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  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 - Heller

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    Jan. 29, 2016 - 4:55 pm
  • Editorial: What price victory? Casualties mount

    Politics has often been compared to war. In that vein, the ongoing Illinois budgetary battle could ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 5:03 pm
  • Study: Medical cannabis lessens opioid overdoses

    As a certified alcohol and other drug abuse counselor, I see firsthand how the number of drug overdoses from abusing opioid pain medications is at epi ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 6:16 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 - Granlund

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    Jan. 28, 2016 - 6:16 pm
  • Reform civil forfeiture laws to end abuse

    SPRINGFIELD – “It’s not the job of a police department to make money – it’s our job to enforce the law.”
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 6:16 pm
  • Editorial: With rebel flag, perception is reality

    In light of the controversy about the wearing of Confederate flag imagery by a Prophetstown High School student, we revisit two Sauk Valley Media edit ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 6:19 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 - Granlund

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    Jan. 27, 2016 - 10:52 pm
  • Lack of budget is ‘sickening irresponsibility’

    I have covered much of this ground earlier, yet the dysfunctional state of our state is so dire that I feel compelled to rant yet again, to add my eve ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 8:49 pm
  • Appreciates young men who fixed tire

    I was driving on state Route 2 traveling from Dixon heading into Sterling about 8 p.m. Jan. 17 and suddenly, near Sterling Golf Course, I hit a large ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 8:49 pm
  • 'One-sided' reporting on jail situation

    The streets in many towns are lined with 100-plus-year-old public buildings – whether they be stores or eateries, etc. Amazingly, these buildings are ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 8:49 pm
  • Editorial: Remembering a tragic loss

    Until the morning of Jan. 28, 1986, America had never lost an astronaut during a space flight. On t ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 8:53 pm
  • Why is medical information so hard to get?

    Hospital management – grrrr. Insurance – grrrr.Hospital won't give an estimate on a procedure cost u ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 11:23 pm
  • Make Lawrence park friendly to families again

    I remember when in Boy Scouts we went tent camping on an island not far from here. It had snakes and everything else that comes with an island.
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 11:23 pm
  • How Rauner-AFSCME war could play out

    Gov. Bruce Rauner’s request that the state’s labor relations board declare an impasse between his ad ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 11:23 pm
  • Editorial: Legion needs reinforcements

    The centennial of World War I (1914-18) reminds us of a terrible conflict that otherwise had been fading fast in the national memory.
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 11:33 pm
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