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  • SVM Editorial: It's March madness in the Illinois Legislature

    March madness isn’t confined to the basketball court.In Springfield, there’s quite an outbreak of Ma ...
    March 6, 2017 - 9:28 pm
  • Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, March 7, 2017 – Nate Beeler & Jeff Stahler

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    March 6, 2017 - 9:28 pm
  • Has questions about Ogle jail size, location

    The mailing sent to Ogle County residents regarding the proposed jail contains errors.Doubling the c ...
    March 6, 2017 - 9:27 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Monday, March 6, 2017 – Joe Heller

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    March 5, 2017 - 10:24 pm
  • ILLINOIS SPOTLIGHT: Here’s the truth about your real estate tax bill

    Illinoisans are struggling to pay the highest property taxes in the nation, and that’s largely because of unfair overspending in local governments.
    March 5, 2017 - 10:23 pm
  • Nowlan: Changing views on end-of-life decisions

    The topic for the week is only a little less depressing than the Illinois budget impasse – the end of life.
    March 3, 2017 - 9:32 pm
  • Letter: This time, he’ll vote ‘yes’ for public safety

    Hello, my name is David Bowers, and I am a newly elected member of the Lee County Board. I am writing to support the Public Safety Referendum that wil ...
    March 3, 2017 - 9:33 pm
  • Letter: Workshop to share info on gardening

    It is time to get ready for the gardening season, and I would like everyone to know about “Ready, Set, Grow.” It will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Marc ...
    March 3, 2017 - 9:41 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, March 4, 2017 - Jeff Stahler

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    March 3, 2017 - 7:15 pm
  • Job losses vs. EPA, OSHA regulations

    Illinois has more coal reserves than any other state in the nation – some of the richest deposits in the world. At one time, more than 150,000 were em ...
    March 3, 2017 - 7:15 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, March 4, 2017 - Dave Granlund

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    March 3, 2017 - 7:15 pm
  • Letter: Turn away from self; choose God

    Come, come. Can’t you hear him? He calls out to every single person on this earth. He wants not one person lost.
    March 3, 2017 - 9:34 pm
  • Letter: Better for city to be prepared

    In regard to “Excessive use of road salt is harmful,” The Reader’s Voice, Feb. 28: Jerry, I'm sorry ...
    March 3, 2017 - 9:35 pm
  • What We Think: Exploiting ‘our most precious resource’

    Children are our most precious resource. How many times have you heard someone make that statement? ...
    March 3, 2017 - 9:58 pm
  • Highest pay in nation not good enough for Illinois workers

    Someone apparently needs to check the state of Illinois’ email system, because the 38,000 members of the American Federation of State, Callous, Me-Fir ...
    March 3, 2017 - 7:15 pm
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