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  • 'Hypocritical' rhetoric from GOP Congress

    With the swearing in of the Republican-led Congress, members' rhetoric grows more hypocritical and curiouser and curiouser. Sen. McConnell now believe ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Appreciates help getting car out of the ditch

    We are bombarded with negative stories about bad people. I am writing a positive story about good Samaritans.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 6:16 pm
  • Great movie, but poor taste in language

    Congrats on "American Sniper," except for our young, impressionable people and older ones whom you did not impress with, what, 40, 50, or more f-words ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 6:16 pm
  • Behind the Reader's Voice | Gerald Bork

    Note to readers: This is another in a series of question-and-answer features about people who frequently write letters to the editor.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 6:19 pm
  • Time to question nuclear plant's economic impact

    Recently I've read Exelon Energy's many full-page ads in local newspapers patting themselves on the back for clean energy production in Illinois. They ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 6:12 pm
  • Tourism slogan prompts reply from resident

    “Come for the Peace, Stay for the Party!” [Rock Falls Tourism marketing slogan, Sauk Valley Media article, Jan. 14.]
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 6:12 pm
  • Putting more costs on backs of taxpayers

    During the State of the Union address Tuesday, Obama talked about his idea of 2 years of free community college for every student. 
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 6:12 pm
  • Support after loss of home is appreciated

    We would like to extend our sincere thanks to all the wonderful people in the Sauk Valley area for their generous gifts of support to our daughter and ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 8:54 pm
  • Unfair to pin the blame on Democrats

    Since before and after the last election for governor, the present Gov. Rauner, his supporters, and much of the news media have pointed their fingers  ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 8:55 pm
  • Peace group to meet Monday to share ideas

    The Rock River Interfaith Peace Action Group invites the public to participate in our monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Wesley United Methodist ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 8:54 pm
  • Healing was an answer to many prayers

    Back in the early 1970s, I had a toddler daughter who started to have eye problems. The best eye doctor in our area saw her twice a week to track the ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Happy Tails grateful for a very good year

    Last year was a very good one for the animals. In all, we [at Happy Tails Humane Society] touched the lives of more than 1,900 of them.
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Realize what stalking is and how to fight it

    January is National Stalking Awareness Month, a time to focus on a crime that affects 3.4 million victims a year.
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 7:39 pm

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