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  • Presentation Monday on labor principles

    The Labor Day holiday raises questions about the current status of relations between employees as collective bargaining groups and their employers.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Pleased with new city street

    Thank you, Mr. Jeff Kuhn, for the nice new street we have (Mary Avenue). It is wonderful. Feels like we are driving on a superhighway.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Fumigation must be an ongoing process

    More than 5 years ago, when Illinois was embroiled in the Gov. Rod Blagojevich impeachment process, Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn boiled his solution to the corr ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Fix roadways right the first time, please

    My road, Canal Street, is one of the many roads that were refinished with gravel. We (I and a few neighbors) thought the road was going to be built up ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Behind The Reader’s Voice: Frederick G. Turk

    Note to readers: This is the first in a series of question-and-answer features about people who frequently write letters to the editor.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Give ambulance a ‘yes’ vote; fix other problems

    Recently while in Oregon, I needed emergency medical care and an ambulance ride to the hospital. I am thankful the new ambulance service was at the fi ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Backs Bustos for Congress

    I grew up in a single-mother household and depended on food stamps to get fed. Through generous government aid, I became the first person in my family ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • U.S. water infrastructure issues must be addressed

    Water issues have been a frequent topic in the news lately, from large main breaks such as the one that affected UCLA’s historic Pauley Pavilion, to t ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • How to fix the NFL’s problem with ‘Redskins’

    Official Washington, most notably Congress, is still away on its extended pre-Labor Day vacation, a ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Time to dial up a welcome break from technology

    SPRINGFIELD – I bought a “new” phone the other day.My 6-year-old, Anna, gave it a perplexed look.“Wh ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Impressed by city’s response after bad storm

    Everyone took notice of the high temps and the power outage that happened in our community this week. Facebook was full of posts, and it seemed like i ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Here come the tax dollars; a call for good stewardship

    Monday will mark Labor Day, when many people have a day off to relax and enjoy the fruits of their labors.
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Mixed league seeks bowlers

    We are looking for men and women who are interested in bowling in the Town and Country Mixed League at Plum Hollow Family Center, 1933 state Route 26, ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Editorial: Ogle County Board correct to spend more for audit work

    Auditors who have been looking into Ogle County’s controversial administrative tow fund apparently have a bigger job on their hands than anticipated.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Schools need more time with their students

    Albert Einstein was quoted as saying, “Mankind’s greatest problem is a perfecting of means and a confusion of ends.”
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 1:15 am
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