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  • Water hookup issue a matter of lost liberty

    In response to Mr. Cushman’s letter [“Rock Falls acts reasonably in city water issue,” The Reader’s Voice, Feb. 13], interest in liberty should be eve ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 6:14 pm
  • Be responsible in funding of state Medicaid

    As a result of recently enacted reforms, Illinois’ Medicaid program is in the midst of great transformation, with new ways to deliver care, improve ou ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 6:14 pm
  • Blockage was the city’s fault, not resident’s

    This past week, my sewer backed up here in Rock Falls because of the city’s blockage in the street, thus flooding my basement and ruining my water hea ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 6:14 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 - Granlund

    Feb. 20, 2015 - 6:13 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 - Heller

    Feb. 20, 2015 - 6:13 pm
  • Worthwhile wisdom from America’s ‘dad’

    On Dec. 14, 1799, the final day of his life, 67-year-old George Washington, weakened by an infection after a horseback ride in a snowstorm, along with ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 6:14 pm
  • Convention of states will be speaker's topic

    As we turn to read or listen to the media daily, there is one thing we hear – the federal government is out of control. Our voices are trampled by bur ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Thanks for coat funds; vouchers still available

    A huge thank you to many individuals and businesses for your monetary donations for Sterling Kiwanis Foundation’s “Coats for Kids.”
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Impressed by fundraiser for Ashton’s 150th

    Dear Ashton supporters:Congratulations to all those who planned and carried out the delightful fundr ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Editorial: Florissa will enhance lives; bank on that

    Florissa, the newest addition to downtown Dixon, will be in the former home of U.S. Bank. We find the location quite appropriate.
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Thief shouldn't be allowed to keep trophies

    Talk about corruption and filth in Washington, D.C., Dixon and the Crundwell affair is a disgrace to humanity – $54 million she swindled from the city ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Unconditional love and grace a stronghold

    Come, come all you who are weary and heavy laden. Rest under his healing wings of unconditional love and grace.
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Compulsory dues, free speech crux of federal lawsuit

    SPRINGFIELD – Should people be compelled to support a political cause they don’t believe in?That’s t ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Abe’s visit keeps on giving

    History tells us that Abraham Lincoln visited Sterling once in his life.He journeyed to the up-and-c ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Time to close Open Meetings Act loophole

    David McSweeney hasn’t forgotten.McSweeney, the Republican state representative from Barrington Hill ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 9:38 pm
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