• Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:57 PM

    GALENA–Members of the Galena School Board want to know what’s on the minds of school district residents when it comes to school facilities.

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:55 PM

    GALENA–The city of Galena’s newly formed deer committee is scheduled to have its first meeting Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Galena City Hall.

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:53 PM

    GALENA–Since the agreement between the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the city of Galena was signed in 2010, not a year has passed when there wasn’t anticipation about Gear Street finally getting a much needed overhaul.

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:49 PM

    GALENA–When Alison Flogel, a teacher at Little Learners Preschool in Galena, decided over the summer to sponsor a South African child through Restoring Hope International, a Christian non-profit, she knew she wanted to somehow share the experience with her students.

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:47 PM

    GALENA–After incurring major wear and tear in the wake of March’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) train derailment, Blackjack Road will continue receiving repairs into next spring.

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:46 PM

    GALENA–The Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau voted in a Tuesday Sept. 29 meeting to hire McDaniels Marketing to run both the CVB’s marketing and website development after RFPs for the two tasks were issued by the board earlier this year.

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:38 PM

    ELIZABETH–Jo Daviess County residents are reminded that they can dispose of unwanted car and light truck tires from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Community Building parking lot.

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:34 PM

    GALENA–Interested in learning about financial incentives for preserving historic buildings?

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:21 PM
    ELIZABETH–With the cool fall weather coming, thoughts turn to closing up the house tightly for winter. 
  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:13 PM
    GALENA–Richard Hess is the first to admit he never expected to become an artist. 
  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:09 PM

    GALENA–The Galena School District was all about kindness Monday, Oct. 5, during nontraditional activities that promoted compassion, cooperation, teamwork and respect.

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:08 PM

    LASALLE–LaSalle County Sheriff Tom Templeton, 2015 Illinois Sheriffs’ Association President, is asking local and state law enforcement to use their discretion and issue warnings rather than citations for expired license plate stickers.

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:05 PM
    GALENA–“Galena EMS you’re needed at the Palace Campground reference a tornado,” said a Jo Daviess County 911 dispatcher over the scanner on Tuesday, Oct. 6. 
  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:00 PM

    GALENA–Each year, a drill team made up local women and their horses entertains an audience with the precision and discipline of their choreographed performance.

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 1:45 PM

    GALENA–Midwest Medical Center will host a community blood drive from 2:30-5:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 27 in the donor bus.

  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 11:53 AM

    GALENA–The Galena City Council, during its Monday, Sept. 28 meeting, approved a memorandum of understanding with the Galena Foundation for improvements to Grant Park.

  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 11:52 AM

    Stockton Police Officer Don Powers has returned to active duty after Jo Daviess County State’s Attorney John Hay determined Powers was justified in firing his weapon while responding to an incident in which he felt his life and the lives of those around him were at risk.

  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 11:51 AM
    GALENA–An Elizabeth man was attacked by two men in Greenwood Cemetery Monday, Sept. 28, at about 2:40 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 11:48 AM
  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 11:29 AM
    GALENA–It’s that time of year again. 
  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 11:24 AM
  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 11:21 AM

    The Illinois Department of Natural Resources recently issued a press release encouraging hunters and landowners throughout the state to report any suspected cases of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD), a potentially fatal disease typically found in white-tailed deer.

  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 11:21 AM
    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Health Department Board of Health Environmental Health Committee meeting is set for Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 4 p.m., to be held in the Jo Daviess County Health Department Conference Room. 
  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 10:52 AM

    SCALES MOUND–After a public hearing on the proposed 2015-2016 Scales Mound School Budget, school board members approved a budget of $4,866,089.

  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 10:50 AM
    ST. LOUIS, Mo.–America’s Farmers Grow Communities will partner again with farmers to award more than $3.3 million to community nonprofits across the country. 
  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 10:46 AM

    GALENA–Briggs Cattle Co, Galena, is a new member of the American Angus Association, the national breed organization headquartered in St. Joseph, Mo.

  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 10:41 AM
  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 10:37 AM

    EAST DUBUQUE–It’s a high-tech afternoon in Alice Pearson’s world history class at East Dubuque High School.

  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 10:34 AM

    Andrew Bockelman started his musical career by playing guitar in a band called The Scavengers.

  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 10:28 AM

    MENOMINEE–Menominee-Dunleith Fire Station #3, located on North Menominee Road, looks a lot different now than it did the afternoon of Monday, June 22, hours after a storm swept through the area, wreaking havoc on the structure and damaging the three trucks storage within.

  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 10:24 AM
    The United States Fish and Wildlife Service will assess the status of four wildlife species found in the Midwest to determine whether protection under the Endangered Species Act is warranted. 
  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 10:20 AM

    GALENA–Galena resident Bob Thorsness and his friend, Dick Elke, from Huntley, who’ve been traveling together on their motorcycles for eight years now, know it’s going to be really difficult to top this year’s trip, their Alaskan adventure.

  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 10:19 AM

    GALENA–The 100 Club of Jo Daviess County met on Sept. 17 to act on three important matters:

  • Wubben elected to ICBA federal board
    Wednesday, October 07, 2015 10:06 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) announced that Bill Wubben, President and board chair The Apple River State Bank, was elected to the ICBA Federal Delegate Board. ICBA is the nation’s voice for community banks.

  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 10:04 AM
    ELIZABETH–The Jo Daviess County Apple-Plum Watershed Planning Committee will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Elizabeth Municipal Building on Wednesday, Oct. 14. 
  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 9:53 AM

    GALENA–The informal monthly meeting of northwest Illinois retired police officers will be held at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the Grant Room of Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream Parlor, Galena.

  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 9:05 AM
    EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque Fire Department will be holding an open house for its new training facility Sunday, Oct. 11, from 1-3 p.m., at 201 Frentress Lake Road. 
  • 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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