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Opinion

  • EDITORIALS ELSEWHERE: McMaster is a wise selection

    President Donald Trump took an important step Monday toward restoring a semblance of order and compe ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 11:17 pm
  • Early voting: Don’t look now, but it’s begun

    Don’t look now, but today marks the start of early voting for the April 4 Consolidated Election.Earl ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 11:20 pm
  • Editorial cartoons for Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 - Robert Ariail - 1

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    Feb. 22, 2017 - 11:16 pm
  • Tour exposes county jail’s many problems

    Wow! I believe the letter previously printed missed the main points of the need for a new jail.I wil ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:44 pm
  • Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 – Dave Granlund & Joe Heller

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    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:44 pm
  • Sanctuary cities break the law; why no arrests?

    Could someone please explain how state governors, city mayors, sheriffs, police chiefs and others escape justice when they openly declare their jurisd ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:44 pm
  • ILLINOIS SPOTLIGHT: Spending cuts get short shrift

    Every week, there seems to be news of yet another massive tax hike out of Springfield.First came the ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:44 pm
  • SVM EDITORIAL: Smart meters spell progress for our region

    When all is said and done, what will 2017 be remembered for in the Sauk Valley?With less than 2 mont ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:26 pm
  • Citizens pulled together before; let’s do it again

    I, for one, am totally fed up with all these protests, rioting, burning, looting and bickering. The election is over. Donald Trump was elected, sworn ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 8:45 pm
  • Appalled at poor condition of county jail

    After touring the Lee County Jail and seeing firsthand the conditions our public servants are being exposed to, I was shocked and appalled.
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 8:45 pm
  • Lee County Jail: New is not always the better choice

    Maybe the Lee County Jail was poorly designed, constructed and maintained. Concrete, brick-and-mortar buildings are supposed to last a long time if th ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 8:45 pm
  • Trump’s deeds pale compared to Obama’s

    Just wanted to congratulate Mr. Anderson on his recent letter [“Congrats to new president; put U.S. first,” The Reader’s Voice, Feb. 11]. In true Trum ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 8:45 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 – Dave Granlund

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    Feb. 20, 2017 - 8:44 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 – Matt Davies

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    Feb. 19, 2017 - 11:32 pm
  • Comments on Trump, Putin, health care

    There are many Trump supporters who say the liberal Democrats should get over it. Trump won, he won the Electoral College vote, but not the vote of th ...
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 11:31 pm
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