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  • Redistricting reform hangs on court action

    Only the Illinois Supreme Court stands between voters and the opportunity to strike back, constructively, at a state political system that has hung a ...
    July 1, 2016 - 7:45 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, July 2, 2016 - Dave Granlund

    July 1, 2016 - 7:45 pm
  • Trump might topple ‘blue wall’ before building border wall

    It’s been exactly one year since Donald Trump convulsed America’s political pros and punditocracy in ...
    July 1, 2016 - 7:45 pm
  • Editorial: Illinois fails a moral test

    During the past fiscal year, Illinoisans were at the mercy of a state budget impasse that disrupted institutions, programs and lives.
    July 1, 2016 - 7:54 pm
  • Wars transformed America into influential global power

    As we pause to celebrate the anniversary of our nation’s independence, it seems appropriate to consider the vital role played by the American military ...
    July 1, 2016 - 7:45 pm
  • Editorial: Still working on self-government, 240 years later

    Ask different people what the Fourth of July weekend means to them, and you’ll get different answers.
    June 30, 2016 - 10:17 pm
  • Analyzing U.K.’s future relations with Europe

    “The U.S. knows it could not ask for a better friend and ally than the United Kingdom.”That was how ...
    June 30, 2016 - 9:57 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Friday, July 1, 2016 - Dave Granlund

    June 30, 2016 - 9:57 pm
  • Ending pensions for board members a good first step

    There's no way to frame it as a giant leap, but members of the McHenry County Board quietly voting to end the practice of IMRF pensions for themselves ...
    June 30, 2016 - 9:57 pm
  • After Brexit, has the time finally come for Chexit?

    SPRINGFIELD – As soon as the Brits voted to depart from the European Union, I began listening for the first rumblings of discontent in Illinois.
    June 29, 2016 - 10:00 pm
  • Editorial: Budget frustration isn’t new

    During his meeting with the Sauk Valley Media Editorial Board this week, state Sen. Tim Bivins, R-Dixon, mentioned several times how frustrating the s ...
    June 29, 2016 - 10:03 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Thursday, June 30, 2016 - Nate Beeler

    June 29, 2016 - 10:01 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - Joe Heller

    June 29, 2016 - 1:12 am
  • State puts politics and pensions above people

    A yearlong budget battle is set to push Illinois into uncharted waters.No state has gone without a b ...
    June 28, 2016 - 11:30 pm
  • Editorial: Caution on Dixon docks borne out by fewer boat registrations

    Last week, the Dixon City Council approved construction of a four-slip boat dock on the Rock River in the downtown area between the bridges.
    June 29, 2016 - 1:15 am
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