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  • Let’s learn from death of released inmate

    The tragic death of a 65-year-old Rock Falls woman after her release Nov. 24 from the Whiteside County Jail should prompt serious soul-searching by Sh ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 9:06 pm
  • Lawmakers neglect to act on minimum wage

    Illinois lawmakers went their various ways on Thursday, leaving Springfield without sending outgoing ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 9:06 pm
  • Plant-based diet good for people, plant

    The Rock River Open Forum had a meaningful meeting on Sept. 18 at the Rock Falls Public Library that highlighted the changing of one’s diet so as to l ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • See it through another's eyes for real lessons of Ferguson

    If Monday's [Nov. 24] announcement that no criminal charges would be filed against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson has taught us anything, it is ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • Don't lose your way; stay close to Jesus

    So many are losing their way by all their pointing and accusing. So I wrote what Jesus asked me to write. Thanks for hearing what he asks of all his c ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is Sunday

    This Sunday, Dec. 7, is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Seventy-three years ago, the Japanese attacked the ships in the Navy yard at Pearl Harbor and th ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • Lawmakers want to dismantle Freedom of Information Act

    Your lame-duck Legislature is fiddling with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act again. No good c ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • Editorial: Christmas gift half a year in the making

    Dixon's downtown streetscape project probably produced more than one Scrooge during the more than half-year odyssey from the project's first day on Ma ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • Editorial: Fixing Old Man Illinois on his 196th birthday

    It's Illinois' birthday today – 196 years young.But the state, which on this day we dub "Old Man Ill ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Giving to Newman boiler fund assists an important institution

    I was asked to participate in a fundraising activity for Newman High School, particularly for replacing the boiler at an estimated cost of $250,000.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Too much theft these days; not enough honesty

    I read about theft occurring daily almost everywhere. God’s Eighth Commandment is “Thou shall not steal.” When you steal from someone, you hurt them.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Tribute to loving person in need of compassion

    Janet Royer Sims was raised in a kind and loving home with a family and friends who loved her. She also was very loving.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • Financial figures don't add up in Coloma Township

    No one should believe that just because Coloma Township met its extended deadline for release of its financial information, that all is well, because ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 9:00 pm
  • Belatedly, credit cards charge into future

    Will this be the last year you swipe all your gift purchases?Next holiday season, odds are you'll ma ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 9:00 pm
  • Appreciate the blessings, even in tough times

    SPRINGFIELD – There is no place more miserable to be on Thanksgiving Day than in a buffet line in a Las Vegas casino.
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 9:00 pm

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