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  • Crowded roads plague motorists across America

    WASHINGTON – One annoying thing about presidents telling us they feel our pain is that they don’t. T ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 3:28 pm
  • From our archives: European war put U.S. on the defensive

    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 ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 - Morin

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    Aug. 28, 2015 - 9:11 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 - Heller

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    Aug. 28, 2015 - 9:11 pm
  • Children’s choir truly inspirational

    Oh, what a night. If you attended the Ugandan Children’s Choir performance on Aug. 19 at Messiah Lutheran Church, I’m sure you will agree. Those of yo ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 3:19 pm
  • Gallery plans fall fundraiser and reception

    “A [person] should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day, ...” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 3:19 pm
  • ‘Horrified’ that sports fans park cars in cemetery

    I was on my way to my grandson’s first football game at the Meadows Park in Dixon. I parked my car on Washington Street and walked to the entrance of ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 3:19 pm
  • Editorial: Pursue idea for a mobile command post

    An idea proposed recently by a Lee County official has merit and should be pursued. We speak of the ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 3:37 pm
  • Peace action group program set for Monday

    Have you ever considered what the ultimate goals and purposes of current medical practices are?Despi ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 3:13 pm
  • No pat on the back for the city of Sterling

    I’ve been doing a slow burn about decisions made by Sterling city officials after approximately $10,000 was spent to hire a consulting firm to teach t ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 3:12 pm
  • Midwesterners a pretty good bunch of people

    In reply to the letter by Pat Breeding about us Midwesterners [“Midwesterners’ ways are hard to understand,” The Reader’s Voice, Aug. 21], I agree wit ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 4:42 pm
  • Goodfellows cooking out to raise funds

    A cookout to raise money for Goodfellows of Lee County will be at Dixon Food Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and Saturday.
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 4:41 pm
  • Chicago must get its financial act together soon

    Hello, Chicagoans and all Illinoisans. While we’ve been off soaking at the beach, hitting various su ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 4:39 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 - Beeler

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    Aug. 27, 2015 - 4:39 pm
  • Editorial: Help SVCC shape its future

    Taxing bodies regularly solicit operational funds from the public in the form of taxes, which everyone is obligated to pay.
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:27 pm
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