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GALENA–The Galena City Council got a big picture view of the proposed 2019-20 city operating budget and was then able to offer thoughts and suggestions during a work session Monday, April … more
EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque City Council spent half of its 50-minute meeting listening to a presentation about the upcoming school referendum as well as audience discussion about the … more
GALENA–Guests at certain Galena bed and breakfasts and small inns will now have the option of having a glass of wine, or a beer, or a cocktail. The Galena City Council, meeting Monday, March … more
GALENA–A text amendment to the city’s zoning code now defines the process and regulations for solar arrays and other alternative energy applications in the U.S. 20 corridor. The Galena … more
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
SPRINGFIELD – A fully-matured adult-use marijuana program in Illinois could produce between $440 million and $676 million in annual revenue, and the expected demand would be far greater than … more
GALENA–Freshman state Rep. Andrew Chesney (89th District) filed two bills that would impact Jo Daviess County. The legislative committee of the Jo Daviess County Board discussed the two … more
GALENA–Changes in state leadership and two ballot referendums have revived hope at the possibility of a bringing passenger rail service to northwest Illinois. During a meeting on Monday, … more
GALENA–The message from the Galena City Council was clear: The council isn’t opposed to a dog park but they don’t want it at Rec Park. After hearing from several residents, … more
GALENA–Twenty-two deer–20 doe and two buck–were taken by hunters during the city of Galena’s first archery deer hunting program from Oct. 1-Jan. 20. That was just one piece … 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
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
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