• Monday, August 29, 2016 6:08 PM
    GALENA–Drivers, take note.
  • Monday, August 29, 2016 6:07 PM
    GALENA–Sidewalk repair work is set to begin in downtown Galena the first of September.
  • Monday, August 29, 2016 6:06 PM

    Because of the Labor Day holiday, The Galena Gazette has early deadlines for the Sept. 7 edition. 

  • Monday, August 29, 2016 6:06 PM

    GALENA–The Galena Miners Lodge will be hosting its next all-you-can-eat monthly breakfast on Sept. 4.

  • Monday, August 29, 2016 6:05 PM

    WARREN–A horse has been identified as having the West Nile Virus (WNV) in the Warren area, reported Matt Calvert, Jo Daviess County Director of Environmental Health, on Wednesday, Aug. 24.

  • Monday, August 29, 2016 5:57 PM

    GALENA–The autopsy report for Brian L. Friede, 57, Galena, was released by the Jo Daviess County State’s Attorney’s office on Friday, Aug. 26. The autopsy received by The Galena Gazette has a number of redacted lines. To view that autopsy report, click here.

  • Monday, August 29, 2016 5:44 PM

    STOCKTON–A “Cover Crops and Nutrient Management” field day will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 16 at some of the Greg Thoren acreage.

  • Monday, August 29, 2016 5:25 PM

    GALENA–For over three years Tiffany Nieman, director of the United Way of Northwest Illinois, has been working to engage the public.

  • Monday, August 29, 2016 5:24 PM

    GALENA–A fine art show is coming to Galena the third weekend in October. 

  • An unforgettable trip to Costa Rica
    Monday, August 29, 2016 5:12 PM
    SCALES MOUND–In early June, a group of Scales Mound High School students embarked on a trip unique to the district: an international journey to the Central American country of Costa Rica.
  • Monday, August 29, 2016 5:07 PM

    GALENA–Staff at Midwest Medical Center received hazardous material and decontamination training on Friday, Aug. 26.

  • Monday, August 29, 2016 4:52 PM

    GALENA–The River Bend Mobile Food Pantry will be in Galena on Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Galena Convention Center, 900 Galena Square Dr. 

  • Monday, August 29, 2016 4:42 PM

    GALENA–Dan Schleicher, Elizabeth Emergency Medical Services (EMS) coordinator, gave the county a somber warning during a presentation on Monday, Aug. 15 to the Law Enforcement and Courts Committee of the Jo Daviess County Board.

  • Monday, August 22, 2016 6:34 PM

    GALENA–The autopsy report has been completed for Brian L. Friede, Galena, confirmed the Winnebago County Coroner’s office on Friday, Aug. 12.

  • Monday, August 22, 2016 6:32 PM

    GALENA–In an Aug. 8 letter to Gov. Bruce Rauner, Galena Mayor Terry Renner requested the governor’s support “for a project of vital importance to one of the most visited destinations in Illinois–Galena.”

  • Monday, August 22, 2016 6:29 PM

    GALENA–Brian P. Hartlep, convicted of theft in October 2015, filed a motion on June 1 for a new trial based on newly discovered evidence.

  • Monday, August 22, 2016 6:29 PM
    SHANNON–The Knights of Columbus, St. Wendelin Council 12841, Shannon, will host a Blue Mass to honor law enforcement, firefighters, emergency service personnel and emergency medical teams on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. 
  • New principal takes reins at St. Mary’s
    Monday, August 22, 2016 6:26 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–Angi Jones never set out to become an elementary principal, but it seems that’s what was meant to be.

  • ED lands interest-free loan for new ambulance
    Monday, August 22, 2016 6:11 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque City Council made quick work with its agenda in a half-hour meeting on Aug. 18. 

  • Monday, August 22, 2016 6:04 PM

    GALENA–Senator Tim Bivins, 45th district, and state representative Brian Stewart, 89th district, visited with the public and members of the Jo Daviess County Board for a discussion on county issues and concerns on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at the Jo Daviess County Courthouse.

  • Monday, August 22, 2016 5:49 PM
    GALENA–Galena residents will have smoother sailing on soon enough. 
  • Deer committee close to issuing final report to city council
    Monday, August 22, 2016 5:43 PM

    GALENA–The deer committee is nearing the end of its work, said John Cox, committee chair, at the committee’s Wednesday, Aug. 18 meeting.

  • Monday, August 22, 2016 5:39 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–Test scores from East Dubuque’s third to sixth grade students were below Illinois averages reported Christine Johnson, elementary principal, at the East Dubuque School Board’s regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 16.

  • Monday, August 22, 2016 5:38 PM

    SCALES MOUND–The Scales Mound School District finished the 2016 school year with a positive budget, said superintendent Dr. Bill Caron at the board’s regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 15.

  • Hanover native honored for service
    Monday, August 22, 2016 5:32 PM

    HANOVER–Kimberly Reitz Hayworth knew in high school that she wanted to enter the military, recalls her mother, Linda. Hayworth, a 1989 graduate of River Ridge High School, signed up for delayed entry into the U.S. Navy while still in high school, and then just months after graduating, reported to the Naval Recruit Depot in Orlando, Fla.

  • Monday, August 22, 2016 5:29 PM
    HANOVER–The River Ridge School Board approved a number of personnel hirings at its regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 15.
  • Structural analysis shows concerns
    Monday, August 22, 2016 5:17 PM

    GALENA–Galena School Board members got a sneak peek at what’s to come in the final report on the structural analysis of Galena Primary School and Galena High School.

  • Monday, August 22, 2016 5:04 PM
    Just a few months ago Trish Delaney walked into her East Dubuque home and found her husband, Shawn, seizing up.
  • Swingin’ & slidin’ on new equipment
    Monday, August 22, 2016 4:54 PM
    GALENA–Youngsters in Scales Mound have reason to celebrate.
  • Monday, August 22, 2016 4:43 PM
  • Monday, August 22, 2016 4:38 PM
    In the Aug. 17 edition of the Gazette, an error was made in the county board story on page 5A. 
  • Monday, August 22, 2016 4:28 PM

    GALENA–Dewey Avenue is getting a face lift thanks to Boy Scout Sean Hartness.

  • Tuesday, August 16, 2016 8:23 AM
    EAST DUBUQUE–The rescheduled KAT Car Cruise is scheduled for this Saturday, Aug. 20, in downtown East Dubuque, after a thunderstorm forced cancellation of the July 23 event.
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2016 8:22 AM
    EAST DUBUQUE–The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that by Wednesday, Aug. 17 the posted speed limit on U.S. 20 from Camillus Drive through Barge Terminal Road in East Dubuque will be reduced to 55 mph. 
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2016 8:20 AM
    GALENA–Hoerr Construction will be in Galena this week to clean and video the pressure storm sewers and manholes.
  • The first squawks, squeaks & sounds
    Tuesday, August 16, 2016 8:07 AM

    GALENA–School may not begin for a couple of days, but for the past week, class has been in full session in the band room at the Galena High School.

  • Tuesday, August 16, 2016 8:03 AM
    GALENA–The Grace Episcopal Church project moved closer to construction after the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved the final development plan to rezone the church from low density residential to a planned unit development at its regular meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 10.
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2016 7:54 AM
    GALENA–Jean Dimke, Jo Daviess County Clerk and chief election authority for the county, is looking for people who are interested in serving as election judges.
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2016 7:51 AM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Board approved payment of $108,000 to NG-911 Inc., at its Tuesday, Aug. 9 meeting, as the county moves closer to installing the Next-Generation 911 (NG-911) system.

  • Tuesday, August 16, 2016 7:50 AM
    GALENA–Steven Rutz, district 3 representative on the county board, resigned from his seat on Friday, Aug. 5. Rutz, and his wife Marilyn, have moved out of the county, forcing Rutz’s resignation.
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2016 7:48 AM
    GALENA–After almost three and a half months of criticism and discussions about the Destination Marketing Organization’s (DMO) election, the Jo Daviess County Board approved a recommendation to accept the DMO election and results, at its Tuesday, Aug. 9 regular meeting.
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2016 7:18 AM
    GALENA–There will be a meeting of the Jo Daviess County Medical Reserve Corps at 4:30 p.m., Aug. 18 at the Jo Daviess County Health Department conference room.

  • Monday, August 15, 2016 4:42 PM

    GALENA–Last week was all about community service for youngsters in the summer camp program at the Galena ARC.

  • Monday, August 15, 2016 4:24 PM
  • Monday, August 15, 2016 4:17 PM
    GALENA–The next VisitGalena.org board meeting for August will be on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 3 p.m.
  • Monday, August 15, 2016 4:04 PM

    GALENA–Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White’s Inspector General Jim Burns visited the Galena Driver Services Facility to discuss security upgrades to the driver’s license/ID card design, as well as the transition to a more secure central issuance process.

  • Monday, August 15, 2016 3:47 PM
    SCALES MOUND–With the school year quickly approaching, Scales Mound School District is finishing summer cleaning and projects in anticipation for the next school year.
  • Tuesday, August 09, 2016 12:05 PM
    GALENA–Making the district’s vision statement “part of the culture” needs to be one of the goals of the Galena School Board.
  • Tuesday, August 09, 2016 12:01 PM
    GALENA–The Destination Marketing Organization’s (DMO) proposed contract with the county cleared a significant hurdle as the executive committee of the Jo Daviess County Board forwarded the contract, with revisions, to the full county board during the committee’s regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 1.
  • Saying goodbye to Grandview
    Tuesday, August 09, 2016 11:10 AM

    GALENA–Sitting atop Quality Hill is the Grandview Guest Home, an 1870 era home, which was under the care of Marjorie Dugan for the last 30 years.

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