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  CHICAGO–Two Jo Daviess County businesses have been added to the Illinois Office of Tourism’s Illinois Made program. The businesses are Dittmar Farms and Orchard, Elizabeth, and … more
GALENA–Galena Stauss Assisted Living and several local emergency agencies held a mass evacuation fire drill at Galena Stauss on Wednesday, May 8. The scenario was a boiler fire with multiple … more
  On April 30, the Illinois Department of Agriculture began accepting applications via their website for the cultivation and processing of industrial hemp for the 2019 growing season. Within … more
  JO DAVIESS COUNTY–The Selective Service System wants to hear from men and women who might be willing to serve as members of local draft boards. Even though there is no draft today, … more
SPRINGFIELD–The Galena Gazette was named the top medium-sized non-daily newspaper in Illinois–in both advertising and editorial content– during the Illinois Press Association … more
GALENA–Galena Police and EMS took part in a mass-casualty moulage drill at the Galena EMS station on Saturday, May 4. The drill included applying makeup to those playing victims to simulate … more
GALENA–Midwest Medical Center is taking the first step in solving the county’s EMS crisis. During the Jo Daviess County EMS ad hoc committee meeting on Friday, May 10, Tracy Bauer, … more
GALENA–The Galena ARC’s new location on U.S. 20 was cleared for a solar array during the Zoning Board of Appeals meeting on Wednesday, May 8. Board member Jim Baranski said he supports … more
  GALENA–Veolia Water will begin fire hydrant flushing in Galena on Monday May 20. Flushing will take place through Friday, May 27, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Flushing will start near the … more
  If you need to know anything about Medicare, a Medicare Basics class may be the most informative one-and-a-half hours that you can spend, and it’s free. Held in both Stephenson and … more
  SPRINGFIELD–The Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office recently participated in the Officer Safety and Scott’s Law Safety Initiative through the Illinois Sheriff’s … more
GALENA–St. Mary’s School in Galena is now on an endangered list, an endangered list of historic places. Landmarks Illinois has placed the school, part of which was built in 1865, on … more
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