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  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 2:44 PM

    GALENA–Members of the Galena City Council unanimously approved a resolution “supporting the protection of the health, safety and economic well-being of local citizens from the potential impact of crude oil and other highly flammable materials rail traffic” during their Monday, March 23 meeting.

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 2:43 PM

    GALENA–Susan and Donald Steffan overheard snippets of conversation at the table behind them at the Log Cabin, just as most folks do at restaurants.

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 2:42 PM

    A plan to dissolve the Galena/Jo Daviess Convention & Visitors Bureau and to form a new destination marketing organization is picking up steam with 17 county leadership groups signing resolutions of support.

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 2:41 PM
    GALENA–The bills from the attorneys, arbitrator and court reporter have been tallied.
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 2:39 PM

    GALENA–April 9 marks the 150th anniversary of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, Va.

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  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:33 AM
    SPRINGFIELD,–Jo Daviess County has been issued a final property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to Constance Beard, director of the Illinois Department of Revenue.
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:32 AM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Democratic Organization will have its regular meeting on Monday, April 6 at 7 p.m. at the West Galena Town Hall on Gear Street.

  • Pick up the litter
    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:24 AM
    GALENA–With the temperatures rising and spring’s highly anticipated arrival comes an ugly sight.
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:14 AM
    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Health Department Board of Health will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday, April 1 at 7 p.m., in the health department’s conference room.
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:12 AM
    The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation announces its 28th conservation easement, which forever preserves a 210-acre farm overlooking the Mississippi Valley.
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:08 AM
    EAST DUBUQUE–During the week of April 6 the city of East Dubuque will be flushing hydrants in the Frentress Lake area.
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:08 AM

    GALENA–Illinois Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti spoke to a packed house at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa during the annual Jo Daviess Republican Party Lincoln Day event Saturday, March 28.

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:07 AM

    GALENA–April marks the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. A symbolic “welcome home” dinner is being planned for Vietnam and all other veterans.

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:06 AM

    GALENA–The informal monthly meeting of northwest Illinois retired police officers will be held at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 8, in the Grant Room of Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream Parlor, Galena.

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:02 AM

    GALENA–The question written on the index card asked about the first thing he did when he got home from the war.

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:56 AM
    ELIZABETH–The Jo Daviess County Retired Teachers Association will hold its first meeting of 2015 on Wednesday, April 15 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Elizabeth.
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:54 AM

    HANOVER–During a March 19 River Ridge School Board special meeting, the board approved the building addition project with contingency in the amount of $1.55 million.

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:48 AM
    GALENA–Galena Miners Lodge will be holding its next breakfast on Sunday, April 5 from 8 a.m. to noon.
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:44 AM
    The Galena Foundation held its annual meeting on Wednesday, March 26 at the DeSoto House Hotel.
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:25 AM

    GALENA–Scott Lee Arnold, 65, was arrested on March 25 and charged with public indecency for exposing himself.

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 9:30 AM
    United States Senator Dick Durbin said a train car wheel was the culprit of the March 5 Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway train derailment.
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015 12:17 PM
    Back during the mid-1800s, the closing of the river during the winter months created a sense of dreariness to the upper Mississippi River towns.
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015 12:16 PM

    ELIZABETH–The sixth Jo Daviess County Apple-Plum Watershed Plan meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., Wednesday April 8 in Room 139 of the Elizabeth Municipal Building.

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015 12:15 PM
    GALENA–The annual Mississippi River Clean Up will take place on Saturday, April 18 from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Ferry Landing south of Galena.
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015 12:12 PM

    GALENA–American Legion Post 193 in Galena holds its meetings the third Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at 100 S. Main St.

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015 12:02 PM

    Lincoln inaugurated for second term, Grant arrives in Virginia

  • The toughest job you’ll ever love!
    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 12:01 PM

    Galena resident and Peace Corps volunteer, Barbara Macy, will present “The Toughest Job You’ll Ever Love: The Peace Corps” at the Galena Public Library on Tuesday, March 31 at 6 p.m.

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015 11:55 AM
    EAST DUBUQUE–Gary’s Graffiti Night will live for another year in East Dubuque.
  • Heartland Realty receives United Country honor
    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 11:54 AM
    United Country–Heartland Realty of Galena was honored at the United Country Real Estate Training and Awards Convention held in Scottsdale, Ariz, Feb. 25-27.
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015 11:36 AM

    The Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau will be voting whether or not to support a proposed singular voice plan at its next meeting.

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015 11:30 AM

    GALENA–Registration forms are now available at the following participating Jo Daviess County banks for the Rotary Club of Galena’s 28th annual “Seniors Day In the Country” event to be held on Wednesday, April 15.

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015 11:19 AM

    Rep. Cheri Bustos (IL-17) is currently accepting summer semester internship applications for her offices in Rock Island, Peoria, Rockford and Washington, D.C.

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015 11:08 AM

    GALENA–As the Galena School Board prepares to conduct public input sessions over the coming weeks and months on school facilities options, the board is planning to meet again in special session Tuesday, March 31 to plan what the input sessions will look like.

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015 11:06 AM
    FREEPORT–During its March 17 meeting, the Highland Community College Board of Trustees approved a $5 per credit hour tuition increase beginning with the fall 2015 semester.
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015 10:36 AM

    GALENA–Galena’s popular Wine Lovers’ Weekend will take place March 27-29.

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  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015 9:56 AM
    GALENA–The savory aroma of pasties drifting around the United Methodist Church was enough to make anyone’s mouth water on the gloomy, cold afternoon on March 18.

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    For the first time since the March 5 derailment, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway allowed members of the press to visit the site located 300 yards south of the Galena River.

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015 9:24 AM
    GALENA–You are invited to the last slumber party of the year hosted by the Galena High School Drama Club.

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015 9:11 AM

    GALENA–As the new general manager at Stoney Creek Inn in Galena, Katie Wienen is excited to provide customers some “outrageous service,” service that goes above and beyond what anyone might expect.

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015 6:44 AM
    “People always talk about ‘life-changing decisions’, but how will you know when they come?” asked John R. Mecklenburg, the retired executive vice president and CEO of The SwedishAmerican Foundation.

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015 12:23 PM
    GALENA–After firing its public health administrator in August, Jo Daviess County has formed a search committee to help find someone to fill the position.
  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015 12:22 PM

    GALENA–After about 20 minutes in closed session Monday, March 9, the Galena City Council, by a 6-1 vote, rescinded the termination of former Galena Police officer Don Barklow.

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015 12:00 PM

    GALENA–The Thursday, March 5 Burlington Northern Santa Fe train derailment and resulting explosions, just a short distance from the city limits, was on the mind of a few Galena residents who urged city officials to take action before another disaster takes place.

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015 11:58 AM

    After several months of presentations, a plan that would created a single Jo Daviess County marketing entity is gaining support from area leadership organizations.

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