Letters to the Editor
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Let the competition begin! By Cathie Elsbree, Galena I am not going to honor the “alternative facts” about public schools presented by Mr. Bernardi in his letter of last week by disputing them, there are too many…( OK, the … more
Doing the right thing by Helen Mayberry, Galena Next Monday, March 13, the Galena City Council will discuss and decide whether Galena will be designated a “Welcoming City.” This is a small but important step for our city to … more
Paying it forward by Lillian Wirtz, Elizabeth Having lunch in Elizabeth on Saturday, Feb. 11, a couple finished eating and left some money on their gift certificate. The waitress told us we were to use this on our bill. We were eating with our … more
I’ll be prepared next time by Diana Elliott, Galena I have been a dog owner my entire life and up until last night never been attacked. I have always told people it’s safe to walk around at night. After all this is Galena? … more
I am woman, hear me roar! by Karen Boggild Schober, Galesburg 2016 is over; I am finally remembering to put 2017 on my checks and Phil has warned me of six more weeks of winter. Finally, the election is over and nobody won.  There was … more
Good guy award by Leila Anwar, Galena Recently my little great-niece in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, sent me a card featuring her artwork. It was addressed to me at Apt 2F, Galena, Illinois, U.S.A. This precious packet safely winged its … more
Enough already by Linda Becker, Galena I’ve done an exercise of the real estate taxes I have paid over 20 years to the Galena School District. The amount is $40,000. I am only one of 3,500 people. Why have they not maintained the … more
Honoring those who serve by John Cooke, Galena There are over 400 volunteers in Jo Daviess County who answer 911 emergency calls at all hours of the day and night, 365 days a year. Among these 400 volunteers are those who operate ambulances … more
Swamp to sewer? Joe McHale, Chicago Mr. Trump promised to rid Washington D.C. of the swamp; he neglected to mention he is introducing the sewer. Just look at his cabinet choices.   Deer are on the move by John P. Jankowski, … more
Territory election Frank von Schwedler, Galena Now that the dust has settled in Washington, and Trump is our new president, we are faced with a very important election in the Galena Territory. In the past couple years we’ve seen … more
Education failure William Jenkins, Stockton It was with utter amazement, disgust and relief that I read this seasons letters to Santa as printed in the Gazette and other local papers.  Amazement at the large umber of children, who … more
Debatable by John Jankowski, Stockton Perhaps the very fact that the likes of Trump was given the opportunity to hold political office signifies just how instrumentalized the U.S. political economy has become; i.e., so wrought with … more
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