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Letters to the Editor
A healthy and biodiverse planet? As was reported in various news outlets, “hundreds of thousands of migratory birds” were discovered “falling out of the sky” in the ecologically-challenged American …
From resistance to revolution The Democratic Party refused to accept the 2016 election of Donald Trump as President. They had done everything in their power to stack the deck against him while making the man himself out to be a …
The excuses are stale The excuses are stale by Pete Stryker, Galena The Illinois legislature has over the years cemented a not so proud reputation for fiscal mismanagement. There are approaches to get the state back …
Print newspapers are important On Sept. 14, we received the Galena Gazettes for Sept. 2 and 9. We also received the Sunday New York Times for Aug. 23. Mail service gets worse and worse. The Post Office is being strangled by this …
Good guy award Just recently, I received a phone call from Steve Repp, who was working in the Galena Library Historical Room going through the photo negatives of the Alfie Mueller Collection. Steve had found some …
Columnists

Support for Fair Tax amendment part of solution

Although the League of Women Voters (LWV) never endorses candidates or political parties, we do take stands on issues we have studied and on which we’ve reached consensus. The LWV of …

An ‘excellent educational institution’: The Warren Academy served its community for a dozen years

For a little over a decade, Warren was home to two different schools, one the public school that still is the pride of the community today, and the other the Warren Academy, which for its 12-year …

Vote by mail: Ballots are mailed and now in the hands of voters. Remember: Be safe!

Two very welcome pieces of mail arrived at our home this past Saturday from Jo Daviess County Clerk Angela Kaiser. . .our vote-by-mail ballots. Another arrived for my dear sweet mother at Prairie …

‘Justice, Justice you shall pursue’

This morning as I write, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is lying in state at the United States Capitol. She is the first woman to be given such an honor; she is also the first Jewish …
Editorials

Despite thorough COVID-19 reporting...Newspapers are left out

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 …

STAFF EDITORIAL: Now is the time to think of others and Be responsible

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 …

Editorial: During the COVID-19 pandemic...Patience is required

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 …
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