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Editorials

  • Hiring freeze request shows gulf between public, private sectors

    Illinois' new governor is getting a real education.Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner paid a visit to Springfie ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 4:53 pm
  • Springfield Scoop: Ruling bodes ill for state's shaky financial future

    SPRINGFIELD – A Sangamon County judge just snapped the first buckle on the state’s straitjacket last week.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 4:54 pm
  • On Saturday, shop small!

    Many people pass up shopping at local merchants in lieu of national chain stores. Maybe it’s the lure of lower prices.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 4:51 pm
  • Want a home where the buffalo roam? You don't have to move

    "Home on the Range," the iconic song of the American West, begins with the words, "Oh, give me a home, where the buffalo roam."
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • From our archives: 'Beef dressing' place good for city

    Note to readers – Sauk Valley Media reprints editorials and articles from the past as a regular Monday feature. The following items appeared in the Ga ...
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 9:40 pm
  • Pipeline debate: Remember the tiny snail darter

    WASHINGTON – Surprisingly, the snail darter is not extinct.As you busily prepare for the holidays (y ...
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 9:40 pm
  • Nighttime the right time for meetings

    The Lee County Board made a wise choice this week by scheduling half its monthly meetings for 2015 in the evening.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 3:49 pm
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