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Horrible experience

by Carla Randecker, Galena

Had the horrible experience of standing and waiting to sign kids up for swimming lessons. OMG. They started taking them in at 4 p.m. By 5 p.m. they were on number 24. My number was 63 and I got …

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Disturbing litter trend

by Jeanine Edel, Galena

Thank you for reporting about the very disturbing trend of littering in our county.

Years ago we moved from Chicago, where we had became accustomed to picking up trash on our city block. We …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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