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  • Worried about street closure, ‘massive’ jail

    The decision was made to not put the new Ogle County Jail to a referendum. Instead, public meetings have been held to answer questions and concerns – ...
    March 20, 2017 - 11:33 pm
  • THE CANDIDATES' VOICES: Susie Corbitt – ‘Be more proactive with development’

    Sauk Valley Media presents a series of guest columns by candidates in key contested races in the April 4 election. Candidates were invited to write up ...
    March 23, 2017 - 12:16 am
  • THE CANDIDATES' VOICES: Doug Knapp – ‘Success is always a collaborative effort’

    Sauk Valley Media presents a series of guest columns by candidates in key contested races in the April 4 election. Candidates were invited to write up ...
    March 23, 2017 - 12:16 am
  • Spivey, Looney best candidates for BHC Board

    For nearly 2 years, Black Hawk College administration has been cutting staff, faculty, programs and courses.
    March 19, 2017 - 6:01 pm
  • Elect Looney, Spivey trustees at Black Hawk

    I strongly encourage voters to go to the polls April 4 to support Jon Looney and Steve Spivey for election to the Black Hawk College Board of Trustees ...
    March 19, 2017 - 6:01 pm
  • Vote Marshall for city council

    We are proudly supporting Ryan Marshall in his candidacy for Dixon City councilman. Having known Ryan for 10 years, we have seen him grow and mature i ...
    March 19, 2017 - 6:01 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Monday, March 20, 2017 - Joe Heller

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    March 19, 2017 - 6:00 pm
  • Illinois universities charge high price for perverse priorities

    Joni Sorce feels conned.Her daughter graduated from Illinois State University in 2014. They now shar ...
    March 19, 2017 - 5:59 pm
  • Support for slumber party appreciated

    On March 4, a slumber party was at the Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA as part of the Sleep Well, Live Well project. This venture, where 80 beds were ...
    March 18, 2017 - 1:15 am
  • Thanks to all who supported Payne benefit

    It is with a larger than life heartfelt “thank you” to all the individuals and businesses that helped to make the Traci Holbrook Payne benefit a huge ...
    March 18, 2017 - 1:15 am
  • Nowlan: Is restoring the American spirit a dream?

    In his first address to Congress, President Trump exhorted us to renew the American spirit. I worry Americans are not up to the challenge. Or am I bei ...
    March 17, 2017 - 9:25 pm
  • Aitken: Vibrant parks crucial to community

    My name is Kip Aitken, and I am seeking re-election to the Sterling Park District Board of Commissioners.
    March 17, 2017 - 9:25 pm
  • Corbitt: Years of experience helpful to Polo

    I am the current Polo city clerk; after six elections and 24 years as clerk, I have decided to run for mayor of Polo.
    March 17, 2017 - 9:25 pm
  • Vote Schneider for supervisor of Sterling Twp.

    Hello, my name is Cathy Binder, and I am writing this letter in support of Angie Schneider, who is running for the Sterling Township supervisor positi ...
    March 17, 2017 - 9:23 pm
  • Corbitt well qualified to be Polo mayor

    Please let me introduce myself. I’m the city clerk of Auburn Hills, Michigan. Prior to being appointed here, I was an elected clerk, also in Michigan. ...
    March 17, 2017 - 9:23 pm
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