• Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:49 PM

    ELIZABETH–The Elizabeth Village Board unanimously voted to create a Business Development District (BDD) which will impose a half percent sales tax increase on most Elizabeth businesses.

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:45 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–Although the board might believe the district has moved on with Superintendent Greg Herbst back in his role, it seems the controversy is far from over in the community.

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:42 PM
    GALENA–This marks the 37th year for the annual Halloween parade sponsored by the Galena Area Chamber of Commerce. 
  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:41 PM

    GALENA–After months of repair work–some of it done a second time after rains in June caused more damage–the Galena River Trail is ready again for use, according to Andy Lewis, city engineer.

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:38 PM

    GALENA–Live music, wiener dog races, dancing, German-inspired food and beer stein endurance races.

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:37 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Emergency Medical Services District will host a mass casualty incident on the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 6. 
  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:28 PM

    GALENA–It was about 10 p.m. on March 5 when Chuck Pederson received a call from Dubuque County Emergency Manager John Berker.

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:18 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–After a public hearing Tuesday, Sept. 22, the East Dubuque School Board, during its regular meeting, adopted the district’s fiscal year 2016 budget.

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 12:10 PM

    The River Ridge School Board members voted to approve the school’s 2015-2016 operating budget of more than $8 million in a Sept. 21 meeting.

  • Health department offers information about flu virus, encourages flu vaccines
    Tuesday, September 29, 2015 12:00 PM
    GALENA–Influenza, commonly called “the flu,” is an infection of the respiratory tract caused by the influenza virus. 
  • Official visits Galena to discuss Safe ID Task Force
    Tuesday, September 29, 2015 11:54 AM

    GALENA–Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White’s Inspector General Jim Burns visited the Galena Driver Services Facility to update staff and the public on the office’s Safe ID Task Force.

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 11:43 AM
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    ELIZABETH–Jo Daviess and Carroll county residents can dispose of unwanted car and light truck tires for a small charge at the upcoming used tire collection 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Elizabeth Community Building.

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 11:22 AM
    It was an award, most likely a simple award, received some 70 years ago. 
  • ED Lions auction raises over $10,000
    Tuesday, September 29, 2015 11:19 AM
    EAST DUBUQUE–A generous community turned out again for a great meal, fellowship and some fundraising at the annual East Dubuque Lions Club Auction on Aug. 7. 
  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 10:59 AM

    GALENA–The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces that the long-awaited habitat improvement projects in Stone and Tippy Lakes are set to begin this fall.

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2015 11:04 AM
    ELIZABETH–The monthly meeting of the Jo Daviess County Republican Central Committee will be held at the Welcome Inn in Elizabeth on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 6:30 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, September 22, 2015 3:08 PM

    GALENA–After more than 20 years, Jo Daviess County Animal Control will be returning to Galena.

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2015 3:07 PM

    GALENA–With no members of the public in attendance for the public hearing on the fiscal year 2016 district budget, the Galena School Board moved forward during its regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 15, approving the budget.

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2015 3:06 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque School District will likely reimburse Katherine Kelly more than $9,000 for her services while she served as acting superintendent.

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2015 3:05 PM
    GALENA–Galena School District officials will host an open house honoring the life of Superintendent Dr. Sharon Olds on Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Galena Elks Lodge. 
  • Tuesday, September 22, 2015 3:01 PM
  • Tuesday, September 22, 2015 2:50 PM
    ELIZABETH–Back in 1965, a group of faithful, dedicated members launched off on their own to start Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Elizabeth. 
  • Tuesday, September 22, 2015 2:46 PM
    GALENA–Fifty years ago, when five–soon to be six–couples in the Galena High School Class of 1965, graduated, they had no idea what the future would hold. 
  • Tuesday, September 22, 2015 2:28 PM

    WASHINGTON D.C.–Rep. Cheri Bustos (IL-17) is accepting applications from high school students for nominations to the United States armed services academies for the class entering in the fall of 2016.

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2015 2:26 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–For the second consecutive Wednesday night, the Planning Committee of the East Dubuque City Council accepted comments from citizens concerning a location for the new city hall.

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2015 12:07 PM

    GALENA–Author Leon Logothetis gave Galena middle and high school students a homework assignment during an assembly Tuesday, Sept. 15.

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2015 12:03 PM
    ELIZABETH–Is your business expanding but you aren’t sure how to navigate to the next level? 
  • Tuesday, September 22, 2015 11:50 AM

    GALENA–Kindergarten students at Galena Primary School are going to be getting six new iPad minis, thanks to a recent effort by McDonald’s, the Galena Fire Department and Galena Fire Corps.

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2015 11:48 AM

    GALENA–Galena resident Beth Baranski is the fifth member of the city’s deer committee.

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2015 11:44 AM
    “That was a parked car,” said Illinois State Police (ISP) Trooper Erin Lanthrip as the golf cart hit a cone. 
  • Tuesday, September 22, 2015 11:41 AM
  • Annual Tour of Historic Homes
    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 11:24 AM

    The city of Galena is known for its quality and concentration of historic architecture, thoughtfully preserved by Galenians both past and present.

  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015 12:23 PM

    GALENA–After a brief discussion during a Wednesday, Sept. 9 meeting, the Galena Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously to recommend a text amendment revision of the flood plain management section of the Galena City Code.

  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015 12:22 PM

    GALENA–After holding two public hearings and giving everyone who would be affected a chance to be heard, the Jo Daviess County Board on Sept. 10 voted to create a Special Service Area for Galena EMS.

  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015 12:21 PM

    GALENA–Community members are invited to attend a town hall meeting Monday, Sept. 21, at which municipal officials and national agency representatives will discuss the March 5 Burlington Northern Santa Fe Train (BNSF) derailment.

  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015 12:19 PM
    EAST DUBUQUE–Officials in the Illinois Attorney General Public Access Counselor’s office have decided further action is necessary in regard to another Request for Review presented to the office regarding the East Dubuque School Board’s decision in July to place Superintendent Greg Herbst on paid administrative leave. 
  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015 12:05 PM
    GALENA–Back in October 2000, Jeff Olds was at a ski club get together at the Firehouse Pub in Roscoe. 
  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015 12:04 PM

    HANOVER–This year’s Hanover Mallardfest, on Friday, Sept. 18 and Saturday, Sept. 19, is dedicated to all employees–past and present– of the Robertshaw factory.

  • Open for business
    Wednesday, September 16, 2015 11:59 AM
    GALENA–When Galena High School student Sergey Walburg accidentally spilled a little coffee on the big Petey Pirate poster on his coffee cart at Galena Primary School a week or so ago, it was no big deal. 
  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015 11:56 AM
    GALENA–During Illinois Rail Safety Week, Sept. 13-19, the Galena, Warren and East Dubuque police departments and the Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office want to promote safety for both motorists and pedestrians around railroad tracks. 
  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015 11:55 AM
    GALENA–American Legion Post 193 in Galena holds its meetings the third Tuesday of each month at noon at 100 S. Main St. 
  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015 11:41 AM
    EAST DUBUQUE–In the next year, East Dubuque property and business owners may be saving some money on their insurance. 
  • Hay seeks reelection
    Wednesday, September 16, 2015 11:41 AM

    GALENA–Jo Daviess County State’s Attorney John Hay is seeking reelection to the position he’s held since December 2012.

  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015 11:39 AM
    EAST DUBUQUE–Where should East Dubuque’s new city hall be located? 
  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015 11:11 AM

    On an overcast Tuesday, Sept. 8 afternoon, Illinois’ Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti toured Galena Cellars’ vineyard with winery owners municipal officials and tourism professionals.

  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015 10:53 AM
  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015 10:51 AM

    GALENA–Galena city officials want to offer residents every opportunity available to dispose of yard waste, electronics, batteries, medications–you name it.

  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015 10:49 AM

    FREEPORT–The Early Childhood Education program at Highland Community College has been accepted as one of five programs in the state to participate in a pilot program with Gateways to Opportunity.

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