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As we approach this Christmas holiday season, we encourage all to think about the blessings we have–our families, friends, colleagues, our community as well as all the material things that … more
Every city council or school board has issues large and small that impact the lives of the people it serves. Should residents be allowed to have chickens within city limits? Should the city-owned … more
This past week, Jo Daviess County became a leader in our nation’s vaccination effort to protect the population from COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 53.5 percent … more
This past week, Jo Daviess County residents deluged the Jo Daviess County Health Department with calls and emails. These local residents eagerly wanted the COVID-19 vaccine. The calls and … more
With the United States Federal Drug Administration giving its emergency authorization of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Friday evening, Dec. 11, the wheels are now set in motion for its distribution. … more
Gov. JB Pritzker hired a lot of expert talent to guide his new $5 million “It Only Works if You Wear It” campaign to encourage Illinoisans to wear a mask. But the campaign apparently … more
No rights have been lost. In fact, our rights of free speech, press, petition, religion, assemble, owning guns and all the other rights delineated in the Constitution of the United States remain in … more
With warmer spring weather in our midst, wild flowers blooming and summer approaching with all of its grand activities, we are reminded of one line from the television show, Kung Fu: “Patience … more
For the fourth week now, we have all been confronted with new realities: staying in place in our homes, wearing masks in public and practicing social distancing. Being social, as we have known it, … more
Although not unprecedented, a pandemic is beyond the experiences of everyone who calls northwest Illinois home. While COVID-19 impacts nearly every country in the world, it’s how we deal with … more
Jo Daviess County, along with all other Illinois counties, has just held a successful primary election at the start of a pandemic. Some may think that this should be no big deal, but it is, … more
Over the course of the past few weeks this community has had an unprecedented discussion about conflict of interest and a time of introspection as to how community members serve on boards and how … more
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