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  • Editorial cartoon for Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 - Joe Heller

    Nov. 28, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • Editorial: Despite the warnings, Illinois' gun law is working well

    If facts matter, the debate over the pros and cons of concealed carry in Illinois should be over.The ...
    Nov. 27, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Editorial cartoons for Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 – Robert Ariail & Dave Granlund

    Nov. 27, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • Ann McFeatters: Don’t allow hate to be ‘normalized’

    WASHINGTON – Last Friday, a few blocks from my house, a long-established, family-style Italian resta ...
    Nov. 27, 2016 - 11:14 pm
  • Foundation thanks Oregon event patrons

    On Nov. 12, Oregon Schools Foundation held its first-ever Draw Down Fundraiser at Rock River Center.
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Letter: Fundraiser for animal shelter a big success

    On Nov. 5, Granny Rose Animal Shelter hosted “Woofin’ for Wine and Barkin’ for Beer” at the Granny Rose K-9 Enrichment Center. It was a fun-filled eve ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 2:48 pm
  • Climate Reality Project points the way to renewable energy

    This summer I attended “The Climate Reality Project” in Houston with a friend and colleague. During 3 days of intense presentations, we received train ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 2:43 pm
  • Letter: Police ought to stop protests against Trump

    I guess everyone who protests against Donald Trump are all angels and never did anything wrong in their lives, yet they are all Americans. Americans d ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 2:48 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 - Dave Granlund

    Nov. 25, 2016 - 2:35 pm
  • What We Think: Clear the air for a better tomorrow

    Burning yard waste has long been allowed in Rock Falls. It’s a convenience for homeowners who can rake their autumn leaves, light a match, set the pil ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 2:41 pm
  • Letter: Library Friends appreciative of public support

    The Friends of the Lanark Public Library would like to take this time of the year to remind you all of how grateful we are for all of your support the ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 2:14 pm
  • Letter: Grateful for work donated by local painter

    You know nowadays we need more than ever to show a loving and caring heart to one another, in what seems like sometimes an unloving and uncaring world ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 2:13 pm
  • The center of society is not holding

    I spoke post-election to the Current Events class in Evanston, 30 or so mature and very successful professional and business couples who have been mee ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 2:55 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016

    By Jeff Stahler, Newspaper Enterprise Association ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 2:11 pm
  • The Donald’s rhetoric seems different now

    Donald Trump seems to have changed his tune by the time of his “60 Minutes” interview.Old slogan: Bu ...
    Nov. 24, 2016 - 9:20 pm
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    Reader Poll

    Rock Falls is considering a ban on leaf burning. Should the city finally take that step?
    Yes. Sterling and Dixon have had bans for years. It’s time for Rock Falls to impose a ban.
    No. It would be too great a burden for homeowners to dispose of fallen leaves in other ways.
    Not sure
    No opinion