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  • SVM Editorial Board Roundtable: If you had to move to another state, which would you choose?

    This week’s question: There’s been a lot of talk about Illinoisans pulling up stakes and leaving. If you had to move to another state, which would you ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 9:22 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 - Dave Granlund & Jim Morin

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    Jan. 4, 2017 - 10:37 pm
  • Season of giving need not end now

    Recently, I saw a box of toys being carried off for needy children. I’ve seen a young man a lot on Galena Avenue and in doorways; a woman posted on Fa ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 10:36 pm
  • SVM Editorial: Census data brings little joy to the region

    Illinois certainly didn’t get much of a Christmas gift from the U.S. Census Bureau.A report right be ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 10:39 pm
  • Reader prays Trump will listen to wise advisers

    I have always been proud to be an American. As a second-generation American, I think I take my citizenship more seriously than many others probably do ...
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 11:28 pm
  • Response to citizen inquiry on openness

    In response to the letter to the editor [“More openness for city contact numbers, please”] published Dec. 20, the Rock Falls City Clerk’s office has c ...
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 11:28 pm
  • SVM Editorial: Good luck to Sen. Duckworth

    Illinoisans got a new U.S. senator Tuesday.That’s when Tammy Duckworth, 48, a Hoffman Estates Democr ...
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 11:27 pm
  • Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 – Dave Granlund & Joe Heller

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    Jan. 3, 2017 - 11:24 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 – Dave Granlund

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    Jan. 2, 2017 - 8:52 pm
  • Ann McFeatters: So long to all the dumb things politicians said

    WASHINGTON – A brand new year full of exciting possibilities awaits.And while it’s unnerving having ...
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 8:45 pm
  • Thankful for Breakfast with Santa support

    The Kiwanis Club of Sterling would like to thank all who took part in our Breakfast with Santa. We appreciated all who made it to the breakfast.
    Dec. 31, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Jim Nowlan: A strategy to derail Madigan and cronies

    Several readers sharply disagreed with my recent column that took Gov. Bruce Rauner to task for his budget strategy, even criticism from a savvy, insi ...
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 4:00 pm
  • News reporting, dangerous in some areas, remains vital

    While some in America celebrate the alleged demise of the “lame stream media,” it is crucial to remember that dictators and extremists benefit most wh ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 9:27 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 - Joe Heller

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    Dec. 30, 2016 - 9:27 pm
  • Editorial views on the news of 2016

    As 2016 draws to a close, we offer a sampling of the Sauk Valley Media Editorial Board’s editorials that appeared on this page during the past year.
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 9:36 pm
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