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  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 11:50 AM

    GALENA–Registration for families in the Galena School District who have students returning for the 2015-2016 school year will be the same as last year which includes the option to pay electronically.

  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 11:49 AM
    HANOVER–Registration for the 2015-16 school year in the River Ridge School District will be Tuesday, Aug. 4 and Wednesday, Aug. 5.  
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 11:45 AM
    WASHINGTON, D.C.–Highland Community College is one of eight northwest Illinois institutions of higher education receiving federal grants to support students, according to Rep. Cheri Bustos. 
  • New location for ARC
    Tuesday, July 21, 2015 11:27 AM

    After realizing it has outgrown its historic Bench Street building, the ARC is looking into multiple options for relocating so its programs, and its children, can flourish.

  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 11:22 AM

    ANKENY, Iowa– Galena Cellars received a gold and two bronze medals in the ninth annual Mid-American Wine Competition held at the Des Moines Area Community College campus, Ankeny, Iowa.

  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 11:07 AM

    GALENA–The American Red Cross blood and platelet donors can now help save lives in less time by using the new Red Cross RapidPass online health history system.

  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 11:04 AM

    GALENA–The Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) Advisory Board recently expanded the size of the CVB Sales & Marketing Committee to 11 members.

  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 11:03 AM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Board voted unanimously to approve and support a request from Daniel Reed to expand the City of Freeport/Stephenson County Enterprise Zone to a location in Warren for the construction of a cheese plant.

  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:49 AM

    EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque School District isn’t giving up much information on the investigation that led to the superintendent being placed on paid administrative leave.

  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:41 AM
    EAST DUBUQUE–It’s taken three years, but the deed is done. 
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:37 AM
    GALENA–For the past six years, former Scales Mound English teacher Riley Ann Schultz has been inspiring her students to follow their dreams. 
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:36 AM
    GALENA–Two local restaurants are in the Quest for Illinois’ Best Steak competition, and Jo Daviess County Residents have until Aug. 15 to vote for their favorite one. 
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:19 AM

    GALENA–After hearing funding options from the project contractor at a July 13 meeting, the Galena City Council again tabled a decision on a contract that would improve Park Avenue Street conditions.

  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:18 AM
    GALENA–Volunteer Hospice of Northwest Illinois will offer free bereavement support programs on the last Monday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. at Horseshoe Mound Preserve, Galena. 
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:17 AM
    GALENA–Since the weather is warming, ticks are appearing. 
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:15 AM

    GALENA–Couples everywhere who dream of getting married in Galena can now enter to win an all-expenses paid wedding downtown–but they will have to say “I do” in a window.

  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:14 AM

    ELIZABETH–The Elizabeth Community Fair will offer fun for the entire family this weekend, Friday, July 24 through Sunday, July 26.

  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:09 AM
    GALENA–“When you think of the rural landscape of Galena, you picture driving on 20 and seeing the Bartell house with the roly-poly rural farm scene and the beautiful trees around it and a lawn that was always manicured,” said Matt Oldenburg. 
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 2:46 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque City Council has put the brakes on building a new city hall–for now.

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 2:45 PM

    After years of being lax on the issue, The City of Galena is going to start enforcing a code downtown that would call for the removal of flags outside downtown stores downtown that are used to attract business.

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 2:42 PM
    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Highway Department has made progress from last summer, when two bridges on Stagecoach Trail near Warren caused significant concern. 
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:51 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–Greg Herbst, superintendent of East Dubuque Schools, stood before a ball field full of supporters Wednesday evening, July 8.

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:33 PM
    JO DAVIESS COUNTY–The northern Illinois region has experienced frequent rainfall in recent weeks. 
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:18 PM
    DUBUQUE, Iowa–On Thursday, July 30 a sex trafficking survivor documentary: “Any Kid, Any Where” will be shown at the Grand River Center in Dubuque Iowa at 6:30 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:14 PM

    FREEPORT–Highland Community College (HCC) is committed to expanding its advanced manufacturing programs by adding the latest in modern Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine tools for its students to remain competitive in gaining jobs in area manufacturing.

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:08 PM
    GALENA–Members of the Galena School Board agree that maintaining the school district’s award-winning music program is a top priority. 
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:07 PM
    DIXON–The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that, weather permitting, construction work on Ill. 35 in East Dubuque starts Monday, July 13. 
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:07 PM
    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Health Department Board will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, July 15 at 7 p.m. in the conference room. 
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:01 PM

    Galena ARC recreation director Brian Beadle said the center offers programs for youth and adults alike year-round.

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:00 PM

    FREEPORT–The state passed the Smoke-Free Campus Act banning smoking in both indoor and outdoor spaces on state-supported college and university campuses beginning July 1.

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 11:59 AM
    Registration for the Scales Mound School will be held Wednesday, July 29 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
  • Caron starts job as Scales Mound School superintendent
    Tuesday, July 14, 2015 11:56 AM

    Last year William Caron decided it was time to continue his own educational experience--something he encourages all of his students to do.

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 11:52 AM
    HANOVER–Take a step back in time and join the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation for an old-fashioned community “Picnic on the Prairie” at the Wapello Land & Water Reserve on Friday, July 24 at 5:30 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 11:48 AM
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  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 11:28 AM

    The bright blue tarp covering the chimney has finally been taken down from the roof of the historic Meeker Street building.

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 11:27 AM
    ELIZABETH–Jo Daviess County U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Cory C. Cassens announced that the nomination period for local FSA county committees began on June 15. 
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 11:27 AM
    JO DAVIESS COUNTY–U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced eligible producers may now formally enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2014 and 2015. 
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 10:19 AM
    DUBUQUE, Iowa–Volunteers play a vital role with Hospice of Dubuque’s mission of caring for terminally ill patients and their loved ones. 
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 10:16 AM
    THOMSON–The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced the drawing for Potter’s Marsh waterfowl hunting sites will be held on Saturday, July 25, at Manny’s Pizza, 211 Main St., Savanna. 
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 10:14 AM
    THOMSON–The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released the final prospectus and invitation for applications to conduct commercial waterfowl hunting services on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. 
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 10:09 AM
    ELIZABETH–The annual Jo Daviess County Fair will be held Monday, July 20 through Thursday, July 23 at the Elizabeth Community Fairgrounds. 
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 10:09 AM
    STOCKTON–The inaugural Northwest Illinois Art Festival will be held at Stockton Memorial Park, July 18-19. 
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 10:07 AM
    GALENA–The Galena Festival of Performing Arts will host Tallymore on Friday, July 17 and the Lincoln Trio on Saturday, July 18. 
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 10:02 AM

    GALENA–The Christian Theater of Lord of Love, Galena, will perform their production of “It Started with St. Nicholas” on Sunday, July 19 at 2 p.m. at the Ramada Galena, U.S. 20 West, Galena.

  • ED superintendent on leave
    Wednesday, July 08, 2015 8:58 AM

    EAST DUBUQUE–Greg Herbst, superintendent of the East Dubuque School District, was placed on paid administrative leave following a special school board meeting Wednesday morning, July 1.

  • Tuesday, July 07, 2015 3:13 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–East Dubuque School District Superintendent Greg Herbst, placed on paid leave by the school board July 1, has released a statement to the press. 

    Herbst wrote: 

    One of the unfortunate tendencies of human nature is to “fill in the blanks” in the absence of information. In this context, it is reasonable for people to wonder if I have embezzled funds or committed some illicit act, for it is these types of behaviors that elicit the type of professional consequence that has been imposed upon me. I assure you, nothing could be further from the truth.

    People who have known me personally and professionally are demanding some sort of explanation, so in defense of my reputation, my professional life’s work for the past twenty-seven years, I offer this—I have been placed on paid administrative leave pending a hearing on my performance. It is my opinion that the origin of this event is in regard to my investigations into the performance and effectiveness of another school official. It is also my opinion that some external collusive relationships may have unduly influenced some of the Board members.

    Seeing your photo in newspapers and on television and having people question your integrity are understatedly unsettling. However, I am not ashamed, because I have done nothing for which to be ashamed. I stand very proudly next to my body of work while serving the students and families of this amazing community.

    As for now, my family and I find ourselves oscillating between disbelief, sadness, and anger. My)wife, Lois, and I could not be more proud of our three daughters, Emily, Ashley, and Hannah, for they refuse to allow themselves to be collateral damage in this process. The outpouring of support from our extended families, school family, this community and others has been ineffably humbling and appreciated. We like to think of it as community equity, a reciprocal byproduct of investing yourself fully in people.

     Respectfully, Greg Herbst

  • Tuesday, July 07, 2015 3:07 PM
    GALENA–If there’s one thing that gives Jeff Saylor, area manager for American Water Contract Services, a major headache, it’s “flushable” wipes. 
  • Tuesday, July 07, 2015 3:04 PM

    GALENA–Ramona Trabanino Vincent, owner of LeFevre Inn & Resort and Grant Hills Motel, and Birgit Radin, owner of the Goldmoor Inn, have been appointed to the board of directors. is the official destination marketing organization for Galena.

  • Tuesday, July 07, 2015 2:59 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–Eight years ago, when Cohen Meyer was born with severe cerebral palsy, the news his parents, Shane and Jody, received from doctors wasn’t very encouraging.

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