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  • Editorial cartoon for Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 - Joe Heller

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    Dec. 7, 2016 - 6:58 pm
  • ‘Incredible police work’? We’d say so

    The chief of the Dixon Police Department recently saluted his detectives for their “incredible police work.”
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 8:26 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 – Dave Granlund

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    Dec. 5, 2016 - 9:41 pm
  • What We Think: Let reason prevail in OT rule updates

    Business owners across the Sauk Valley, state and nation breathed a sigh of relief – and thanks – a few days before Thanksgiving.
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 10:27 am
  • Ann McFeatters: Trump requires constant scrutiny on Constitution

    WASHINGTON – We all know Donald Trump loves the Second Amendment (guns). But the First Amendment? No ...
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 11:38 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 – Joe Heller

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    Dec. 4, 2016 - 11:38 pm
  • From our archives: Attack on Pearl Harbor brought the grim task of war

    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 ...
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • What We Think: Restoring ag education a wise move

    Sauk Valley Community College’s decision to bring back agriculture education starting next fall is a wise one, and for more than one reason.
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 1:41 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 - Jeff Stahler

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    Dec. 2, 2016 - 1:29 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 - Robert Ariail

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    Dec. 2, 2016 - 1:28 pm
  • Responses vary to ‘Choosing the speaker: A new approach’

    Note to readers: We share below some of the comments that an excerpt from SVM’s Tuesday editorial, “Choosing the speaker: A new approach,” generated a ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 12:18 pm
  • Accelerating rate of change is scary

    This column is a bit afield from my typical fare, a fill-in until a couple of Illinois-focused pieces jell.
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 1:29 pm
  • Martin Schram – Donald Trump: Promise-keeper

    This was a time-warped week when everything you ever needed to know about the entire 2016 presidenti ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 - Nate Beeler

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    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • SVM Editorial Board Roundtable: When do you put up (and later, take down) your Christmas tree?

    This week’s question: When do you normally put up your Christmas tree, and how soon do you take it down after the holidays?
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 12:11 am
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