• Tour exposes county jail’s many problems

    Wow! I believe the letter previously printed missed the main points of the need for a new jail.I wil ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:44 pm
  • Sanctuary cities break the law; why no arrests?

    Could someone please explain how state governors, city mayors, sheriffs, police chiefs and others escape justice when they openly declare their jurisd ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:44 pm
  • Citizens pulled together before; let’s do it again

    I, for one, am totally fed up with all these protests, rioting, burning, looting and bickering. The election is over. Donald Trump was elected, sworn ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 8:45 pm
  • Appalled at poor condition of county jail

    After touring the Lee County Jail and seeing firsthand the conditions our public servants are being exposed to, I was shocked and appalled.
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 8:45 pm
  • Lee County Jail: New is not always the better choice

    Maybe the Lee County Jail was poorly designed, constructed and maintained. Concrete, brick-and-mortar buildings are supposed to last a long time if th ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 8:45 pm
  • Trump’s deeds pale compared to Obama’s

    Just wanted to congratulate Mr. Anderson on his recent letter [“Congrats to new president; put U.S. first,” The Reader’s Voice, Feb. 11]. In true Trum ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 8:45 pm
  • Comments on Trump, Putin, health care

    There are many Trump supporters who say the liberal Democrats should get over it. Trump won, he won the Electoral College vote, but not the vote of th ...
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 11:31 pm
  • Learn more; help stop teen dating violence

    February is Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month. Domestic violence is not only an issue for adults, but for teens as well.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:04 pm
  • Deportation of Arizona mother was deplorable

    The deportation of an Arizona mother is a deplorable example of overreach on the part of our government following President Trump’s executive orders r ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 8:47 pm
  • Access to community college education can transform lives

    Nearly 50 percent of college students in our country are attending a community college.Yes, you read ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:03 pm
  • With Trump, we don’t know what’s next

    Let us hope that our president will be more reasonable if he ever gets over being full of himself. He should realize it’s better to be a diplomat than ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 8:30 pm
  • GUEST COLUMN: Bankruptcy, education losses surely follow casino expansion

    In Illinois, Lincoln’s essential premise of “government of the people, by the people, and for the people” has been corrupted into “government of the c ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 11:42 pm
  • ‘Poor clientele’ statement was enlightening

    “America is more divided than ever” continues to be the political Catch 22 of this century. How do we reconcile our differences, is the question with ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 11:43 pm
  • County failed to interview Fagerman; why?

    I am a local criminal defense attorney and have been anxiously waiting to find out who the new Whiteside County state’s attorney is going to be.
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 11:43 pm
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