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  • Editorial: Don’t rely on sirens alone

    Today’s editorial will be straightforward. Wednesday is the 1-year anniversary of the Woodhaven Lak ...
    June 20, 2016 - 11:01 pm
  • (Carefully) enjoy our majestic national parks

    WASHINGTON – We forget, in our over-air-conditioned, too-containerized world, that nature is dangero ...
    June 19, 2016 - 8:13 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Monday, June 20, 2016 - Matt Davies

    June 19, 2016 - 8:13 pm
  • From our archives: Time to support 2nd Petunia Festival

    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 ...
    June 19, 2016 - 8:14 pm
  • School profile should include demographics

    Why has no school district official or consultant thought just a bit “outside the box”? As for the architectural designs seen so far, they’re quite go ...
    June 17, 2016 - 7:59 pm
  • Father’s Day lesson: How hard work can really pay off

    SPRINGFIELD – As Father’s Day approaches, I’ve been reflecting a bit more on my dad, who died last August.
    June 17, 2016 - 7:56 pm
  • Face to face with Prophetstown’s Bud Thompson

    I am giving readers a break from my rants about the destructive state budget impasse.In that regard, ...
    June 17, 2016 - 7:56 pm
  • Editorial: This is not your father’s Illinois; fix it

    “This is not your father’s Oldsmobile” was the theme of a General Motors advertising campaign in the late 1980s and early 1990s that some readers will ...
    June 17, 2016 - 5:49 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Friday, June 17, 2016 - Matt Davies

    June 17, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • He offers love, forgiveness and kindness

    How sad to hear and see so many lost and broken ones, and so many prisoners to drugs, alcohol, battery, etc. We are prisoners to all that controls us.
    June 16, 2016 - 9:07 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Monday, June 20, 2016 - Rob Rogers

    June 16, 2016 - 9:07 pm
  • GOP needs a superdelegate rescue

    Splashed all over the news this week is precisely the sort of political crisis many party leaders we ...
    June 16, 2016 - 9:07 pm
  • Editorial: More reasons to reform how districts are drawn

    If you need any more reasons in favor of reforming Illinois’ highly partisan redistricting process, The Associated Press came up with several this wee ...
    June 17, 2016 - 10:20 am
  • Waiting period, hearings could delay classes

    Once again, an editorial ran in Tuesday's paper [“Make tentative contracts public,” Sauk Valley Media Editorial Board, June 14] urging that the terms ...
    June 15, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • Placing blame on the victim of assault is wrong

    Mr. Rowland, after reading your letter [“No sympathy felt for female assault victim,” The Reader’s Voice, June 14] several times, I am inspired to res ...
    June 15, 2016 - 10:42 pm
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