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  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 3:34 PM

    The Jo Daviess County Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, Aug. 13 for a proposed Special Service Area, which would function like a tax district and defray capital expenses for Galena EMS.

  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 3:26 PM

    With a dwindling number of nurses, the Jo Daviess County Department of Health is trying to generate ideas on how to attract applicants to its home health care program.

  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 3:20 PM

    Sponsored by Burlington Northern Santa Fe railway, six members of the Galena Volunteer Fire Department traveled to Pueblo, Colo. for a railroad hazardous material response training earlier this month.

  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 2:41 PM

    GALENA–Galena High School junior Luc Pham had an eye-opening experience as he has experienced first hand the life of a journalist during a week at the Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop (MUJW) held at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo.

  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 2:10 PM
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    FREEPORT–Highland Community College is seeking nominations for its 21st annual Distinguished Alumni Awards. 
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 11:35 AM

    GALENA–The Galena School Board will take up the issue of whether or not to hire a half-time or full-time vocal music instructor at their committee of the whole meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 5 p.m. in the Galena Middle School Library.

  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 11:32 AM
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    In a July 20 River Ridge School Board meeting, the board discussed keeping the 2015-2016 general student fee the same as the year prior.

  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 10:47 AM

    GALENA–The informal monthly meeting of northwest Illinois retired police officers will be held at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 12, in the Grant Room of Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream Parlor, Galena.

  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 10:46 AM
    In last week’s Gazette, the story “Wedding in a Window” incorrectly stated the Night of the Luminaria would be on Sunday, Dec. 12. 
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 10:44 AM

    EAST DUBUQUE–Plan A for a new East Dubuque City Hall may be dead in the water, but a Plan B may be quickly developing.

  • Miners reunion slated for August 8 in Galena
    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 10:39 AM
    GALENA–The area’s former lead and zinc mine workers are invited to participate in a reunion in Galena on Aug. 8. 
  • 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.

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