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SPRINGFIELD–A bill to raise Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 by 2025 needs only Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s signature to become law, and his office said he stands ready to act in the coming … more
SPRINGFIELD–The Illinois Enterprise Zone Board approved 14 applications to establish or renew enterprise zones received for evaluation this year, one of which is the Northwest Illinois … more

GALENA–Galena High School boys’ varsity basketball unceremoniously closed the book on the Nathan Bingham chapter after only one season, after the school board voted to dismiss Bingham on Tuesday, June 19. more
GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Board meeting on Sept. 10 saw a lot of controversial topics come to light. The first on the agenda was the contract with Galena Country Tourism (GCT) in the … more

GALENA–The Galena Public Library board is back to the drawing board on its search for a new library director.

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SPRINGFIELD–State Sen. Brian Stewart (R-Freeport) says his years serving in the military and in law enforcement, and his success in business development give him valuable insight into issues he … more
GALENA–With very few members of the public present, the city of Galena’s Zoning Board of Appeals voted 5-2 Wednesday, Sept. 11, to forward to the city council a positive recommendation … more
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
  FREEPORT–Rep. Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) has been appointed to the House Agriculture and Conservation Committee in addition to five committees and two subcommittees. “I was … more
  WASHINGTON, D.C.–U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Deb Fischer (R-NE), along with U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos (IL-17), recently called on the U.S. Government … more
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
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
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