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Letters to the Editor
Galena takes care of its own Galena is a compassionate and caring community of which I am proud to be a part. And so, I would urge our citizens to not forget our merchants and restaurateurs on Main Street and other places by …
Misleading statements are common... Misleading statements are common, from politicians and the general public, especially in an election year. John Bernardi complains that if someone accuses him of lies and half-truths, “You owe …
This shouldn’t be a “tavern” debate This letter is in reference to an exchange of letters to the editor between Feb. 5 and March 11. They focus on issues brought up by John Bernardi and others. I value passionate debate a lot and am …
Let’s talk healthcare We are facing a healthcare crisis in this county and in this country. Jo Daviess County no longer has a nursing home-health care organization which could have been vital at this time. The original …
Population wants after 8 a.m. sunrises? If you think the resolution passed in the Illinois Senate to enact year around Daylight Savings Time was a good idea, you must be looking forward to no sunrises before 8 a.m., for two months. At …
Columnists

Gazette will keep publishing during the pandemic

It’s really amazing how quickly COVID-19 is spreading throughout the world and we now (as of Sunday) have one confirmed case here in Jo Daviess County. So the operative words are: stay …

Here’s your chance to play the name game

What do the residents of a place call themselves? How are they known by those outside their community? Some examples: A resident of New York City is a New Yorker. Also true of someone from the state …

It’s time to let great human love grow

I always won spelling bees in elementary school. This time, my fifth grade teacher gave me the word “course.” “Which one?” I asked. That day, I was the first person to …

COVID-19: Keep up with the pandemic through print and online

News of the COVID-19 virus has been inundating us all at what seems like warp speed. There are recommendations, mandates and proclamations that impact us all.News about the closing of bars and …
Editorials

COVID-19 pandemic: We're in this together

Although not unprecedented, a pandemic is beyond the experiences of everyone who calls northwest Illinois home. While COVID-19 impacts nearly every country in the world, it’s how we deal with …

Kudos to all: A successful election!

Jo Daviess County, along with all other Illinois counties, has just held a successful primary election at the start of a pandemic. Some may think that this should be no big deal, but it is, …

Conflict of interest: We hope that this is just the beginning

Over the course of the past few weeks this community has had an unprecedented discussion about conflict of interest and a time of introspection as to how community members serve on boards and how …
More opinions

Calming down and making plans

Galena is a resilient community.The last week has been a cascading chain-reaction of events being postponed or outright cancelled; people panicking and stocking up on toilet tissue; school called off …