Letters to the Editor
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Welcome refugees by Chuck Wemstrom, Mt. Carroll A few thousand people are crossing into Mexico on the way to the USA as of this writing, President Trump has sworn to stop them. He is expected … more
Who’s kidding who? by John Cooke, Galena Who’s kidding who? Chicago politicians controlling politics and government in Jo Daviess County. Come on, is this the best the Illinois … more
Ignoring real issues by Meg Zuravel, former Freeport city clerk, Freeport Recently a full color flyer was printed and distributed by the Illinois Republican Party regarding Mary Beth Hyde, … more
Understanding assessments by John Schultz, Galena After reading his recent letter, I do not believe that Mr. Podraza understands how Illinois assesses and taxes real estate. It is assessed … more
In the Oct. 8 Gazette there was an ad asking people to vote Democratic to help save the pensions of teachers, police, firefighters and other government employees. The facts do not support this ad. … more
Property tax bills need scrutiny. When a residential property is sold, a new assessment is performed. An increase in sale price almost automatically means increase in assessed value. Assessment of … more
One of my favorite things is traveling the backroads enjoying the scenery. The issues in my life are suddenly gone. I believe it’s because of the pleasant vibration as well as being humble in … more
I find the recent refusal by Andrew Chesney to appear in a public debate an affront to the voters of Jo Daviess County and worrisome for the citizens of northwest Illinois. I have complete … more
Here is some information for voters in the Council Hill-Guilford-Scales Mound Multi-Township Assessing District regarding the referendum question on the Nov. 6 General Election ballot. The current … more
Many citizens are grieved with the social divide caused by Brett Kavanaugh’s elevation to the U.S. Supreme Court. Of greater concern is the enormous complexity of issues it laid bare. … more
Deer overpopulation has been an issue for the last two years. Most of the city council have wanted to purge the deer since the beginning. At the Sept. 24 meeting, the council approved, 4-2, the last … more
It touched my heart to read Angelina Kim’s evocative letter in the Gazette of Sept. 26. She reminds us of a gentler time, when life was more simple, and that that simplicity brought peace … more
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