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Letters to the Editor
Good guy award My second grade class and I would like to nominate Arlee Wills and her employer, Jo Daviess Mutual Insurance Co., for the good guy award. They made a monetary donation to my classroom so that each …
Support for Rauner One of the major promises of JB Pritzker’s campaign for governor is that he going to implement a progressive state income tax. A progressive tax is where the rate of taxation increases as your …
Sending a powerful message There is only one word to describe the recent Galena ‘Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice’ event on Sept. 8, and that word would have to be “fun.” One doesn’t normally …
Out of gas? He won’t come to a political Forum in Jo Daviess County because the League of Women Voters, holding the forum, is biased. He won’t come to a political forum in Jo Daviess County …
Still hope for candidate forum Thank you for writing the informative article “Chesney Nixes Forum” in last week’s Gazette. The League of Women Voters board and I are concerned about Mr. Chesney’s perception …
Columnists

September 11

T he date Sept. 11, 2001–9-11–is emblazoned in the psyche of this country. It’s one of those “I’ll always remember where I was” moments. So many people still …

Percival: A brilliant, melancholic soul

H e was an odd sort of fellow. Few would have recognized his genius had they seen him walking the slopes of our region in his tattered clothing. He was thin, his face angular, his diffidence …

Honoring JDCF

T hree years ago as empty nesters, Sarah and I started a new holiday tradition. We decided to shake things up a bit during the three-day Memorial and Labor Day holiday weekends and possibly even …

Giving back to area communities

T he Galena Territory is known far and wide for its stunning natural beauty. But many residents of The Territory, a semi-private 6,800-acre recreational, residential and resort community, make The …
Editorials

After a long, open process, it's time to thin the Deer herd

For five years, Galena’s deer population has had a growing presence in the yards of community members as well as on the pages of this newspaper. The Galena City Council is in the middle of the …

Act today

If there is a project which has caught the imagination of area citizens it must be the Galena ARC’s pursuit to purchase the Tri-State Christian School. This purchase will give the ARC the opportunity to provide more services to more people, thus enhancing the quality of life for those living here.

Let's salute those who do away with...Litter

If a stranger came to Galena from the north–let’s say along Council Hill Road–this stranger could easily come to one conclusion: a favorite pastime of the people who live here is road drinking.

More opinions

Keep Electoral College until better system

John Cox, in his Aug. 29 letter about the United States Electoral College may have been correct in some of his evaluations, but left out was the probable result of eliminating the system that the …