• Monday, August 22, 2016 6:34 PM

    GALENA–The autopsy report has been completed for Brian L. Friede, Galena, confirmed the Winnebago County Coroner’s office on Friday, Aug. 12.

  • Monday, August 22, 2016 6:32 PM

    GALENA–In an Aug. 8 letter to Gov. Bruce Rauner, Galena Mayor Terry Renner requested the governor’s support “for a project of vital importance to one of the most visited destinations in Illinois–Galena.”

  • Monday, August 22, 2016 6:29 PM

    GALENA–Brian P. Hartlep, convicted of theft in October 2015, filed a motion on June 1 for a new trial based on newly discovered evidence.

  • Monday, August 22, 2016 6:29 PM
    SHANNON–The Knights of Columbus, St. Wendelin Council 12841, Shannon, will host a Blue Mass to honor law enforcement, firefighters, emergency service personnel and emergency medical teams on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. 
  • New principal takes reins at St. Mary’s
    Monday, August 22, 2016 6:26 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–Angi Jones never set out to become an elementary principal, but it seems that’s what was meant to be.

  • ED lands interest-free loan for new ambulance
    Monday, August 22, 2016 6:11 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque City Council made quick work with its agenda in a half-hour meeting on Aug. 18. 

  • Monday, August 22, 2016 6:04 PM

    GALENA–Senator Tim Bivins, 45th district, and state representative Brian Stewart, 89th district, visited with the public and members of the Jo Daviess County Board for a discussion on county issues and concerns on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at the Jo Daviess County Courthouse.

  • Monday, August 22, 2016 5:49 PM
    GALENA–Galena residents will have smoother sailing on soon enough. 
  • Deer committee close to issuing final report to city council
    Monday, August 22, 2016 5:43 PM

    GALENA–The deer committee is nearing the end of its work, said John Cox, committee chair, at the committee’s Wednesday, Aug. 18 meeting.

  • Monday, August 22, 2016 5:39 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–Test scores from East Dubuque’s third to sixth grade students were below Illinois averages reported Christine Johnson, elementary principal, at the East Dubuque School Board’s regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 16.

  • Monday, August 22, 2016 5:38 PM

    SCALES MOUND–The Scales Mound School District finished the 2016 school year with a positive budget, said superintendent Dr. Bill Caron at the board’s regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 15.

  • Hanover native honored for service
    Monday, August 22, 2016 5:32 PM

    HANOVER–Kimberly Reitz Hayworth knew in high school that she wanted to enter the military, recalls her mother, Linda. Hayworth, a 1989 graduate of River Ridge High School, signed up for delayed entry into the U.S. Navy while still in high school, and then just months after graduating, reported to the Naval Recruit Depot in Orlando, Fla.

  • Monday, August 22, 2016 5:29 PM
    HANOVER–The River Ridge School Board approved a number of personnel hirings at its regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 15.
  • Structural analysis shows concerns
    Monday, August 22, 2016 5:17 PM

    GALENA–Galena School Board members got a sneak peek at what’s to come in the final report on the structural analysis of Galena Primary School and Galena High School.

  • Monday, August 22, 2016 5:04 PM
    Just a few months ago Trish Delaney walked into her East Dubuque home and found her husband, Shawn, seizing up.
  • Swingin’ & slidin’ on new equipment
    Monday, August 22, 2016 4:54 PM
    GALENA–Youngsters in Scales Mound have reason to celebrate.
  • Monday, August 22, 2016 4:43 PM
  • Monday, August 22, 2016 4:38 PM
    In the Aug. 17 edition of the Gazette, an error was made in the county board story on page 5A. 
  • Monday, August 22, 2016 4:28 PM

    GALENA–Dewey Avenue is getting a face lift thanks to Boy Scout Sean Hartness.

  • Tuesday, August 16, 2016 8:23 AM
    EAST DUBUQUE–The rescheduled KAT Car Cruise is scheduled for this Saturday, Aug. 20, in downtown East Dubuque, after a thunderstorm forced cancellation of the July 23 event.
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2016 8:22 AM
    EAST DUBUQUE–The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that by Wednesday, Aug. 17 the posted speed limit on U.S. 20 from Camillus Drive through Barge Terminal Road in East Dubuque will be reduced to 55 mph. 
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2016 8:20 AM
    GALENA–Hoerr Construction will be in Galena this week to clean and video the pressure storm sewers and manholes.
  • The first squawks, squeaks & sounds
    Tuesday, August 16, 2016 8:07 AM

    GALENA–School may not begin for a couple of days, but for the past week, class has been in full session in the band room at the Galena High School.

  • Tuesday, August 16, 2016 8:03 AM
    GALENA–The Grace Episcopal Church project moved closer to construction after the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved the final development plan to rezone the church from low density residential to a planned unit development at its regular meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 10.
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2016 7:54 AM
    GALENA–Jean Dimke, Jo Daviess County Clerk and chief election authority for the county, is looking for people who are interested in serving as election judges.
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2016 7:51 AM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Board approved payment of $108,000 to NG-911 Inc., at its Tuesday, Aug. 9 meeting, as the county moves closer to installing the Next-Generation 911 (NG-911) system.

  • Tuesday, August 16, 2016 7:50 AM
    GALENA–Steven Rutz, district 3 representative on the county board, resigned from his seat on Friday, Aug. 5. Rutz, and his wife Marilyn, have moved out of the county, forcing Rutz’s resignation.
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2016 7:48 AM
    GALENA–After almost three and a half months of criticism and discussions about the Destination Marketing Organization’s (DMO) election, the Jo Daviess County Board approved a recommendation to accept the DMO election and results, at its Tuesday, Aug. 9 regular meeting.
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2016 7:18 AM
    GALENA–There will be a meeting of the Jo Daviess County Medical Reserve Corps at 4:30 p.m., Aug. 18 at the Jo Daviess County Health Department conference room.

  • Monday, August 15, 2016 4:42 PM

    GALENA–Last week was all about community service for youngsters in the summer camp program at the Galena ARC.

  • Monday, August 15, 2016 4:24 PM
  • Monday, August 15, 2016 4:17 PM
    GALENA–The next VisitGalena.org board meeting for August will be on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 3 p.m.
  • Monday, August 15, 2016 4:04 PM

    GALENA–Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White’s Inspector General Jim Burns visited the Galena Driver Services Facility to discuss security upgrades to the driver’s license/ID card design, as well as the transition to a more secure central issuance process.

  • Monday, August 15, 2016 3:47 PM
    SCALES MOUND–With the school year quickly approaching, Scales Mound School District is finishing summer cleaning and projects in anticipation for the next school year.
  • Tuesday, August 09, 2016 12:05 PM
    GALENA–Making the district’s vision statement “part of the culture” needs to be one of the goals of the Galena School Board.
  • Tuesday, August 09, 2016 12:01 PM
    GALENA–The Destination Marketing Organization’s (DMO) proposed contract with the county cleared a significant hurdle as the executive committee of the Jo Daviess County Board forwarded the contract, with revisions, to the full county board during the committee’s regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 1.
  • Saying goodbye to Grandview
    Tuesday, August 09, 2016 11:10 AM

    GALENA–Sitting atop Quality Hill is the Grandview Guest Home, an 1870 era home, which was under the care of Marjorie Dugan for the last 30 years.

  • Tuesday, August 09, 2016 11:02 AM
    The Mississippi River is a beautiful place in daylight and sunset.
  • Tuesday, August 09, 2016 10:58 AM
    EAST DUBUQUE–East Dubuque businessman Don Slaats and the East Dubuque City Council engaged in a lengthy discussion on Monday, Aug. 1 about storm water runoff in the downtown area and the upcoming $1 million bond referendum for a new city hall.
  • Tuesday, August 09, 2016 10:43 AM
    SPRINGFIELD–The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) echoes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recent recommendation that pregnant women avoid travel to an area in Miami, Fla., because of the risk of Zika virus.
  • Tuesday, August 09, 2016 10:41 AM
  • Tuesday, August 09, 2016 10:37 AM

    HANOVER–The Lions Club Mobile Hearing Services Unit, in conjunction with the Senior Resource Center, is sponsoring a free hearing screening on Wednesday, Aug 17, noon to 5 p.m. at the Senior Resource Center (the old school) parking lot.

  • Program on protecting water
    Tuesday, August 09, 2016 10:05 AM
    GALENA–If you want to know more about what is being done to protect surface and ground waters attend the free screening of “Water Pollutions and Solutions” at the Galena Center for the Arts on Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, August 09, 2016 9:56 AM
    GALENA–It’s time to step up.
  • One seed at a time
    Tuesday, August 09, 2016 9:50 AM

    GALENA–The Northern Illinois Prairie Enthusiasts (NIPE) and Galena Area Land Enthusiasts (GALE) have begun the process of collecting seeds for the fall sowing.

  • Tuesday, August 09, 2016 9:49 AM
    GALENA–A juried outdoor show of art and fine crafts will welcome artists and artisans to the grounds of the Old Market House State Historic Site in downtown Galena
  • Tuesday, August 09, 2016 9:48 AM
    GALENA–Get ready for some delicious entertainment!
  • Tuesday, August 09, 2016 9:42 AM
    GALENA–If the first year enrollment numbers are any indication, the new agriculture program at Galena High School is off to a running start.
  • Best Western gets a new look
    Tuesday, August 09, 2016 9:34 AM

    GALENA–When it comes to building designer suites from the ground up, Best Western Designer Inn & Suites owner Gary Strobusch knows what he’s doing. 

  • 18th annual JAKES Day a success
    Tuesday, August 09, 2016 9:26 AM

    GALENA–The 18th annual JAKES Day event was held on Saturday, Aug. 6, at Kyle and Karen Marsden’s ranch.

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