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  • Army cannons celebrated 49th, 50th states

    When I read the SVM message on my computer, you asked an interesting, online question. You asked what year were Alaska and Hawaii admitted to the unio ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Iowa student asks for help to study Illinois

    Good morning. My name is Lucas S. I am a fifth-grader at Harlan Intermediate School in Harlan, Iowa.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Time running out to sign up for program

    Time is running out for farmers and ranchers who want to participate in the Conservation Stewardship Program this year. Friday is the deadline for the ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • Behind the Reader's Voice | Jordan Bowman

    Note to readers: This is another in a series of question-and-answer features about people who frequently write letters to the editor.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • City’s fresh start should include reduced salaries

    I was amused to see the Galena Avenue billboard, “Vote Considine for Commissioner.” Apparently “Commissioner” Considine didn’t get the memo.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Questions for commissioner; let’s clean house

    Did 16 years of letting Crundwell run amok with city finances make Mayor Burke want fiscal reviews?C ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Boat docks not the answer for new revenue

    I have been waiting for 2 years to figure out how the city was going to waste the video gaming revenue. Now I know. Boat docks?
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 7:43 pm
  • Silent auction donations are appreciated

    I wanted to thank everyone who donated something to our Pinewood Derby Silent Auction that was held Feb. 7.
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • American flags should be all-American

    I’d like to tell you about an effort I led regarding one of our most beloved national symbols, the American flag.
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 6:14 pm
  • Water hookup issue a matter of lost liberty

    In response to Mr. Cushman’s letter [“Rock Falls acts reasonably in city water issue,” The Reader’s Voice, Feb. 13], interest in liberty should be eve ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 6:14 pm
  • Be responsible in funding of state Medicaid

    As a result of recently enacted reforms, Illinois’ Medicaid program is in the midst of great transformation, with new ways to deliver care, improve ou ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 6:14 pm
  • Blockage was the city’s fault, not resident’s

    This past week, my sewer backed up here in Rock Falls because of the city’s blockage in the street, thus flooding my basement and ruining my water hea ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 6:14 pm
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