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  • Voter revolt needed to save representation

    Organized labor continues selling its vote to a corrupt, Chicago political machine whose control leaves our state bankrupt and the laughingstock of th ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 6:24 pm
  • Support United Way and make a difference

    At this time of year, the YWCA of the Sauk Valley would like to encourage everyone to support the United Way campaigns in Lee and Whiteside counties, ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 6:25 pm
  • Vote yes for managerial government

    The commission form of government is exactly what allowed Rita Crundwell to rip off the taxpayers of Dixon.
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 6:25 pm
  • Vote yes to change city government

    The city of Dixon needs to adopt the managerial form of municipal government. Let it be given that the current council is doing a great job. Do we kno ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 6:24 pm
  • Make an effort to vote, local and statewide

    On the Nov. 4 ballot, the three statewide “advisory” questions are little more than political pandering to various special interest groups, and while ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 6:24 pm
  • Ortiz: 'Fresh face with a valid point of view'

    My name is Michael Ortiz. I am running for Lee County Board, District 4. I have lived in Lee County all of my life. I am 24 years old, young but exper ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 6:25 pm
  • From our archives: Enough of candidates' boring jokes

    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 ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 7:44 pm
  • Candidate should have gone to debates

    I am severely disappointed in Jim Wozniak. There were four debates scheduled for his race against state Rep. Mike Smiddy; Wozniak canceled, avoided, o ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 7:44 pm
  • Polo should welcome the honeybees

    It's simply amazing how two low-information people can keep "stirring the pot" relative to a few honeybees being kept as a hobby. What I read in the P ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 7:48 pm
  • Vote Fritts for Lee treasurer

    I am writing this letter to ask for your support for John F. Fritts for Lee County treasurer.I’ve kn ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 7:44 pm
  • This election, vote Democratic

    Let’s get real. Do you really believe the basic Republican Party cares about you? Sure, if you are a millionaire.
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 7:44 pm
  • Donahue: Looks forward 'to representing the people'

    I grew up and was raised in the Pacific Northwest. My career started in 1980, working for Consolidated Freightways Inc. pricing services department in ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 7:45 pm
  • Marley Pennell: Pledges to be 'committed, effective, creative, supportive'

    As a former alderwoman of Sterling, I found that one of the main things an elected official or candidate needs is integrity. You have to have integrit ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 7:45 pm
  • Truesdell: 'Providing services within budgetary constraints'

    I am proud of the fact that Whiteside County government has been financially sound during the time of my service on the finance committee.
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 7:46 pm
  • Wetzell: 'A vote for me brings unity to the county'

    I am running for my third term on the Whiteside County Board. I am a Republican, and I feel I work very well with everyone on the board to do what is ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 7:46 pm

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    Reader Poll

    A statewide advisory question on the Nov. 4 ballot asks whether Illinois should increase its minimum wage for adults over 18 to $10 an hour. How would you vote?