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  • Thank you for support of education

    The awards assembly held on May 4 at Dixon High School not only highlighted the efforts, achievements and successes of our students, but also showed t ...
    May 20, 2016 - 6:12 pm
  • Stop federal takeover of bathrooms

    Insanity. On the heels of Target’s ridiculous bathroom policy to allow gender-confused men to have full access to women’s bathrooms in their stores, t ...
    May 20, 2016 - 6:11 pm
  • Coach honored to serve Dixon for past 5 years

    It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as a math teacher and the head boys basketball coach at Dixon High School for the past 5 years.
    May 20, 2016 - 6:11 pm
  • Political novel ‘bonus’ for SVM readers

    My second political novel, “The Editor’s Wife,” covers the same post-World War II era of veteran newsman Bob Hartley’s “Dealmakers.” [See Jim Nowlan’s ...
    May 20, 2016 - 6:12 pm
  • Agency finds ways to operate in budget crisis

    Sinnissippi Centers Inc. continues to operate during the state’s protracted budget and financial crisis as we have always operated in the past. We con ...
    May 20, 2016 - 6:11 pm
  • Editorial: Activity no substitute for achievement

    You may have read that the Illinois General Assembly has been active during this last month of the legislative session, which is scheduled to end 10 d ...
    May 20, 2016 - 6:15 pm
  • Boy, do we ever need ‘dealmakers’ now

    Veteran newsman Bob Hartley has drawn generally affectionate portraits of three large-in-life, colorful southern Illinois politicians from the mid-20t ...
    May 20, 2016 - 6:09 pm
  • Patronize sale; support Pads

    We are having a huge rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Friday [today] and Saturday at the Loveland building in Dixon to benefit the Pads Homeles ...
    May 19, 2016 - 9:29 pm
  • Nation may have already gone too far

    Gee, I thought I would take, or give you, a break from my letters to the editor. But with our rejection of Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina, as a nation and ...
    May 19, 2016 - 9:29 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Friday, May 20, 2016 - Joe Heller

    May 19, 2016 - 9:30 pm
  • Unite to bring real transportation security

    We live in an age where threats of global terror must always be on our minds.So when we learned that ...
    May 19, 2016 - 9:29 pm
  • Video games during debates? Welcome to the Legislature

    SPRINGFIELD – A Champaign TV station has folks here stirred up because it caught two lawmakers playing video games on their phones while an important ...
    May 19, 2016 - 9:29 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Friday, May 20, 2016 - Rob Rogers

    May 19, 2016 - 9:29 pm
  • Editorial cartoons for Thursday, May 19, 2016

    May 18, 2016 - 9:45 pm
  • Post-journey reflections on crumbling Cuba

    I just returned from 2 weeks in Cuba, and offer a few reflections from the land of Fidelismo.Individ ...
    May 18, 2016 - 2:47 pm
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