Letters to the Editor
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I’d like to offer my heartfelt thanks to Hillary Dickerson and all at the Galena Gazette for their superb coverage of the Euleila Awards for Poetry and Art over the past 11 years. I am sure … more
I am writing to commend Chad and Chris Smith. They installed new windows at a home in The Galena Territory. After construction I went in to clean the home a bit teary at what a mess I could go into. … more
On a week day a while back, there was a disturbance on a bus where a rider got very upset. Jim Hogan and his wife were just entering the Log Cabin on Main Street and heard the woman driver crying out … more
  Jan Smith’s article about double-yolked eggs really made me smile, and I hope this poem, that I wrote a couple of years ago, may have the same effect! Eggs and Promises–Just … more
Welcome refugees by Chuck Wemstrom, Mt. Carroll A few thousand people are crossing into Mexico on the way to the USA as of this writing, President Trump has sworn to stop them. He is expected … more
Who’s kidding who? by John Cooke, Galena Who’s kidding who? Chicago politicians controlling politics and government in Jo Daviess County. Come on, is this the best the Illinois … more
Ignoring real issues by Meg Zuravel, former Freeport city clerk, Freeport Recently a full color flyer was printed and distributed by the Illinois Republican Party regarding Mary Beth Hyde, … more
Understanding assessments by John Schultz, Galena After reading his recent letter, I do not believe that Mr. Podraza understands how Illinois assesses and taxes real estate. It is assessed … more
In the Oct. 8 Gazette there was an ad asking people to vote Democratic to help save the pensions of teachers, police, firefighters and other government employees. The facts do not support this ad. … more
Property tax bills need scrutiny. When a residential property is sold, a new assessment is performed. An increase in sale price almost automatically means increase in assessed value. Assessment of … more
One of my favorite things is traveling the backroads enjoying the scenery. The issues in my life are suddenly gone. I believe it’s because of the pleasant vibration as well as being humble in … more
I find the recent refusal by Andrew Chesney to appear in a public debate an affront to the voters of Jo Daviess County and worrisome for the citizens of northwest Illinois. I have complete … more
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