• Tuesday, February 09, 2016 2:44 PM

    GALENA–After months of negotiations, during its Tuesday, Feb. 2 special meeting, the Galena School Board approved a three-year contract with the Galena Federation of Teachers.

  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 2:40 PM

    GALENA–The Galena School Board has a plan.

  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 2:22 PM
    GALENA–Greg Herbst will take the reins July 1 as superintendent of the Galena School District.
  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 2:11 PM

    GALENA–Local, state and national politics were the focal point of the sixth annual Jo Daviess County Republican Central Committee’s Lincoln Day dinner Saturday evening, Feb. 6 at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa.

  • All-State honors
    Tuesday, February 09, 2016 1:59 PM

    GALENA–Jo Daviess County was well represented at the Illinois Music Educators Association (ILMEA) All-State Band and Choir as part of the Illinois Music Education Conference in late January in Peoria.

  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 1:58 PM

    ELIZABETH–The Jo Daviess County Apple-Plum Watershed Planning Committee will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Elizabeth Municipal Building, Elizabeth, on Wednesday, Feb. 10.

  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 10:57 AM
  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 10:27 AM

    GALENA–It all started when area chiropractor InJun Chong met Galena Fire Department Chief Randy Beadle.

  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 10:26 AM

    GALENA–After five meetings of hashing things out, members of the Jo Daviess County and city of Galena special committee for a unified destination marketing organization (DMO) agreed to pass along a letter of intent that describes the process and key business terms for transitioning to a single tourism marketing entity for Jo Daviess County.

  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 10:10 AM

    GALENA–Since purchasing Farmers Guest House in March 2012 and moving to Galena, Don and Susan Steffan have put everything they have into making their business a success.

  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 8:01 PM

    GALENA–It's official. Come July 1, East Dubuque Superintendent Greg Herbst will be the new Galena School District superintendent. 

    The Galena School Board, meeting in special session Tuesday, Feb. 2, unanimously approved a three-year contract with Herbst. Herbst will make $135,000 during the 2016-17 school year. 

    For more information, see the Feb. 10 Gazette.

  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:52 AM

    GALENA–East Dubuque Superintendent Greg Herbst is one step closer to becoming a Galena Pirate.

  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:51 AM

    GALENA–Bourbon Street comes to Galena this weekend for the annual weekend filled with music, festivities and beads, Feb. 5-6.

  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:50 AM
    GALENA–The annual Lincoln Day dinner will be held at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa on Saturday, Feb. 6.
  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:47 AM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Board is actively monitoring several proposed legislative bills at the state level that could affect the citizens of Jo Daviess County.

  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:47 AM
  • Toy drive for birthday
    Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:42 AM

    GALENA–Austin Nack will turn 1 on March 11, and to celebrate his first birthday, his parents, Stephanie and Ted, are organizing a special toy drive that will spread the joy among other youngsters fighting for their health.

  • Yale tabs Adam Gaber for leadership role
    Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:32 AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn.–Yale University has selected Adam Gaber to take on a leadership role for its Office of International Affairs (OIA).
  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:05 AM

    GALENA–Would hunting or culling actually help control the deer population and reduce deer-related problems?

  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:04 AM

    GALENA–After months of back and forth work, the revisions to the city’s street performers’ ordinance are now official.

  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:03 AM

    GALENA–After the first four community input meetings, the Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has received a lot of positive feedback regarding what county residents want to see on U.S. 20 wayside just west of Elizabeth.

  • Vincent receives bank job promotion
    Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:00 AM

    Illinois Bank & Trust has promoted Heather Vincent, mortgage loan officer at the bank’s Gear Street branch in Galena, to assistant vice president.

  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 10:59 AM

    GALENA–Voters wishing to cast a ballot prior to the March 15 General Primary Election may do so by voting early, voting by mail or by grace period voting.

  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 10:58 AM
    GALENA–A program is now available for first-time events and festivals ready to debut in Galena and Jo Daviess County.
  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 10:49 AM
    ROCKFORD–The monthly meeting of Northwest Illinois Retired Police Officers will be held at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the Grant Room of Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream Parlor.
  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 10:43 AM
  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 10:40 AM
    FREEPORT–Extension is offering a 2016 Illinois First Detector Invasive Pest Workshop on Feb. 18.
  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 10:37 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C.–If Congress does not act quickly to reform the U.S. Postal Service, small-town America can expect a further slow-down of the mail, said Chip Hutcheson, publisher of The Times-Leader in Princeton, Ky., when he testified to a U.S. Senate committee on Jan. 21.

  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 10:36 AM
    Join Extension for the 2016 Northwest Illinois Grazing Conference on Wednesday, March 2 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Stockton.
  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 10:35 AM
    STOCKTON–Are you interested in knowing more about leasing your land for hunting?
  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 10:35 AM

    GALENA–Midwest Medical Center, Galena, recently received designation as an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital (ASRH) from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 10:17 AM

    SCALES MOUND–Boris Tabakoff is a busy man.

  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016 10:00 AM
    GALENA–Meetings on the overlook area, just west of Elizabeth, and possibilities for the future continue.
  • Tuesday, January 26, 2016 1:51 PM
    GALENA–After meeting in closed session at the conclusion of the Wednesday, Jan. 20 meeting, the Galena School Board narrowed the field of candidates for superintendent to three.
  • Law enforcement and first responders react to drug use
    Tuesday, January 26, 2016 1:45 PM

    Both Jo Daviess County Sheriff Kevin Turner and Chief Deputy Craig Ketelsen agree the county has a drug problem.

  • Tuesday, January 26, 2016 1:43 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE– During a Tuesday, Jan. 19 meeting, the East Dubuque School Board issued an apology to Superintendent Greg Herbst for a miscommunication in relation to placing him on administrative leave in July.

  • Tuesday, January 26, 2016 12:36 PM

    GALENA–While the budget impasse at the state level was certainly a focal point of the concerns raised during the 22nd annual Community Development Fund of Galena Legislative Day on Friday, Jan. 22, there were many accomplishments to celebrate as well.

  • Tuesday, January 26, 2016 12:32 PM
    EAST DUBUQUE–East Dubuque Mayor Dan Welp set forth the state of his city at the Jan. 19 city council meeting.
  • Tuesday, January 26, 2016 11:38 AM

    GALENA–Bring the whole family for all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage on Sunday, Feb. 7 at the 52nd annual Galena Lions Club Pancake Breakfast.

  • Crossroads celebrates decade in Galena
    Tuesday, January 26, 2016 11:38 AM

    GALENA–On Sunday, Jan. 17, a record number of people packed Crossroads Community Church Galena campus to celebrate a decade of work transforming lives in the community.

  • Harris to serve as historical society president
    Tuesday, January 26, 2016 11:30 AM
    GALENA–The Galena Jo Daviess County Historical Society Board of Directors has elected Christine Harris as its new president.
  • Tuesday, January 26, 2016 11:20 AM
    GALENA–Throughout Jo Daviess County there are approximately 560 men and women who serve in three emergency service groups–law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services.
  • Tuesday, January 26, 2016 11:16 AM
  • Tuesday, January 26, 2016 11:13 AM

    After receiving negative feedback from community members who supported the original singular voice proposal, the special Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) committee amended an earlier version of the proposed new DMO’s board structure and election process, making it more like the original proposal.

  • Tuesday, January 26, 2016 11:12 AM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Democrats will meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 2, at West Galena Township Hall, Galena.

  • Tuesday, January 26, 2016 11:09 AM

    ELIZABETH–The Jo Daviess County Soil Conservation District will be holding an election for directors on Feb. 9 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the SWCD office in Elizabeth.

  • Tuesday, January 26, 2016 10:40 AM
    GALENA–Back in 1980 when a friend convinced then 32-year-old Jerry Tranel to sign up for downhill skiing in the Special Olympics Illinois Winter Games in Galena, Tranel knew he had a lot to learn.
  • Thursday, January 21, 2016 10:56 AM

    GALENA–The Galena School Board Wednesday night, Jan. 20, narrowed the field of candidates for superintendent to three: 

    Joseph Blessman, superintendent and high school principal in the Brimfield School District. 

    Gregory Herbst, superintendent of the East Dubuque School District. 

    Gregory Shepard, an educational consultant in the Kearney, Neb., Public School District. 

    The board will conduct final interviews on Friday, Jan. 29, Saturday, Jan. 30 and Monday, Feb. 1. The interviews will be in four parts with the administrative team, employees, community group and board of education all sitting down with all three finalists. 

    According to Chuck Korte, board president, the board hopes to make an offer in early February. 

    For more information, see the Jan. 27 Gazette.
  • Tuesday, January 19, 2016 11:34 AM

    GALENA–The Galena Zoning Board of Appeals Wednesday, Jan. 13 unanimously denied Jack Coulter of Vinny Vanucchi’s a conditional use permit to serve food and beverages in a proposed re-developed outdoor dining area that would be built upon Washington Street.

  • Tuesday, January 19, 2016 11:31 AM

    GALENA–In a Tuesday, Jan. 12 meeting, the Jo Daviess County Board voted in favor of creating new Information Technology (IT) Administrator position in the Jo Daviess County GIS/IT department to help with the department’s high volume of work.

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