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  • EMS ambulance woes transcend single community

    If you live in or near Oregon, the June 17 demise of the Oregon Ambulance Service Inc. should be of great concern to you.
    July 10, 2014 - 9:51 pm
  • Time for pension reform 2.0

    The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday [July 3] said loudly, clearly, and ominously that public employee pension benefits in the state cannot be cut.
    July 10, 2014 - 9:50 pm
  • If voters hire you, will you stay or quit?

    If you are elected to the Legislature, will you quit before your term ends?That question should be p ...
    July 9, 2014 - 9:29 pm
  • Job creators in Indiana way ahead of Illinois counterparts

    SPRINGFIELD – For every one job Illinois has created during the past decade, Indiana has created 35, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor S ...
    July 9, 2014 - 9:29 pm
  • In search of an alderwoman

    Last week’s resignation by First Ward Alderman Mark Vandersnick provides the opportunity to end the longtime male domination of the eight-person Rock ...
    July 8, 2014 - 8:45 pm
  • Political emails unrelenting from Dems and GOP

    WASHINGTON – Perhaps, like mine, your inbox is being flooded with emails from Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Michelle Obama.
    July 8, 2014 - 8:45 pm
  • ‘Al the Pal’ will be missed

    What did former U.S. Sen. Alan J. Dixon, who died Sunday at the age of 86, do for you?For starters, ...
    July 7, 2014 - 9:58 pm
  • From our archives: ‘Fine effort’ saves factory jobs

    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 ...
    July 6, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • ‘Chicken fat’ song may sound mighty familiar

    A tune has been stuck in our head since the Stanley Cup playoffs, and it’s not “Chelsea Dagger.”It’s ...
    July 6, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • Wayward bear journeys toward safety

    Encounters between humans and wildlife don’t always end happily.But a happy ending might well be in ...
    July 4, 2014 - 5:59 pm

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    Reader Poll

    The seventh annual Whiteside County Barn Tour, featuring 11 barns near Sterling, is July 12-13. Have you ever gone on the tour?
    No, but I plan to go this year