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  • Locks because of love

    Eleven-year-old Madisen Glasgow recently donated 10 inches of her hair to Locks of Love in honor of her aunt, Jill Peeters, who died in 2013 from cancer at the age of 46.

  • St. Matthew makes history

    GALENA–When the call comes, Fran Hill answers.

  • Learn about plants, animals of northwest Illinois

    GALENA–Randy Nyboer, a natural areas surveyor with the Illinois Natural History Survey, has been intrigued for years with the unique habitats and unusual plants and animals that call the driftless area of northwest Illinois home.

  • Chief: ‘It could have been a lot worse’

    MENOMINEE–It wasn’t a phone call Cal Cain, chief of the Menominee-Dunleith Fire Department, wanted to take.

  • Childcare at the ARC

    GALENA–After 50 years of providing the community with arts, sports, fitness, childcare and early education, the Galena ARC is outgrowing its Bench Street home.

  • 45 years of ‘making swimming fun’
    GALENA- On a sunny June morning, swimming lessons students at the Alice T. Virtue Water Park splash around as they play pool games to celebrate the end of their two-week swimming lessons session.
  • Country Fair awards $48,969 in grants
    GALENA–Twenty-seven Jo Daviess County not-for-profit organizations received a total of $48,868.70 in grants at the 12th annual Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities, Inc., grant presentation held on Thursday, June 18 at the Galena Elks Lodge.
  • 40 years of service

    STOCKTON–Forty years ago, in May 1975, when Stockton’s Bill Mitchell filled out an application to be part of the Jo Daviess County Mounted Patrol, he had no idea what an important part of his life his involvement with the organization would be.

  • Bustos heads discussion on train safety

    United States Congresswoman Cheri Bustos held a meeting Monday morning with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, the Environmental Protection Agency and local officials to discuss the response to the March 5 BNSF train derailment and focus on best practices to support the first responders in the event of a future accident.

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  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 10:32 AM
    ELIZABETH–Is your business expanding but you aren’t sure how to navigate to the next level? 
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 10:07 AM

    GALENA–In anticipation of the Fourth of July holiday, Galena Police Chief Lori Huntington is reminding residents that the city code addresses–and in many cases prohibits–the use of fireworks.

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 10:06 AM

    GALENA–The wheels of a single Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway locomotive left the track south of Galena during the afternoon of June 25.

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 11:53 AM
    GALENA–A growing number of people are joining forces to revitalize the Democratic Party in Jo Daviess County. 
  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 11:30 AM

    GALENA–Annual hunger luncheons have been held for many years to benefit the United Churches of Galena Community Food Pantry, but this year’s hunger luncheon will be unlike any before.

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 10:55 AM

    GALENA–The Galena School Board approved milk and lunch fees for the 2015-16 school year at its meeting Tuesday, June 16.

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 10:53 AM

    GALENA–A recent grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation is going to save the city of Galena some money. 

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 10:36 AM

    GALENA–For the ninth consecutive year, The Galena Gazette has been honored as the best newspaper in its class in Illinois.

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 10:35 AM

    GALENA–Several officials from the Galena School District recently joined representatives from 30 other school districts for an invitation-only regional education summit focused on improving teaching and student learning outcomes through the effective use of technology.

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 10:34 AM

    The Galena Historic Preservation Commission discussed a potential new pre-approved color chart at a June 18 meeting.

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  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 10:45 AM
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  • A season with the champs
    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 10:41 AM

    CHICAGO–Michelle Ludwig, a 2014 Galena High School graduate, used to set her alarm so she could wake up in the middle of the night to tune in to hockey games and catch scores of NHL games.

  • An all-star cast
    Tuesday, June 23, 2015 11:31 AM
    For the better part of 20 years, Galena residents Bill Salzmann and Mike Feldermann have been spending their summer weekends on the water. 
  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015 10:04 AM
    WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis.–The Tri-State Elite Girls AAU Basketball teams, featuring athletes ranging from grades 6-11 and hailing from Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin, earned first-place championships at the Noah’s Ark Summer Shootout in Wisconsin Dells, Wis. on Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31. 
  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015 10:03 AM
  • All-conference teams selected
    Tuesday, June 16, 2015 10:01 AM

    With the 2015 NUIC baseball season officially under wraps, following another stellar regular season from area power house Warren-Stockton and a Cinderella run in the post season from River Ridge-Scales Mound, the IHSA has officially announced the NUIC all-conference selections.

  • Tuesday, June 09, 2015 11:51 AM

    LA CROSSE, Wis.–Scales Mound standout athlete Brittany Davis has put together quite the career for the Hornets over her four years of varsity sports.

  • NUIC West all-conference teams announced
    Tuesday, June 09, 2015 11:49 AM

    Following a softball season that served as a complete program turnaround for Scales Mound-River Ridge, the NUIC West all-conference teams have been announced.

  • Tuesday, June 02, 2015 3:02 PM
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  • Monday, June 22, 2015 11:37 AM

    GALENA–Donald James Anthony, 87 of Galena, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2015, at the Galena-Stauss Senior Care Community in Galena.

    A Celebration of Life will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 25,  at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena.

    Friends may gather from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, June 25 at the funeral home until time of services. Military honors will be accorded by Galena VFW Post 2665 and American Legion Post 193 following the services. Burial will be held at a later date.

    Online condolences maybe left at

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  • Monday, June 22, 2015 11:36 AM

    HANOVER– Joe Simon Pash, 89, of Hanover died Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque IA surrounded by his family.

  • Monday, June 22, 2015 11:34 AM

    TUCSON, Ariz.–Deborah Ruth (Chapin) Becerra, 55, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Elizabeth, died unexpectedly at home on June 10, 2015, of complications due to lupus disease.

    Private services were held in Arizona; a family memorial service will be held at the Church of St. Mary, Elizabeth, in July.
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  • Friday, June 19, 2015 4:23 PM

    CHICAGO–James P. Mahoney, 76, of Chicago, formerly of Galena and Wilmette, passed away on June 18, 2015.

    Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 24, 3 p.m. until time of memory service at 6 p.m. at the Drechsler, Brown and Williams Funeral Home, 203 South Marion St., Oak Park. Interment will be private.

    In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Diabetes Association ( are appreciated. Funeral info: 708-383-3191

    Click on name above for more information.

  • Thursday, June 18, 2015 9:03 AM

    HANOVER–William “Billy” D. Brink 65, of Hanover, passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at the Galena-Stauss Senior Care Community in Galena.

    In keeping with his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and services will be held at a later date. The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena, is assisting the family.  

    Online condolences maybe left at

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  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 11:42 AM
    STOCKTON–Pull out the blankets and lawn chairs and grab some family and friends. 
  • Get ready for VBS in Elizabeth
    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 11:40 AM
    ELIZABETH–”Camp Discovery–Jesus at Work Through Us” is the theme of the Elizabeth Community Vacation Bible School (VBS) to be held July 27–31 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church. 
  • Porcelain art in Galena
    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 11:38 AM
    GALENA–The Upper Midwest Porcelain Art School (UMPAS) celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Galena Convention Center June 23-26. 
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 11:05 AM
    STOCKTON–The monthly meeting of Northwest Illinois Retired Police Officers will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 8 at Checo’s Restaurant, 642 Main St., Stockton. 
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 11:03 AM

    GALENA–St. Michael’s Altar & Rosary Society held their first meeting in the newly remodeled Dolan Hall on Thursday, June 25.

  • Open House - Lorraine Haas
    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 10:58 AM

    Lorraine Haas

  • Hello World - Avery Adair Winter
    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 10:55 AM

    Avery Adair Winter

  • Hello World - Liam Mason Suess
    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 10:53 AM

    Liam Mason Suess

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