• Monday, October 24, 2016 6:54 PM
    GALENA–Saturday’s the night. 
  • Monday, October 24, 2016 6:48 PM

    GALENA–Former Scales Mound police chief Brian Hartlep was in Jo Daviess County Court on Friday, Oct. 21, pursuing a motion for a new trial based on the discovery of new evidence.

  • Candidates sound off
    Monday, October 24, 2016 6:47 PM

    GALENA–Jo Daviess County State’s Attorney Republican incumbent John Hay and Democratic challenger Ronald Leinen answered questions and argued campaign platforms at a forum hosted by the League of Women of Voters of Jo Daviess County on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Galena Middle School.

  • Monday, October 24, 2016 6:45 PM
    GALENA–Yard waste open burn dates for the City of Galena will be Saturday, Oct. 29 through Sunday, Nov. 6.
  • Monday, October 24, 2016 6:44 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque School Board approved personnel hires during its regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 18.

  • Monday, October 24, 2016 6:43 PM

    HANOVER–The River Ridge School Board accepted, with regret, the resignation of Randi Burken as assistant soccer coach during its regular meeting on Monday, Oct. 17.

  • Board eyes landlocked parcel
    Monday, October 24, 2016 6:34 PM

    GALENA–Although the Galena School Board would consider purchasing a small piece of property contiguous with the primary school campus that was recently purchased by a third party at a tax sale, the board made clear the price would need to come down before that happens.

  • Monday, October 24, 2016 6:19 PM

    GALENA–The speed limit at U.S. 20 and Norris Lane will remain at 50 mph. 

  • Monday, October 24, 2016 6:17 PM
    SCALES MOUND–The Scales Mound School Board heard a presentation from Jenny Block of the Benning Group about the district’s annual audit during its regular meeting on Monday, Oct. 17.
  • Monday, October 24, 2016 5:51 PM

    GALENA–Stroke Detection Plus will be screening at the Medical Associates Clinic, 10988 Bartel Blvd., in Galena, on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

  • Monday, October 24, 2016 5:45 PM

    GALENA–Area high school students participated in Manufacturing Day on Thursday, Oct. 20.

  • Monday, October 24, 2016 5:35 PM
    EAST DUBUQUE–There was a collective sigh of relief coming from the library at East Dubuque High School on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 20 and 21.
  • Gallagher receives national honors
    Monday, October 24, 2016 5:30 PM
    FREEPORT–Highland Community College Trustee Diane Gallagher of East Dubuque received the 2016 M. Dale Ensign Award from the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) on Friday, Oct. 7 at the ACCT Leadership Congress.
  • Peters trial to start Nov. 28
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 1:18 PM

    GALENA–James Peters, 52, Galena, is set to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter and two counts of aggravated battery at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28.

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 1:17 PM

    GALENA–Yard waste open burn dates for the City of Galena will be Saturday, Oct. 29 through Sunday, Nov. 6, during daylight hours only.

  • Mock elections finish in county
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 1:11 PM

    HANOVER–The Jo Daviess County League of Women Voters (LWV) finished holding mock elections at each of the county’s six high schools on Thursday, Oct. 13.

  • Students get ready to strum
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 1:09 PM

    GALENA–The music rooms at Galena primary and middle schools have some new additions in the form of ukuleles thanks to recent grant funding and a giveaway.

  • Trees removed along Ill. 84
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 1:08 PM

    HANOVER–The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) performed roadside maintenance along Ill. 84, north of Hanover, on Wednesday, Oct. 12.

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 12:23 PM

    GALENA–After hearing a number of concerns from current residents of the Coatsworth building, the Galena City Council, during its meeting Monday, Oct. 11, approved the second reading and approved an ordinance authorizing and directing the sale of the city-owned property, in this instance, the Coatsworth on Main Street.

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 12:19 PM
    WOODBINE–According to the Alliance of Illinois Community Foundations, it is predicted that in Jo Daviess County alone, $505 million will transfer from one generation to the next through estates between 2010 and 2019.
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 12:01 PM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Board approved a zoning ordinance amendment to allow detached accessory dwelling units on lots in unincorporated areas of the county during its regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 11.

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:53 AM

    GALENA–The Galena Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) passed on a positive recommendation to the city council in favor of a zoning ordinance allowing, and giving guidelines for, vacation rentals, during its Wednesday, Oct. 12 regular meeting.

  • Bringing an Angel of Hope
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:25 AM
    GALENA–Terri Allendorf and Ellen Bigelow share a common bond.
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:24 AM

    GALENA–The third annual National Manufacturing Day tours provide an opportunity for over 270 local high school students to experience modern, technology-driven manufacturing facilities first-hand.

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:21 AM
    THOMSON–The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service reminds area residents about closed areas and no hunting zones on the Upper Mississippi River Refuge in Pools 12, 13 & 14.
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:20 AM
    THOMSON–The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces that refuge trapping permits and trap tags for the 2016-2017 furbearer trapping season on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge will be issued from the Savanna District Office beginning Monday, Oct. 3.
  • Care pouches for cancer kids raise money for local families
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:18 AM

    GALENA–Care pouches are what Candice Lewis, an x-ray technologist at Midwest Medical Center, calls her project that sends items to children who are receiving chemo and radiation treatments at children’s cancer centers in Iowa City, Iowa, and Madison, Wis.

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:11 AM
    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Health Department is offering a trained “navigator” to assist consumers with their Affordable Care Act (health insurance) options.
  • Lifelong learning
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:48 AM
    SCALES MOUND–In his decades in the classroom, Keith Hesselbacher, a Scales Mound science teacher who previously taught at Galena, has watched as many of his high school students have gone on to accomplish great things.
  • Galena Clinic offers psychiatric services
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:41 AM
    GALENA–Dr. Sarz Maxwell, the new psychiatrist at the Galena Clinic, is the first to admit she wasn’t so sure about meeting with patients through a secure online video program.
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:40 AM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Board of Health will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. in the conference room of the health department, 9483 U.S. 20 West, Galena.

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:37 AM

    SCALES MOUND–Scales Mound School continues to demonstrate growth on state and federal mandated tests.

  • Monday, October 10, 2016 6:09 PM

    GALENA–Clowns are receiving national attention as media reports of “scary” clown sightings are increasing across the country.

  • Monday, October 10, 2016 6:09 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Gazette is publishing A Salute to our Veterans, a special section in the Nov. 9 edition of the Gazette. 
  • Monday, October 10, 2016 6:08 PM

    GALENA–The League of Women Voters of Jo Daviess County is sponsoring a candidates forum on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at Galena Middle School.

  • Monday, October 10, 2016 6:04 PM

    GALENA–Throughout the fall, it’s pretty typical for Dr. Matt Gullone, a family physician at Midwest Medical Center in Galena, to be on the sidelines of the Galena Pirates’ football games.

  • Bustos talks bipartisanship
    Monday, October 10, 2016 6:02 PM

    GALENA–Back in the 17th Congressional District until after the November election, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, D-Rock Island, said her main objective is to “do right” by the 711,000 people she represents in the 14 counties of central and northwest Illinois that make up her district. 

  • Prairie Ridge names executive director
    Monday, October 10, 2016 6:00 PM

    GALENA–Galena’s own Megan Kaiser has been selected to open and manage Prairie Ridge of Galena. 

  • Monday, October 10, 2016 5:58 PM
    GALENA–Midwest Medical Center will host a community blood drive from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25 in the donor bus at Midwest Medical Center. 
  • School repairs top $14 million
    Monday, October 10, 2016 5:55 PM

    GALENA–The cost of repairs to the Galena School District’s three school buildings has climbed to $14.5 million the Galena School Board’s Committee of the Whole learned on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

  • Monday, October 10, 2016 5:53 PM

    GALENA–In a show of bipartisan cooperation, John Freitag, chairman Jo Daviess County Democratic Central Committee, and Michael Dittmar, chairman Jo Daviess County Republican Central Committee, have authored a letter urging county residents to vote yes on the proposed Illinois Constitutional amendment to Article IX of Section 11, commonly referred to as the “Lockbox” amendment.

  • Monday, October 10, 2016 5:41 PM
  • Monday, October 10, 2016 5:39 PM
  • Monday, October 10, 2016 5:27 PM
    LANESBORO, Minn.–In early August, 25 leaders, from 11 locally-led watershed groups in the Upper Mississippi River Basin, including Beth Baranski, Galena, participated in a three-day Watershed Leaders Network workshop at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center near Lanesboro, Minn. 
  • Monday, October 10, 2016 5:26 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–A guardrail will be going up soon along Boat Ramp Road after action taken by the East Dubuque City Council during its meeting on Monday, Oct. 3.

  • Monday, October 10, 2016 5:06 PM
    Sometimes it’s not what’s said that really counts, but what’s done.
  • Monday, October 10, 2016 5:01 PM

    GALENA–This year, during the Twenty Dirty Hands self-guided pottery tour, Galena potter Stephanie O’Shaughnessy will open the doors to her garage studio and share the space with good company, pottery artist Chris Lemmon and guest artist Megan Lindeman, both from Dubuque, Iowa.

  • TCEDA adds two new board members
    Monday, October 10, 2016 5:00 PM
    ELIZABETH–The Tri-County Economic Development Alliance (TCEDA) announces that Chris Allendorf and Mark Szula have joined its board of directors.
  • Monday, October 10, 2016 4:50 PM

    GALENA–On Monday, Oct. 3, the Galena primary and middle schools celebrated their fifth annual Kindness Day with a host of activities designed to bring students together.

  • Monday, October 10, 2016 4:41 PM

    The League of Women Voters organized mock elections at each of the county’s six high schools starting with East Dubuque on Monday, Oct. 3.

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