• Tuesday, November 29, 2016 11:00 AM
    GALENA–Judge William Kelly has found James Peters, Galena, not guilty on all three felony counts.
  • Monday, November 28, 2016 6:11 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Fire Department will begin ticket sales for the annual fireman’s dance beginning Sunday, Dec. 4.
  • Monday, November 28, 2016 6:07 PM

    GALENA–Day one of the James Peters trial started Monday, Nov. 28. Peters, 52, of Galena, is accused of involuntary manslaughter, a class 3 felony, and two counts of aggravated battery, both class 3 felonies, in a May 3 fight with Galena man Brian Friede.

  • Monday, November 28, 2016 6:02 PM

    GALENA–Using an unlikely voice, local author Bruce Kluckhohn explores the relation of humanity and nature, the purpose of existence and the untapped power of the individual mind.

  • Monday, November 28, 2016 5:58 PM

    HANOVER–The River Ridge School Board approved the district’s 2016 Illinois State Report Card during its regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 22.

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    HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–Embarking on a journey many adults would be envious of, three Jo Daviess County 4-H members attended Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., from Nov. 10-13.

  • Monday, November 28, 2016 5:43 PM

    GALENA–Galena Middle School students have been busy preparing to entertain audiences this weekend, Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 1-3, as they present two one-act plays as part of “Zombie Apocalypse 2Nite!”

  • IB&T helps purchase new scoreboard
    Monday, November 28, 2016 5:35 PM

    GALENA–Illinois Bank & Trust donated $7,500 to Galena High School toward a new state-of-the-art, digital scoreboard in the school’s gymnasium. 

  • First Community Bank assists ag program
    Monday, November 28, 2016 5:31 PM
    GALENA–The Galena School District has been without a high school agriculture program since the early 1990s.
  • Monday, November 28, 2016 4:47 PM
    GALENA–The Galena School Board has its sights set on narrowing the options when it comes to school facilities improvements.
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  • Monday, November 21, 2016 5:44 PM

    GALENA–Galena School District will have three school board seats to be filled at the April 4, 2017 Consolidated Election. Candidates who are elected will fill four-year terms expiring in April 2021.

  • Season's greetings
    Monday, November 21, 2016 5:42 PM
  • Monday, November 21, 2016 5:41 PM

    GALENA–Brain Hartlep, former Scales Mound Police Chief convicted of felony theft in October 2015, had a motion for a new trial denied on Monday, Nov. 14.

  • Monday, November 21, 2016 5:40 PM
    GALENA–The sixth Annual Festival of Trees to support the Galena ARC art department, will kick off the holiday season on Saturday, Nov. 26 in the DeSoto House Ballroom from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Monday, November 21, 2016 5:38 PM

    GALENA–Santa Claus makes his annual first appearance in Galena Thanksgiving weekend thanks to the efforts of the Galena Downtown Business Association.

  • Culling in the crosshairs?
    Monday, November 21, 2016 5:35 PM

    GALENA–The Galena Deer Committee spoke with local hunters to explore culling options at its regular meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

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    GALENA– On Oct. 19, at 5:30 a.m., five Galena High School FFA members and their advisor, Erin Lynch, set out for National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., an annual event held by the National FFA Organization.

  • Monday, November 21, 2016 5:21 PM
  • Green light for DMO
    Monday, November 21, 2016 5:02 PM

    GALENA–A two-year process to create the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) is coming to a close as the Jo Daviess County Board accepted the DMO contract, as presented, during a special meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

  • Monday, November 21, 2016 4:50 PM

    GALENA–Vacation rentals in the historic district are moving closer to reality.

  • Monday, November 21, 2016 4:48 PM
    WOODBINE–A community foundation is more than a place to invest money for a small not-for-profit organization.
  • Monday, November 21, 2016 4:40 PM

    GALENA–Students who live in the Indian Ridge subdivision will now be able to hop on the bus for a ride to and from school.

  • Monday, November 21, 2016 4:35 PM

    FREEPORT–Highland Community College is holding a part-time instructor job fair on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 4 to 7 p.m., on the second floor of the Student/Conference Center on the HCC campus.

  • County approves budget
    Monday, November 21, 2016 4:32 PM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Board approved the fiscal year 2017 budget on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

  • Monday, November 21, 2016 4:30 PM

    SPRINGFIELD–Secretary of State Jesse White announced his office will launch a cost-efficient passenger license plate replacement program beginning in January to replace the oldest license plates with newly designed plates at no additional cost to Illinois taxpayers.

  • Monday, November 21, 2016 4:26 PM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Board approved a contract for marketing services requested by the Galena/Jo Daviess Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) during the county board’s regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 7.

  • Enjoy the music
    Monday, November 21, 2016 4:24 PM
    Galena Public Library cardholders now have free access to the Freegal Music database.
  • New flag pole for Eagle Scout project
    Monday, November 21, 2016 4:16 PM
    GALENA–During his junior year of high school, standing on the baseball field at Wienen Park for a regional game, Gage Soat noticed something was missing.
  • Monday, November 21, 2016 4:15 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque School District learned it received a perfect 4.0 financial ranking at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

  • Galena man given patents
    Monday, November 21, 2016 4:12 PM

    GALENA–Tim Brown of Galena had two patent applications approved for his design of portable, stackable stairs, or simply, a Pet Step.

  • Museum opens new exhibits
    Monday, November 21, 2016 3:56 PM
    GALENA–The Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society and Museum opened two new exhibits and held a ceremony to honor the 1858 Club on Thursday, Nov. 3.
  • Heroes for History
    Monday, November 21, 2016 3:54 PM

    GALENA–The Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society presented checks for $1,130.09 each to four Galena-based, first-responder agencies as their portion of the net proceeds from the first Heroes for History Stair Challenge, held Sept. 10.

  • School board weighs options
    Monday, November 14, 2016 6:10 PM

    GALENA–After being a part of facilities discussions for just over four months, Galena School District Superintendent Greg Herbst thinks it’s time to turn the discussion on its head.

  • Monday, November 14, 2016 6:08 PM

    ELIZABETH–As they have for the past couple of years, the Friendship Quilters of Elizabeth wrapped a grateful group of local veterans in the warmth and comfort of Quilts of Valor during a special presentation at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Elizabeth on Monday, Nov. 7.

  • Monday, November 14, 2016 6:07 PM
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  • Monday, November 14, 2016 6:01 PM

    ELIZABETH–A Veterans Day ceremony was held at Elizabeth Village Hall on Friday, Nov. 11.

  • Monday, November 14, 2016 5:57 PM
  • Monday, November 14, 2016 5:52 PM

    SCALES MOUND–Scales Mound Junior High School students hit the pavement on Tuesday, Nov. 8, to administer exit poll surveys as part of a special election curriculum created by teachers Keri Werner and Deb Davis.

  • Monday, November 14, 2016 5:46 PM
  • Monday, November 14, 2016 5:42 PM
    GALENA–The votes have been counted.
  • Monday, November 14, 2016 5:40 PM

    GALENA–The city of Galena will be collecting televisions and computer monitors for recycling on Friday, Nov. 18–one week earlier than normal due to Thanksgiving.

  • Monday, November 14, 2016 5:39 PM
    Galena city officials announced this week that Galena Gateway Park (9300 Powder House Hill Road) and The Galena River Bike Trail will be closed the following dates during the upcoming firearm, muzzleloader and winter hunting seasons.
  • Monday, November 14, 2016 5:36 PM

    GALENA–It’s time again to raise a glass as Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery celebrates its 32nd annual Nouveau Wine Weekend.

  • Monday, November 14, 2016 5:33 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–It wasn’t unanimous, but a new business will soon be opening in East Dubuque with a Class C liquor license.

  • Galena graduate joins Freeport law firm
    Monday, November 14, 2016 4:57 PM

    FREEPORT–Ryan Stodden is the newest member at the Freeport law firm of Plager, Krug, Bauer & Rudolph, with branch offices in Orangeville, Stockton and Elizabeth. 

  • Monday, November 14, 2016 4:56 PM

    ELIZABETH–The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) is accepting nominations for the Nancy Hamill Winter Conservation Leadership Award, which will be presented at the foundation’s annual meeting in early 2017.

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