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  • GUEST COLUMN: Bankruptcy, education losses surely follow casino expansion

    In Illinois, Lincoln’s essential premise of “government of the people, by the people, and for the people” has been corrupted into “government of the c ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 11:42 pm
  • ‘Poor clientele’ statement was enlightening

    “America is more divided than ever” continues to be the political Catch 22 of this century. How do we reconcile our differences, is the question with ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 11:43 pm
  • County failed to interview Fagerman; why?

    I am a local criminal defense attorney and have been anxiously waiting to find out who the new Whiteside County state’s attorney is going to be.
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 11:43 pm
  • Editorial cartoons for Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 – Dave Granlund & Joe Heller

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    Feb. 15, 2017 - 11:42 pm
  • SVM EDITORIAL: Foresight leads to mobile command post in Lee County

    Hindsight is always 20/20, so the saying goes.What about foresight?Good things can happen when the l ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 11:42 pm
  • Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 – Dave Granlund & Jeff Stahler

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    Feb. 15, 2017 - 12:23 am
  • Vote no on tax hike for new Lee jail facility

    How gullible do you think the people of Dixon really are?Prior to last March’s election, advocates f ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 12:23 am
  • Former state rep. to speak on Thursday

    Former state Rep. Mike Smiddy, D-Hillsdale, will moderate the Open Forum meeting scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the community room at the Rock ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 12:23 am
  • SPRINGFIELD SCOOP: Illinois Dems love their dynasties

    SPRINGFIELD – What is it about Illinois Democrats and political dynasties?I’ve never quite understoo ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 12:22 am
  • SVM EDITORIAL: More exercise for adults the goal of Oregon park upgrade

    Public parks equipped with playgrounds are also generally equipped with something else installed around those playgrounds.
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 12:21 am
  • Two marches say a lot about ‘love, freedom’

    It was interesting to see the two marches for love and freedom.The first march, Madonna and Ashley J ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 11:31 pm
  • Wonders why Gouker gave Harn support

    Regarding the Ogle County Sheriff Michael Harn article in SV Weekend on Jan. 14 [“What happens when voters pick the wrong man,” Sauk Valley Media Edit ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 11:31 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 – Joe Heller

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    Feb. 13, 2017 - 11:31 pm
  • SVM EDITORIAL: Obama state holiday bill is off the mark

    Pending grand bargains aside, Illinois remains in an unprecedented budget, debt and financial crisis.
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 11:46 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 – Joe Heller

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    Feb. 12, 2017 - 9:28 pm
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