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Opinion

  • 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    How do you solve a problem like the deteriorating, outdated, noncompliant, 47-year-old Lee County Jail?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

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    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

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    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
  • SVM EDITORIAL: Schools’ latest challenge: Get the lead out!

    Public school administrators and boards of education have complained bitterly about being inundated with unfunded state mandates, and rightly so.
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 7:55 pm
  • Respecting all people is Sauk Valley’s way

    Sauk Valley Community College has had a Statement of Shared Ethical Values for as long as anyone can remember. A team of faculty and staff recently re ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 7:55 pm
  • Let our nation take the log out of its eye first

    A lot of flap over the interview with the president by Bill O’Reilly. Most Americans are appalled at Russian government killings and Assad’s killings ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 7:55 pm
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