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SCALES MOUND– The Scales Mound village board met on Monday, Dec. 30 at Stone House. Chris Schultz, who was attending as a citizen, looked ahead to the village’s 170th anniversary in … more
GALENA–It was a quick meeting for the Galena City Council Monday evening, Dec. 23. The open session portion of the meeting was over in 10 minutes as the council made quick work of the agenda … more
GALENA–State Rep. Andrew Chesney was a guest at the Wednesday, Dec. 18 meeting of the Jo Daviess legislative committee meeting. The meeting was a review of the 2019 session and a preview of … more
EAST DUBUQUE–The city of East Dubuque needs more money and will be asking taxpayers for addition funds to help pay for street repairs as well as police and fire protection. A unanimous East … more
GALENA–Before the Galena City Council makes a decision on whether or not to support a proposal by the Galena Preservation Action Organization and sign on as a project sponsor, council members … more
GALENA-The Galena Zoning Board of Appeals voted 4-1 Wednesday, Dec. 11 in favor of drafting a positive finding of fact for special use permits to allow adult-use cannabis dispensing in the downtown … more
GALENA–Members of the Jo Daviess County Board had a difficult vote during the Dec. 10 regular board meeting. The board was asked by the executive committee and county clerk Angela Kaiser to … more
EAST DUBUQUE–What started as a recommendation to eliminate the 3:30 a.m., closing time for Class B liquor license holders in East Dubuque has ended up with no restrictions for the number of … more
SCALES MOUND–The $900 annual fee proposed by the board of health for stray animal pick-up at its Nov. 7 meeting was not acted on at the Scales Mound Village Board meeting on Monday, Nov. 25 and … more
GALENA–The Galena City Council, at its Monday, Nov. 25 meeting, approved, by a 5-2 vote, the first reading of the city’s 2019 tax levy ordinance for taxes to be collected in 2020. Council … more
SPRINGFIELD–Just eight days after a nonprofit organization founded by conservative commentator Glenn Beck requested it be lent a priceless, handwritten copy of the Gettysburg Address to display … more
GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Board held two meetings on Nov. 19. The first was the annual budget hearing and approval of budget. The county budget was approved by a vote of 15-1 with board … more
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