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  • Throw all the state officials out

    The Illinois state government’s budget problems are solely due to self-inflicted wounds. Mix in mismanagement and politicians putting themselves befor ...
    July 12, 2016 - 9:42 pm
  • Kudos to city for signs that aid businesses

    A bit of good cheer. I would like to commend the city of Sterling for quickly and professionally addressing an issue brought up by business owners loc ...
    July 12, 2016 - 9:42 pm
  • What We Think: An experiment in responsibility

    One of the changes brought about by Illinois’ yearlong budget impasse had to do with reminders that used to be mailed by the secretary of state’s offi ...
    July 12, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, July 13, 2016 – Joe Heller

    July 12, 2016 - 9:40 pm
  • It's a walking bridge, not a bicycle path

    For over 50 years I've had arthritic knees! Two years ago, arthritis started affecting my hips, and I had to use a cane to walk, many days being worse ...
    July 11, 2016 - 8:24 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Tuesday, July 12, 2016 – Dave Granlund

    July 11, 2016 - 8:24 pm
  • What We Think: It's wise to invest in downtowns

    Recent events reinforce the wisdom of leaders in the Sauk Valley’s core communities who have made investment in downtown business districts and riverf ...
    July 11, 2016 - 8:23 pm
  • Arrogant candidates a poor reflection of strong nation

    WASHINGTON – As the last balloons fall over the Democratic and Republican infomercials in Philadelph ...
    July 10, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • From our archives: Glorify Lost Cause? Bury it instead

    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 ...
    July 11, 2016 - 10:16 am
  • Editorial cartoon for Monday, July 11, 2016 – Rob Rogers

    July 10, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • Thanks to all for successful golf outing

    Hospice of the Rock River Valley, a United Way agency, thanks everyone who participated in the 14th annual Hospice of the Rock River Vall ...
    July 9, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • No indictment for Hillary, but no exoneration, either

    The FBI says no criminal charges should be filed against Hillary Clinton for sending and receiving c ...
    July 8, 2016 - 8:45 pm
  • Facing 75 is easier from a distance

    Thoughts of turning 75 in a few weeks recall to me the provocative article by oncologist Ezekiel Emanuel, “Why I Hope to Die at 75” (Atlantic, October ...
    July 8, 2016 - 8:45 pm
  • National bird habitat destroyed on Fourth of July

    For several years now, a pair of bald eagles have made their home a few miles north of Sterling, beside Elkhorn Creek, where it crosses Sunshine Road. ...
    July 8, 2016 - 8:45 pm
  • Technological advances, both then and now

    I remember when I was 5 or 6 years old, and we got our first TV. It was a black-and-white tabletop Crosley, and it was awesome.
    July 8, 2016 - 8:45 pm
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