61°FFairFull Forecast


  • Time for a GOP mutiny

    In March, it looked entirely possible that none of the Republican presidential candidates would arri ...
    June 23, 2016 - 8:52 pm
  • Editorial: Welcome home, again, to 1644th

    “We’re very glad to welcome them back, and we’re proud of them, and we want to give them back to their families as soon as we can,” then-Sterling Mayo ...
    June 23, 2016 - 9:01 pm
  • Rape laws are very clear

    The YWCA Sauk Valley is the rape crisis center for Lee and Whiteside counties. Each year, we serve dozens of victims of sexual assault. And not one of ...
    June 22, 2016 - 8:37 pm
  • Anti-gunners use distortion and falsehoods

    This is in response to “Gun views fractious even as fewer bear arms” [by The Associated Press] published online [saukvalley.com] on Sunday.
    June 22, 2016 - 8:37 pm
  • How Mike Madigan became Illinois’ ‘king’

    Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan’s first political splash had nothing to do with policy. It wasn’t a blueprint for a better state. It wasn’t middle ...
    June 22, 2016 - 8:37 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Thursday, June 23, 2016 - Jim Morin

    June 22, 2016 - 8:38 pm
  • Editorial: Busy, busy, busy weekend ahead; get out and enjoy

    The first weekend in July is normally a busy time around the Sauk Valley, with festivals galore and Fourth of July activities in abundance.
    June 22, 2016 - 9:02 pm
  • Forum hosts latest Michael Moore film

    The Rock River Open Forum invites the public to view and discuss the latest Michael Moore film, “Where to Invade Next: Prepare to be liberated.”
    June 21, 2016 - 9:14 pm
  • Give back hope to children with autism

    It has been more than a month since Gov. Rauner received Senate Bill 2038, a bipartisan measure that provides critical short-term funding for social a ...
    June 21, 2016 - 9:14 pm
  • Action by July 1? Highly doubtful

    There may be a pressure point building for lawmakers to at least consider a stopgap budget to get the state to January.
    June 21, 2016 - 9:14 pm
  • Editorial: Give attendance policy a try, not board expansion

    Earlier this month, the five-member Dixon Park District Board had preliminary discussions about possibly adding two seats.
    June 21, 2016 - 10:50 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - Dave Granlund

    June 21, 2016 - 9:14 pm
  • Special exhibit at grist mill

    Thank you very much for your coverage of Franklin Creek Grist Mill’s hosting of Water/Ways, a new exhibition produced by the Smithsonian Institution i ...
    June 20, 2016 - 10:25 pm
  • Celebrates retired officer as her hero

    I remember when a Rock Falls female officer name "Mitsie" was on the force. She was a wonderful officer of the law.
    June 20, 2016 - 10:25 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Monday, June 20, 2016 - Joe Heller

    June 20, 2016 - 10:25 pm
  • National video

    Reader Poll

    Do you plan to attend a Fourth of July fireworks show this year?
    Not sure
    No opinion