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  • Manufacturing navigates rough waters in 2010s

    Much has been communicated in regard to the demise of American manufacturing. And to be fair, U.S.-based industries have faced strong headwinds in the ...
    May 24, 2016 - 11:27 pm
  • The Salvation Army: Need is not partisan

    The state of affairs across Illinois is dire – especially for those who are hungry, homeless, struggling with substance abuse, or who need affordable ...
    May 24, 2016 - 11:27 pm
  • Do more to help people who have mental illness

    Few things are more heartbreaking than the hindsight that recognizes the action that could have saved lives was not taken. Many states have some form ...
    May 23, 2016 - 9:19 pm
  • Governor must put aside his personal agenda

    As of this writing, the state is beginning its 11th month without a complete budget for the 2016 fiscal year, and we are days away from the deadline f ...
    May 23, 2016 - 9:19 pm
  • Thank you for support of education

    The awards assembly held on May 4 at Dixon High School not only highlighted the efforts, achievements and successes of our students, but also showed t ...
    May 20, 2016 - 6:12 pm
  • Stop federal takeover of bathrooms

    Insanity. On the heels of Target’s ridiculous bathroom policy to allow gender-confused men to have full access to women’s bathrooms in their stores, t ...
    May 20, 2016 - 6:11 pm
  • Coach honored to serve Dixon for past 5 years

    It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as a math teacher and the head boys basketball coach at Dixon High School for the past 5 years.
    May 20, 2016 - 6:11 pm
  • Political novel ‘bonus’ for SVM readers

    My second political novel, “The Editor’s Wife,” covers the same post-World War II era of veteran newsman Bob Hartley’s “Dealmakers.” [See Jim Nowlan’s ...
    May 20, 2016 - 6:12 pm
  • Agency finds ways to operate in budget crisis

    Sinnissippi Centers Inc. continues to operate during the state’s protracted budget and financial crisis as we have always operated in the past. We con ...
    May 20, 2016 - 6:11 pm
  • Patronize sale; support Pads

    We are having a huge rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Friday [today] and Saturday at the Loveland building in Dixon to benefit the Pads Homeles ...
    May 19, 2016 - 9:29 pm
  • Nation may have already gone too far

    Gee, I thought I would take, or give you, a break from my letters to the editor. But with our rejection of Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina, as a nation and ...
    May 19, 2016 - 9:29 pm
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