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  • 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
  • Trump plays to anger, division, not hope, unity

    I am a Republican who did not vote for Trump; I will have to think long and hard before I do.I also, ...
    July 8, 2016 - 8:45 pm
  • Impressed by petunia baskets

    To the Dixon in Bloom Committee, the hanging petunia baskets are beautiful.Thank you for all your ha ...
    July 8, 2016 - 8:45 pm
  • Congrats to elected officials willing to ‘look’

    About a year ago, I wrote a letter to the editor revealing what I had learned by examining the bank statements of Coloma Township. I wrote that there ...
    July 8, 2016 - 8:45 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, July 9, 2016 - Dave Granlund

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    July 8, 2016 - 8:45 pm
  • Editorial: State budget father would be appalled

    Half a loaf is better than none, so the saying goes. A half-year budget is also better than none, m ...
    July 8, 2016 - 9:51 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, July 9, 2016 - Jim Morin

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    July 8, 2016 - 8:45 pm
  • Juno boldly goes to a planet far away

    On the Fourth of July, NASA’s Juno spacecraft was the source of a light show that put to shame anyth ...
    July 7, 2016 - 9:50 pm
  • State’s AFSCME contract in need of a reality check

    George works for the state of Illinois. He has a clerical job. Nothing fancy.But it pays the bills.O ...
    July 7, 2016 - 9:52 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Friday, July 8, 2016 - Joe Heller

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    July 7, 2016 - 9:50 pm
  • Traffic safety statistics take a wrong turn

    Federal and state highway traffic safety statistics tell a tale of increasing danger for drivers and passengers.
    July 7, 2016 - 9:49 pm
  • Turn from poor choices; repent

    Are you sick and tired of being miserable? Are you tired of being controlled by drugs, cigarettes, alcohol, foods, anger?
    July 6, 2016 - 3:50 pm
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