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  • Civil asset forfeiture laws badly need reform

    SPRINGFIELD – Henry County, a rural piece of western Illinois sliced by two interstates and the home of the “Hog Capitol of the World,” is hardly the ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 12:04 am
  • Environmental expert to speak

    The Whiteside Forum will host Father Bud Grant from St. Ambrose University as guest speaker at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in the Program Room of Odell Public L ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 12:00 am
  • Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 – Dave Granlund and Drew Litton

    Jan. 17, 2017 - 11:59 pm
  • SVM EDITORIAL: Change one word to help vets? Give it a try

    One of the six rights protected by the First Amendment is the right “to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 12:10 am
  • Life without God’s word has no point

    I would like to respectfully respond to George Welty’s comments, “Literal belief in Bible is dangerous,” which appeared Jan. 7 in The Reader’s Voice.
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 10:04 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 – Joe Heller

    Jan. 16, 2017 - 10:05 pm
  • SVM Editorial: Plan prompts cheering for the Senators

    It might be considered unusual to find Illinoisans cheering for the Senators these days.We speak not ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 10:04 pm
  • ANN MCFEATTERS: Welcome to the United States of Donald Trump

    WASHINGTON – Welcome to the United States of Trump, LLC.Some applaud President-elect Donald Trump’s ...
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 11:28 pm
  • ‘Rome is burning,’ and the rescue is dear

    Reader alert/warning – another state budget impasse column!There are reports that Illinois State Sen ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 9:22 pm
  • Letter: Science does not disagree with the Bible

    Jesus, creator of everything, became man so he could give his life to pay our fine of death for breaking his law, providing eternal life for all who a ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 9:26 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 - Jerry Holbert

    Jan. 13, 2017 - 9:20 pm
  • No doubt about it: Sauk Valley really is a college

    Monday morning was the beginning of Sauk Valley Community College’s Spring 2017 semester. Yes, it is crazy to describe anything as spring on such a fr ...
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 11:24 pm
  • Stuttering help available; seek it out this year

    For many people, ringing in the New Year brings hope and joyful anticipation. But for those who struggle with stuttering, the old fears of speaking an ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 9:19 pm
  • What We Think: What happens when voters pick the wrong man

    A major drawback of democracy happens when voters elect the wrong person. Such was the case in Ogle ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 9:25 pm
  • BYRON YORK: Six key questions about the Russia hacking report

    Julia Ioffe, a writer for The Atlantic who watches Russia carefully, tweeted this about the intelligence community's unclassified report on Russian ha ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 11:27 pm
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    Reader Poll

    President Barack Obama leaves office Jan. 20. How would you rate his overall performance?