Letters to the Editor
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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 … 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
Time to wake up by Ray Ruthenberg, Shoreview, Minn. The Jan. 10 issue had two letters to editor that I totally agree with: John Wallanches, Hanover, and John Bernardi, Galena. Wallanches’ description of the U.S. /deep-state policy of … more
Kelly Lane is special place by Bonnie Geisert, Galena Kelly Lane is not just a Galena city street. It’s a neighborhood. Up and down the street, neighbors have been doing all manner of nice things for each other. It is a pleasure to live … more
Stop slanting the news by Pat McCarthy, Galena Since Hurricane Maria pretty well devastated much of the Caribbean, I have heard a lot of reports about the dismal job that FEMA and the rest of the governmental agencies involved have done in … more
Different memories by Chuck Wemstrom, Mt. Carroll I grew up in Chicago a few years before John Jankowski in a neighborhood much like Logan Square. However, my memories are different. On my block, the Catholics didn’t talk to the … more
Love the nativity scene by Marshall and Ardath Winter, Elizabeth Thank you, Galena, for the brightly lit nativity scene. We look forward to seeing it each year.   What an evening! by Pastor Bill Longmore, on behalf of the … more
On giving thanks... by John Jankowski, Stockton Thanksgiving should be a national day of prayer and forgiveness, for all of the hell our forefathers and their progeny have created here and abroad, in the name of “Manifest Destiny,” … more
What does all this have to do with us? by Chuck Wemstrom, Mt. Carroll In a recent and predictable campaign stop, Gov. Bruce Rauner repeated his main talking points: get rid of Mike Madigan, instigate term limits, reduce the individual income … more
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