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  • Springfield Scoop: A case where mercy, not scorn, should prevail

    SPRINGFIELD – Sometimes smart people do really stupid things.And sometimes good people do things tha ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:24 pm
  • Trump will lead the next great generation

    Wake up, people. The Democratic Party today is not the same party it was in 1960. The progressives have slowly but surely taken over. The Democrats I ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 9:33 pm
  • Keep ‘castle’ school; new one not needed

    I am concerned that Dixon School District voters are being stampeded and manipulated into supporting an unneeded, newly-built high school.
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 9:32 pm
  • Editorial cartoons for Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 – Nate Beeler & Dave Granlund

    Sept. 21, 2016 - 9:32 pm
  • SVM Editorial: Carrots and sticks target bullying

    There’s more than one way to skin a cat, so the saying goes.There’s also more than one way to discou ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 9:31 pm
  • Get with the times; respect the animals

    During a recent shopping excursion on the northeast end of Sterling, I was disheartened to see that Farm & Fleet had rented out a portion of its parki ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • Climate Reality program set for Sept. 29 Forum

    The public is invited to attend the Rock River Open Forum that will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Sterling Public Library. Elroy Wylde and ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • Too many goblins, not enough ‘art’

    This is a mild beef about early photo promos for Halloween and the lack of pictures of good artists’ work at "Paint the Town" in Morrison.
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 – Dave Granlund

    Sept. 20, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • SVM Editorial: Lee County's heroin battle – From mourning to hope to action to a celebration

    More than 18 months ago, the Dixon area had reason to mourn.Three Dixon residents died of heroin ove ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 11:24 pm
  • Opposes GOP stance on care for our veterans

    As a United States veteran, I need to speak up about the important issues in our state that impact our veterans community.
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 9:23 pm
  • District obeys law regarding ballot proposals

    A recent letter to this paper [“Use of public funds appears to violate law,” The Reader’s Voice, Sept. 17] suggested that our school district was viol ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 9:24 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 – Joe Heller

    Sept. 19, 2016 - 9:23 pm
  • SVM Editorial: Limestone relic's final days draw near

    The City Council of 149-year-old Rock Falls has finalized a deal with the Illinois EPA that clears the way for the demolition of the 149-year-old Lime ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • Ann McFeatters: Presidential vote pivots on Buckeye State

    SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – In less than a week, Hillary Clinton went from a 7-point lead over rival Donald ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 1:43 am
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