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  • Leadership meeting needed by community

    I would like to see Sterling and Rock Falls’ state and U.S. senators and representatives come to town, sit with their constituents, and listen to the ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 5:53 pm
  • Our troubled nation losing its bearings

    God help me to get this message across. We are losing our bearings as a nation. From what I hear, many are perceiving this.
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 5:53 pm
  • Column an insult to labor union members

    Columnist Scott Reeder's recent diatribe ["Too difficult to fire problematic public workers; Gliniewicz got away with many rules violations," Sauk Val ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 5:53 pm
  • Taking the right steps after a mistake

    When Lee County State’s Attorney Anna Sacco-Miller was charged Sunday morning with misdemeanor DUI after she fell asleep at the wheel and struck a par ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 5:53 pm
  • Kudos to all selected for music festival

    The Challand Middle School Band Boosters would like to congratulate the many Sterling Public Schools students who were selected to participate in the ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 5:52 pm
  • Thankful for beautiful road

    Hurray to the Dixon City Council from those of us who drive River Road on a daily basis. Thank you for making this road a priority.
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 5:52 pm
  • Can't afford any more citizens

    With Illinois dipping into the lottery and Gov. Rauner unable to come up with a budget plan or extra money for our citizens, how can we take in new on ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 5:52 pm
  • Breaking the cycle of family disarray

    Ihave written before in this space about my concerns over the fraying, even unraveling, of The American Family. After talking recently with 15 school ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 5:52 pm
  • Inside prison, differences can disappear

    In a place like prison, differences disappear. Looking down from a 35-foot corner tower, an armed guard watched dozens of prisoners contained in two l ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Backbencher derails best-laid plans of speaker

    SPRINGFIELD – Governors, mayors and legislators come and go. Speaker of the House Michael J. Madigan remains.
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Editorial cartoon for Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 - Granlund

    Nov. 20, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Senatorial salute for local program

    It's not every day that a U.S. senator comes to town to heap praise on a local program.But that's wh ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Sanders fans will be part of holiday parade

    This Saturday, Sauk Valley for Bernie Sanders 2016 will be featured in the Twin Cities parade starting at 12:30 p.m. in Sterling and ending in Rock Fa ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • ‘Night without a home’ event to be Saturday

    Please and thank you. I will start with “thank you” first.I want to thank everyone who supported PAD ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • Deer hunters, take a stand for safety

    Firearm deer-hunting season begins Friday, and a state official has called on hunters to take precautions to "be aware, be alert and be safe."
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 12:10 am
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