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  • Amid impasse, where is the state’s money?

    What confuses and worries me about our budget dilemma in Illinois is this: where is the money? I mean physically, where is it being kept?
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Earth Angel season is underway

    It’s that time of year again. Earth Angel season is officially here. We have been busy with preparations for our 12th season.
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Students need the services of social workers

    As parents and students get excited about school, let us think beyond our students’ basic educational needs. Children’s success hinges not only on the ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Snowmobilers should respect rights of others

    A recent article in our Illinois Snowmobiler magazine, written by the president of the Illinois Association of Snowmobile Clubs, said, “It is like the ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 3:59 pm
  • Issue of stray cats prompts many questions

    More than 10 years ago, the city of Sterling passed an ordinance on cats. Cats had to stay in their own yard. I would like to have the readers’ opinio ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Free program addresses grief and support

    If you are learning to live with the death of someone you love, join us for an informative, inspiring, hope-filled evening. As the holidays approach, ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 3:59 pm
  • Township’s annual financial figures still off

    Does it never end? On Nov. 2, Coloma Township published the figures sent to the Illinois comptroller for the fiscal year 2014-15. In May, another repo ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Editorial: Rollin’ on smooth, scenic River Street

    Dixon’s mayor and city council say they’re proud of how the River Street reconstruction project turned out.
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 4:01 pm
  • Hunt for a better way to deliver services

    Years ago, a friend of mine wanted to title a book of his, “Everybody cares but nobody knows,” but his publisher nixed the idea.
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 4:02 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 - Heller

    Nov. 12, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Little cause to celebrate latest D.C. deal

    You can understand why President Obama and congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle sought to cast their end-of-October budget deal in the bes ...
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Responsibility must be forced on government

    U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos tells us, “A highway bill is an investment in America, ... in business, ... in families, ... in our economy, ... in jobs.” Bust ...
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • Plan to attend special dinner on Saturday

    Here are some thoughts for those wondering about attending the annual community Thanksgiving dinner presented by the East Grove Union Church of Amboy ...
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • 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
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