Letters to the Editor
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Good guy award

My second grade class and I would like to nominate Arlee Wills and her employer, Jo Daviess Mutual Insurance Co., for the good guy award. They made a monetary donation to my classroom so that each … more

Support for Rauner

One of the major promises of JB Pritzker’s campaign for governor is that he going to implement a progressive state income tax. A progressive tax is where the rate of taxation increases as your … more

Sending a powerful message

There is only one word to describe the recent Galena ‘Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice’ event on Sept. 8, and that word would have to be “fun.” One doesn’t normally … more

Out of gas?

He won’t come to a political Forum in Jo Daviess County because the League of Women Voters, holding the forum, is biased. He won’t come to a political forum in Jo Daviess County … more

Still hope for candidate forum

Thank you for writing the informative article “Chesney Nixes Forum” in last week’s Gazette. The League of Women Voters board and I are concerned about Mr. Chesney’s perception … more

Letter of invitation

With September being prostate cancer awareness month, I want every man and every woman who has a relationship with a man to be aware of the risks of prostate cancer and the benefits of early … more

More statues to erect

If we are to be in a sculptural mood, and wish to embellish the post office plaza, why not commemorate Ely S. Parker, the Native-American engineer who supervised the construction of that noble pile … more

Keep Electoral College until better system

John Cox, in his Aug. 29 letter about the United States Electoral College may have been correct in some of his evaluations, but left out was the probable result of eliminating the system that the … more


In the Aug. 29 issue of the Gazette, an apparently confused resident of Galena called the Electoral College “undemocratic” and “unfair” and suggested it be eliminated. This … more

The good, the bad and the ugly

This is a story about a catalyst and a conflagration. Not to be alarmed, this is an ongoing good story. A catalyst is defined as an agent, a substance that initiates a chemical reaction, or, in … more

Tribute to John McCain

John McCain was one of my heroes because of what he did, what he went through and what he always believed. He was in Viet Nam when I was in 1967. But in 1968 I was home. John McCain spent five more … more

League forum?

Is the League of Women Voters of Jo Daviess County sponsoring the candidates’ forum for state representative and other office hopefuls, as they usually do? I haven’t seen any … more
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