for state Senate

    As a firefighter in the state Senate 36th District, I support Mike Jacobs. I support Mike because I know his opponent, Neil Anderson, personally. 
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:42 pm
  • Thankful for act of kindness

    There certainly is an element of truth to “strangers are friends we haven’t met yet.”A heartfelt tha ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:43 pm
  • Domestic violence is intolerable

    "Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create." – Pope John Paul II 
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:43 pm
  • John Fritts: 'Experience, integrity and leadership'

    I am John F. Fritts, incumbent Lee County treasurer, running for re-election. My experience in this office makes me the most qualified candidate. I am ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:52 pm
  • Ebola virus is something to worry about

    Everyone has heard the panicked stories about the “super flu” Ebola touching down on American soil in the last few months. But no one realizes if we d ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:45 pm
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