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  • How to tell whether Congress is working

    There have been encouraging signs that the Republican leadership on Capitol Hill wants to make Congress function again.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 9:25 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 - Heller

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    Feb. 9, 2016 - 9:25 pm
  • Editorial: It takes real leadership to grow new crop of leaders

    Sometimes groups and communities face the problem of, to use the familiar idiom, having too many chiefs and not enough Indians.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 9:51 pm
  • Editorial: Build better politics? Let real deeds follow Obama’s words

    President Barack Obama returns to Springfield to address a joint session of the Illinois General Assembly on Wednesday, 9 years to the day from when h ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 9:30 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

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    Feb. 8, 2016 - 8:41 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 - Granlund

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    Feb. 8, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • From our archives: Musical Gymnastics comes to Sterling

    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 ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • Campaign 2016: So far, (not) so good

    WASHINGTON – Let us take a moment to examine what we have learned thus far in the presidential race. ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • Christmas tree recycling a big success

    Thank you to all who were involved in this year’s Christmas Tree Recycling Program. Approximately 500 trees (about 12.5 tons) were collected and chipp ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Vote Marter for U.S. Senate

    I find it amusing when an earnest Republican, perhaps even anti-abortion, says he is voting for Mark Kirk (holding his nose) because, “We can’t afford ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 6:34 pm
  • Vote Klahn for state’s attorney

    Matt Klahn is well qualified to serve as Lee County state’s attorney. He possesses a lengthy résumé filled with qualifying educational and work histor ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 6:34 pm
  • Dueling visions for Illinois’ future

    I decided “to get outta Dodge” for a couple of weeks and set down in Austin.Texas has been booming. ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 6:34 pm
  • Behind the Reader's Voice: Barbara Hermes

    Note to readers: This is another in a series of question-and-answer features about people who frequently write letters to the editor.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 6:29 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 - Granlund

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    Feb. 5, 2016 - 6:22 pm
  • Editorial: Police, fire pensions are ‘broke’ – fix them

    If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. We’ve heard that saying more than once about why certain things sh ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 6:35 pm
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