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  • No one should fear approach of a policeman

    When I was raising my son, I never worried about what would happen if he were approached by a policeman. It was not an issue.
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 4:03 pm
  • Shrine of 12 Apostles is an exciting idea

    One of the first articles of the New Year was Don Burton’s “A heavenly vision” of a “Shrine of the 12 Apostles” [SV Weekend, Jan. 3]. He proposes a hu ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 5:12 pm
  • State financial fix starts at car bumpers

    Many Illinoisans hope the incoming Rauner administration will quickly tackle debt-plagued Illinois’ financial problems.
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 4:02 pm
  • Behind the Reader's Voice | Betty Clementz

    Note to readers: This is another in a series of question-and-answer features about people who frequently write letters to the editor.
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 4:02 pm
  • Food pantry very grateful for donations

    The Fish Food Pantry is very grateful for all the donations made during the holiday season. Companies, organizations, families and individuals contrib ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • Church women give generously to Honor Flight

    In December, I got a call from one of the ladies at the First Presbyterian Church of Franklin Grove. She asked whether I could come out to their Chris ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • Sun sets on Quinn era

    Gov. Pat Quinn’s 6-year tenure as Illinois’ top elected official is nearly over.The Chicago Democrat ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • U.S. Congress: Looking forward by looking back

    With the 114th Congress just underway, the political world is focused intently on the road ahead. Taxes, trade, immigration, climate change, job creat ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • Time to invest in Dixon public swimming pool

    I couldn't help but notice the wonderful benches they placed in the downtown area. The view is the most commanding of all. They all face the beautiful ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 9:05 pm
  • Leadership change can't come fast enough

    Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner says he likes a challenge, and he certainly will get many when he takes charge of Illinois on Jan. 12.
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 9:05 pm
  • Minimum-wage hike could hurt more than it helps

    SPRINGFIELD – Many years ago, I was a minimum-wage worker making $3.35 an hour writing obituaries for the Galesburg Register-Mail.
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 9:05 pm
  • Park board all in the family?

    The pre-Christmas news that three members of the Pritchard family, and no one else, filed to run on April 7 for four vacant seats on the Dixon Park Bo ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 9:05 pm
  • Group seeks ideas for new year activities

    The Rock River Open Forum invites the public to participate in a meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Sterling Public Library. Participants will h ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Grateful that missing purse was returned

    I would like to give a big thank you to the people of Walmart who round up the shopping carts and find purses left in them.
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Another day, another comptroller

    We don't know what shoe size the late Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka wore, but her replacement has some big shoes to fill.
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 9:49 pm
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