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  • Keep successful PADS shelter open year-round

    I want to call attention to Sterling PADS as it is unique in its structure. It should be recognized for its ongoing efforts to improve the quality of ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 1:03 am
  • Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

    Jan. 14, 2015 - 1:03 am
  • Clemency acts show humanity

    As a new governor 6 years ago, Pat Quinn, the previous lieutenant governor, sought to distinguish himself from his former boss, the disgraced, impeach ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 1:03 am
  • Plant more milkweed for the monarchs

    Kudos to Mr. Tim Keller on his letter “Save monarchs; don't mow down milkweed plants” [SV Weekend, Dec. 20].
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 8:01 pm
  • Glad that shop class is back

    Being a retired shop teacher at Mount Morris High School, I feel a great deal of subject pride when I read about a teacher putting shop back in the cu ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

    Jan. 12, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Mansion needs renovations; so does Illinois government

    Bruce Rauner has said he plans to live in Illinois' 160-year-old executive mansion during the first legislative session of his tenure as governor, eve ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

    Jan. 12, 2015 - 9:43 am
  • From our archives: Finns earn kudos for battling 'Reds'

    Note to readers – Sauk Valley Media reprints editorials and articles from the past as a regular Monday feature. The following items appeared in the Ga ...
    Jan. 11, 2015 - 7:54 pm
  • New Congress older, lawyerly, more religious

    WASHINGTON – Isn’t the new Congress exciting! Weren’t the lawmakers adorable raising their hands to ...
    Jan. 11, 2015 - 7:54 pm
  • Thanks for support of club fundraiser

    The Sterling Optimist Club would like to thank everyone who purchased one of our 12 Days of Christmas raffle tickets. We have been running this fundra ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Thank you to all supporters of art event

    Bridge of Art brought the Global Cardboard Challenge to our community last October. This is an award-winning, worldwide creative event with 51 countri ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Let the next election for Illinois comptroller be the last

    Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka’s death left a void in Illinois beyond her colorful personality: She w ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 4:20 pm
  • No one should fear approach of a policeman

    When I was raising my son, I never worried about what would happen if he were approached by a policeman. It was not an issue.
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 4:03 pm
  • Shrine of 12 Apostles is an exciting idea

    One of the first articles of the New Year was Don Burton’s “A heavenly vision” of a “Shrine of the 12 Apostles” [SV Weekend, Jan. 3]. He proposes a hu ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 5:12 pm
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