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  • Vote for right politicians who work for us

    We have many problems in Illinois. These problems cannot be fixed by lowering our taxes because that will benefit only the rich and powerful.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 3:53 pm
  • Sen. Durbin’s words haven’t been forgotten

    It was with some gall, I thought, that U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is running a campaign ad expressing his patriotism.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 3:53 pm
  • Professionalism lacking; Dixon needs manager

    As fall and spring elections are drawing near, I am very disappointed to see the lack of professionalism among candidates.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 3:53 pm
  • Behind the Reader’s Voice | G.G. Garcia

    Note to readers: This is another in a series of question-and-answer features about people who frequently write letters to the editor.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 3:53 pm
  • A vote to lower property taxes

    This Nov. 4, you will have a chance to vote for lower property taxes. You’ll be asked to vote for a 1 percent increase in the Whiteside County sales t ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 3:47 pm
  • Rockets show true class after game in Dixon

    On Friday evening, Oct. 17, the Rock Falls Rockets lost a football game but went home winners. After losing the game to the Dixon Dukes, they particip ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 3:47 pm
  • Vote yes for Dixon manager

    On Nov. 4, the citizens of Dixon will have the opportunity to vote for a referendum to establish a managerial form of city government. The time has co ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 3:47 pm
  • Polo should welcome the honeybees

    It's simply amazing how two low-information people can keep "stirring the pot" relative to a few honeybees being kept as a hobby. What I read in the P ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:16 pm
  • Ogle should learn from tow fund mistakes

    When Ogle County Board members voted in 2011 to establish an administrative tow fee, they probably thought they had helped first-year Sheriff Michael ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 3:46 pm
  • Glazier: 'Continue to work hard to represent all residents'

    My name is Kurt Glazier. I am seeking re-election to the Whiteside County Board in District 1.I am a ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 3:17 pm
  • Stanley: 'Pledge to watch carefully the county's spending'

    My name is Ruth Stanley, and I have been married to Willard Stanley for 46 years. We were both born and raised on farms in this area.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 3:16 pm
  • Jaeger: 'Pledge to be reliable, responsible and knowledgeable'

    I am running for a position on the Whiteside County Board as a representative from District 1. It will be my first public office, as I hope to take th ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 3:16 pm
  • Good education policy is good health policy

    Students who drop out of high school today are losing out on countless opportunities. But more than that, they’re losing out on their quality – and qu ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 3:16 pm
  • Celestino: 'Unafraid to make big changes in right direction'

    To Whiteside County District 1 voters:My name is Shane Celestino, and I am asking to represent you o ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 3:16 pm
  • 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
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    This question is on the Nov. 4 ballot in Paw Paw: "Should the village of Paw Paw adopt an ordinance permitting and regulating the keeping of chickens within the village?" How would you vote?
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