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  • Ann McFeatters: Presidential vote pivots on Buckeye State

    SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – In less than a week, Hillary Clinton went from a 7-point lead over rival Donald ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 1:43 am
  • From our archives: Shock at death of Percy’s daughter

    Note to readers – Sauk Valley Media reprints editorials and articles from the past as a regular Monday feature. The following items appeared in the Te ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 1:55 am
  • Editorial cartoon for Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 – Dave Granlund

    Sept. 19, 2016 - 1:42 am
  • New Casey’s looks excellent

    The new Casey’s at the intersection of Routes 30 and 40 makes that intersection pop.It looks great, ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 7:15 pm
  • A few ‘nuclear options’ for political reform

    In the wake of the recent embarrassingly political, 4-3 partisan decision by the Illinois Supreme Court Democratic majority to reject a proposed voter ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 7:15 pm
  • Two comments

    1) Donald Trump has a lot of nerve calling Hillary Clinton a crook, given those business dealings of his that are known, and those tax returns that ar ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 7:15 pm
  • Better to vote for Trump, not Ted Cruz

    This is in response to C. Miles’ letter published Wednesday. I fully respect and understand your opinion of the two candidates left as our choices for ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 7:15 pm
  • What lingers in Laos: U.S. making amends

    From 1964 to 1973, the United States waged a secret war against Laos, carrying out 580,000 bombing m ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 7:15 pm
  • Promise to a dead child: Her memory won’t be lost

    SPRINGFIELD – Is it possible to mourn the death of someone you never knew?I’ve found myself doing th ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 7:15 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 - Nate Beeler

    Sept. 16, 2016 - 7:14 pm
  • Grasslands to be topic of Forum program

    The 4,000-acre Nachusa Grasslands preserve [on Lowden Road, 4 miles northwest of Franklin Grove] consists of large remnant prairie, woodlands and wetl ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 7:15 pm
  • Use of public funds appears to violate law

    The Illinois Election Code prohibits the Dixon School District from using public funds (tax money) to advocate for passage of, or urge a voter to vote ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 7:15 pm
  • SVM Editorial: It looks goofy on map but helps create jobs

    When looking at a map of the new Lee-Ogle Enterprise Zone, one might wonder whether some gerrymandering legislator had a hand in its design.
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 7:13 pm
  • SVM Editorial Board Roundtable

    Note to readers: The Sauk Valley Media Editorial Board introduces a new feature, the SVM Editorial Board Roundtable. Several members of the Editorial ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 12:53 am
  • Bipartisan compromise needed to improve jobs climate in Illinois

    As students return to schools throughout Illinois, I am reminded that education funding being approved despite the lack of a state budget is a direct ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 5:48 pm
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