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  • Appreciates help getting car out of the ditch

    We are bombarded with negative stories about bad people. I am writing a positive story about good Samaritans.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 6:16 pm
  • Great movie, but poor taste in language

    Congrats on "American Sniper," except for our young, impressionable people and older ones whom you did not impress with, what, 40, 50, or more f-words ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 6:16 pm
  • Behind the Reader's Voice | Gerald Bork

    Note to readers: This is another in a series of question-and-answer features about people who frequently write letters to the editor.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 6:19 pm
  • Time to question nuclear plant's economic impact

    Recently I've read Exelon Energy's many full-page ads in local newspapers patting themselves on the back for clean energy production in Illinois. They ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 6:12 pm
  • Tourism slogan prompts reply from resident

    “Come for the Peace, Stay for the Party!” [Rock Falls Tourism marketing slogan, Sauk Valley Media article, Jan. 14.]
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 6:12 pm
  • Putting more costs on backs of taxpayers

    During the State of the Union address Tuesday, Obama talked about his idea of 2 years of free community college for every student. 
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 6:12 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

    Jan. 23, 2015 - 6:12 pm
  • Taking the measure of an important issue

    The other day in Chicago, Gov. Bruce Rauner said something both simple and profound: “We can’t manage what we don’t measure.”
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 6:12 pm
  • Support after loss of home is appreciated

    We would like to extend our sincere thanks to all the wonderful people in the Sauk Valley area for their generous gifts of support to our daughter and ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 8:54 pm
  • Unfair to pin the blame on Democrats

    Since before and after the last election for governor, the present Gov. Rauner, his supporters, and much of the news media have pointed their fingers  ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 8:55 pm
  • Peace group to meet Monday to share ideas

    The Rock River Interfaith Peace Action Group invites the public to participate in our monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Wesley United Methodist ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 8:54 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

    Jan. 22, 2015 - 8:54 pm
  • Keep costs affordable at universities

    Economics might finally be catching up with colleges in Illinois and across the country, as administrators face the reality that student tuition canno ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 8:55 pm
  • Compromise cuts both ways

    Diets of only red meat aren’t healthy. So we were pleased to watch President Barack Obama and Iowa’s ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 8:55 pm
  • Healing was an answer to many prayers

    Back in the early 1970s, I had a toddler daughter who started to have eye problems. The best eye doctor in our area saw her twice a week to track the ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:17 pm

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