Local Opinion

Worried about impact if new rail line is built here

I wonder how many people in Rochelle and the area think about the Great Lakes Basin rail project?... more

Organ donations touch lives

Columnist shares personal story about how organ donors impact other families.... more

Be prepared for severe weather

It is hard to imagine Monday marked the beginning of Spring. We had a very mild winter and our fair share of severe weather, but this week also marks the official beginning of severe weather season. ... more

Supports breeder moving business into Ogle County

I recently read a Letter to the Editor that shocked and appalled me about a “puppy mill.” ... more


County board member not happy with new jail location

Former Oregon mayor and current county board member takes issue with downtown location of proposed new jail... more