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  • 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 12:06 PM

  • 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 11:56 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.
  • 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 11:48 AM

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015 11:45 AM

    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 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 11:24 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 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 11:11 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 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.

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015 7:44 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.

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015 11:56 AM

    GALENA–The Galena School Board will engage the public about school facilities plans.

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015 11:56 AM

    Chief Randy Beadle said previous training with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway helped Galena volunteer firefighters know what to expect after the March 5 crude oil train derailment.

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015 11:35 AM
    FREEPORT–Do you need your GED?
  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015 11:27 AM

    GALENA–Women in Illinois Politics is the theme for the Saturday, March 28 Lincoln Day luncheon, hosted by the Jo Daviess County Republican Central Committee, in the ballroom at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa.

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015 11:25 AM

    ROCKFORD–For the second year the Catholic Diocese of Rockford is inviting people to come to confession during its “Be Reconciled” initiative set for Wednesday, March 25.

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015 11:05 AM
    FREEPORT–Highland Community College Board of Trustees Chair Douglas Block announced to faculty and staff that Trustees intend to name current Executive Vice President Tim Hood as Highland Community College’s eighth president upon the retirement of current President and CEO Dr. Joe M. Kanosky on June 30.
  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015 11:03 AM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Health Department will be holding an immunization clinic from 1-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24 at its Galena office.

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015 11:02 AM

    DUBUQUE, Iowa–Honkamp Krueger & Co., P.C. moved up eight spots, from 74th to 66th, on Accounting Today’s list of the Top 100 CPA firms in the United States.

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015 11:01 AM

    ELIZABETH–The Elizabeth community blood drive will take place Tuesday, March 31 from 12:30 -5:30 p.m., at the Elizabeth Community Building.

  • Painter advances to rank of lieutenant colonel
    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 10:52 AM

    SAN ANTONIO–The United States Army promoted Elizabeth E. Painter to the rank of lieutenant colonel Jan. 29 during a ceremony at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC).

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015 10:46 AM

    EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque City Council made quick work of its Tuesday, March 3 agenda.

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015 10:39 AM

    ELIZABETH–Area citizens are invited to participate in the upcoming super recycling event collection set for Saturday, April 11, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Elizabeth Community Building.

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015 10:34 AM

    GALENA–The Galena Winter Farmers Market is seeking vendors with produce or plants for the last market day of the season, April 8.

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015 10:32 AM
    Volunteer Hospice of Northwest Illinois along with First United Methodist Church of Elizabeth, Jo Daviess County Office of the Stephenson County Senior Resource Center and G.E.A.R. are sponsoring the 15th annual Jo Daviess County Health Summit.
  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015 10:30 AM

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015 10:21 AM
    GALENA–The Galena Elks organized their first St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which was held on Galena’s Main Street on Saturday, March 14.
  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015 9:59 AM
    With a 4-2 vote from the Galena Zoning Board of Appeals, Jail Hill Inn received the OK for a conditional use permit to act as a six-room small inn.
  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015 9:54 AM

    GALENA–Residents at Galena-Stauss Senior Care Community are enjoying a little pampering in their new “spa-like” surroundings in the facility’s two newly renovated shower suites.

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015 9:16 AM

    GALENA–The Galena Area Emergency Medical Services (EMS) District is asking the Jo Daviess County Board to consider establishing a Special Service Area, which would function like a taxing district, to provide funding to help defray expenses.

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015 8:47 AM

    After ten days, the Environmental Protection Agency continues to find no traces of crude oil in either the Galena River or the Mississippi River after the March 5 derailment of a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway oil train.

  • Donation to police department
    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 2:56 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Police Department has received a generous donation for new equipment. 
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2015 1:36 PM
    GALENA–Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa will hold its annual job fair on Saturday, March 21. 
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2015 12:11 PM

    The next meeting of the Board of Directors is 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 17 at the Old Market House State Historic Site.

  • Tuesday, March 10, 2015 11:37 AM
    The Galena Public Library has events planned for Saturday, March 14, the nationally recognized “Pi Day.” 
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2015 11:33 AM

    SPRINGFIELD–Gov. Bruce Rauner has named Rep. Brian Stewart (R-Freeport) to the Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform.

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