GALENA–The rolling hills of Galena are part of the natural beauty in the area, but those same hills make for dangerous areas when it comes to driving.
GALENA–The Vietnam Veterans Chapter 928 held its second annual Welcome Home dinner at the Ramada Galena on Saturday, April 16, with guest speaker retired Army Sgt. Allen Lynch, Medal of Honor recipient.
GALENA–Formation of the new Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) continues with the election of directors and issuance of ballots to eligible voters on Friday, April 15.
GALENA–For those who look forward each spring to the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society’s Cemetery Walk, or for those who’ve never attended but would love to step back in time and learn the life stories of past Galenians, now’s your chance.
EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque City Council unanimously approved its budget for the fiscal year starting May 1.
FREEPORT–The Northwest Illinois Audubon Society is planning three events in May.
GALENA–With six months of meetings behind them, the city of Galena’s deer committee decided Wednesday, April 20 that it’s time for an interim report to the Galena City Council.
Country Financial representative Joe Miller of Galena has earned a position on the insurance group’s distinguished All American team.
SCALES MOUND–Dr. William Caron, Scales Mound superintendent, informed the school board on Monday, April 18, the district’s financial rating remained at the highest level in all categories.
HANOVER–The River Ridge School Board approved a two-year contract with the River Ridge Education Association (RREA) during its meeting Monday, April 18.
GALENA–Although the Galena School Board was set to approve a resolution to move forward with the issuance of not more than $1 million in Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZAB), which requires a 10 percent local match, the board put the brakes on that for the time being as board members hope to increase the amount of the local match available.
GALENA–A new group may be forming in the aftermath of the failed March Galena School District bond referendum.
EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque School board updated progress on the search for a new superintendent at the regular board meeting on Tuesday, April 19.
WOODBINE–Thanks to Highland Community College, the Tri-County Economic Development Alliance (TCEDA) and numerous sponsors, graduates of the Jo Daviess County Leadership Forum gathered to celebrate the program’s 15th anniversary at a NextGen breakfast.
EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque School Board voted unanimously to not renew the employment contract of primary school principal Michelle Till during a special meeting on Monday, April 11.
GALENA–What advice would you give your 12-year-old self?
GALENA–The plan is for Grant Park to get a bit of an update, and members of the Galena City Council appear ready to work with the Galena Foundation to make that happen.
GALENA–A mock accident was held at the Shenandoah Riding Center on Friday, April 15.
GALENA–Tom Peters and his three children, Miranda, Sam and Zoey, all share a common trait: each has a disease known as neurofibromatosis (NF).
HANOVER–A glance and a simple question sparked a yearlong restoration project of a 1950 Ford 8N tractor.
EAST DUBUQUE–The city of East Dubuque will be flushing hydrants within the city limits on Monday, April 25 through Thursday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
GALENA–The proposed addition to the Grace Episcopal Church on Prospect Street stalled on Tuesday, April 12, when the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) did not field the four votes required for a positive recommendation to the city council.
GALENA–During the Tuesday, April 5 Galena School Board Committee of the Whole meeting, interim Superintendent Steve Bianchetta reported to the board on follow up investigation and conversations he’s had in regard to the overcrowding issue at Galena Primary School.
GALENA–When Dalton Bauer showed up in an exam room at Midwest Health Clinic in Galena Monday morning, March 14, complaining of what he thought was a strained muscle, Dr. Matt Gullone took note.
GALENA–The Galena Historical Society and U.S. Grant Museum is planning events in honor of U.S. Grant’s 194th Birthday Celebration this weekend.
GALENA–The Youth Arts Festival returns to Chestnut Mountain Resort to showcase art and performances from Jo Daviess County students in grades PK-12 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, April 17.
GALENA–VisitGalena President & CEO Chris Hamilton and Marketing & Public Relations Executive Rose Noble took the stage four times to accept Illinois Excellence in Tourism Awards during the recent Governor’s Conference on Travel & Tourism in Springfield, March 21-23.
GALENA–A timeline has been given for the creation of the new Designated Marketing Organization (DMO) at the joint meeting of the City of Galena and Jo Daviess County special committee on Tuesday, April 5.
GALENA–Visitors who walk into the main floor exhibit hall at the Galena & U.S. Grant Museum on Bench Street will be greeted by glaciers and a 12 foot tall woolly mammoth.
GALENA–The proposed expansion of the Grace Episcopal Church on Prospect Street cleared its first hurdle after the Galena Historic Preservation Commission approved a motion to allow the church to build a three-story addition during the commission’s meeting on Thursday, April 7.