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  • PTSD is topic of Open Forum event Thursday

    The Rock River Open Forum invites the public from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday to the Soldiers Lounge that is found inside Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third S ...
    July 15, 2016 - 7:04 pm
  • Give justice to victims who are shot by police

    It’s happening again. More African-American men shot and killed while under police custody. I am a white woman, and I see the injustice that is done t ...
    July 15, 2016 - 7:04 pm
  • A realistic proposal to fund state pensions fully

    A thoughtful friend of mine has an idea that would fully fund Illinois pension obligations – and save more than $2 billion a year in annual state spen ...
    July 15, 2016 - 7:04 pm
  • Lucky enough for a second chance at love

    If you were fortunate enough to fall in love once, you will know what a truly magical experience it was. Not all of us are so lucky.
    July 15, 2016 - 6:48 pm
  • Political bar fight resembles old Western

    Call the town marshall. This political bar fight is getting out of control.Yes, politics in general ...
    July 15, 2016 - 6:48 pm
  • Impressed with sports teams and coaches

    Congratulations are certainly in order for Coach Becki Edmonson and her 2016 Sterling softball team. To win 34 games in one season is outstanding in a ...
    July 15, 2016 - 6:47 pm
  • Editorial: Take rest of July off, then back to work

    Illinois’ terrible financial crisis shows no signs of abating. If anything, the state’s financial o ...
    July 15, 2016 - 7:02 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, July 16, 2016 - Nate Beeler

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    July 15, 2016 - 6:46 pm
  • Pipe organ concert was a fest highlight

    One of the highlights at the Dixon Petunia Festival, for the approximately 400 people who attended the free concert at the Historic Dixon Theatre, was ...
    July 14, 2016 - 11:18 pm
  • Playing with fire may lead to a better Illinois

    I was scrolling through my Facebook news feed one day recently when I spun past a guy in a tie juggl ...
    July 14, 2016 - 11:17 pm
  • Dixon helped greatly by this ‘president’

    When trying to get one’s mind around the active, purposeful and impactful 58 years that comprised the life of Jeffrey A. Lovett, who died Sunday, one ...
    July 14, 2016 - 11:18 pm
  • Patriotic song is appreciated

    Once again the annual Reagan Run was a huge success. The race for the first time recorded the 1,700-runners mark.
    July 13, 2016 - 5:04 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Thursday, July 14, 2016 – Dave Granlund

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    July 13, 2016 - 3:42 pm
  • Risking state secrets, Clinton disqualifies herself to lead U.S.

    Hillary Clinton has disqualified herself from the presidency.No matter what your tribal politics mig ...
    July 13, 2016 - 5:06 pm
  • A fond salute to the inventor of Jan’s sauce

    Chicken George is one of those specialty dishes for which the Sterling-Rock Falls restaurant realm is famous.
    July 13, 2016 - 5:08 pm
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