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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

County wants to meet with West Galena over tax issue

GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Board is concerned over tax assessment in the West Galena Township. The board discussed the matter during its meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 14, and approved sending a … more

Council: No to demo by neglect ordinance

GALENA–Taking up a previously tabled item, the Galena City Council voted 5-1 during its Monday, Aug. 13 meeting, to deny a request from the Galena Foundation to enact a demolition by neglect … more

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

Bill to increase officer safety and save taxpayers money, signed by governor

FREEPORT–Rep. Brian Stewart, R-Freeport, announced recently that Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill Stewart sponsored, House Bill 4476, which will remove the requirement that a person cited under … more

Plans for deer hunt move forward

GALENA–The Galena City Council is moving forward with the archery deer hunting season Oct. 1 through Jan. 20. The council voted 5-1 at its Monday, July 23 meeting to approve city-owned and private property hunting sites within the city limits.


ED mayor resigns

EAST DUBUQUE–East Dubuque Mayor Dan Welp resigned on Thursday, July 26.


EMA conducts tabletop exercise

GALENA—Led by Jo Daviess County Emergency Manager Chuck Pedersen, the Jo Daviess County Emergency Management Agency conducted a tabletop exercise to assess the cohesive coordination between the agency’s crisis services and the public on Tuesday, July 24 at Crossroads Community Church.


East Dubuque City Council terminates Barklow contract

The East Dubuque City Council voted unanimously at its Monday, July 23 meeting to terminate its contract with city manager Geoff Barklow.


Committee mulls gun training in schools

GALENA–A resolution to support firearm instruction in schools was considered by the law and courts committee of the Jo Daviess County Board during its meeting on Monday, July 16.


ED council decision imminent

EAST DUBUQUE–Dozens of sign-wielding protestors gathered outside the East Dubuque High School & Junior High parking lot ahead of the Monday, July 16 city council meeting to oppose the continued employment of city manager Geoff Barklow.


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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