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  • Investment in library would be well worth it

    The time has come for Dixon to invest in its library.A  Library Board representative asked the Dixon ...
    July 30, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • West Nile lies low, for now; don’t let up on prevention

    West Nile virus might be lying low in Illinois this summer, but that doesn’t mean people should let their guard down.
    July 29, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • From our archives: When a ‘beau idéal’ officer was lost

    Note to readers – Sauk Valley Media reprints editorials and articles from the past as a regular Monday feature. The following items appeared in the Ga ...
    July 28, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Historians will recall leaders’ irksome failures

    WASHINGTON – When historians look back on 2014, they will note not just how flagrantly Vladimir Puti ...
    July 28, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Thanks to Ken Gray for long-lasting impact on his region

    Ken Gray wanted to stand out. Mission accomplished.The longtime congressman, who died July 12 at 89, ...
    July 26, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • ‘Rita’s Law’ should help fight corruption

    When out-of-staters are asked what comes to mind when they think about Illinois, government corruption is right up there near the top of the list.
    July 26, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Tragic reminder to test for RV electrical safety

    News of the June 30 death of a 3-year-old Amboy boy, who was accidentally electrocuted as he exited the family camper, saddened the Sauk Valley commun ...
    July 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Minor spending shift could help Illinois’ food industry

    Incremental change doesn’t make headlines, but it can make a big difference over time.Cut out sweets ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Texas has a lot to teach the Land of Lincoln

    PORT ISABEL, Texas – I like to eat at blue-collar diners and cafés, particularly when I’m on vacation.
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am

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