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  • Mount Morris needs work, not an art colony

    We don't need an art colony; we need work.W – Mount Morris needs people who are willing to work at w ...
    April 14, 2016 - 11:23 pm
  • Beyond transparency, we need accountability

    Over more than 3 decades in Congress, I had the chance to question a lot of federal officials. Most of the time I wasn’t after anything dramatic – I j ...
    April 14, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • Director’s goal: From broken to maybe the best

    About half a year ago, Dixon hired its first public works director.Last fall, Tim Ridder acknowledge ...
    April 14, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Friday, April 15, 2016 - Jim Morin

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    April 14, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Thursday, April 14, 2016 - Dave Granlund

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    April 14, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Local editorial: Oregon's Open Program in a word: Awesome

    How would you describe an educational program for high school sophomores and juniors where individual students have …
    April 13, 2016 - 7:54 pm
  • Springfield Scoop: 'I'm branded with a number on my name'

    When they let me out of prison, I held my head up highDetermined I would rise above the shameBut no ...
    April 13, 2016 - 4:58 pm
  • What’s needed is accountability for all officials

    Hats off to Mr. Lee Hamilton and his frank piece on our great democracy [“There’s too much secrecy in government,” April 7]. He certainly would have i ...
    April 13, 2016 - 4:55 pm
  • Happiness is facing reality, not escaping it

    Reality. Another word soon to fall into the lexicon of the politically incorrect.In the days of yore ...
    April 13, 2016 - 4:56 pm
  • Former resident dissatisfied with life in Rock Falls

    For many years, the people of this stagnant, going-nowhere town of Rock Falls, have needed road repairs, sidewalks repaired, and many other things fix ...
    April 12, 2016 - 11:38 pm
  • Lock ’em away until they agree on state budget

    Here’s a novel or not-too-novel approach to solve the budget crisis in Illinois:Sequester both the g ...
    April 12, 2016 - 11:38 pm
  • Lock ’em away until they agree on state budget

    Here’s a novel or not-too-novel approach to solve the budget crisis in Illinois:Sequester both the g ...
    April 12, 2016 - 11:38 pm
  • Editorial: Unity triumphs over division

    In an era when division rends political parties and American society in general, it's refreshing to be reminded of how much good can be accomplished w ...
    April 12, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - Heller

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    April 12, 2016 - 9:10 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - Morin

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    April 11, 2016 - 11:46 pm
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