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  • Support for fundraiser is appreciated

    The Sterling Tau Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi held its biannual fundraising auction Oct. 20 at the Candlelight Inn in Rock Falls. Sheila Brune was the ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Rauner should uphold medical cannabis usage

    Physicians should be permitted to use their professional judgment to determine the most effective therapies for patients.
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 5:03 pm
  • Fantasy sports betting poses a big conundrum

    Over the holidays, my great-niece Camille and I sat down at her laptop to do some daily fantasy sports betting, so I could learn what it was all about ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 5:05 pm
  • Encourages naysayers to rethink unions

    In light of the state’s budget woes, I, for one, am getting sick of everyone – politicians, small business owners, and sometimes editorialists in this ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 4:55 pm
  • Water rates go up, but they never go down

    Years ago, my wife and I bought a house. The loan started out local, then it was sold to a company out of state. We bought a new vehicle 2 months ago. ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 4:55 pm
  • Let lives of quality replace consumption

    "Money is the most important thing in the world. It represents health, strength, honor, generosity and beauty, as conspicuously and undeniably as the ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 4:55 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 - Granlund

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  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 - Heller

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    Jan. 29, 2016 - 4:55 pm
  • Editorial: What price victory? Casualties mount

    Politics has often been compared to war. In that vein, the ongoing Illinois budgetary battle could ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 5:03 pm
  • Study: Medical cannabis lessens opioid overdoses

    As a certified alcohol and other drug abuse counselor, I see firsthand how the number of drug overdoses from abusing opioid pain medications is at epi ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 6:16 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 - Granlund

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    Jan. 28, 2016 - 6:16 pm
  • Reform civil forfeiture laws to end abuse

    SPRINGFIELD – “It’s not the job of a police department to make money – it’s our job to enforce the law.”
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 6:16 pm
  • Editorial: With rebel flag, perception is reality

    In light of the controversy about the wearing of Confederate flag imagery by a Prophetstown High School student, we revisit two Sauk Valley Media edit ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 6:19 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 - Granlund

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    Jan. 27, 2016 - 10:52 pm
  • Lack of budget is ‘sickening irresponsibility’

    I have covered much of this ground earlier, yet the dysfunctional state of our state is so dire that I feel compelled to rant yet again, to add my eve ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 8:49 pm
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