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  • From our archives: 'Beef dressing' place good for city

    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 ...
    NEW: Nov. 23, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Pipeline debate: Remember the tiny snail darter

    WASHINGTON – Surprisingly, the snail darter is not extinct.As you busily prepare for the holidays (y ...
    NEW: Nov. 23, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Nighttime the right time for meetings

    The Lee County Board made a wise choice this week by scheduling half its monthly meetings for 2015 in the evening.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 3:49 pm
  • Democracy worth the wait

    In an age of smartphones, instant gratification is the rule, not the exception.Want to communicate w ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • Sportsmanship, civility too often missing in politics

    SPRINGFIELD – Recently, I watched my 9-year-old daughter, Gracie, shake hands with her opponents after a tough loss on the basketball court.
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • Give voters a choice in April

    April 5, 2011, was not a red-letter day in the annals of Sterling voter turnout.In a citywide electi ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:20 pm
  • BGA urges state lawmakers to protect open records law

    Bad ideas, unlike fine wine, don't get better with age.And that's especially true of House Bill 3796 ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 5:24 pm
  • Happy days at gas pumps help economy

    The price of gasoline is a lot like the weather.Temperatures go up, they go down, weather extremes s ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 5:24 pm
  • Habitat builds the houses; families make them homes

    How to you make a house a home?Well, fill it with the essentials – chairs, tables, beds, dressers, a ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 9:26 pm

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