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SCALES MOUND–COVID has cancelled many annual celebrations throughout the region. As the county nears the one-year anniversary of the first COVID case, many of these spring events and customs … more
GALENA–Jo Daviess County released sales tax numbers that show the impact of cancelled events on the local economy. The county’s third-quarter numbers (July through September) showed a … more
GALENA–The housing boom in Jo Daviess County continued into 2021. The transfer declaration report was provided to the Jo Daviess County ad hoc economic development committee Monday, Feb. … more
HANOVER–The Jo Daviess County COVID Call Center is a busy place. The phones are ringing constantly as individuals call in, hoping to get on a wait list for the vaccine. Staffed by volunteers … more
GALENA–The Community Foundation of Jo Daviess County has new board leadership, and the organization announced its first employee. The board elected Bridgette Stocks as chairperson and named … more
HANOVER–Northwest Illinois Economic Development (NWILED) is welcoming Tiffany Brandt and Diane Gallagher to the board. Brandt, from Hazel Green, Wis., is currently branch manager at Dupaco … more
GALENA–A projected cost of $1.56 million is way too much for the city to spend to bury the overhead utility lines along Spring Street/U.S. 20, which is scheduled for reconstruction set to begin … more
GALENA–The Galena Festival of the Performing Arts scheduled for July 15-17 has been cancelled. “It was a difficult decision to cancel the Festival this year,” said board … more
FREEPORT–State Rep. Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) and state Sen. Brian Stewart (R-Freeport)both reacted to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s signing House Bill 3653 into law on Feb. 22. “Gov. … more
GALENA–The Veterans Assistance Program was stablished in 2018 to alleviate financial burdens of county veterans and their families. Within the Illinois Public Acts is the Military Assistance … more
GALENA–How to prioritize individuals on a wait list for the COVID-19 vaccine was the question public health administrator Sandra Schleicher posed to members of the Jo Daviess County Board of … more
ELIZABETH–Elizabeth resident Brenda Wand Ertmer and her daughter had a challenging time, but each successfully booked a COVID-19 vaccine appointment for two elderly family members through the Jo Daviess County Health Department... more
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