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In the War of 1812, Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry produced a stunning victory over the British Navy on Lake Erie on Sept. 10, 1813. He uttered this famous quote, “We have met the enemy and … more
This year the autumn leaves in our region have given us a spectacular display. Chilly breezes first carry the sounds of late harvests and furtive animals in the underbrush. Then the leaves are … more
The temperance movement is a period in our history that is sometimes hard to wrap our heads around, but it also shows people can truly make a difference in governmental decisions. It took a … more
Over the course of the last several weeks, we have devoted a tremendous amount of space in the opinions section of this newspaper to what is called the Illinois Fair Tax amendment. People have … more
We are all part of statistical groups in one way or another. It could be our race, sex, professions, interests or where we live. We are part of statistical groups in every imaginable and … more
Recent contributors to the Gazette commenting on the Fair Tax amendment (Sept. 30 and Oct. 6) have voiced what I think is a quite justifiable concern: How can we trust the legislature to use … more
We have all heard the same old story from Illinois government today as in years past. The state needs more money so let’s tax the high-income residents and all will be well…as so … more
Inglewood, California, 1954. My neighborhood buddies and I were bored. Maybe that’s why we played “Army,” “Cops and Robbers” or “Cowboys and Indians” nearly every day. Those … more
A week ago, I received a personal message from Janice Dillan, a Sicangu Oyate Lakota friend who was in my class at Sinte Gleska University at Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. “The … more
The football season should be nearing its completion in the upcoming weeks, but unfortunately due to the pandemic, the season has been pushed to the spring. Prior to this year, the latest that … more
Ruth Bader Ginsburg never sought fame. “I just try to do the good job that I have to the best of my ability and I really don’t think about whether I’m inspirational. I just do … more
The headline was an actual question posed by The Galena Gazette 125 years ago on Oct. 9, 1895, after dissensions between the principal at Galena High School and students. Talks of an organized … more
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