Letters to the Editor
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Just an update Chuck and Patty Wemstrom, Mt. Carroll The Illinois Commerce Commission rejected the proposal to exclude areas served by rural electric communities from the Future Energies Jobs Act. Thanks to all who called or commented. This … more
Territory is a great place by Jack H. Bernhardt, Galena Mr. Buege’s recently published letter in The Gazette contained negative remarks about the current Galena Territory Association Board and its actions. That letter was published using … more
This is important by Pat and Chuck Wemstrom, Mount Carroll Recently we attended the Boyer Colloquium at Highland Community College. The speaker was Donald J. Wuebbles of the National Science Foundation and U.S. Global Change Research Program … more
Ins and outs of property taxes by Lynn Krause, Galena Budgets, levies, abatements, assessments, rates, taxes and exemptions, to name a few, are without a doubt, confusing stuff. They each mean something different and have a complex … more
Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to Gov. Bruce Rauner, Sen. Tim Bivins, Rep. Brian Stewart, state senate candidate David Simpson and state representative candidates Nicholas Hyde, Andrew Chesney and Steven R. Fricke. The cause … more
Wants to read ‘stupid bill’ by John Schultz, Galena I am seeking more information from Luella Thoren. In the 28 February Gazette, she refers several times to “the stupid gun law” passed by Republicans. I would … more
Please do something about the deer! by Charlotte Dittmar, Galena This note is for the deer committee of Galena. I would like you to pass a rule that bow hunters can hunt in the city limits. They could sit on my deck and get many. The deer … more
Surprised? I’m not by Luella Thoren, Elizabeth Surprised by all the shootings? I’m not. When Republicans passed the stupid gun law, I said to my husband there will be more shootings than we ever could imagine. Now seeing and … more
Our children need not be murdered by John Cooke, Galena I look at the faces of the 17 killed at Parkland High School. They look like kids at the Galena High School, or River Ridge, or Stockton, Warren, Scales Mound or East Dubuque. The … more
Lives at risk if ambulance suspended by Shawn Buck, Hanover I’m not trying to scare people, but reality is setting in fast for the community of Hanover and surrounding communities. A group of citizens is deluging the Illinois Department … more
A country doesn’t exist without borders by John Schultz, Galena Ms. Grafton’s letter contains a number points that need to be challenged. She states that the Berlin Wall was constructed in 1945. It was built in 1961. It was not … more
Walls don’t work by Patricia Grafton, Hanover The American poet Robert Frost decided that good fences do not make good neighbors after all. With President Trump pushing Congress to fund a wall between U.S.A. and Mexico to the tune of $18 … more
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