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  • Public to have final say on new sales tax

    Residents of Rock Falls and Sterling who vote on April 7 will decide whether shoppers in those cities have to pay more at the cash register.
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

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    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:16 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
  • Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

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    Jan. 20, 2015 - 7:39 pm
  • Cooperation benefits the public

    We have long preached the merits of cooperative efforts among units of government.Such activities st ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 7:39 pm
  • College isn't 'affordable' to many students

    George Mihel [president of Sauk Valley Community College] is worried about how the government would fund President Obama's proposed 2 free years of co ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 7:46 pm
  • Bells to toll for Roe vs. Wade anniversary

    On Thursday, Jan. 22, the legalization of abortion will be mourned by bells tolling 42 minutes: one minute for each year since the infamous Roe vs. Wa ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 7:46 pm
  • Editorial: Office of lieutenant governor still an afterthought

    If comedian Rodney Dangerfield were still alive, he would sympathize with the office of Illinois lieutenant governor. Like Dangerfield, the office "do ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

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    Jan. 19, 2015 - 7:46 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

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    Jan. 18, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • From our archives: Farewell to a great British statesman

    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 ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Paris snub the latest 'oops' for administration

    WASHINGTON – This week we consider White House apologies.You’re probably thinking we will be finishe ...
    Jan. 18, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Thanks to all at senior center for fine holiday

    This past holiday season, the Rock River Center started with the annual holiday gift bazaar Dec. 6.E ...
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • No one willing to help a country that won’t help itself

    The world’s muted reaction to the violence in Nigeria by Boko Haram, an Islamist militia, stands in ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 8:37 pm
  • Public should trust the police, not fear them

    Like Ms. Eichelberger [“No one should fear approach of a policeman,” The Reader’s Voice, Jan. 10], I was raised to trust the police.
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 8:36 pm
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