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On the ballot is a non-binding referendum asking voters to consider an additional hotel/motel tax to support local EMS systems. I am asking you to vote no. I am a big supporter of local EMS and … more
The Oct. 26 Galena Gazette published an article about the upcoming hearings for the amended Parker development plan. The article appears to refer to statements from the application summary. I would … more
Eighteen years ago, I did a serious “gut check” when I moved from Texas to Florida and got my new driver’s license. When asked if I had a preferred party for voter registration I, … more
Over a recent 10-year period the Federal Reserve kept interest rates very low, zero to nearly two percent or so. Businesses invested in machinery, home owners refinanced mortgages, people bought new … more
The decade of the 50s was a great time to be an American. Our parents and grandparents, especially those who had died in the two world wars, had sacrificed mightily to save freedom from tyranny. … more
As we each consider our votes in the coming election it is wise to be prudent in what is put in the Illinois Constitution. Retirement benefits for state of Illinois employees were put there and … more
On Sept. 12, the Galena City Council rejected the Galena Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) request to apply for a Certified Local Government (CLG) matching grant to hire a preservation … more
The League of Women Voters of Jo Daviess County urges citizens to vote yes on the advisory referendum question supporting a potential service tax increase on overnight guest accommodations to help … more
It seems to me and many others the most logical approach to resolving a public nuisance would be to confront the offender and explain the suspected problem and hope for a resolution. This approach … more
On Wednesday, Oct. 12, there will be a Galena Zoning Board of Appeals meeting discussing a proposed amendment to the Parker project and I encourage everyone to attend. This is an opportunity to again … more
The following advisory referendum question will be on the Nov. 8 General Election ballot “Should the Jo Daviess County Board seek the passage of legislation in the Illinois General Assembly … more
Publisher’s note: The author is a former resident of the Galena Territory. She also served in the roles of CEO, board member and board president of Midwest Medical Center. It was so great … more
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