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  • From our archives: Great Scott! A fine general passes

    Note to readers – Sauk Valley Media reprints editorials and articles from the past as a regular Monday feature. The following items appeared in the Ga ...
    May 30, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • At the airport, seeking refuge

    SEATTLE – Fresh off four very long flights around the country, my feet are still tapping to the mesm ...
    May 30, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - Nate Beeler

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    May 30, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • Thankful for support of concert series

    The Mount Morris Jamboree Committee is proud to announce we’ve received a very generous community arts access grant from the Rockford Area Arts Counci ...
    May 28, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Thank you for support of food drive

    I am writing this letter to thank and applaud Dennis Haag and the letter carriers of the Rock Falls and Sterling Post offices, as well as the people o ...
    May 28, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Food drive down, but still very thankful

    My name is Dennis Haag, and I am the Rock Falls Letter Carrier Food Drive coordinator.Our total poun ...
    May 28, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Mike’s rules: How Madigan killed democracy

    On a single day in 2011, Illinois lawmakers introduced and passed the largest tax hike in modern state history in a matter of hours.
    May 27, 2016 - 8:30 pm
  • GOP and Trump: Denial, grieving, acceptance

    I covered the Illinois Republican State Convention this past weekend in Peoria. I have been to many such over the decades as a delegate. I offer here ...
    May 27, 2016 - 8:28 pm
  • Stay safe this weekend on the highways and byways

    Memorial Day – the unofficial start to summer – is here, and plenty of residents have made plans for the long weekend.
    May 27, 2016 - 8:28 pm
  • Now is a good time to end Internet Lottery

    The Illinois Lottery continues to sell tickets online, even though the law authorizing the sale expired in March.
    May 27, 2016 - 8:26 pm
  • Mental illness means taking it a day at a time

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the theme this year is “Life with a Mental Illness.” One in five Americans has a mental health condition.
    May 27, 2016 - 8:27 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, May 28, 2016 - Joe Heller

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    May 27, 2016 - 8:19 pm
  • Editorial: Day of sadness and pride, tinged with anger

    Memorial Day is America’s most somber holiday, and it should be. On this day, we honor military men ...
    May 27, 2016 - 8:27 pm
  • High workers' comp costs hurt region and state

    Look to our neighboring states – their competitive business climate is poaching jobs from across our border. Each and every year, we watch as our hard ...
    May 25, 2016 - 9:09 pm
  • Let the marketplace regulate ‘sharing economy’

    HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. – Earlier this month, I went on a week-long business trip through Mississippi and Louisiana, but avoided staying in motels.
    May 25, 2016 - 9:09 pm
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