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  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015 9:09 AM

    GALENA–Galena Police Chief Lori Huntington’s message to city residents is very simple: “Don’t feed the deer.”

  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015 9:08 AM

    EAST DUBUQUE–A lease between the Army Corps of Engineers and the city of East Dubuque is up in the air.

  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 4:58 PM

    This fall, people will be walking through the doors of the old Jo Daviess County jail again–but this time they won’t be in handcuffs.

  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 4:53 PM
  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 2:05 PM
    ELIZABETH–The Jo Daviess County Farm Bureau will sponsor a defensive driving course on March 17-18. 
  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 2:04 PM
    GALENA–The National Weather Service will be presenting a severe weather spotter seminar on Wednesday, March 4, at 6:30 p.m., at the Galena Emergency Medical Service garage, 217 Summit St. 
  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 1:58 PM
    STOCKTON–June 27 will be the reunion of the descendants of Marvin F. and Susan Blake Carpenter. 
  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 1:57 PM

    SPRINGFIELD–Sen. Mattie Hunter (D-3rd District) and Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-18th District) introduced the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Act (SB 1584 and HB 2667) to provide tools and resources for Illinois families to live healthier lives.

  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 1:56 PM
    GALENA–In February, the League of Women Voters kicked off a year-long celebration, marking the organization’s 95th anniversary. 
  • ‘Everyone is welcome’
    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 1:51 PM

    Some time ago I was chatting with Mitzi Murphy of Galena.

  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 12:27 PM

    On Feb. 11, I flew “Betty Jane,” a P-51C Mustang, aircraft identification 251 MX from MTH, Marathon, Fla., for one hour.

  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 12:08 PM
    GALENA–It’s 1:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18. 
  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 12:06 PM

    CHAMPAIGN–The United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) announced that funds will be available this year through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP).

  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 12:02 PM
    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Public Health Administrator Search Committee will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb 25 at 6 p.m. at the Jo Daviess County Health Department Conference Room. 
  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 11:43 AM
  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 11:28 AM

    GALENA–At least one member of the Galena School Board wants the facilities discussion, particularly the square footage discussion, to be “educationally driven.”

  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 11:26 AM

    SCALES MOUND–After 36 years, Scales Mound School District Superintendent Steve Bianchetta announced his retirement at a Feb. 17 board meeting.

  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 11:24 AM

    JO DAVIESS COUNTY–Galena, Scales Mound and River Ridge school districts have shown support for a proposed education policy created by Illinois educators.

  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 11:19 AM

    HANOVER–During a Tuesday, Feb. 17 meeting, the River Ridge School Board discussed the addition of an upgraded weight room to the south end of the school building.

  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 11:15 AM

    GALENA–When Matt and Michael Blaum sat at their table at the recent American Craft Spirits Association awards program in Austin, Texas, they were visiting with those around them and not really paying too much attention to what was happening at the podium.

  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 11:11 AM

    GALENA–The Galena Elks are organizing the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Parade, set for 4 p.m. Saturday, March 14 on Main Street in Galena.

  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015 11:43 AM

    GALENA–A Galena Middle School classroom became a place to “grind” numbers late Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 11.

  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015 11:38 AM
    ELIZABETH–Volunteer Hospice of Northwest Illinois along with First United Methodist Church of Elizabeth and the Jo Daviess County office of the Stephenson County Senior Resource Center, are sponsoring the 15th annual Jo Daviess County Health Summit. 
  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015 11:13 AM
    GALENA–You don’t have to be from the era to have a blast when “Galena Goes 50s,” Feb. 27-28. 
  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015 11:10 AM
  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015 11:04 AM
    URBANA–As the farm bill decision deadline looms large, farmers and landowners are encouraged to check out recent updates to the online Farm Bill Toolbox that may help decision making go more smoothly. 
  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015 11:02 AM
    DUBUQUE–Dr. Lance Bezzina of Medical Associates Clinic has successfully completed board certification in cardiothoracic surgery through the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery. 
  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:51 AM
    The Illinois RiverWatch Network will be giving area residents an opportunity to train as citizen scientists and join the network of more than 250 volunteers throughout the state who monitor water quality of Illinois streams. 
  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:49 AM
    STOCKTON–What do you know about hospice? 
  • Hamilton to serve on Tri-State Tourism Council
    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:47 AM

    GALENA–A strong believer in success through regionalism and teamwork, President and CEO Chris Hamilton has accepted a seat on the Tri-State Tourism Council board of directors.

  • Donation would make her brother proud
    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:43 AM

    GALENA–Lydia Zaya of Galena recently sold her lot at the Galena Territory and instead of keeping the profits she made, she chose to give it back to the community through two gifts to local non-profits.

  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:40 AM

    GALENA–When Tim Jacobson was 12 years old, he moved with his family from northern Wisconsin, about 200 miles south to Grant County. Suddenly he found himself surrounded by a completely different landscape in the driftless region.

  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:37 AM
    GALENA–The Galena School District will offer free preschool screenings for all children who are 3 by Sept. 1 and not 5 by Sept. 1. 
  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:10 AM

    CHICAGO–The 2015 Illinois Governor’s Conference on Travel and Tourism, entitled “The Power of People and Travel,” bestowed the Best Marketing Campaign and Best Leisure Collateral awards to the Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB).

  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:09 AM

    ELIZABETH–The Jo Daviess County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is holding its board of directors election on Wednesday, Feb. 18.

  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:05 AM

    GALENA–The controversial deer culling in the city of Galena has ended, at least for the time being.

  • Tuesday, February 10, 2015 3:18 PM
    GALENA–If the Galena School District–without a successful $12 million referendum–puts all district funds into renovating and adding onto Galena Middle School, making the building a kindergarten through eighth grade building, there won’t be enough money left to do any improvements or necessary maintenance work at Galena High School. 
  • Tuesday, February 10, 2015 3:11 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–Assessing and planning might be the best way to describe the East Dubuque City Council meeting on Monday, Feb. 2.

  • Proposed rate increases for Turner Hall
    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 3:02 PM

    GALENA–As part of the coming year’s budget proposal, the city’s Turner Hall committee is recommending the city council approve modest rate increases for the historic city-owned Bench Street facility.

  • Tuesday, February 10, 2015 12:56 PM
    GALENA–The tables are set, complete with fitting centerpieces of potatoes and carrots. 
  • Tuesday, February 10, 2015 12:52 PM
    SCALES MOUND–The bell sounds, classes switch and students in Karen Kelly’s eighth grade social studies class pull out their paintbrushes. 
  • Tuesday, February 10, 2015 12:43 PM
    GALENA–Sitting in a packed theater at the Sundance Film Festival, Marc Basch watched as his writing came to life. 
  • Tuesday, February 10, 2015 12:42 PM

    ELIZABETH–The fifth Jo Daviess County Apple-Plum Watershed Plan meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11 in Room 139 of the Elizabeth Municipal Building, 300 N. West St., Elizabeth.

  • Tuesday, February 10, 2015 12:41 PM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) and the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society are hosting a special screening of the 2014 Emmy-winning film, “Mysteries of the Driftless,” on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Galena Territory Owners’ Club, 2000 Territory Dr., Galena.

  • Tuesday, February 10, 2015 12:40 PM
    GALENA–American Legion Post 193 in Galena holds its meetings the third Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at 100 S. Main St. 
  • Tuesday, February 10, 2015 12:39 PM
    GALENA–The VisitGalena Board of Directors will now be meeting the third Tuesday of each month. 
  • Tuesday, February 10, 2015 12:37 PM
    GALENA–The Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society is making progress on its work toward identifying a property on which to site the building for its planned new museum/interpretive center. 
  • Tuesday, February 10, 2015 12:29 PM
    For the 15th consecutive year, a group of people have met at Eagle Ridge Spa & Resort. 
  • Tuesday, February 10, 2015 12:21 PM
    At our monthly meeting held on Jan. 29, we had our yearly Carroll County livestock judging. 
  • Tuesday, February 10, 2015 12:17 PM
    JO DAVIESS COUNTY–The 2014 Needs Assessment conducted by the Jo Daviess County Mental Health Board is complete. 
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