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  • Editorial cartoon for Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 – Dave Granlund

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    Dec. 5, 2016 - 9:41 pm
  • Let reason prevail in OT rule updates

    Business owners across the Sauk Valley, state and nation breathed a sigh of relief – and thanks – a few days before Thanksgiving.
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 11:01 pm
  • Ann McFeatters: Trump requires constant scrutiny on Constitution

    WASHINGTON – We all know Donald Trump loves the Second Amendment (guns). But the First Amendment? No ...
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 11:38 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 – Joe Heller

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    Dec. 4, 2016 - 11:38 pm
  • From our archives: Attack on Pearl Harbor brought the grim task of war

    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 ...
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • Hospice thanks supporters of Festival of Trees

    The 27th Festival of Trees was a success because of the contributions given by the generosity of the communities served by Hospice of the Rock River V ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Letter: SVM provides coverage that’s ‘fair, balanced’

    I would like to comment on Mr. Kazmerski’s letter on Nov. 25 [“Too much space for piece by ‘poor loser,” The Reader’s Voice].
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 1:47 pm
  • Letter: Thanks for SVM salute to ‘a great teacher, person’

    To say that I was surprised would be an understatement! As I do every morning, I read the sports section and then started reading the first section. T ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 1:46 pm
  • Letter: Protests are how the USA got its start

    I’m writing after reading the letter from Leon Davilo [“Police ought to stop protests against Trump,” The Reader’s Voice, Nov. 26].
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 1:46 pm
  • What We Think: Restoring ag education a wise move

    Sauk Valley Community College’s decision to bring back agriculture education starting next fall is a wise one, and for more than one reason.
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 1:41 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 - Jeff Stahler

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    Dec. 2, 2016 - 1:29 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 - Robert Ariail

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    Dec. 2, 2016 - 1:28 pm
  • Responses vary to ‘Choosing the speaker: A new approach’

    Note to readers: We share below some of the comments that an excerpt from SVM’s Tuesday editorial, “Choosing the speaker: A new approach,” generated a ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 12:18 pm
  • Accelerating rate of change is scary

    This column is a bit afield from my typical fare, a fill-in until a couple of Illinois-focused pieces jell.
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 1:29 pm
  • Martin Schram – Donald Trump: Promise-keeper

    This was a time-warped week when everything you ever needed to know about the entire 2016 presidenti ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:47 pm
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    Reader Poll

    Rock Falls is considering a ban on leaf burning. Should the city finally take that step?
    Yes. Sterling and Dixon have had bans for years. It’s time for Rock Falls to impose a ban.
    No. It would be too great a burden for homeowners to dispose of fallen leaves in other ways.
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