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Letters to the Editor
Christian hypocrites Jesus dealt quite harshly with those Jewish priests and pharisees who failed to put into practice what they piously preached to others. No doubt he will judge just as severely many of our present day …
A good Samaritan Last Thursday as I drove to morning Mass, a small mountain of leaf bags decorated the corner of my lot. The yard looked good, but now the refuse needed hauling. This month’s budget did not …
Thanks to teachers The Jo Daviess County for Home and Community Education organization, would like to express our thanks to the teachers in our communities for their continued efforts in educating our children and …
Cause and effect Our country as a whole enjoyed economic prosperity and racial harmony during the Reagan presidency. The same can be said of the Trump presidency notwithstanding the relentless efforts of the …
Be reasonable I have a real problem with the medical community’s swing of the pendulum against giving any pain medication to surgical patients because of said doctor’s perceived responsibility to …
Columnists

Memories while hanging from a limb

I climbed the tree this week and just sat for a while with the young boy who has been watching 401 Park Ave. for 200 years. The lad, who readily admits with some pride to being created by me as a …

Christmas miracle: Santa finds way to help the shy talk during his visit to Elizabeth

My morning routine lately has been to write back and forth with a friend, Carmen Patricia, in Chile. We have a couple of things in common. We both go by our middle names–Patricia and …

Un evento especial: Business development session planned for Spanish speakers

Northwest Illinois Economic Development (NWILED) is hosting a unique program–maybe the first of its kind–at the DeSoto House Hotel next week. To facilitate business and economic …

Will chaos reign?

There is nothing moral or immoral about a word itself; a word accumulates connotations through its usage. “Democrat,” as an adjective, is used only by petty politicians and would-be …
Editorials

Thinking about the holidays...Sharing & caring

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 …

Misguided legislation: Legislation making virtual meetings of public bodies acceptable for any reason should be defeated

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 …

Three cheers for Jo Daviess County

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 …
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Carrying 200 years of history

It was chilly sitting in the tree with the young boy who had taken it upon himself to be the guardian of 401 Park Ave. for 200 years. We spent most of Thanksgiving chatting with one …