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  • Reporting on nursing homes was ‘excellent’

    An excellent piece of journalism by SVM reporter Matt Mencarini [“Investigative series – Nursing homes in the Sauk Valley; A sorry state: Watchdog gro ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • Editorial: Time is right for ‘e-fairness’

    Congress approved a huge omnibus bill over the weekend with more than a trillion dollars in federal spending and a Christmas-tree-sized list of add-on ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • Donations aid advocacy effort for kids in court

    As the president of the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) board, I would like to thank all who participated in the CASA Celebrity Waiter Dinner. ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 8:04 pm
  • Come to view artistic windows

    This is a thank you to the girls from the Bridge of Art for the wonderful window display at C&N Supply and other locations around town.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 8:03 pm
  • Bill of Rights worth celebrating, preserving, protecting, defending

    Ten days before Christmas, an anniversary vital to America takes place every year.Bill of Rights Day ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 8:03 pm
  • From our archives: End of an era; Charles Walgreen dies

    Note to readers – Sauk Valley Media reprints editorials and articles from the past as a regular Monday feature. The following items appeared in the Te ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 8:42 pm
  • Weird things happening in U.S. economy

    WASHINGTON – This is a short compendium of weird stuff that is happening in our economy as 2014 draw ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 8:42 pm
  • Thank you for successful Hospice event

    The 25th Festival of Trees was a success because of the contributions given by the generosity of the communities served by Hospice of the Rock River V ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Politicians will keep pensions and perks coming

    Scott Reeder's Nov. 28 column titled "Ruling bodes ill for Illinois' financial future" on the pensions of outgoing politicians shows what happens when ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:21 pm
  • Restore cuts to mental health services funds

    Sauk Valley Media is to be commended for its compassionate coverage of the Nov. 24 death of the woman who suffered from mental health issues.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:21 pm
  • Appreciative of Pearl Harbor remembrance

    On behalf of Sterling American Legion Post 296, I would like to thank the sizable crowd that attended the Pearl Harbor Remembrance service on Dec. 7. ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:21 pm
  • Behind the Reader's Voice | Josie Almassy

    Note to readers: This is another in a series of question-and-answer features about people who frequently write letters to the editor.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:21 pm
  • Succession advice: What would Judy do?

    Straightforward. Honest. Transparent. Spunky. Outspoken. A person who likes people, and who loves Illinois.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:21 pm
  • Hoping that holiday boxes can get filled

    Please help us share and get the word out. We need to get our boxes filled. There are a lot of boxes that are still empty this year (we have 18 drop s ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 8:44 pm
  • Regaining sanity is not about feeling good

    Seems to me, we as a nation are adrift on a boat without an anchor, somewhere close to a waterfall. Somewhere along the way, we discarded our anchor f ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 8:44 pm

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