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  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 11:57 AM

    GALENA–A juried outdoor show of art and fine crafts will welcome artists and artisans to the grounds of the Old Market House State Historic Site in downtown Galena on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8 and 9.

     
  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 11:51 AM
     
  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 11:48 AM

    GALENA–Homes have been selected for the 48th annual Tour of Historic Galena Homes, set for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26-27.

     
  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 11:45 AM

    GALENA- The Galena ARC, along with the Galena Music Boosters, are selling tickets for the Northwest Illinois Daily Drawing (NWIDD), a daily drawing offering participants cash prizes.

     
  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 11:33 AM

    GALENA–The Galena City Council, at its Monday, July 27 meeting, decided it's better to skip the pavement grinding on Park Avenue and instead apply $6,500 toward other street work in the city.

     
  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 11:31 AM

    FREEPORT—Farming in today’s new era of watchful people, plant nutrients are on the radar here in Illinois.

     
  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 11:30 AM
    In last week’s Gazette, the story titled “Hearing on Proposed Special Services Area incorrectly reported that the area would begin at the Julien Dubuque Bridge in East Dubuque. 
  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 11:28 AM

    After much debate during a Wednesday, July 29 special Village of Elizabeth board meeting, members voted unanimously to begin the process of creating a Business Development District (BDD) in which Elizabeth businesses located in downtown and on the west side of town will incur a .5 percent sales tax increase in order to help pay for improvements such as sidewalks, streetlights and repairs to the septic system.

     
  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 11:24 AM
     
  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 11:14 AM

    GALENA–After almost two months of working on a resolution that could create one voice for area tourism, the Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) voted to take it off the table for good during a Tuesday, July 28 meeting.

     
  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 11:10 AM
    ELIZABETH–An invitation is extended to all newly retired teachers or administrators or retired teachers or administrators new to the area when the Jo Daviess County Retired Teachers Association meets on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 11 a.m., at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Elizabeth. 
  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 10:57 AM

    EAST DUBUQUE–Greg Herbst’s future as superintendent of the East Dubuque School District may remain up in the air, but public support for Herbst, who has been on paid administrative leave since July 1, doesn’t appear to be waning.

     
  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 10:49 AM

    East Dubuque School Board President Shirley Horstman started out the public comment portion of the Tuesday, July 28 meeting–which lasted over an hour–by reminding the public to be respectful.

    A summary of some of the comments follows.

     
  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 10:48 AM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Health Department will be holding an immunization clinic from 8:30-11 a.m. and 1-4:30 p.m. each Tuesday in August at its Galena office.

     
  • Tri-State Apparel joins RBS Activewear
    Tuesday, August 04, 2015 10:43 AM

    GALENA–Tri-State Apparel of Galena is now owned by RBS Activewear and Thunder Bridge, headquartered in Argyle, Wis.

     
  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 10:39 AM

    ELIZABETH–The Jo Daviess County Apple-Plum Watershed Planning Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12 at the Elizabeth Municipal Building, Elizabeth.

     
  • CVB’s Ruffini chosen as next Visit Beloit executive director
    Tuesday, August 04, 2015 10:39 AM

    GALENA–Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau Director of Sales and Marketing Celestino Ruffini has resigned to accept the position of executive director at Visit Beloit.

     
  • Chamber president resigns
    Tuesday, August 04, 2015 10:31 AM

    GALENA–Galena Area Chamber of Commerce CEO & President Katie Murphy officially submitted her resignation on Monday, July 27.

     
  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 10:30 AM
    SCHAPVILLE–The Northwest Illinois Forestry Association (NIFA) will tour Duane Mitch’s furniture restoration workshop in Schapville on Saturday, Aug. 8 at 1 p.m. 
  • News from Post-War - August 1865
    Tuesday, August 04, 2015 10:27 AM

    Grant returns to Galena

     
  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 10:18 AM
    SCALES MOUND–It’s not everyday Nathan and Colton Koester get the opportunity to build an airplane. 
  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 10:17 AM
    GALENA–On Wednesday, Aug. 5, the Jo Daviess County Health Department Board of Health Finance Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m., following at 7 p.m. the board of health meeting in the health department conference room. 
  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 10:16 AM

    ELIZABETH–The Jo Daviess County Democrats will meet at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 12, at the Welcome Inn, Elizabeth.

     
  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 10:14 AM

    GALENA–Jo Daviess County, as trustee, has completed their tax deed proceedings on real estate properties that were delinquent for 2011 and prior real estate taxes.

     
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 3:34 PM

    The Jo Daviess County Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, Aug. 13 for a proposed Special Service Area, which would function like a tax district and defray capital expenses for Galena EMS.

     
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 3:26 PM

    With a dwindling number of nurses, the Jo Daviess County Department of Health is trying to generate ideas on how to attract applicants to its home health care program.

     
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 3:20 PM

    Sponsored by Burlington Northern Santa Fe railway, six members of the Galena Volunteer Fire Department traveled to Pueblo, Colo. for a railroad hazardous material response training earlier this month.

     
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 2:41 PM

    GALENA–Galena High School junior Luc Pham had an eye-opening experience as he has experienced first hand the life of a journalist during a week at the Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop (MUJW) held at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo.

     
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 2:10 PM
     
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 1:19 PM
     
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 1:17 PM
    FREEPORT–Highland Community College is seeking nominations for its 21st annual Distinguished Alumni Awards. 
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 11:35 AM

    GALENA–The Galena School Board will take up the issue of whether or not to hire a half-time or full-time vocal music instructor at their committee of the whole meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 5 p.m. in the Galena Middle School Library.

     
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 11:32 AM
     
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 11:31 AM

    In a July 20 River Ridge School Board meeting, the board discussed keeping the 2015-2016 general student fee the same as the year prior.

     
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 10:47 AM

    GALENA–The informal monthly meeting of northwest Illinois retired police officers will be held at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 12, in the Grant Room of Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream Parlor, Galena.

     
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 10:46 AM
    In last week’s Gazette, the story “Wedding in a Window” incorrectly stated the Night of the Luminaria would be on Sunday, Dec. 12. 
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 10:44 AM

    EAST DUBUQUE–Plan A for a new East Dubuque City Hall may be dead in the water, but a Plan B may be quickly developing.

     
  • Miners reunion slated for August 8 in Galena
    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 10:39 AM
    GALENA–The area’s former lead and zinc mine workers are invited to participate in a reunion in Galena on Aug. 8. 
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 11:50 AM

    GALENA–Registration for families in the Galena School District who have students returning for the 2015-2016 school year will be the same as last year which includes the option to pay electronically.

     
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 11:49 AM
    HANOVER–Registration for the 2015-16 school year in the River Ridge School District will be Tuesday, Aug. 4 and Wednesday, Aug. 5.  
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 11:45 AM
    WASHINGTON, D.C.–Highland Community College is one of eight northwest Illinois institutions of higher education receiving federal grants to support students, according to Rep. Cheri Bustos. 
  • New location for ARC
    Tuesday, July 21, 2015 11:27 AM

    After realizing it has outgrown its historic Bench Street building, the ARC is looking into multiple options for relocating so its programs, and its children, can flourish.

     
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 11:22 AM

    ANKENY, Iowa– Galena Cellars received a gold and two bronze medals in the ninth annual Mid-American Wine Competition held at the Des Moines Area Community College campus, Ankeny, Iowa.

     
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 11:07 AM

    GALENA–The American Red Cross blood and platelet donors can now help save lives in less time by using the new Red Cross RapidPass online health history system.

     
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 11:04 AM

    GALENA–The Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) Advisory Board recently expanded the size of the CVB Sales & Marketing Committee to 11 members.

     
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 11:03 AM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Board voted unanimously to approve and support a request from Daniel Reed to expand the City of Freeport/Stephenson County Enterprise Zone to a location in Warren for the construction of a cheese plant.

     
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:49 AM

    EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque School District isn’t giving up much information on the investigation that led to the superintendent being placed on paid administrative leave.

     
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:41 AM
    EAST DUBUQUE–It’s taken three years, but the deed is done. 
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:37 AM
    GALENA–For the past six years, former Scales Mound English teacher Riley Ann Schultz has been inspiring her students to follow their dreams. 
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:36 AM
    GALENA–Two local restaurants are in the Quest for Illinois’ Best Steak competition, and Jo Daviess County Residents have until Aug. 15 to vote for their favorite one. 
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