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  • Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 – Nate Beeler

    Feb. 8, 2017 - 9:32 am
  • Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 – Dave Granlund & Joe Heller

    Feb. 6, 2017 - 10:52 pm
  • Welcoming the immigrant and refugee

    I commend Sue Klock for her thoughtful letter concerning President Trump’s executive order regarding immigration and refugee resettlement [“America le ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 10:52 pm
  • SVM Editorial: A chance to expose nutty lawmakers

    As far as we know, there is no sanity test for Illinois state legislators. However, if a particular ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 9:17 am
  • Editorial cartoon for Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 – Nate Beeler

    Feb. 6, 2017 - 12:25 am
  • ANN MCFEATTERS: Great again? Try bumbling and fumbling

    WASHINGTON – You know that neighbor with the organized garage and every tool imaginable? She doesn’t ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 12:23 am
  • Supporters of tree recycling appreciated

    The 2016-17 Christmas Tree Recycling Program was a great success. About 520 trees were chipped in Og ...
    Feb. 4, 2017 - 1:15 am
  • Letter: All McFeatters writes about is liberal nonsense

    While there are some in the Sauk Valley who presumably find reading Ann McFeatters’ columns worthwhile, I'm not one of them; she's a liberal hack. How ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 4:06 pm
  • Letter: Car wash at ground zero of inflation trend

    There is much talk very recently of inflation resurrecting itself, and this can be a good thing. If you have money in certificates of deposit, as many ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 4:04 pm
  • Letter: Board should rethink plan for new Ogle jail

    It would seem that building a new jail is like building a swimming pool. It’s not the initial expense, but the upkeep.
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 4:05 pm
  • Letter: Take action to counteract Trump on EPA

    As a concerned citizen, I ask you to take note of the following, and respond accordingly. Trump has ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 4:04 pm
  • What We Think: Reagan – Gone but still remembered

    Ronald Reagan is gone, but he’s definitely not forgotten in the places around here that he once called home.
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 4:02 pm
  • Letter: Churchgoers concerned for needy parents

    As I move about Sterling, I see young parents exiting beat-up cars in need of repair; I see a young mother pushing a stroller down the street on a col ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 4:03 pm
  • Letter: Rep. Kinzinger is a strong ally for Lee County

    It’s been a little over a week since the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States, and about 3 weeks from the swearing in of a new Cong ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 3:04 pm
  • How many are home-schooled? ‘We don’t know’

    How many children are home-schooled in Illinois, I asked a school official, to answer an inquiry made of me from a reader?
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 5:03 pm
  • National video

    Reader Poll

    There’s a movement afoot in the Illinois Legislature to name former President Barack Obama’s birthday (Aug. 4) as a legal holiday in Illinois. What do you think?
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