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  • Vote Jacobs for state Senate

    As a firefighter in the state Senate 36th District, I support Mike Jacobs. I support Mike because I know his opponent, Neil Anderson, personally. 
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 8:54 pm
  • Thankful for act of kindness

    There certainly is an element of truth to “strangers are friends we haven’t met yet.”A heartfelt tha ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 8:54 pm
  • Domestic violence is intolerable

    "Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create." – Pope John Paul II 
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 8:54 pm
  • 'Experience, integrity and leadership'

    I am John F. Fritts, incumbent Lee County treasurer, running for re-election. My experience in this office makes me the most qualified candidate. I am ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 8:54 pm
  • Ebola virus is something to worry about

    Everyone has heard the panicked stories about the “super flu” Ebola touching down on American soil in the last few months. But no one realizes if we d ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 8:55 pm
  • Thank you for parking help at clinic

    Many thanks to Rick Helander, who works at Commerce Towers helping people in and out of their cars, putting people in wheelchairs, and parking cars.
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Vote Smiddy for state House

    As a state of Illinois police officer, I care deeply about the safety of our communities and the men and women who protect them.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:15 pm
  • Fear of Ebola greater than disease itself

    Some people fear that the U.S. is about to be invaded by our most deadly enemy yet. No, not ISIS. Not North Korea. I am talking about Ebola. 
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:10 pm
  • It’s time that people worry about Ebola

    Ebola is now in America, and Americans aren’t doing anything about it. One of the most recent carriers of Ebola died down in Texas, and I’m not seeing ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:10 pm
  • Vote Jacobs for state senator

    As a teacher, I don’t ask for much. I didn’t get into this profession to take home a huge paycheck. I became a teacher to give back to our community. 
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • City deserves managerial form of government

    In August 2013, a task force determined the managerial form of government would best promote efficiency, accountability, and transparency in Dixon’s c ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:10 pm
  • Pharmacists encourage flu vaccinations

    October marks the time that we, once again, begin preparing for the upcoming flu season.The Centers ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:10 pm
  • Resident feels safer because of improvements

    Downtown sidewalks are so nice to walk on now that they are getting fixed. Nice improvement, no cracks.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • YWCA’s goal: Stop domestic violence now

    October [is here] again. Twenty-nine years ago, the month of October was observed as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Then, the U.S. Congress passed ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 6:15 pm
  • Vote Simon for comptroller

    Sheila Simon would do an exceptional job being the state comptroller. Sheila is a well-educated, highly respected person, and believes in transparency ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 6:15 pm

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