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  • When politicians and team owners play, public loses

    SPRINGFIELD – It appears that Pat Quinn cleared the way for his 30-year-old campaign aide, Lou Bertuca, to start drawing a $160,000-a-year taxpayer-fu ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:57 pm
  • Seek treasures of the Sauk Valley

    The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency issued a news release the other day to draw attention to gift shops at state-owned museums and historic site ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:57 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Topinka liked people, and she loved Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – It’s a question of macaroni or steak?That’s how Judy Baar Topinka explained the proble ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 8:44 pm
  • Water 'dilemma' a tough nut to crack for city council

    Last week's story titled "City faces water rate 'dilemma'" dealt with water usage, but it was also a lesson in word usage.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 8:44 pm

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