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  • Manufacturing a better future

    Area manufacturers have gotten together to promote the availability of promising, rewarding careers in manufacturing.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 8:48 pm
  • From our archives: Best not to chuckle at flea-bitten cities

    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 ...
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 8:26 pm
  • Feeling helpless, Americans search for yesteryear

    WASHINGTON – True or false: A) The United States was founded on the principle of separation of churc ...
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 8:26 pm
  • Beat the drum for improvements in Illinois

    Consider the 18th-century wisdom of Founding Father Benjamin Franklin, taken from his autobiography:
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 5:33 pm
  • Learn from farm safety expert

    Agricultural safety is of vital interest all year long in and around the farming communities of the Sauk Valley.
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Cronyism cheats job seekers and state taxpayers

    SPRINGFIELD – In Illinois government, it’s often not what you know, but who you know, that gets you hired.
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 9:47 pm
  • Little sympathy for Crundwell

    Rita Crundwell, Dixon's disgraced former city comptroller, apparently believes an injustice is about to be visited upon her personal finances.
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:48 pm

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