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  • Parks should prohibit the use of tobacco

    The Lee County Health Department and KSB Community Wellness support local students leading the effort toward a tobacco-free park policy.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 5:24 pm
  • Donate to red kettles and help those in need

    I have had the opportunity to work with the Salvation Army of Sterling-Rock Falls this Christmas season. What an eye-opener.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 5:24 pm
  • BGA urges state lawmakers to protect open records law

    Bad ideas, unlike fine wine, don't get better with age.And that's especially true of House Bill 3796 ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 5:24 pm
  • Happy days at gas pumps help economy

    The price of gasoline is a lot like the weather.Temperatures go up, they go down, weather extremes s ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 5:24 pm
  • Team grateful for support by the community

    My name is Grant Piller, and I am a sixth-grader at Reagan Middle School. On Oct. 18, my teammates and I ran in the state cross-country meet in Bloomi ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 9:26 pm
  • Forum hosting Rep. Smiddy on Thursday

    The Rock River Open Forum will feature state Rep. Mike Smiddy from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday at the Sterling Public Library.
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 9:26 pm
  • Habitat builds the houses; families make them homes

    How to you make a house a home?Well, fill it with the essentials – chairs, tables, beds, dressers, a ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 9:26 pm
  • From our archives: Wall is falling, but don't be smug

    Note to readers – Sauk Valley Media reprints editorials and articles from the past as a regular Monday feature. The following items appeared in the Ga ...
    Nov. 16, 2014 - 9:12 pm
  • FEMA needs to lay off insolvent hurricane victims

    WASHINGTON – Just about everyone in America has legitimate complaints about the government. Duh! But ...
    Nov. 16, 2014 - 9:12 pm
  • Appreciates help with coat drive giveaway

    Grace United Methodist Church thanks the public for contributing to a successful 2014 coat drive and giveaway.
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Durbin a better choice to lead Senate Dems

    Amid some grumbling, Democrats in the U.S. Senate have re-elected Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada to be their leader for the next 2 years.
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 3:20 pm
  • Putting out the welcome mat for new Illinois governor

    Welcome to Springfield, governor-elect Rauner.Illinois voters took a gamble on you [Nov. 4], choosin ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 3:14 pm
  • Dixon in need of dedicated city candidates

    Dixon needs your help. The new city manager form of government will be implemented in May 2015.This ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 3:14 pm
  • Unnecessary fear regarding election integrity

    Regarding Scott Reeder's article about protecting elections ["Integrity of Illinois elections should be better protected," Nov. 1], he states he was a ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 3:14 pm
  • Marriage is God’s creation, not humanity’s

    In answer to Kelsey Heslop’s letter, states, judges, or anyone can try to change what God has ordained, but this is God’s sacrament, not man’s.  
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 3:14 pm
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