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  • Here in 2017, we live in a dicey cyberworld

    I  was at a desktop computer in a public library recently when the internet went down. The distraught looks of my fellow library patrons stimulated me ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 10:12 pm
  • Letter: Congrats to new president; put U.S. first!

    Congratulations to President Trump on his first week as president. He has accomplished more good in the first 7 days for the American people than Pres ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 10:16 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 - Nate Beeler

    Feb. 10, 2017 - 10:11 pm
  • What We Think: Lee jail is a problem that must be solved

    How do you solve a problem like the deteriorating, outdated, noncompliant, 47-year-old Lee County Jail?
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 10:13 pm
  • Letter: Worried about Trump, Social Security, travel

    What’s Trump going to do next? How many of you are worried about your old age? I’m sure many of you ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 10:14 pm
  • Innocent lives aren’t always protected here

    Just a quick note to compliment Mr. Delbert Schafer on his piece regarding the blind eye of government involvement of taking innocent lives [“Let our ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 11:23 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 – Rob Rogers

    Feb. 9, 2017 - 11:20 pm
  • SVM Editorial Board Roundtable: Neighborhood tourism is a concept that’s growing. When out-of-town friends and relatives visit, what local attractions do you like to take them to?

    This week’s question: Neighborhood tourism is a concept that’s growing. When out-of-town friends and relatives visit, what local attractions do you li ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 11:21 pm
  • BYRON YORK: Judge was wrong on U.S. security

    Judge James Robart, of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington State, believes there is no basis for President Trump's executiv ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 11:19 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD SCOOP: Munger joins other losers who snag cushy state jobs

    SPRINGFIELD – When I heard Friday that Gov. Bruce Rauner hired former Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger for a $135,000-a-year job, I just groaned.
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 10:19 pm
  • Sister Cities flags illustrate global solidarity

    Dixon Sister Cities Association was born nearly 30 years ago as a direct result of a courageous effort initiated by a small Arctic city named Dikson, ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 8:21 pm
  • SVM EDITORIAL: Sterling family's uplifting story is a nice change in trying times

    There’s been a lot of strife in the news lately. Stories about protest marches and heated Senate hearings and troublesome tweets have filled newspaper ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 11:04 pm
  • Editorial cartoons for Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 – Nate Beeler & Dave Granlund

    Feb. 8, 2017 - 8:21 pm
  • Sees absurdity in three Roundtable views

    After reading the three opinions from Roundtable writers [SVM Editorial Board Roundtable, Feb. 3], I agree with the presidential spokesman.
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 7:55 pm
  • Will reluctantly vote yes for new Lee County jail

    I took a tour of the Lee County Jail in Dixon on Feb. 1 and spent quite a bit of time there learning more about the issues they are facing.
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 7:55 pm
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    There’s a movement afoot in the Illinois Legislature to name former President Barack Obama’s birthday (Aug. 4) as a legal holiday in Illinois. What do you think?
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