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.
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.
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.
GALENA–Live music, wiener dog races, dancing, German-inspired food and beer stein endurance races.
GALENA–It was about 10 p.m. on March 5 when Chuck Pederson received a call from Dubuque County Emergency Manager John Berker.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GALENA–After more than 20 years, Jo Daviess County Animal Control will be returning to Galena.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GALENA–Author Leon Logothetis gave Galena middle and high school students a homework assignment during an assembly Tuesday, Sept. 15.
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.
GALENA–Galena resident Beth Baranski is the fifth member of the city’s deer committee.
The city of Galena is known for its quality and concentration of historic architecture, thoughtfully preserved by Galenians both past and present.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GALENA–Jo Daviess County State’s Attorney John Hay is seeking reelection to the position he’s held since December 2012.
On an overcast Tuesday, Sept. 8 afternoon, Illinois’ Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti toured Galena Cellars’ vineyard with winery owners municipal officials and tourism professionals.
GALENA–Galena city officials want to offer residents every opportunity available to dispose of yard waste, electronics, batteries, medications–you name it.
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.