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  • Opposition to death penalty seen firsthand

    My opposition to the death penalty took shape some four decades ago after reading “The Crime of Punishment” by Dr. Karl Menninger, an eminent U.S. psy ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • No second chances for child molesters

    What is wrong with the Illinois child molester law? Abused children don’t get a second chance.All I ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Open county board audits to the public

    A taxpayer-funded audit of a taxpayer-funded program cannot be reviewed by taxpayers.So say Auditor ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Start of school a time of hope

    Spring is usually considered a time of hope and renewal.But we can’t help but think that right now, ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Hobby Lobby decision opens the floodgates

    The Supreme Court is out of control, issuing some of the most ridiculous decisions imaginable. If voiding portions of the Voting Rights Act by declari ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Words can’t describe it

    Four life sentences in prison were announced this week for the convicted killer of four people in a Rock Falls apartment in June 2008.
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Street help, baskets truly appreciated

    I, too, would like to thank Street Commissioner Jeff Kuhn for his assistance with a street problem. 
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Thank God and Truman for war’s end

    Yes, Aug. 6 was a day in history. Why? Because the B-29, the Enola Gay, dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • People enriched by friends; county fairs need them, too

    To make a friend, you have to be a friend.For 25 years, the Whiteside County Fair Board has engaged ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Get involved in township; attend meetings

    Per usual, Ms. von Bergen Wessels is on point with her letter in SV Weekend on Aug. 2. Thank you for all you’ve done and tried to do. The time and ene ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Forum group to host Smiddy on Thursday

    State Rep. Mike Smiddy, D-Hillsdale, will be the guest of the Rock River Open Forum at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Rock Falls Public Library. The public is ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • ‘Fixing Illinois’ worth reading, talking about

    The Sauk Valley Media Editorial Board has made several references to the book “Fixing Illinois: Politics and Policy in the Prairie State” in recent we ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • From our archives: ‘Take no sides’ in European war

    Note to readers – Sauk Valley Media reprints editorials and articles from the past as a regular Monday feature. The following items appeared in the Te ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Those who like Ike still waiting for his memorial

    WASHINGTON – For the millions eagerly waiting to visit the long-planned Eisenhower memorial on a 4-a ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Strong support helps Kreider events succeed

    July 18 was an amazing day for Kreider Services in Dixon. We hosted our inaugural golf open, with 144 golfers teeing off at Lost Nation. That evening, ...
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 1:15 am

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