Opinion

  • The race of a generation is on

    Gather ’round. Then look, to the degree Earth’s curvature permits, at what once was the proud, prosp ...
    March 19, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • Minority rules in Tuesday’s primary vote

    Democracy is not a spectator sport, so the saying goes.Thousands of registered voters who avoided Tu ...
    March 19, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • Consult God on what ails United States

    Some people say that I, the mighty United States of America, am sick. Others even say I’m dying. Actually, I do feel sick.
    March 18, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Opposition wrong about abortion issue

    The opposition to my letter by Christopher Harrison [“Disagrees with abortion-rights writer’s reasons,” The Reader’s Voice, March 6] was full of incor ...
    March 18, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • What we won’t miss about winter

    Spring arrives at 11:57 a.m. Thursday. Today, therefore, is the last full day of winter.To say that ...
    March 18, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Comments on security breach and software

    In Tuesday’s story [March 4] regarding Dixon Public Schools’ network security breach, NIU Information Security Director Jim Fatz shows a profound misu ...
    March 17, 2014 - 9:54 pm
  • Be on guard; traffic cameras watching you

    WASHINGTON – Finally. An issue that unites both rabid Democrats and rabid Republicans: those demon traffic cameras.
    March 17, 2014 - 9:54 pm
  • The Reader's Voice: School sales tax referendum on ballot again

    In our community, the ugly head of the ever-unpopular, often-defeated 1 percent school sales tax referendum has replaced the return of the robin as th ...
    March 17, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Pays tribute to trailblazing Illinois women

    As our nation celebrates Women’s History Month in March, we should remember the extraordinary, trailblazing efforts of women who overcame tremendous o ...
    March 16, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • Opportunity to volunteer for old ‘geezers’

    During the first week of school this year, a little first-grade girl was reading a book for me. She was naturally shy so early in the year and was rea ...
    March 16, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • In praise of businessman for ‘fair’ wages

    Greetings, everyone. I have a short response to Mr. Bill Burkardt’s letter [“Owners pay fair wages and keep country going,” The Reader’s Voice, March ...
    March 16, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • Thanks, Sauk women, for a special season

    Congratulations to the Sauk Valley Community College women’s basketball team for an outstanding season. This talented team created something special t ...
    March 16, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • Use common sense with pipes in cold weather

    This is in response to the Saturday, March 8, SV Weekend paper’s front-page headline, “Were residents notified?” What happened to common sense?
    March 16, 2014 - 11:07 pm
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