Opinion

  • 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
  • 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 - 11:27 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 - 11:27 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 - 11:27 pm
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