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  • Gauging the state of the Sauk Valley

    In January, Americans heard from the president about the State of the Union.In February, Illinoisans ...
    March 23, 2015 - 4:38 pm
  • Vote Kuhn for Dixon mayor

    I would like to submit a list of attributes of Jeff Kuhn to help inform voters what kind of a man he is and why he should become the next mayor of the ...
    March 22, 2015 - 8:36 pm
  • Mayor wants a boat dock? Write a check

    Mr. Burke, you have mentioned many times you wanted the boat dock before you leave office. I have the answer to your wants.
    March 22, 2015 - 8:36 pm
  • Board's role: 'Represent the community'

    Sterling has exceptional teachers and administrators who are passionate and effective educators. In the next few years, the challenges we face in educ ...
    March 22, 2015 - 8:36 pm
  • Note to readers

    James "Jay" Van Horn, also a candidate for Sterling School Board, declined to submit a candidate's column.
    March 22, 2015 - 8:36 pm
  • Forum to host state’s attorney

    The Rock River Open Forum invites the public to participate in an open discussion by Trish Joyce, Whiteside County state’s attorney, of her successes ...
    March 22, 2015 - 8:36 pm
  • Ogle nuclear plant is vital to the community

    When young people and skilled workers look for areas with good-paying jobs, when families grow, and when retirees look to settle down, they all share ...
    March 22, 2015 - 8:36 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Monday, March 23, 2015

    March 22, 2015 - 8:36 pm
  • Hodgetts say thanks to all for assistance

    On Dec. 22, 2014, our son, Samuel Hodgett, was diagnosed with T-cell leukemia. We spent 30 days in St. Francis/St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Peoria ...
    March 21, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Elect Kuhn as Dixon’s mayor

    I am writing to encourage readers to vote for my father, Jeffrey Kuhn, in the Dixon mayoral election.
    March 20, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Economic development is the real issue

    The discussion about placing boat docks at Heritage Crossing is really not about boat docks. It’s about economic development. Let me explain. 
    March 20, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Shame on cemetery thief

    Who is as low as a snake in the grass? It’s the person who stole the wreath off of my husband’s grave at Chapel Hill Cemetery, that’s who.
    March 20, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Vote Whaley for city council

    I support Josie Whaley as a candidate for the Dixon City Council. I know her to be honest, caring and knowledgeable about community events.
    March 20, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Vote Arellano for Dixon mayor

    Dixon is poised for many great things in both the near and distant future.In order to achieve succes ...
    March 20, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • ‘I’ve done my best to help people’

    I have lived in Tampico for 33 years, raised three children, and have a grandchild growing up here.L ...
    March 20, 2015 - 9:17 pm
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