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  • Editorial: Time is right for ‘e-fairness’

    Congress approved a huge omnibus bill over the weekend with more than a trillion dollars in federal spending and a Christmas-tree-sized list of add-on ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • Bill of Rights worth celebrating, preserving, protecting, defending

    Ten days before Christmas, an anniversary vital to America takes place every year.Bill of Rights Day ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 8:03 pm
  • From our archives: End of an era; Charles Walgreen dies

    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 ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 8:42 pm
  • Weird things happening in U.S. economy

    WASHINGTON – This is a short compendium of weird stuff that is happening in our economy as 2014 draw ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 8:42 pm
  • Succession advice: What would Judy do?

    Straightforward. Honest. Transparent. Spunky. Outspoken. A person who likes people, and who loves Illinois.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:21 pm
  • Topinka liked people, and she loved Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – It’s a question of macaroni or steak?That’s how Judy Baar Topinka explained the proble ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 8:44 pm
  • Water 'dilemma' a tough nut to crack for city council

    Last week's story titled "City faces water rate 'dilemma'" dealt with water usage, but it was also a lesson in word usage.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 8:44 pm
  • Topinka was devoted to public service

    Before she was a politician, Judy Baar Topinka was an award-winning journalist.Topinka, 70, died ear ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 9:14 pm
  • Giving back to the community; the time is now if you want to run

    Over the years, we've observed many people who have stepped forward as candidates for public office.
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 9:14 pm
  • End legislative sessions right after elections

    SPRINGFIELD – When a tax hike is put in the hands of lame-duck lawmakers, taxpayers should expect to be goosed.
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 9:14 pm

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