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  • On leaf burning, don’t ignore the will of the people

    I read with dismay the articles in the paper concerning the burning of yard waste in Rock Falls.Yes, ...
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Editorial: U of I must halt further missteps

    One need not be a University of Illinois student or alum to be concerned about the state of affairs at our state’s flagship university.
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • Remembering ‘Miss Anita’ at Sterling library

    I taught early childhood special education in Sterling for many years. Part of my curriculum was having “library day” every other Thursday with Miss A ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Children’s librarian fondly remembered

    Last month, we lost a wonderful woman [Anita Elgin]. To her family, she was wife, mother, and grandmother. To us, she was “Miss Anita.”
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Correction

    A letter to the editor in Saturday's edition had the wrong date for an event.The opening reception f ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Too hard to fire troublesome public workers

    SPRINGFIELD – I couldn’t help but shake my head when I read the latest about police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz.
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 - Granlund

    Nov. 11, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Editorial: Blame state, not council

    When Rock Falls residents open their real estate tax bills next spring, they might be tempted to blame the city for the higher amount they'll owe.
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

    Nov. 10, 2015 - 9:54 pm
  • World's most dangerous place

    SPRINGFIELD – The most dangerous place in the world on Aug. 15, 1950, was the Pusan Perimeter. On that day, 2nd Lt. Bob Evans arrived in-country, part ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 9:14 pm
  • Veterans' stories inspiring but not surprising

    While we can all rejoice this Veterans Day that the steady flow of U.S. casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan has slowed to a trickle, we must never forg ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 9:14 pm
  • Agent Orange sickened Navy vets; help them

    As of this writing, there are 289 members of the U.S. House who are co-sponsors of House Bill 969, and 34 members of the Senate who are co-sponsors of ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 9:14 pm
  • Editorial: Veterans' deeds aren't forgotten

    One admirable trait of Sauk Valley residents is the number of people who have served in the military.
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 9:16 pm
  • Fraud victim looks for help from prosecutor

    I am the victim of a crime perpetrated by a fraudulent self-proclaimed home improvement contractor. I also am the victim of the Whiteside County State ...
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 6:13 pm
  • 'Bloody barber' of 14th Avenue greatly missed

    It has come to my attention that many of Sweeney's young, and not-so-young, fans missed him this Halloween. Well, so did I.
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 6:13 pm
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