Editorials

10/01/2014 - 8:50am
The frustration in the room was palpable at last Wednesday’s public hearing on the city of Biscay’s application for a conditional use permit for its new wastewater collection and treatment system. Unfortunately, the application was made “after the fact,” as construction on the system has already begun. The city’s engineer rattled off a long list of permits it had...
10/01/2014 - 8:49am
It was obvious death was imminent. The bank of lights flickered, sometimes going out completely, only to flicker back on again briefly. They slowly went out, one by one, leaving only one light that would gently pulse a moment, glow steadily, turn red, turn off, then turn back on. “I can’t bear this anymore,” I said aloud,...
10/01/2014 - 8:48am
Lately, it feels so good to be alive. For the past month or so, it seems my life has been abnormally stressful between working two jobs and picking up another side gig to help a neighbor with technology support, on top of keeping things straight in my daily planner, like council meetings, interviews, school activities and homecoming events....
10/01/2014 - 8:47am
To the Editor: Over a year ago, a committee was formed with representatives from the Glencoe American Legion and the Glencoe Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) to determine if there was enough support to create a veterans memorial in Glencoe. We received approval in May from the city to create a Glencoe Area Veterans Memorial on the northwest...
10/01/2014 - 8:46am
There is a fascination about watching something being destroyed, like a building. I never considered myself a “sidewalk superintendent,” but there I was near the Post Office recently watching Ken Polifka tearing down the former Glencoe Oil building. I wasn’t alone, either. There were many sidewalk superintendents in the...
09/24/2014 - 8:16am
One only needs to scan the “B” section of The Chronicle to see signs that the five- to seven-year long “great recession” is easing. For far too long, the legal notice section of The Chronicle was columns upon columns, and pages upon pages, of notices of mortgage foreclosures that came in the wake of the crash of the...
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