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  • What We Think: Promise of tax relief being fulfilled

    Property owners in the Sterling School District got some good news this week. Plans are being made ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 8:34 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 - Jerry Holbert

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    Nov. 18, 2016 - 8:27 pm
  • Many scientists support Bible's account of flood

    There is more evidence for the resurrection of Christ than for any other event of ancient history. (“More than a carpenter,” McDowell, Living Books, p ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 10:29 pm
  • Guest Editorial: Cubs, Trump beat the odds because life doesn't abide by statistics

    Cubs win the World Series.Donald Trump wins the White House.What do those two epochal events have in ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 10:28 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 – Joe Heller

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    Nov. 17, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • SVM Editorial Board Roundtable: What are you most thankful for in the community, and why?

    Thanksgiving is coming up next week. What are you most thankful for in the community, and why?Jennif ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • Drain swamp; send Sen. Reid back to Nevada

    Raise your hand if you watched “Fox News Sunday,” with Chris Wallace, featuring guest Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump’s campaign manager, discussing wh ...
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • Stop leaving awful messes on public street

    To the person who dumped the remains of a slaughtered deer onto North Brinton Avenue this past Monday night:
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • Austin Berg: Madigan loses supermajority

    House Speaker Mike Madigan is the most powerful man in Illinois politics.He controls whether bills l ...
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • Editorial cartoons for Nov. 17, 2016 – Dave Granlund & Rob Rogers

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    Nov. 16, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • SVM Editorial: Local events provide relief from endless campaign strife

    After a bruising, seemingly endless election campaign, this year’s Christmas shopping season will seem like a breeze, right?
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 11:24 pm
  • Not one, but two baskets of ‘deplorables’

    How many baskets of deplorables? I would like to suggest – two. The one Mrs. Clinton identified, to which I belong, and the one she belongs in.
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • Guest editorial: Requirements for America's new diplomat-in-chief

    President-elect Donald Trump is now embarked on the process of choosing his Cabinet. Among these cho ...
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • Protesters ought to accept results or leave country

    It is acceptable for people to peacefully protest the election of Donald Trump as president. However, it is not acceptable to protest violently and de ...
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • Rock Falls walks in no one’s shadow

    Having moved here years ago from Chicago (I should talk, right?), I was given the impression by many that Rock Falls just did not measure up to Sterli ...
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 11:43 pm
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    Reader Poll

    Rock Falls is considering a ban on leaf burning. Should the city finally take that step?
    Yes. Sterling and Dixon have had bans for years. It’s time for Rock Falls to impose a ban.
    No. It would be too great a burden for homeowners to dispose of fallen leaves in other ways.
    Not sure
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