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As explained in part one published in last week’s edition of the Gazette, the cumulative method used to elect Illinois state representatives was adopted at the Constitutional Convention of … more
I snuggled into my mother’s furry coat. The train rattled on the city tracks with the familiar clatter that I will always associate with those moments of closeness. We were living in San … more
Good sports. Yes, those River Ridge students taking Spanish from Karla Nicholas were all good sports a couple of days ago. I’m not sure if at that age, or even today, I would have been such … more
In three of the last four Illinois Legislative sessions (98-101), the Democrat members in the General Assembly attained the required three-fifths of the membership of both houses to override a … more
The Galena Jeffersonian published the good news on Oct. 28, 1854. It was official. Galena would have a passenger train. “On Sunday evening the first passenger train will run up from … more
Prophetic words appeared in The Galena Daily Gazette on Nov. 15, 1892. Today, 126 years and a couple months later, these words are still prophetic. They are words showing foresight. They are … more
"Hey, it’s snowing. And really cold! You call this global warming,” one of my donkeys declared as she threw up her rear hooves with disdain. She was waiting for me at the gate. It … more
A few weeks ago in this space, I hinted at some investigative reporting The Galena Daily Gazette pursued in July 1916. An initial article piqued our curiosity about “‘Squire’ … more
The earth is heating up, there is no denying it! Science tells us that the major cause is burning fossil fuels which pumps carbon dioxide into the air and raises the heat through the greenhouse … more
It has been a fascinating couple of weeks working on a series of stories on North Gramercy Park in East Dubuque which appear in this week’s newspaper. I, like many others, had no idea … more
Larissa Distler is a marvel! “Galena Lit Fest 2020, A Festival for Readers and Writers” is about to unfold for its sixth year! “I try to offer a diversity of literature, … more
The climate crisis is in the news daily, but does everyone really understand what causes the problem? First of all, this is not a partisan issue. Not too long ago both parties agreed that climate … more
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