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Gov. JB Pritzker hired a lot of expert talent to guide his new $5 million “It Only Works if You Wear It” campaign to encourage Illinoisans to wear a mask. But the campaign apparently … more
No rights have been lost. In fact, our rights of free speech, press, petition, religion, assemble, owning guns and all the other rights delineated in the Constitution of the United States remain in … more
With warmer spring weather in our midst, wild flowers blooming and summer approaching with all of its grand activities, we are reminded of one line from the television show, Kung Fu: “Patience … more
For the fourth week now, we have all been confronted with new realities: staying in place in our homes, wearing masks in public and practicing social distancing. Being social, as we have known it, … more
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 … more
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, … more
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
Who would ever have thought that a recycling bin, a big purple recycling bin, could look so good and create quite a stir of positive emotions. It did. That’s all because a new glass … more
At a recent Galena Zoning Board of Appeals meeting, an audience member shared his opposition to the sale of marijuana. John Rosenthal, zoning board chair, responded saying the Galena City Council had … more
This is a tale of two men who make different decisions when faced with similar situations. Both have been elected to serve on the same board, serve as good stewards of taxpayer funds as well as … more
Forty years ago when organizers hosted the first Galena Country Fair, it's safe to say they never would have guessed that four decades later, the fair, held each Columbus Day weekend at Grant … more
How Jo Daviess County communities provide emergency medical services is under review thanks to a special committee created by the Jo Daviess County Board. An article appearing in last week’s … more
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