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School approved for new bus barn

GALENA–The Galena School District received unanimous approval for its planned bus barn during the Zoning Board of Appeals meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 12. District architect Marty Johnson … more

Every deputy to have body camera

GALENA–All deputies in Jo Daviess County will be equipped with body cameras. The Jo Daviess County Board approved $25,774 for the sheriff’s office to purchase 20 body cameras from … more

Franklin St. water tower still needed?

GALENA–Whether or not the Franklin Street water tower is necessary was the topic of a presentation by IIW Engineers during the Monday, Sept. 10 Galena City Council meeting. In July, the city … more

HPC approves vinyl and demos

GALENA–In a rare move for the Galena Historic Preservation Commission, the board approved vinyl siding and windows for a property in Galena’s historic district. During its meeting on … more

Allendorf appointed to city council

GALENA–Lifelong Galena resident Chris Allendorf was appointed Monday, Aug. 27 to fill the Galena City Council seat vacated earlier this month by Todd Lincoln, who moved out of Ward II. … more

County and West Galena agree on assessments

GALENA– The Jo Daviess County Board approved sending a letter to the West Galena Township supervisor during its August meeting detailing its concerns about assessments. That letter is now … more

A K-9 officer for Galena Police?

GALENA–If all goes as planned, there could soon be a new officer joining the Galena Police Department. This officer will be of the K-9 variety. On Monday, Aug. 27, the Galena City Council … more

Board pushes decision on large solar farms

GALENA–In what could be a first for Jo Daviess County, a Washington-based company is seeking approval for three large-scale solar farms. Action was postponed on granting three special use … more

ED to invest in new file server and tablets for the mayor and council

EAST DUBUQUE–The city of East Dubuque will be purchasing a new file server and tablets for council members after action taken during the Aug. 20 East Dubuque Council meeting. On a 3-1 vote, … more

Ethics probe

GALENA–In an 80-page ethics complaint, the Illinois Republican Party alleges Galena City Clerk Mary Beth Hyde, treasurer for her son Nick Hyde’s campaign for the 89th state house seat, … more

Robey takes over as ED mayor

EAST DUBUQUE–Steve Robey was sworn in as East Dubuque mayor during the city council’s meeting on Monday, Aug. 13. Former mayor Dan Welp resigned on July 26 citing health reasons for … more

Governor signs food safety legislation during state fair

SPRINGFIELD–Rep. Brian Stewart, R-Freeport, announced that Gov. Bruce Rauner signed food safety legislation Stewart sponsored on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at Agriculture Day at the Illinois State … more
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