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  • Skeptical of VA’s burned records claim

    To all the veterans out there:I was just wondering how many were told that their records burned up i ...
    July 26, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Thanks to Ken Gray for long-lasting impact on his region

    Ken Gray wanted to stand out. Mission accomplished.The longtime congressman, who died July 12 at 89, ...
    July 26, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • ‘Rita’s Law’ should help fight corruption

    When out-of-staters are asked what comes to mind when they think about Illinois, government corruption is right up there near the top of the list.
    July 26, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Health clinic's service worthy of celebration

    National Health Center Week will be celebrated Aug. 10-16. The Whiteside County Community Health Clinic Governing Council would like to thank the citi ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 7:33 am
  • Why Congress' incumbents keep getting re-elected

    It’s no news that Congress is unpopular. In fact, at times it seems like the only real novelty on Capitol Hill would be a jump in its approval rating.
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 7:33 am
  • Tragic reminder to test for RV electrical safety

    News of the June 30 death of a 3-year-old Amboy boy, who was accidentally electrocuted as he exited the family camper, saddened the Sauk Valley commun ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 7:33 am
  • Impressed by Independence Day activities

    Just a recap of the numerous activities in celebrating Independence Day, starting with a great concert under Director Rechmeyer on July 2; on to the L ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 7:28 am
  • Mixed emotions over marriage for homosexuals

    Some argue that saying God forbids homosexual intercourse constitutes bigotry because as long as two people love one another, they should be free to m ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 7:28 am
  • Minor spending shift could aid food industry

    Incremental change doesn't make headlines, but it can make a big difference over time.Cut out sweets ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 7:28 am
  • Texas has a lot to teach the Land of Lincoln

    PORT ISABEL, Texas – I like to eat at blue-collar diners and cafés, particularly when I’m on vacation.
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 7:28 am
  • Mount Morris will install new lighting by fall

    Downtown Mount Morris will receive a facelift from a village standpoint. The village board, with the recommendation of the village planning commission ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 7:20 am
  • Fair season offers myriad entertainment

    If you're interested in places to go, people to see, and things to do this summer, the county fairs of the Sauk Valley are right up your alley.
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 7:20 am
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