57°FFairFull Forecast


  • Smoke-free air law should be kept in place

    I, for one, do not see the logic in weakening any law [smoke-free air law] that is drafted and passed to protect people. Those who choose to smoke do ...
    April 29, 2016 - 7:04 pm
  • Senators act like a bunch of children

    Why is it that our senators can't get things settled? They act like a bunch of children. If their kids would act like that, they'd be right on them.
    April 29, 2016 - 7:04 pm
  • Board should have kept DHS in better shape

    I think it’s shameful to let a significant property like our high school deteriorate. Why hasn’t this historical building been better maintained over ...
    April 29, 2016 - 7:04 pm
  • Privileged to be part of Honor Flight

    I want to thank Sauk Valley Media for its outstanding coverage of the 35th Honor Flight of the Quad Cities on April 21.
    April 29, 2016 - 7:04 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, April 30, 2016 - Nate Beeler

    April 29, 2016 - 7:04 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, April 30, 2016 - Jerry Holbert

    April 29, 2016 - 7:03 pm
  • Editorial: Recalling impact of a 49-year employee

    Sunday will mark the 165th birthday of the Telegraph, and by extension, Shaw Media, the company that grew out of the newspaper first published in Dixo ...
    April 29, 2016 - 7:08 pm
  • Pesticide drift – ’tis the season

    Many of you who will read this will know me from the many years I worked for the University of Illinois Extension in Lee and Whiteside counties and fo ...
    April 28, 2016 - 10:57 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Friday, April 29, 2016 - Joe Heller

    April 28, 2016 - 10:57 pm
  • Higher education's empty purse: Taking advantage of the desperate

    The nearly unanimous passage of a $600 million higher education "stopgap" last Friday is being lauded as an example of bipartisanship and compromise. ...
    April 28, 2016 - 10:57 pm
  • Editorial: Hastert got what he deserved

    Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert’s multiple teenage victims did not deserve the sexual abuse he inflicted upon them as a Yorkville High School ...
    April 28, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • Editorial: A day to plant trees, leave a legacy for future

    Arbor Day has always been a future-oriented event. Do you want more trees in the future? Then you’v ...
    April 27, 2016 - 9:28 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Thursday, April 28, 2016 - Rob Rogers

    April 27, 2016 - 8:00 pm
  • McFeatters is worth reading

    If you haven't been reading Ann McFeatters' articles, you are missing the boat. She always writes such good articles every week.
    April 27, 2016 - 5:01 pm
  • Lamenting the Unruly States of America

    We may not know who our next president is going to be, but here’s one thing that’s almost certain: he or she will take office with roughly half of the ...
    April 27, 2016 - 5:01 pm
  • National video

    Reader Poll

    Illinois lawmakers are considering a constitutional amendment to switch from a flat income tax (same rate for all) to a progressive income tax (multiple rates that increase with wealth). What do you think?
    I approve
    I disapprove
    Not sure
    No opinion