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Letters to the Editor
Pro-vacation rental is not anti-B&B I agree with Joe Dillon’s recent letter questioning where all the public input into the city’s decision making comes from. Without public hearings, where can people express their opinions …
Good guy award A few days ago, I was driving early in the morning and came to a stop sign. Pulling ahead, I saw a pick-up truck that was somewhat stopped, and then it came to a full stop. I was unsure as to the …
Thank you, Galena! In the midst of so much stress and change and the unknown, we want to take a minute to say thank you to several groups of people. Thank you to the city council for being responsive, nimble and …
Without Grant: No country With the recent toppling of a statue of U.S. Grant in San Francisco (bit.ly/2NQIQV6), historical amnesia has seem to hit a fever pitch. But above and beyond the inaccurate conflation of the Grant …
Ignoring the real problems In May 2007 Jean-Christophe Agnew, professor of history and American studies at Yale, called Howard Zinn’s work “highly influential and widely used.” Referring to Zinn’s …
Columnists

Education in Galena set high on a hill

Galena’s educational system was bolstered by the addition of new buildings added throughout the last half of the 19th century. However, the building that brought public education to the …

As humans we ‘contain multitudes’

In the mid 19th century, a young bustling Galena had shops that appealed to growing merchant class which was created by her rich river trade and early ventures in mining. In 1855, Joseph …

Going virtual: Planning begins for Galena virtual Family Fitness Weekend

It’s really quite sad, but entirely understandable to hear that so many of our wonderful summer and fall events are cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic which is afflicting our country …

May music unite, strengthen and release us

By creating new music, the cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, a collection of international musicians, explore just what it is in music that gives us hope. Yo-Yo Ma has been on many …
Editorials

Editorial: During the COVID-19 pandemic...Patience is required

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 …

COVID-19 pandemic: A marathon

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, …

COVID-19 pandemic: We're in this together

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 …
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