Opinion

  • 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
  • Recovery incomplete, two years afterward

    Watershed events, sometimes tragic, sometimes joyous, mark all of our lives. They mark the life of a city, too.
    April 16, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • Boosting organ transplants is goal of charity

    The Children’s Organ Transplant Association was founded in 1986 when residents of Bloomington, Ind., rallied around a toddler who needed a life-saving ...
    April 15, 2014 - 8:34 pm
  • Volunteer Corps could generate beneficial results

    We believe that, when governmental units work together, good things happen. The same goes for departments within a governmental unit.
    April 15, 2014 - 8:34 pm
  • Old TV shows were true family entertainment

    Remember the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, Howdy Doody, Clarabell the Clown honking his horn, Buffalo Bob, and Speedy, the little Alka-Seltzer boy?
    April 14, 2014 - 7:17 pm
  • Give biennial budget a try

    One reason given by Gov. Pat Quinn for postponing his annual budget address until March 26 was that he wanted to put forth a 5-year financial plan for ...
    April 14, 2014 - 7:16 pm
  • Campground for river, canal visitors needed

    Hello, friends.Location, location, location – we have that right here in the Tri-Cities, right? We a ...
    April 13, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • From our archives: Nation honors legendary general

    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 ...
    April 13, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Pay equity is a tough sell, even in 21st century

    WASHINGTON – Women! Relax! Former President Jimmy Carter is on your side!That and 23 cents will get ...
    April 13, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Sickened by decisions made by our judiciary

    Am I the only person in the Sauk Valley area who thinks our judicial system is going down the toilet?
    April 11, 2014 - 6:47 pm
  • Use term limits to end lifetime legislative stints

    There are many opinions regarding what’s wrong with our government and what could be done to improve it. Everyone has a different opinion of what the ...
    April 11, 2014 - 6:47 pm
  • Here’s how to get country back in shape

    I wish I was running this country. In 4 years, it would be back in the black. The country is in the worst shape it has been in the past 200 years.
    April 11, 2014 - 6:47 pm
  • Card purchase helps support local programs

    I want to thank the YWCA of the Sauk Valley for giving me an opportunity to honor the heroes in my life – my grandma and mom.
    April 11, 2014 - 6:47 pm
  • A new ‘Animal Farm’? Watch out for pigs on scouting patrols

    I was gone for a few days, and upon my return, I saw the headline about the escaped pig that had cornered some poor soul at the Mobil station on state ...
    April 11, 2014 - 6:47 pm
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