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  • Put ambulance fix on your list

    It's that time of year when gift shoppers make their lists and check them twice.Residents of the Ore ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 8:59 pm
  • Failing memory a sign to make family choices

    Months ago, I noticed the signs but ignored them. My thought was, Oh, he’ll get better.Months later, ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 7:36 pm
  • New sheriffs have clean slates, much to do

    Starting Monday, there will be a new sheriff in two Sauk Valley towns – Dixon and Oregon.John Simont ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 7:36 pm
  • Divided government need not be dysfunctional

    Given all the words and images devoted to the midterm elections over the past few weeks, you’d think the results had told us something vital about the ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 7:36 pm
  • Hiring freeze request shows gulf between public, private sectors

    Illinois' new governor is getting a real education.Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner paid a visit to Springfie ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 4:53 pm
  • Springfield Scoop: Ruling bodes ill for state's shaky financial future

    SPRINGFIELD – A Sangamon County judge just snapped the first buckle on the state’s straitjacket last week.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 4:54 pm
  • On Saturday, shop small!

    Many people pass up shopping at local merchants in lieu of national chain stores. Maybe it’s the lure of lower prices.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 4:51 pm
  • World supports same-sex unions, but Bible doesn't

    This is in response to Kelsey Heslop's letter on same-sex marriage and that it is good ["Breakthrough for same-sex marriage good," The Reader's Voice, ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 6:17 pm
  • Session with Rep. Smiddy was informative

    I attended the Rock River Open Forum meeting on Thursday and found it so interesting.There was a que ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • Want a home where the buffalo roam? You don't have to move

    "Home on the Range," the iconic song of the American West, begins with the words, "Oh, give me a home, where the buffalo roam."
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • From our archives: 'Beef dressing' place good for city

    Note to readers – Sauk Valley Media reprints editorials and articles from the past as a regular Monday feature. The following items appeared in the Ga ...
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 9:40 pm
  • Pipeline debate: Remember the tiny snail darter

    WASHINGTON – Surprisingly, the snail darter is not extinct.As you busily prepare for the holidays (y ...
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 9:40 pm
  • Support of Candy Day appreciated

    On behalf of the visually and hearing impaired, the Lions clubs of Dixon wish to thank the citizens of Dixon and the surrounding area for their genero ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am

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