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  • Video gaming industry gives to tornado relief

    Illinois’ video gaming industry has always enjoyed a close link to local communities and the small businesses and fraternal and veterans’ organization ...
    May 5, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • Join peaceful demonstration against cruelty

    The circus may seem like harmless fun for kids and a nostalgic experience for parents, but have you ever wondered what it takes to get a tiger to jump ...
    May 5, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • Stop rate cuts for Medicaid reimbursement

    Petersen Health Care officials called on Gov. Rauner and state legislators to immediately reconsider slashing the rate paid nursing home providers to ...
    May 4, 2015 - 7:57 pm
  • Common sense needed with forgotten items

    My neighbors and I were talking about the April 25th SV Weekend letter from Mr. Granberry titled “Forgotten pop shouldn’t have led to an arrest” conce ...
    May 4, 2015 - 7:57 pm
  • Cartoon showed disrespect for nation's police

    On Thursday, April 30, you printed a cartoon depicting a couple watching TV.The woman comments to th ...
    May 4, 2015 - 7:57 pm
  • No to doctors aiding suicides

    Proposals such as physician-assisted suicide should be vigorously opposed. We must not ignore the innate dignity of human life since to do so can impe ...
    May 2, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Vigilance is appreciated

    On April 27, our Gazette carrier, “John C.,” stopped at our home to tell us he noticed our other farmhouse had been vandalized. He accompanied my husb ...
    May 2, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Time for state to clean house

    Gov. Bruce Rauner’s decimation of Illinois continued with the announcement of $65 million cut in state Medicaid funding to more than 730 nursing homes ...
    May 2, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Let the new leaders handle Riverfront

    I see Jim Burke is still trying to ram through his legacy of bringing a boat dock to the Riverfront under the pretense, “It’s for economic development ...
    May 2, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Grateful thanks after tornado

    Just a note of grateful thanks to all the helpers and volunteers in the wake of the Rochelle tornado. They removed limbs, trees and debris, and at tim ...
    May 2, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • ‘My appreciation to the community’

    As your Dixon mayor for 16 years, I want to express my appreciation to the community for the confidence placed in me to be the chief executive.
    May 2, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Saluting a true hero, Ray Torres

    I want to congratulate Ray Torres for finally receiving his medals on April 25, for dedicated service during the Vietnam War. You are a true hero, Ray ...
    May 2, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Drug courts make a difference

    In honor of May being designated National Drug Court Month, I would like to take this opportunity to talk to the readers about the Lee County Drug Cou ...
    May 2, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Higher motor fuel tax rate not the answer

    There is an effort in Springfield to approve a motor fuel tax hike in the coming weeks as part of a capital construction program or as a standalone re ...
    April 30, 2015 - 9:14 pm
  • Thoughts about Clinton's bid for the presidency

    Hillary Clinton traveled the world from pole to pole, almost, yet she lives solely in her own little big ego. True or false?
    April 29, 2015 - 9:23 pm
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