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  • Thanks for support of club fundraiser

    The Sterling Optimist Club would like to thank everyone who purchased one of our 12 Days of Christmas raffle tickets. We have been running this fundra ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Thank you to all supporters of art event

    Bridge of Art brought the Global Cardboard Challenge to our community last October. This is an award-winning, worldwide creative event with 51 countri ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Let the next election for Illinois comptroller be the last

    Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka’s death left a void in Illinois beyond her colorful personality: She w ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 4:20 pm
  • No one should fear approach of a policeman

    When I was raising my son, I never worried about what would happen if he were approached by a policeman. It was not an issue.
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 4:03 pm
  • Shrine of 12 Apostles is an exciting idea

    One of the first articles of the New Year was Don Burton’s “A heavenly vision” of a “Shrine of the 12 Apostles” [SV Weekend, Jan. 3]. He proposes a hu ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 5:12 pm
  • State financial fix starts at car bumpers

    Many Illinoisans hope the incoming Rauner administration will quickly tackle debt-plagued Illinois’ financial problems.
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 4:02 pm
  • Behind the Reader's Voice | Betty Clementz

    Note to readers: This is another in a series of question-and-answer features about people who frequently write letters to the editor.
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 4:02 pm
  • Food pantry very grateful for donations

    The Fish Food Pantry is very grateful for all the donations made during the holiday season. Companies, organizations, families and individuals contrib ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • Church women give generously to Honor Flight

    In December, I got a call from one of the ladies at the First Presbyterian Church of Franklin Grove. She asked whether I could come out to their Chris ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • Sun sets on Quinn era

    Gov. Pat Quinn’s 6-year tenure as Illinois’ top elected official is nearly over.The Chicago Democrat ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • U.S. Congress: Looking forward by looking back

    With the 114th Congress just underway, the political world is focused intently on the road ahead. Taxes, trade, immigration, climate change, job creat ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • Time to invest in Dixon public swimming pool

    I couldn't help but notice the wonderful benches they placed in the downtown area. The view is the most commanding of all. They all face the beautiful ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 9:05 pm
  • Leadership change can't come fast enough

    Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner says he likes a challenge, and he certainly will get many when he takes charge of Illinois on Jan. 12.
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 9:05 pm
  • Minimum-wage hike could hurt more than it helps

    SPRINGFIELD – Many years ago, I was a minimum-wage worker making $3.35 an hour writing obituaries for the Galesburg Register-Mail.
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 9:05 pm
  • Park board all in the family?

    The pre-Christmas news that three members of the Pritchard family, and no one else, filed to run on April 7 for four vacant seats on the Dixon Park Bo ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 9:05 pm
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