• Barklow charged with official misconduct
    Tuesday, December 01, 2015 11:32 AM

    GALENA–A felony charge of official misconduct was filed in November against former Galena Police Officer Don Barklow for performing an illegal search on the Law Enforcement Data System for personal use in April 2014 while acting in his official capacity.

  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015 11:31 AM

    GALENA–Some sort of a referendum question relating to the city’s deer population issue took a step closer to appearing on the April ballot.

  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015 11:30 AM
    GALENA–The Galena School District’s proposed tax levy is under 5 percent, and therefore, the district is not required to hold a public hearing on the levy. 
  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015 11:28 AM
  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015 11:26 AM
    GALENA–Galena Middle School students are ready to perform “Virgil’s Christmas Catch” on Thursday, Dec. 3, Friday, Dec. 4 and Saturday, Dec. 5 at Galena Middle School. 
  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015 11:23 AM

    GALENA–A local business is moving forward with an upgrade to its facilities, thanks in part to a USDA Rural Development Loan (REDLG) awarded to Jo-Carroll Energy.

  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015 11:22 AM

    ELIZABETH–The Jo Daviess County Apple-Plum Watershed Planning Committee is gathering public input on the draft executive summary and proposed goals and objectives for the plan, which is available at sites.google.com/site/jodaviesscountywatershedplan/home/application.

  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015 11:21 AM
    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Health Department will be holding two meetings on Wednesday, Dec. 2. 
  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015 11:09 AM
    GALENA–During a Tuesday, Nov. 24 meeting, the Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) appointed two new members and reappointed two existing members to its board of directors. 
  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015 11:04 AM
  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015 11:01 AM
    GALENA–The Galena United Methodist Church Mission and Outreach Committee recently donated three trees–two oak and one maple–to the city of Galena. 
  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015 10:34 AM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Health Department will be holding an immunization clinic from 1-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22 at its Galena office.

  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015 10:32 AM

    In a Nov. 16 meeting, the River Ridge School Board approved the audit performed by Benning Group, LLC, certified public accounting group that has offices in Freeport, Rockford and Monroe, Wis.

  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015 10:31 AM

    GALENA–The Galena Foundation is starting a new fundraiser in a new way.

  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015 10:29 AM

    GALENA–The topic for this year’s Galena Rotary Roundtable is “Cyber Security–Who’s In Your Computer.”

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015 3:22 PM

    GALENA–Negotiations between the Galena School Board and the Galena Federation of Teachers are at a bit of a standstill. 

    Although the contract between the board and teachers’ union was on the Tuesday, Nov. 17 agenda for possible approval, board president Chuck Korte announced in open session that the teachers union opted not to ratify the tentative agreement during a meeting Friday, Nov. 13. 

    Later in the meeting the board convened in closed session with collective bargaining matters as one of the reasons listed. 

    No action resulted from closed session. 

    Korte said following the meeting that he couldn’t say much about the situation but he did confirm that no further negotiation meetings have yet been set. He assumes that will take place the week after Thanksgiving. 

    The 2012-2015 contract between the GFT and the board expired in August.

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015 12:05 PM
    GALENA–The Galena School Board wants to add an agriculture program at Galena High School as soon as the 2016-17 school year. 
  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015 12:00 PM

    GALENA–How and why The Galena Territory manages its deer population was the topic of discussion during the city of Galena’s deer committee meeting on Thursday, Nov. 19.

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015 11:55 AM

    EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque School District has a shortage of substitute teachers and in response, the East Dubuque School Board approved an increase in substitute pay at its Tuesday, Nov. 17 meeting.

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015 11:53 AM

    GALENA–During a Nov. 10 meeting, the Jo Daviess County Board approved two one-year contracts between the Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) and McDaniel’s Marketing Agency for a combined total of $226,200.

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015 11:52 AM
    GALENA–Last spring the issue before the Galena City Council was whether or not to shell out $21,000 for a study of the city’s east side water system. 
  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015 11:50 AM

    EAST DUBUQUE–East Dubuque City Council’s intention to purchase the current city hall at 185 Wisconsin Ave., may have hit a snag–a big snag–at the Monday, Nov. 16 council meeting.

  • Hartlep denied motion for new trial
    Tuesday, November 24, 2015 11:48 AM

    GALENA–Jo Daviess County Circuit Court Judge William Kelly denied Brian Hartlep’s motion for a new trial on Friday, Nov. 20 after considering testimonies from Hartlep’s fiance and her father.

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015 11:47 AM

    GALENA–Musicians from Galena’s churches are preparing now for the annual United Churches of Galena Christmas Concert to be held Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 227 S. Bench St., Galena.

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015 11:43 AM
  • Firefighters canvas with dance tickets
    Tuesday, November 24, 2015 11:41 AM

    GALENA–Members of the Galena Fire Department will be out and about in the coming weeks, canvassing neighborhoods with tickets for the annual fireman’s dance.

  • Bauer named secretary/treasurer of ICAHN
    Tuesday, November 24, 2015 11:25 AM

    SPRINGFIELD–Tracy Bauer, president and CEO of Midwest Medical Center was named secretary/treasurer of the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network board of directors at its annual member meeting on Nov. 11 in Springfield.

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015 11:24 AM
    FREEPORT–Timely topics for beef producers will be presented at the Extension beef cattle meeting. 
  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015 11:02 AM
    FREEPORT–The Highland Community College Board of Trustees approved the 2015 tax levy at its Nov. 17 meeting. 
  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015 10:46 AM

    SPRINGFIELD–Jo Daviess County has been issued a tentative property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to Constance Beard, director of the Illinois Department of Revenue.

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015 10:42 AM

    GALENA–The Galena Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual dinner and business awards program Wednesday, Nov. 18 at the DeSoto House Hotel.

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015 10:41 AM

    SCALES MOUND–The Scales Mound School Board heard a presentation from special education teachers Jonna Stayner-Dittmar and Renee Simmons on the school’s special education program at the Monday, Nov. 16 meeting.

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015 10:31 AM
  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015 10:29 AM

    APPLE RIVER–Thirty-two years ago Roger Dorneden’s neighbor suggested the Apple River nature photographer enter some of his photographs in the Palisades Art League’s annual show and contest.

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015 10:23 AM
  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015 10:11 AM
    STOCKTON–The Jo Daviess County Democrats will meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the back room at The Bottle Shed Bar and Liquor Store, Stockton. 
  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015 10:09 AM

    GALENA–New Covenant Assembly of God has regretfully decided to cancel the annual Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner.

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015 10:00 AM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Democratic Central Committee will be holding a special meeting to adopt bylaws on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 6 p.m. at West Galena Township Hall, 607 Gear St., Galena.

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015 9:55 AM

    The American Red Cross is hosting two blood drives in Jo Daviess County in December.

  • Wednesday, November 18, 2015 9:03 AM

    GALENA–The Galena City Council, Monday, Nov. 2, approved an agreement with the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation (ICECF) for a $52,650 grant towards a 32.5 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) array at city hall.

  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015 3:20 PM
    GALENA–Celebrate the new vintage with wine-inspired lunches, dinners and tastings in Galena Nov. 20-21. 
  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015 3:19 PM

    Galena’s Susan Steffan was sent home on the third episode of the Food Network’s “Holiday Baking Championship” after, in her own words, her ornament cake “looked like Santa sat on it.”

  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015 2:58 PM

    GALENA–“We are not talking about just a school building, we’re talking about the future,” Galena School Board President Chuck Korte said to the crowd at Galena City Hall, Thursday, Nov. 2.

  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015 2:55 PM
    The Galena River Trail is closed during deer-hunting season. 
  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015 2:52 PM

    ELIZABETH–Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) sessions will be held throughout Illinois in December, including one Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. at the Elizabeth Community Building.

  • Cunningham pleads guilty to intimidation
    Tuesday, November 17, 2015 2:43 PM

    GALENA–After pleading guilty to a felony county of intimidation for threatening to kill an Illinois State Police (ISP) officer via 911 calls, Stockton resident Chad Cunningham received a sentence of 166 days of jail time and 30 months of probation in Jo Daviess County Circuit Court on Thursday, Nov. 12.

  • New sales and marketing director for CVB
    Tuesday, November 17, 2015 2:41 PM

    GALENA–After being away from his home state of Illinois for 15 years, Jeff Graack has finally returned as the new Galena/Jo Daviess County Sales and Marketing Director.

  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015 2:25 PM

    WOODBINE–“While it’s fresh, write those next chapters in your own personal books. Don’t settle on one book.”

  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015 2:23 PM

    GALENA–Applicants have until Friday, Dec. 4 to submit their applications to become the next superintendent of the Galena School District.

  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015 1:51 PM

    After a decade of continually operating business, a few different owners and two fires, Elizabeth Garage celebrates its 100th year of serving its community with cars and automotive services.

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