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  • State’s AFSCME contract in need of a reality check

    George works for the state of Illinois. He has a clerical job. Nothing fancy.But it pays the bills.O ...
    July 7, 2016 - 9:52 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Friday, July 8, 2016 - Joe Heller

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    July 7, 2016 - 9:50 pm
  • Traffic safety statistics take a wrong turn

    Federal and state highway traffic safety statistics tell a tale of increasing danger for drivers and passengers.
    July 7, 2016 - 9:49 pm
  • Turn from poor choices; repent

    Are you sick and tired of being miserable? Are you tired of being controlled by drugs, cigarettes, alcohol, foods, anger?
    July 6, 2016 - 3:50 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Thursday, July 7, 2016 – Joe Heller

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    July 6, 2016 - 3:52 pm
  • In government, bigger is not always better

    In response to your June 17 editorial, “This is not your father’s Illinois,” I’d like to offer additional context regarding the consolidation of local ...
    July 6, 2016 - 3:51 pm
  • What We Think: Two ways to keep education going in the summertime

    Education shouldn’t stop during the summer. This weekend, the region has several outstanding educational opportunities for kids and adults alike.
    July 6, 2016 - 10:29 pm
  • Springfield Scoop: I'm disgusted by a cowardly 6-month Illinois budget

    SPRINGFIELD – My disgust with our state’s politicians – both Republicans and Democrats – reached a climax this past week as I watched lawmakers and th ...
    July 6, 2016 - 3:57 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - Dave Granlund

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    July 5, 2016 - 9:09 pm
  • Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, July 6, 2016 – Joe Heller

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    July 5, 2016 - 4:26 pm
  • McFeatters: Clinton won’t pick risky Warren as running mate

    WASHINGTON – Wasn’t it cute? Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren looked like twins the other day in Cincinnati: Same blond bob haircut, bright blue b ...
    July 4, 2016 - 4:17 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - Jeff Stahler

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    July 4, 2016 - 8:27 pm
  • From our archives: ‘Words of praise’ for Amboy’s Fourth

    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 ...
    July 4, 2016 - 4:18 pm
  • Chamber's 50th golf outing was a big success

    On behalf of the Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors and golf committee, I would like to thank all of our members and guests who s ...
    July 2, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Redistricting reform hangs on court action

    Only the Illinois Supreme Court stands between voters and the opportunity to strike back, constructively, at a state political system that has hung a ...
    July 1, 2016 - 7:45 pm
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