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  • BYRON YORK: Dems' dilemma on Lewis; stand with him, or apart?

    Once Donald Trump responded to John Lewis' "illegitimate president" attack, the question wasn't whether Trump's pushback would cause a Twitter furor. ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 10:18 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 – Joe Heller

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    Jan. 19, 2017 - 10:18 pm
  • SVM Editorial Board Roundtable: The Sauk Valley has two new state representatives. What advice would you give to them?

    This week’s question: The Sauk Valley has two new state representatives. What advice would you give to Reps. Tony McCombie, R-71st, and Dan Swanson, R ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 8:23 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 – Robert Ariail

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    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:50 pm
  • SVM EDITORIAL: A new role for a very qualified public servant

    How qualified is former state Rep. Don Moffitt, R-Gilson, to be assistant director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture?
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:50 pm
  • Civil asset forfeiture laws badly need reform

    SPRINGFIELD – Henry County, a rural piece of western Illinois sliced by two interstates and the home of the “Hog Capitol of the World,” is hardly the ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 12:04 am
  • Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 – Dave Granlund and Drew Litton

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    Jan. 17, 2017 - 11:59 pm
  • SVM EDITORIAL: Change one word to help vets? Give it a try

    One of the six rights protected by the First Amendment is the right “to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 12:10 am
  • Editorial cartoon for Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 – Joe Heller

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    Jan. 16, 2017 - 10:05 pm
  • SVM Editorial: Plan prompts cheering for the Senators

    It might be considered unusual to find Illinoisans cheering for the Senators these days.We speak not ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 10:04 pm
  • ANN MCFEATTERS: Welcome to the United States of Donald Trump

    WASHINGTON – Welcome to the United States of Trump, LLC.Some applaud President-elect Donald Trump’s ...
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 11:28 pm
  • ‘Rome is burning,’ and the rescue is dear

    Reader alert/warning – another state budget impasse column!There are reports that Illinois State Sen ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 9:22 pm
  • Letter: Science does not disagree with the Bible

    Jesus, creator of everything, became man so he could give his life to pay our fine of death for breaking his law, providing eternal life for all who a ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 9:26 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 - Jerry Holbert

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    Jan. 13, 2017 - 9:20 pm
  • What We Think: What happens when voters pick the wrong man

    A major drawback of democracy happens when voters elect the wrong person. Such was the case in Ogle ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 9:25 pm
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