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  • Transgender discrimination will not stand

    WASHINGTON – It started with bedrooms. Now it involves bathrooms. What is it about other people’s pr ...
    May 15, 2016 - 8:17 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Monday, May 16, 2016 - Joe Heller

    May 15, 2016 - 8:16 pm
  • From our archives: Flying humanity? Not likely on earth

    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 ...
    May 15, 2016 - 8:07 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, May 14, 2016 - Nate Beeler

    May 13, 2016 - 8:32 pm
  • Fantasy sports gambling aims at youth market

    Virtually a nonentity in 2012, by 2015, daily fantasy sports was the largest advertiser in the U.S. 
    May 13, 2016 - 8:27 pm
  • Lee fair group looks forward to the future

    The May 6 article “They’re not getting their fair share” did a disservice to other county fairs in our area. Although the state’s budget crisis is dir ...
    May 13, 2016 - 8:26 pm
  • GOP created transgender bathroom issue

    Republican legislators just can’t help themselves, perpetually proposing solutions to problems that don’t exist. Now it’s transgenders in the bathroom ...
    May 13, 2016 - 8:26 pm
  • Editorial: Long past time for redistricting revolution

    Frustrated voters who are tired of the political and governmental status quo in dysfunctional Illinois are a step closer to being able to vote for rea ...
    May 13, 2016 - 8:29 pm
  • ‘Why are you so tough on Rauner?’ Here’s why

    Several readers have asked of me, in effect, “Why are you so tough on Rauner?”The readers appear to ...
    May 13, 2016 - 8:26 pm
  • The village of people ‘truly a strange village’

    Imagine a single village of 100 people that is the world’s population scaled down in all their attributes.
    May 15, 2016 - 8:41 pm
  • Ex-congressmen just shake their heads

    I had the good fortune last week to spend some time in Washington, D.C., with about a dozen former members of Congress. As you’d expect, we got to tal ...
    May 12, 2016 - 10:25 pm
  • Protesters, university care little about free speech rights

    University of Illinois officials aren't taking the assault on campus free speech as seriously as their duties require.
    May 12, 2016 - 10:24 pm
  • Local Editorial: Section details the many efforts to combat heroin abuse

    It is much more likely today that you know someone who is using heroin than it was a few years ago.T ...
    May 12, 2016 - 10:31 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Thursday, May 12, 2016 - Nate Beeler

    May 11, 2016 - 10:21 pm
  • State cannot afford to raise tobacco age

    Are Illinois lawmakers once again trying to bolster up neighboring states’ economies? With newly-proposed tobacco legislation that would drive consume ...
    May 11, 2016 - 10:19 pm
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