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The obituary in this week’s Galena Gazette shares a life story for Duane Olivier. I would like to augment this obituary and share something relevant and pertinent about his life … more
As explained in part one published in last week’s edition of the Gazette, the cumulative method used to elect Illinois state representatives was adopted at the Constitutional Convention of … more
I snuggled into my mother’s furry coat. The train rattled on the city tracks with the familiar clatter that I will always associate with those moments of closeness. We were living in San … more
Good sports. Yes, those River Ridge students taking Spanish from Karla Nicholas were all good sports a couple of days ago. I’m not sure if at that age, or even today, I would have been such … more
In three of the last four Illinois Legislative sessions (98-101), the Democrat members in the General Assembly attained the required three-fifths of the membership of both houses to override a … more
The Galena Jeffersonian published the good news on Oct. 28, 1854. It was official. Galena would have a passenger train. “On Sunday evening the first passenger train will run up from … more
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