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Letters to the Editor
Oath office Jo Daviess County Sheriff Kevin Turner and Jo Daviess County State’s Attorney Chris Allendorf refuse to enforce the Protect Illinois Communities Act. If they cannot fulfill their oath of office …
Supports Protect Illinois Communities Act The League of Women Voters (LWV) of Illinois and the LWV of Jo Daviess County applaud Illinois’ new Protect Illinois Communities Act as a positive step on the path to save lives and free all …
See how this plays out Enforcing the laws. Let’s look at just one law that is not enforced. The “United States Federal Law overrules State Laws. It’s called the Supremacy Clause. In the United States; the …
Free Julian Assange No amount of guns, assault-style or otherwise, is protection enough from any authoritarian form of government masquerading as a democracy, if said government is able to pinpoint a target’s …
Good guy award During the night of Jan. 19, Galena received a snowfall that was incredibly icy and heavy. The next morning I shoveled the sidewalks but I had to take a break because I have recurring back …
Columnists

The CamiGirls: Four area women find something special on the Camino de Santiago

Galenians Bonnielynn Kreiser, Maureen Bardusk and Susan Barg and their friend Joan Klaus, formerly of The Galena Territory and now from Monroe, Virg., took a little trip. They prepared for a year. …

A new reporter is on the scene

Hello, my name is Olivia Friederick and I am the new reporter for The Galena Gazette. I recently graduated from the University of Iowa with degrees in political science and ethics and public policy. …

Some are so nice, others are so very bad

In 2016, a photograph of a little boy in Aleppo, Syria, swept through social media. In the photo, five-year-old Omran Daqneesh, who had been carried into a medical vehicle after a bomb attack, sits …

42nd Special Olympics Illinois: If you can, please attend the parade of athletes and opening ceremonies in downtown Galena on Tuesday

This next week marks a very special week here in Galena as the area hosts Special Olympics Illinois Winter Games. This is the 42nd edition, Jan. 31 to Feb. 2. Imagine that. I was around for the very …
Editorials

Let’s do better

It was an appalling start to the Martin Luther King, Jr., weekend on Friday, Jan. 14, when one participant chose to attend the Galena Music Boosters trivia night in blackface, a symbol of more …

Thinking about the holidays...Sharing & caring

As we approach this Christmas holiday season, we encourage all to think about the blessings we have–our families, friends, colleagues, our community as well as all the material things that …

Misguided legislation: Legislation making virtual meetings of public bodies acceptable for any reason should be defeated

Every city council or school board has issues large and small that impact the lives of the people it serves. Should residents be allowed to have chickens within city limits? Should the city-owned …
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Contemplating the ‘unknown’ woman of war

On August 26, 1970, a group of French women tried to lay wreaths on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with the message, “There is something more unknown than the unknown soldier–his …