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  • Counting our blessings this Thanksgiving season

    Thanksgiving is nearly here, and with it the opportunity to enjoy a nice meal and fellowship with family and friends as we give thanks for the blessin ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 7:47 pm
  • Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 – Nate Beeler

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    Nov. 22, 2016 - 7:44 pm
  • Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 – Joe Heller & Drew Litton

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    Nov. 21, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • Shame on all voters who backed Trump

    I have to weigh in on the election. Why? Because I know more about politics than anyone in America. Believe me!
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • ‘Little dictators’ shouldn’t ban leaf burning

    I read with dismay the Gazette’s article on the Rock Falls City Council discussion on banning leaf burning.
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • Ann McFeatters: As Trump era dawns, nothing appears sacred

    WASHINGTON – Did you happen to notice the diamond-and-gold bracelet Ivanka Trump was wearing Sunday ...
    Nov. 20, 2016 - 8:19 pm
  • Martin Schram: Why politicians, pundits miss reality that’s in plain sight

    It’s been nearly 2 weeks since the presidential reality boggled the precast minds of politics, pundi ...
    Nov. 20, 2016 - 8:27 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 - Matt Davies

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    Nov. 20, 2016 - 8:19 pm
  • New Dem comptroller could wreak havoc

    I promise readers this is the last column, at least for a while, about my near-obsession, understandable as I think it is, over the failure of the gov ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 8:32 pm
  • Letter: ‘Block RICL’ signs will not be going away

    As the election season passes and political signs are taken down, there are some signs that will remain up. The signs say “Block RICL” [Rock Island Cl ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 8:37 pm
  • Remembering past presidential accomplishments

    There was a time decades ago when presidents really got things done. Franklin Delano Roosevelt helped the American people regain faith in their presid ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 8:29 pm
  • Letter: Public should not have to pay more for road

    Why is the Dixon Park District faced with fixing the newly surfaced park road? The people who shoul ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 8:36 pm
  • Letter: Time to run country more like a business

    A recent letter from an Amboy reader implied that the president-elect is a “moron” and his supporters are merely gullible “plain folk of the land.” Pr ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 8:35 pm
  • Letter: Prefers to have ‘embarrassed’ Trump in office

    Like the proverbial guy who almost gets hit by the passing bus, I have a goofy response to Mr. T as president. I mean, it seemed to come so close.
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 8:37 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 - Nate Beeler

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    Nov. 18, 2016 - 8:29 pm
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    Reader Poll

    Rock Falls is considering a ban on leaf burning. Should the city finally take that step?
    Yes. Sterling and Dixon have had bans for years. It’s time for Rock Falls to impose a ban.
    No. It would be too great a burden for homeowners to dispose of fallen leaves in other ways.
    Not sure
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