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Things I learned at the Nov. 14th Galena City Council meeting: We want “quality tourists” not “quantity tourists.” ( Listen up all you trashy riff raff! ). Adding more … more
This past week I attended two Galena city meetings–zoning board (Nov. 9) and city council (Nov. 14 )–where an amendment to add 18.24 acres to the ever increasing Parker resort complex and … more
Kindergarten students at Galena Primary School have been hard at work learning about our community and the amazing people that help make our town an amazing place to live. We would like to thank … more
Statistics confirm an uptick in deer-related crashes in November. The Illinois Insurance Association and its member companies encourage motorists to be alert in the weeks ahead. Deer are most … more
Washington, D.C.–1864. Two election rumors circulating: 1: Lincoln if he lost his re-election bid would do what he could to ruin the government. 2: His opponent (McClellan) if elected … more
I was admonished at the Nov. 9 zoning meeting, because I was starting to upset the chairperson because I was about to criticize the work of city staff in preparation for the hearing. Let me tell you, … more
These are the things that I learned at the November ninth Zoning Board meeting: When going to a meeting that lasts five hours, take a seat cushion and a pillow. Tourism is more important than … more
Once again, our community came together in order to create another spectacular Halloween parade. The parade itself is quite impressive, but the relatively unknown efforts of many people and … more
I represent District 9 on the Jo Daviess County Board. I am not the spokesman for the board. I chair the Finance, Tax and Budget Committee and serve on the Legislative Committee. I am aware that … more
Veterans Day will be celebrated on Nov. 11 to honor all those that have served our country with their time, talents and commitment. This day is intended to thank veterans for their sacrifices. It was … more
Having spent formative years growing up in Galena in the 1970s, I still have friends in town and follow events with interest, in part by subscribing to the Gazette. Recently, the zoning board and … more
City officials approved the Parker resort with an astonishing lack of interest in evidence, data or factual information. One case in point: the county engineer requested that a traffic study be … more
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