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When I saw the headlines in the Thursday Telegraph Herald that Jo Daviess County is considering becoming a gun sanctuary, my jaw dropped so far I have been speechless ever since; hence this letter. more

I am opposed to Jo Daviess County attempting to pass county legislation exempting the county from state legislation amending age to purchase a firearm, restricting the right to own AR-15s or any device that will convert a semi-automatic weapon into an automatic weapon. more

The history of socialism is so shocking, so overwhelmingly dangerous, so pervasive and so indisputable that it is hard to believe it would even be a subject for discussion today. Yet here we are with two potential presidential candidates, one openly (Bernie Sanders) and one not so subtly (Elizabeth Warren), and a school of uneducated believers advocating socialism as the path to the future. Millennials (ages 22-37) make up a large number of this group. more

After attending the last county board meeting and getting blindsided by the proposal to turn our county into a sanctuary for gun owners, I keep wondering: how do you find common ground with someone who is well armed, angry and convinced you’re out to take away their guns? more

I don’t want to hear about the deer anymore. I don’t want to hear about the deer! For years I have heard about the deer in town. And it’s become a pain in my rear!

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On a Sunday afternoon, children with colorful faces frolicked on the lawns of the Galena Public Library, music played and ice cream was relished. The trolleys paused as …

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Most recently members of the Galena Elks Lodge volunteered their time and talents and landscaped around the Old Market House Welcome Center. They are also working on getting the flag pole fixed. How …

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Lest we forget: Kimberley Vaughn, Shana Fisher, Angelique Ramirez, Christian Riley Garcia, Jared Black, Sabika Sheikh, Christopher Jake Stone, Aaron Kyle McLeod. All 14 to 17 years old–all … more

Galena, in addition to local talent, has attracted an amazing number of wonderful people. They are not only creative and smart, but warm and friendly. They are folks we’ve been lucky to have had …

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Crimes of extreme violence (including senseless mass school shootings) and all manner of sexual assault (one in six females can expect to suffer such trauma) are rising alarmingly in our country. Add …

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Social media like Facebook, Google and Amazon, are as much of a problem in the world now as guns. Yes, they have done amazing things for good (guns have too!) and have advanced knowledge and its …

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As dangerous as guns

by Peter Gorham, Galena

Social media like Facebook, Google and Amazon, are as much of a problem in the world now as guns. Yes, they have done amazing things for good (guns …

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