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  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 1:59 PM
    EAST DUBUQUE–The Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor (PAC) notified the Galena Gazette on Friday, Aug. 21 that “further action is warranted” regarding recent East Dubuque School District responses to Gazette Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. 
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 1:56 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque Board of Education “took appropriate action” by placing Superintendent Greg Herbst on paid administrative leave.

  • Shooting  in Stockton
    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 1:48 PM

    STOCKTON–A Stockton Police officer has been placed on leave pending an investigation into his use of deadly force on Saturday after a Stockton man pointed a gun at him.

  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 1:46 PM
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 1:45 PM
    GALENA–West Galena Township is seeking nominees for its annual “Kurt Carter Memorial Dedication to Youth Award.” 
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 1:40 PM
    GALENA–Jo Daviess County is in a “hot zone” for Lyme disease, said Dr. Christy Moris of Veterinary Associates in Galena. 
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 1:39 PM
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 1:33 PM

    GALENA–Though he said he thinks the first part of the hearing on a proposed Special Service Area (SSA) for Galena EMS went fairly well, treasurer Jack Zane wants to ensure all who live within the proposed area boundaries understand exactly how the tax would affect them if the Jo Daviess County Board voted to establish the area during the continued hearing on Thursday, Sept. 10

  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 1:29 PM
    Area historian Daryl Watson wants to hear stories about that time the Galena High School Class of 1945 went roller skating in Turner Hall after graduation. 
  • Rose Noble to join VisitGalena staff
    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 1:04 PM
    GALENA–Rose Noble has been hired as’s new marketing and public relations executive. 
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 11:50 AM
    GALENA–Blank canvases transform into beautiful scenes of rich sunsets, cosmic galaxies and twilight studded forests quickly and efficiently by the hand of Jason Allen. 
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 11:47 AM

    GALENA–If you live on Dewey Avenue or Council Hill Road and see a couple of friendly walkers waving at you, you are probably watching as Galena residents Tara and Larry Campau train for a long walk for a good cause.

  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 11:39 AM
    GALENA–Recipes rich in history, sweet childhood memories, and hilariously delicious tales that are sure to make you laugh, and hungry. 
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 11:29 AM
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 11:26 AM

    ELIZABETH–Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is an always fatal neurological disease that is threatening the long-term health of Illinois’ white-tailed deer.

  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 11:20 AM
    GALENA–The mining industry was big business in the 1800s and produced tons and tons of lead and zinc up until the mid-1900s. 
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 10:02 AM
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  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 9:57 AM

    SCALES MOUND–During a Monday, Aug. 17 meeting, the Scales Mound School Board talked about their three major improvement goals for the coming school year.

  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 9:45 AM
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 9:40 AM
    GALENA–On Aug. 20 the League of Women Voters of Jo Daviess County celebrated the 95th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting women the right to vote. 
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 9:23 AM
    GALENA–Residents living in and around the Galena can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. 
  • Thursday, August 20, 2015 4:09 PM
    EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque School District has released the agreement between the board of education and Greg Herbst. Click here to view the document. See next week's Gazette for more details. 
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015 1:37 PM

    GALENA–How open minded can a person be when they’ve already signed their name to a petition in support of an issue–one way or the other?

  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015 1:31 PM

    GALENA–The East Dubuque School Board, during its Tuesday, Aug. 18 meeting, was expected to reinstate Greg Herbst as superintendent.

  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015 1:29 PM
    ELIZABETH–Jo-Carroll Energy members in Galena and the surrounding area will experience a brief power outage at 3 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25 as crews upgrade the electric system. 
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015 1:26 PM

    GALENA–Thrill seekers, nature lovers and adventurers of all ages will enjoy Chestnut Mountain’s newest addition of the Soaring Eagle Zip Line.

  • Schools set new traffic flow
    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 1:25 PM
    GALENA–To improve student safety during drop-off and pick-up, the Galena Middle School parking lot traffic flow has reversed for the 2015-2016 school year. 
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015 1:23 PM

    The Jo Daviess County Board unanimously approved the creation of a special committee that will invite the City of Galena to discuss and negotiate the appropriate terms for forming a single destination marketing organization (DMO).

  • A triumphant return
    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 12:16 PM
    The Aug. 19, 1865 Galena Daily Gazette reported on the grand reception given to Gen. Grant upon his return to Galena. 
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015 12:11 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Winter Farmers Market is preparing to open its doors for another season. 
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015 12:10 PM

    GALENA–A Thursday, Aug. 13 public hearing on a proposed special service area for Galena EMS was continued to Thursday, Sept. 10 after, at the time of the hearing, a state-mandated notice hadn’t been delivered to all property owners who would be affected by the creation of the taxing district.

  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015 12:03 PM

    GALENA–When Collette Hoagland, a public health nurse at the Jo Daviess County Health Department, and Elizabeth Kane, the agency administrator, walk in their houses after being outside, the first thing they do is check themselves–and their pets–for ticks.

  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015 11:42 AM

    Though he’d been thinking about it for a while, Bob Buman said now was the right time to host the area’s first miners’ reunion after almost 40 years since the closing of the mines.

  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015 11:36 AM

    GALENA–The U.S. Grant & Galena History Museum will be hosting a Paint the Town Event as they complete their Port of Galena: 1858 exhibit.

  • Life on the Mississippi
    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 11:33 AM

    GALENA–Ferry Landing visitors were in for a treat when they saw Wes Modes’ 1940s inspired handmade shanty boat docked in the area a couple weeks ago.

  • Adventure of a lifetime
    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 11:29 AM

    GALENA–White water rafting on class four to five rapids on the New River Gorge. 

    Soaring through the forest 250 ft in the air on a zip line at high speeds of 65 mph. 

    Trying out new tricks at the X-Games quality skate park. 

    These are just a few of the high adventure activities that Boy Scouts from Troop 95 of Galena experienced at their week-long visit to Summit Bechtel Reserve in Glen Jean, W.V.

  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015 11:28 AM
    ELIZABETH–Sharon Zigmont has released the dates for the Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager Course. 
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015 11:21 AM

    GALENA–During its Monday, Aug. 10 meeting, the Galena City Council:

  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015 11:18 AM

    GALENA–It’s good news for the city of Galena and the Galena Fire Department.

  • Setting the Grant leather store record straight
    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 11:16 AM

    The Grant & Perkins leather store was located near the corner of Main and Hill streets.

  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015 11:12 AM
    ELIZABETH–Mindy and Missy Dalgarn knew quite some time ago that there was an unmet need in this area. 
  • Couple arrested for abusing minor
    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 10:42 AM

    GALENA–Steffan G. St. Michael, 45, and Heidi T. St. Michael, 45, were arrested on Aug. 5 and charged with three counts of domestic battery each.

  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015 10:40 AM

    SCALES MOUND–The Scales Mound FFA is sponsoring a blood drive from 3-6:30 p.m. on Aug. 26 in the school cafeteria.

  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015 10:38 AM

    GALENA–The 2015-16 kindergarten class size at Galena Primary School (GPS) is booming.

  • Tuesday, August 11, 2015 2:34 PM
    GALENA–The Galena School Board has moved its August meeting date to Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 5 p.m. in the Galena Middle School Library. 
  • Tuesday, August 11, 2015 2:33 PM
    GALENA–Galena Water Park/Alice T. Virtue Memorial Pool will be closing for the season at the end of the day Sunday, Aug. 16. 
  • Tuesday, August 11, 2015 2:32 PM
    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Board will hold a hearing on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. in the large courtroom to discuss and possibly create a special service area that would act like a taxing district for Galena EMS to offset capital costs. 
  • Tuesday, August 11, 2015 2:31 PM

    GALENA–During the Monday, Aug. 10 meeting, the Galena City Council was expected to act on the appointment of a new committee to study the deer population in Galena.

  • Tuesday, August 11, 2015 2:28 PM

    GALENA–When asked how he thinks kids his age would feel if they didn’t have enough food to eat, Zach Heller said he thinks they would probably feel sick and like they were going to die.

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