• Monday, February 20, 2017 5:07 PM
    GALENA–A constant challenge for law enforcement agencies is keeping pace with technology. 
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 5:05 PM
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 5:02 PM
    GALENA–The lease between the city of Galena and Deb Malone from Fever River Outfitters is on hold.
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 5:00 PM
    GALENA TERRITORY–The Prairie Enthusiasts will be holding its 30th annual conference and banquet on Saturday, March 4, at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa.
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 4:59 PM
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 4:57 PM
    GALENA–When it comes to flushable wipes, what you see is not always what you get.
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 4:45 PM
    Beginning in mid-February, volunteers from JDCF will be hosting the annual eagle watching tours at the Lost Mound Unit of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge just north of Savanna. 
  • TCEDA sets date for annual meeting that will feature guest speaker Carmen Rossi
    Monday, February 20, 2017 4:44 PM
    EAST DUBUQUE–Tri-County Economic Development Alliance (TCEDA) will be hosting its 2017 annual luncheon meeting at Timmerman’s Supper Club, East Dubuque, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 16.   
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 4:24 PM
    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Board approved language changes in the proposed Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) contract during its meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 14.
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 4:22 PM
    GALENA TERRITORY–Firefighters from the Scales Mound Fire Protection District responded to a fire in a first floor men’s bathroom at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa on Thursday, Feb. 16.
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 4:11 PM
    SCALES MOUND–Scales Mound School District will be holding its 2017-2018 Preschool screening on March 2-3. 
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 4:08 PM
    GALENA–At the January Galena River Watershed-based Planning Committee meeting, Scott Tompkins of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency presented on water quality, non-point source (NPS) pollution impairments and the nine required elements for watershed-based plan development using Section 319 funding resources.
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 4:06 PM
    GALENA–An American Red Cross blood drive is planned for Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. 
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 4:03 PM
    GALENA–This year’s World Day of Prayer service will be held on Friday, March 3 at noon at Westminster United Presbyterian Church, 513 S. Bench St., Galena.
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 3:50 PM
    GALENA–Members of the Jo Daviess County Board discussed term limits during the meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 14.
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 3:47 PM
    GALENA–When Alden Kuntz, a sophomore at Wahlert Catholic High School in Dubuque, Iowa, got a letter in the mail recruiting him for a summer trip to Australia to compete with Down Under Sports in a track event, his mom, Maria, knew he needed to go.
  • Republican Lincoln Day dinner
    Monday, February 20, 2017 3:33 PM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Republican Central Committee hosted a Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 18 at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa.

  • Monday, February 13, 2017 6:08 PM
    GALENA–The 13th annual ARC father-daughter dance will be held at Galena Middle School, Sunday, Feb. 19 from 6-8 p.m.
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 6:07 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Bridal Fair will take place Saturday, Feb. 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Galena Convention Center, 900 Galena Square Dr. This is a chance to meet face-to-face with wedding experts.
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 6:05 PM
    GALENA–A fire erupted at 614 S. Prospect St. on Sunday morning, Feb. 12.
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 6:04 PM
    GALENA–Timothy Fosnow, 56, Warren, agreed to a plea arrangement during court proceedings on Wednesday, Feb. 8.
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 6:01 PM
    EAST DUBUQUE–East Dubuque’s liquor ordinance will be getting some unexpected attention.   
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 5:57 PM
    GALENA–Members of the Galena School Board got a glimpse at what a new 7-12 building and additions to Galena Middle School could look like during a committee of the whole meeting Tuesday, Feb. 7.
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 5:55 PM
    LENA–Josh Jerry, Shullsburg, Wis., chief of police, asked participants a question that underscored the gravity of training exercises at Galena High School on Thursday, Feb. 9.
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 5:52 PM
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 5:50 PM
    SCHAPVILLE–Bob Stark stands ready, ladle in hand.
  • Art project spans borders
    Monday, February 13, 2017 5:46 PM

    SCALES MOUND–There are some aspiring artists in Karen Kelly’s eighth grade social studies class at Scales Mound School.

  • Monday, February 13, 2017 5:35 PM
    GALENA–Snack crackers, chick peas, raisins, cucumber and barbecue sauce.
  • Vault collapses
    Monday, February 13, 2017 5:13 PM

    GALENA–A vault of unknown age and purpose collapsed on Saturday, Jan. 28, on the property of the Miller and Steinke Funeral Home at 235 S. Bench St.

  • Monday, February 13, 2017 5:12 PM
    ELIZABETH–The Jo Daviess County Soil & Water Conservation District announces results from its Feb. 7 board election.   
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 4:55 PM
    OREGON–Homeowners in Northern Illinois may be eligible to apply for home repair grants and low interest home improvement loans, thanks to a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program.   
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 4:49 PM
    GALENA–The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved five special use permits for vacation rentals and one special use permit for a small inn during its meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 8.  
  • Taking out the trash
    Monday, February 13, 2017 4:40 PM

    GALENA–As winter thaws and snow melts, months of litter and garbage poke through the receding snow and show the constant need to keep the side of Galena’s roadways clean.

  • Hess is citizen of the year
    Monday, February 13, 2017 4:37 PM
    GALENA–Patrice Hess remembers visiting the Peoria area for the first time as a member of the Galena High School speech team. 
  • Festival artwork
    Tuesday, February 07, 2017 9:59 AM
    GALENA–When Jennifer Hernandez, a freshman in Diane Siese’s beginning art class, showed up for class Tuesday morning, Jan. 31, she noticed a piece of her artwork was front and center, displayed on the board at the front of the class.
  • Monday, February 06, 2017 5:29 PM
    GALENA–The Special Olympics Illinois Winter Games are underway in Galena this week, Tuesday through Thursday, Feb. 7-9, at Chestnut Mountain Resort and Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa.
  • Monday, February 06, 2017 5:28 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Area Emergency Medical Services District is asking for your assistance.
  • Monday, February 06, 2017 5:27 PM
  • Monday, February 06, 2017 5:24 PM
    GALENA–Jo Daviess County Circuit Court Judge William Kelly ruled to allow testimony of an alleged criminal sexual assault in the felony case of Steven Havens, 48, Apple River, during court proceedings on Monday, Jan. 30.
  • Monday, February 06, 2017 5:20 PM
    GALENA–Standing in the main gallery of the Galena Center for the Arts Friday evening, Feb. 3, rural Elizabeth resident Barbara Evans was surrounded by artwork that’s part of her life story.
  • Monday, February 06, 2017 5:16 PM
    GALENA–First they listened and then they gave their own updates, sharing their takes on what’s happening, or isn’t happening, at the state level.
  • Flipping pancakes!
    Monday, February 06, 2017 5:12 PM
  • Monday, February 06, 2017 4:58 PM
    SPRINGFIELD–The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is launching its new Faith-Based Million Hearts Initiative during American Heart Month. 
  • Clowning around at the ARC
    Monday, February 06, 2017 4:49 PM
    GALENA–The preschool classes at the Galena ARC had a special guest on Thursday, Feb. 2, as part of its circus week.
  • HPC nixes Grape Escape roof addition
    Monday, February 06, 2017 4:46 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Historic Preservation Commission denied part of a request by Catherine Kouzmanoff, owner of Miss Kitty’s Grape Escape, 242 N. Main St., to make alterations to the property during its meeting on Thursday, Feb. 2.
  • Monday, February 06, 2017 4:32 PM
    GALENA–The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) will consider six applications for special use permits for vacation rentals at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at city hall.
  • Monday, February 06, 2017 4:25 PM
    CHICAGO–Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has issued an alert to warn immigrant communities to potential fraud in the wake of the executive orders on immigration.
  • Monday, February 06, 2017 4:06 PM
    SPRINGFIELD–Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White initiated legislation that would allow 16- and 17-year-olds to register for the state’s First Person Consent Organ/Tissue Donor Registry when they receive their driver’s license or identification card. 
  • Monday, January 30, 2017 5:43 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Historic Preservation Commission is scheduled to hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, at city hall.
  • Monday, January 30, 2017 5:42 PM
    GALENA–Bring the whole family for all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage on Sunday, Feb. 5 at the 53rd annual Galena Lions Club pancake breakfast.
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