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  • Editorial cartoon for Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 – Dave Granlund

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    Aug. 25, 2016 - 10:30 pm
  • Martin Schram: Trump should disclose income tax basics

    If you are undecided about who you should vote for to be our next president – especially if you are ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 10:30 pm
  • Guest editorial: Illinois needs plans, not rhetoric

    We'd like to interrupt this Illinois campaign season before it shifts into high gear with a public s ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 10:29 pm
  • Three cheers to the tinkerers, inventors

    You have to hand it to Chuck Uhing, a 77-year-old retired welder from rural Milledgeville.He got it ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • Aging wind farm plans for future renewal

    What happens when a wind farm wears out? You replace it. At least, that’s the plan for the aging, ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • No-kill shelters contribute to hoarding woes

    Animal hoarding is both an illness and a crime, and it is being enabled by the “no-kill” shelter movement [“Governments grapple – Animal hoarding: an ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • Editorial cartoons for Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 – Dave Granlund & Jim Morin

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    Aug. 24, 2016 - 11:10 pm
  • Springfield Scoop: Mercy makes good public policy

    "Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy."– Matthew 5:7SPRINGFIELD – Back in the days ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 10:55 pm
  • Ban focuses on littering, too

    To those of you who disapprove of the ban of smoking in the parks, I vote you go pick up the tens of thousands of cigarette butts left behind by your ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 4:32 pm
  • Check the truth of what they say

    In response to letters of Aug. 13 on the subject of Mr. Trump, I will not go into a long list of negative and insane behavior of this fellow; I’m sure ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 4:32 pm
  • Smiddy to give update Thursday

    The Rock River Open Forum invites the public to a meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Rock Falls Public Library.
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 4:32 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 – Dave Granlund

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    Aug. 23, 2016 - 4:31 pm
  • Fresh ideas for economic growth

    Economic development ideas described by Gary Camarano, Whiteside County’s new economic development director, Saturday in a Sauk Valley Media Weekend E ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 4:34 pm
  • Arthur Cyr: Brazil Olympics highlighted a nation in flux

    Brazil is truly a nation in flux. The Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro unfolded fairly smoothly, though not without incidents and ongoing tensio ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 4:34 pm
  • Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 – Joe Heller and Jim Morin

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    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:12 pm
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    The high school football season begins Aug. 26. Do you plan to attend any games?
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