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  • State should pay; county, city shouldn’t

    I’ve been following the articles about the collapsed retaining wall at the Lee County Courthouse and who might be paying to correct the problem.
    Oct. 3, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 – Jerry Holbert

    Oct. 3, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • SVM Editorial: We salute 'Cork' Walgreen's innovative leadership

    The late Charles R. “Cork” Walgreen III, 80, who died last week, had a huge impact on the Walgreen Co. drugstore chain founded by his grandfather, who ...
    Oct. 3, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 – Jerry Holbert

    Oct. 2, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • Ann McFeatters: Back Trump? Big business says, 'No way"

    NEW YORK – In this citadel of the rich and powerful, where the imperious Trump Tower looms over thos ...
    Oct. 2, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • Madigan’s army: Procuring power through patronage

    Making a documentary about the most powerful politician in Illinois is not for the faint of heart.In ...
    Oct. 2, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • Thankful for donations to Supply Closet

    A big thank you to all those individuals and business who have contributed to our School Supply Closet this year. We are blessed beyond words with all ...
    Sept. 1, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Fiesta Parade volunteers appreciated

    The Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Hispanic Business Leaders Committee would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who helped make the 64t ...
    Sept. 1, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Morrison Rotary grateful to all who supported race

    The Harvest Hammer has become a rewarding community project for the Morrison Rotary Club, and we are proud to promote fitness and a healthy lifestyle. ...
    Sept. 1, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Public’s online safety, privacy at stake in suit

    After the attack in San Bernardino last December that killed 14 people, the FBI hired a private hacker to unlock the iPhone of one of the two dead ter ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • Courts step in, manage much of government

    This is another in a periodic series of columns on “politics and policy in Illinois.”I tell my stude ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • Polarization is topic for Forum event Oct. 27

    The Whiteside Forum will host a book discussion starting at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Program Room of Odell Public Library, 307 S. Madison in Morrison.
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 11:23 pm
  • Letter: Columnist Doug Finke, give us all a break, please!

    On Aug. 9, your columnist, Doug Finke, wrote with respect to license fee renewals: “Mailing the notices cost an estimated $450,000 a month. That’s $5. ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 11:25 pm
  • Letter: Public needs candidates with integrity

    If I could ask a question of all candidates for all offices, it would be the following: Instead of ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 11:24 pm
  • Letter: Concerned about gun-free zones at malls

    This past weekend saw two shooting incidents in malls. Both malls were gun-free zones! What happened in each was very different.
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 11:23 pm
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