• BREAKING NEWS: Galena Girls win Sectionals
    Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:07 AM

    Galena beat Eastland 63-58 to win sectionals! The Pirates play Annawan at Oglesby Monday, Feb. 20. Tip off is 7pm.

  • Monday, February 13, 2017 6:08 PM
    GALENA–The 13th annual ARC father-daughter dance will be held at Galena Middle School, Sunday, Feb. 19 from 6-8 p.m.
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 6:07 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Bridal Fair will take place Saturday, Feb. 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Galena Convention Center, 900 Galena Square Dr. This is a chance to meet face-to-face with wedding experts.
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 6:05 PM
    GALENA–A fire erupted at 614 S. Prospect St. on Sunday morning, Feb. 12.
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 6:04 PM
    GALENA–Timothy Fosnow, 56, Warren, agreed to a plea arrangement during court proceedings on Wednesday, Feb. 8.
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 6:01 PM
    EAST DUBUQUE–East Dubuque’s liquor ordinance will be getting some unexpected attention.   
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 5:57 PM
    GALENA–Members of the Galena School Board got a glimpse at what a new 7-12 building and additions to Galena Middle School could look like during a committee of the whole meeting Tuesday, Feb. 7.
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 5:55 PM
    LENA–Josh Jerry, Shullsburg, Wis., chief of police, asked participants a question that underscored the gravity of training exercises at Galena High School on Thursday, Feb. 9.
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 5:52 PM
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 5:50 PM
    SCHAPVILLE–Bob Stark stands ready, ladle in hand.
  • Art project spans borders
    Monday, February 13, 2017 5:46 PM

    SCALES MOUND–There are some aspiring artists in Karen Kelly’s eighth grade social studies class at Scales Mound School.

  • Monday, February 13, 2017 5:35 PM
    GALENA–Snack crackers, chick peas, raisins, cucumber and barbecue sauce.
  • Vault collapses
    Monday, February 13, 2017 5:13 PM

    GALENA–A vault of unknown age and purpose collapsed on Saturday, Jan. 28, on the property of the Miller and Steinke Funeral Home at 235 S. Bench St.

  • Monday, February 13, 2017 5:12 PM
    ELIZABETH–The Jo Daviess County Soil & Water Conservation District announces results from its Feb. 7 board election.   
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 4:55 PM
    OREGON–Homeowners in Northern Illinois may be eligible to apply for home repair grants and low interest home improvement loans, thanks to a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program.   
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 4:49 PM
    GALENA–The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved five special use permits for vacation rentals and one special use permit for a small inn during its meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 8.  
  • Taking out the trash
    Monday, February 13, 2017 4:40 PM

    GALENA–As winter thaws and snow melts, months of litter and garbage poke through the receding snow and show the constant need to keep the side of Galena’s roadways clean.

  • Hess is citizen of the year
    Monday, February 13, 2017 4:37 PM
    GALENA–Patrice Hess remembers visiting the Peoria area for the first time as a member of the Galena High School speech team. 
  • Festival artwork
    Tuesday, February 07, 2017 9:59 AM
    GALENA–When Jennifer Hernandez, a freshman in Diane Siese’s beginning art class, showed up for class Tuesday morning, Jan. 31, she noticed a piece of her artwork was front and center, displayed on the board at the front of the class.
  • Monday, February 06, 2017 5:29 PM
    GALENA–The Special Olympics Illinois Winter Games are underway in Galena this week, Tuesday through Thursday, Feb. 7-9, at Chestnut Mountain Resort and Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa.
  • Monday, February 06, 2017 5:28 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Area Emergency Medical Services District is asking for your assistance.
  • Monday, February 06, 2017 5:27 PM
  • Monday, February 06, 2017 5:24 PM
    GALENA–Jo Daviess County Circuit Court Judge William Kelly ruled to allow testimony of an alleged criminal sexual assault in the felony case of Steven Havens, 48, Apple River, during court proceedings on Monday, Jan. 30.
  • Monday, February 06, 2017 5:20 PM
    GALENA–Standing in the main gallery of the Galena Center for the Arts Friday evening, Feb. 3, rural Elizabeth resident Barbara Evans was surrounded by artwork that’s part of her life story.
  • Monday, February 06, 2017 5:16 PM
    GALENA–First they listened and then they gave their own updates, sharing their takes on what’s happening, or isn’t happening, at the state level.
  • Flipping pancakes!
    Monday, February 06, 2017 5:12 PM
  • Monday, February 06, 2017 4:58 PM
    SPRINGFIELD–The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is launching its new Faith-Based Million Hearts Initiative during American Heart Month. 
  • Clowning around at the ARC
    Monday, February 06, 2017 4:49 PM
    GALENA–The preschool classes at the Galena ARC had a special guest on Thursday, Feb. 2, as part of its circus week.
  • HPC nixes Grape Escape roof addition
    Monday, February 06, 2017 4:46 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Historic Preservation Commission denied part of a request by Catherine Kouzmanoff, owner of Miss Kitty’s Grape Escape, 242 N. Main St., to make alterations to the property during its meeting on Thursday, Feb. 2.
  • Monday, February 06, 2017 4:32 PM
    GALENA–The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) will consider six applications for special use permits for vacation rentals at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at city hall.
  • Monday, February 06, 2017 4:25 PM
    CHICAGO–Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has issued an alert to warn immigrant communities to potential fraud in the wake of the executive orders on immigration.
  • Monday, February 06, 2017 4:06 PM
    SPRINGFIELD–Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White initiated legislation that would allow 16- and 17-year-olds to register for the state’s First Person Consent Organ/Tissue Donor Registry when they receive their driver’s license or identification card. 
  • Monday, January 30, 2017 5:43 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Historic Preservation Commission is scheduled to hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, at city hall.
  • Monday, January 30, 2017 5:42 PM
    GALENA–Bring the whole family for all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage on Sunday, Feb. 5 at the 53rd annual Galena Lions Club pancake breakfast.
  • Monday, January 30, 2017 5:41 PM
    GALENA– Miners Lodge will be hosting its next all-you-can-eat monthly breakfast on Feb. 5.
  • Monday, January 30, 2017 5:40 PM
    GALENA–The athletes are ready.
  • Elizabeth Chamber holds annual dinner
    Monday, January 30, 2017 5:37 PM
    ELIZABETH–With 72 member businesses, the state of the Elizabeth Area Chamber of Commerce is strong, according to Merri Sevey, chamber president, at the annual meeting Sunday, Jan. 22 at the Welcome Inn in Elizabeth.
  • Monday, January 30, 2017 5:36 PM
    GALENA–Sanitary Cleaners is opening a sales outlet at Tammy’s Piggly Wiggly at Galena Square.
  • Monday, January 30, 2017 5:28 PM
    GALENA–The sound of cascading bottles is a staple on garbage collection day, but the glass in today’s recycling bins may just be trash in tomorrow’s garbage.
  • Monday, January 30, 2017 5:25 PM
    GALENA–The Galena City Council wasn’t on board–at least not yet–with a request from Galena resident Ryan Dies to rent the Old Train Depot for a coffee roastery.
  • Monday, January 30, 2017 5:23 PM
    ELIZABETH–The Jo Daviess County Democratic Central Committee will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Welcome Inn, Elizabeth.
  • Monday, January 30, 2017 5:06 PM
    GALENA–An event is being planned to augment funds in the Richard Peterson EMT Endowment Fund.
  • One piece at a time
    Monday, January 30, 2017 5:03 PM
    GALENA–Charlotte Kennedy of Galena took advantage of warming temperatures last week to pick up garbage along Blackjack Road.
  • Monday, January 30, 2017 5:01 PM
    GALENA–Voting assistance and voting aids in marking the ballot will be available at all polling places in Jo Daviess County for voters who are either temporarily or permanently physically incapacitated or over the age of 65 at the April 4 General Consolidated Election, according to Jo Daviess County Clerk Jean Dimke.
  • Monday, January 30, 2017 5:01 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Police Department will be pulling back the curtain on police procedures and the criminal justice system during the Galena Police Department’s Citizen’s Academy, beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 21.
  • Tschiggfrie joins TCEDA board of directors
    Monday, January 30, 2017 4:56 PM
    HANOVER–The Tri-County Economic Development Alliance (TCEDA) announces that Bob Tschiggfrie has joined its board of directors.
  • Monday, January 30, 2017 4:47 PM
    EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque School Board learned it still needs parental input to obtain the 5Essentials survey results, said Tori Lindeman, superintendent, during the board’s meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17.
  • Monday, January 30, 2017 4:35 PM
    SPRINGFIELD–The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting six cases of Seoul virus in individuals who had direct exposure to rats in two different Illinois ratteries. Ratteries are facilities where rats are bred.
  • Monday, January 30, 2017 4:29 PM
    ELIZABETH–In the kitchen, Raul Garcia and Sam Peters, both Galena High School students, are working on their knife skills, chopping peppers for the quesadillas they’re making in culinary class.
  • Monday, January 30, 2017 4:26 PM
    EAST DUBUQUE–News of the closing of St. Mary’s School on Tuesday, Jan. 24, threatened to mark the end of Catholic education in Jo Daviess County.
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