• Tuesday, April 26, 2016 2:37 PM

    GALENA–The rolling hills of Galena are part of the natural beauty in the area, but those same hills make for dangerous areas when it comes to driving.

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 2:36 PM
    GALENA–The Galena High School Journalism Team took second place at sectionals on Saturday, April 23 at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.
  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 2:25 PM
    GALENA–The Miners Lodge will be hosting its next all-you-can-eat monthly breakfast on Sunday, May 1.
  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 1:50 PM
  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 1:44 PM

    GALENA–The Vietnam Veterans Chapter 928 held its second annual Welcome Home dinner at the Ramada Galena on Saturday, April 16, with guest speaker retired Army Sgt. Allen Lynch, Medal of Honor recipient.

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 1:40 PM

    GALENA–Formation of the new Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) continues with the election of directors and issuance of ballots to eligible voters on Friday, April 15.

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 1:37 PM

    GALENA–For those who look forward each spring to the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society’s Cemetery Walk, or for those who’ve never attended but would love to step back in time and learn the life stories of past Galenians, now’s your chance.

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 1:36 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque City Council unanimously approved its budget for the fiscal year starting May 1.

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 1:24 PM

    FREEPORT–The Northwest Illinois Audubon Society is planning three events in May.

  • Planting a new church in Galena
    Tuesday, April 26, 2016 12:22 PM
    GALENA–The Rev. Tim Swigart was in high school when he first felt called to ministry.
  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 12:16 PM

    GALENA–With six months of meetings behind them, the city of Galena’s deer committee decided Wednesday, April 20 that it’s time for an interim report to the Galena City Council.

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:41 AM
    GALENA–The Anwar family is announcing this year’s recipients of the ninth annual Euleila Awards for Poetry and Art at Galena High School. 
  • Country Financial honors Joe Miller
    Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:24 AM

    Country Financial representative Joe Miller of Galena has earned a position on the insurance group’s distinguished All American team.

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:15 AM

    SCALES MOUND–Dr. William Caron, Scales Mound superintendent, informed the school board on Monday, April 18, the district’s financial rating remained at the highest level in all categories.

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:14 AM

    HANOVER–The River Ridge School Board approved a two-year contract with the River Ridge Education Association (RREA) during its meeting Monday, April 18.

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:12 AM

    GALENA–Although the Galena School Board was set to approve a resolution to move forward with the issuance of not more than $1 million in Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZAB), which requires a 10 percent local match, the board put the brakes on that for the time being as board members hope to increase the amount of the local match available.

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 10:37 AM
  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 10:35 AM

    GALENA–A new group may be forming in the aftermath of the failed March Galena School District bond referendum.

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 10:29 AM

    EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque School board updated progress on the search for a new superintendent at the regular board meeting on Tuesday, April 19.

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 10:23 AM

    WOODBINE–Thanks to Highland Community College, the Tri-County Economic Development Alliance (TCEDA) and numerous sponsors, graduates of the Jo Daviess County Leadership Forum gathered to celebrate the program’s 15th anniversary at a NextGen breakfast.

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016 10:04 AM
    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Democratic Central Committee held its annual convention April 13 in Galena.
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016 11:35 AM
    Galena’s Earth Day Fest is set for Wednesday, April 20, at Turner Hall.
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016 11:35 AM
    GALENA–The annual U.S. Grant Pilgrimage is planned for this weekend, filling the city with thousands of Boy Scouts.
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016 11:34 AM
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016 11:28 AM
    GALENA–Fourteen Galena High School students are basking this week in the glory of success.
  • Michelle Till out as ED primary principal
    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 11:23 AM

    EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque School Board voted unanimously to not renew the employment contract of primary school principal Michelle Till during a special meeting on Monday, April 11.

  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016 10:54 AM

    GALENA–What advice would you give your 12-year-old self?

  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016 10:53 AM

    GALENA–The plan is for Grant Park to get a bit of an update, and members of the Galena City Council appear ready to work with the Galena Foundation to make that happen.

  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016 10:45 AM
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016 10:34 AM

    GALENA–A mock accident was held at the Shenandoah Riding Center on Friday, April 15.

  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016 10:27 AM
    GALENA–In late 2015, images of discolored and toxic water coming from Flint, Mich.’s faucets dominated news outlets.
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016 10:24 AM

    GALENA–Tom Peters and his three children, Miranda, Sam and Zoey, all share a common trait: each has a disease known as neurofibromatosis (NF).

  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016 10:19 AM
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016 10:18 AM
    ELIZABETH–Jo Daviess County Farm Bureau is one of 32 Illinois Farm Bureaus to receive grants under the first-ever Nutrient Stewardship Grant program.
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016 10:15 AM

    HANOVER–A glance and a simple question sparked a yearlong restoration project of a 1950 Ford 8N tractor.

  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016 10:12 AM

    EAST DUBUQUE–The city of East Dubuque will be flushing hydrants within the city limits on Monday, April 25 through Thursday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016 10:05 AM
    ELIZABETH–Beginning May 1 the Elizabeth Township Public Library will be expanding business hours to include Tuesday.
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016 10:05 AM

    GALENA–The proposed addition to the Grace Episcopal Church on Prospect Street stalled on Tuesday, April 12, when the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) did not field the four votes required for a positive recommendation to the city council.

  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016 9:58 AM
  • Tuesday, April 12, 2016 3:30 PM

    GALENA–During the Tuesday, April 5 Galena School Board Committee of the Whole meeting, interim Superintendent Steve Bianchetta reported to the board on follow up investigation and conversations he’s had in regard to the overcrowding issue at Galena Primary School.

  • Compromise is best approach
    Tuesday, April 12, 2016 3:19 PM
    GALENA–During the Galena School Board Committee of the Whole meeting Tuesday, April 5, it was very apparent there are still some major differences of opinion when it comes to how to move forward with facilities improvements in the Galena School District.
  • Tuesday, April 12, 2016 3:00 PM

    GALENA–When Dalton Bauer showed up in an exam room at Midwest Health Clinic in Galena Monday morning, March 14, complaining of what he thought was a strained muscle, Dr. Matt Gullone took note.

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2016 2:57 PM

    GALENA–The Galena Historical Society and U.S. Grant Museum is planning events in honor of U.S. Grant’s 194th Birthday Celebration this weekend.

  • Youth art festival returns to Chestnut Mountain Resort
    Tuesday, April 12, 2016 2:55 PM

    GALENA–The Youth Arts Festival returns to Chestnut Mountain Resort to showcase art and performances from Jo Daviess County students in grades PK-12 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, April 17.

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2016 2:21 PM

    GALENA–VisitGalena President & CEO Chris Hamilton and Marketing & Public Relations Executive Rose Noble took the stage four times to accept Illinois Excellence in Tourism Awards during the recent Governor’s Conference on Travel & Tourism in Springfield, March 21-23.

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2016 2:20 PM

    GALENA–A timeline has been given for the creation of the new Designated Marketing Organization (DMO) at the joint meeting of the City of Galena and Jo Daviess County special committee on Tuesday, April 5.

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2016 2:09 PM

    GALENA–Visitors who walk into the main floor exhibit hall at the Galena & U.S. Grant Museum on Bench Street will be greeted by glaciers and a 12 foot tall woolly mammoth.

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2016 12:46 PM
    EAST DUBUQUE–With a new fiscal year looming, the East Dubuque City Council has a couple of expenses to fit into the new budget.
  • Galena trio honored at the United Country convention
    Tuesday, April 12, 2016 12:43 PM
    GALENA–Two sales associates and managing broker Angela Stodden with United Country–Heartland Realty, Inc., were recognized at the United Country Real Estate Training and Awards Convention held Feb. 24-26 in New Orleans, La.
  • Grace Episcopal Church addition clears first hurdle for completion
    Tuesday, April 12, 2016 12:35 PM

    GALENA–The proposed expansion of the Grace Episcopal Church on Prospect Street cleared its first hurdle after the Galena Historic Preservation Commission approved a motion to allow the church to build a three-story addition during the commission’s meeting on Thursday, April 7.

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