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Documents: Coach out for lack of effort, not following orders

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 Library search

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


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

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

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

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

Council: 8 hunting sites, waiting on 1

GALENA–The Galena City Council, during its Monday, Sept. 10 meeting, approved eight of the 11 deer hunting sites, nixing two of the proposed private sites and tabling another. Working its … more

Committee tables Barklow decision

EAST DUBUQUE–East Dubuque City Manager Geoff Barklow’s future with the city remains in question as city officials debate contract renewal.


Lincoln leaves council

GALENA–The Monday, Aug. 13 Galena City Council meeting was the last for Todd Lincoln, alderperson for Ward II. Lincoln, in his fourth term, announced his departure from the council after more … 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

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

10-minute meeting for city council

GALENA–The Galena City Council set a record with a 10-minute meeting on Monday, July 9.

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