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  • Arthur I Cyr: Coup attempt accents Turkey’s worth

    The military coup attempted in Turkey reinforces already strong anxiety about the Middle East. The effort by elements of the armed forces to oust the ...
    July 21, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • What We Think: What’s worse than detours? A heat wave!

    The Sauk Valley has had a pretty decent summer so far, so we would be ungracious to complain too much about the occasional spell of uncomfortably hot ...
    July 21, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Friday, July 22, 2016 – Joe Heller

    July 21, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • County’s new administrator a fine choice

    Lee County Board members haven’t asked our opinion about the person they hired to be the county’s first administrator, but we’ll offer it, anyway.
    July 20, 2016 - 8:33 pm
  • Rauner becomes a budgetary can kicker

    SPRINGFIELD – I like Bruce Rauner’s rhetoric better than his most recent actions.But this so-called ...
    July 20, 2016 - 8:33 pm
  • Illinois Editorials: Obamacare loses another limb

    The Affordable Care Act is again proving itself to be the Unaffordable Care Act now that Illinois has moved to close its health insurance co-op, Land ...
    July 20, 2016 - 8:33 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Thursday, July 21, 2016 – Dave Granlund

    July 20, 2016 - 8:32 pm
  • John Kass: Trump camp foolishly denies plagiarism

    CLEVELAND – If there’s anything more foolish than plagiarizing a political speech at a national conv ...
    July 19, 2016 - 11:00 pm
  • Hey, nitwits, think ‘bigger’ on not sending bills

    This is being written in regard to your July 13 editorial [“An experiment in responsibility”] concerning the public continuing to bear the burden of r ...
    July 19, 2016 - 10:59 pm
  • Still time to consider taking SVCC classes

    The time has come for many families to choose where their high school graduate will be attending college. Before you make any firm decisions, I'd like ...
    July 19, 2016 - 10:59 pm
  • Columnist good addition to paper

    Yes, I think John Kass’ column would make a good addition to the [SVM] paper. He’s not afraid to “tell it like it is.” We need more of that.
    July 19, 2016 - 10:59 pm
  • Seeks advice from columnist about Clinton

    In regard to Mr. Kass’ column of July 14 [“Risking state secrets, Clinton disqualifies herself to lead U.S.”] in our Daily Gazette here in Sterling, I ...
    July 19, 2016 - 10:59 pm
  • Fine example of one American helping another

    It was the afternoon of July 9 on Butterfield and Finley Road in Downers Grove. We sat in a horrible traffic jam where cars were driving over the medi ...
    July 19, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, July 20, 2016 – Joe Heller

    July 19, 2016 - 10:57 pm
  • Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, July 19, 2016 – Joe Heller & Dave Granlund

    July 18, 2016 - 10:43 pm
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