GALENA–James Peters, 51, Galena, has been charged with one count of involuntary manslaughter and two counts of aggravated battery, all class 3 felonies, after a Jo Daviess County grand jury met on Friday, May 20, and returned the three indictments.
EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque School Board’s search for a new superintendent has been narrowed down to three applicants after the board interviewed six candidates on Saturday, May 21, said Terry Schulting, board president.
GALENA–The best way to address the overcrowding issue at Galena Primary School is still very much up in the air.
GALENA–It appears help is on the way when it comes to preventing flooding at Galena High School.
Galena City Hall will be one of host sites for a radon workshop.
GALENA–Dale Fletcher’s bid for a new trial for his 2005 murder conviction was denied by Jo Daviess County Circuit Court Judge William Kelly on Wednesday, May 18.
EAST DUBUQUE–On Thursday, June 30, the East Dubuque School District will be destroying temporary records for members of the class of 2011.
SCALES MOUND–The Scales Mound School Board at its Monday, May 16 meeting approved a new three-year contract with grade 3-12 principal Dr. Matt Wiederholt.
EAST DUBUQUE–After two fatalities on U.S. 20, city officials want the Illinois Department of Transportation to lower the speed limit from 65 to 55 miles per hour.
GALENA–Galena High School Principal Beth Murphy announced recently that Galena High School is ranked 62nd in Illinois, earning the school a silver ranking in the U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools report.
CHICAGO–The Illinois Bar Foundation (IBF), the charitable arm of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), has approved a grant of $5,000 to Riverview Center in Galena for legal representation to survivors of domestic violence.
ELIZABETH–Northwest Illinois residents and businesses are invited to participate in the upcoming recycling collection set for Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Elizabeth Community Building rear parking area.
GALENA– In their eighth meeting, the City of Galena Deer Committee heard a presentation from Julie Bruser of Wild Birds Unlimited on “How to feed the birds, but not the deer.”
GALENA–Summer is around the corner and temperatures are heating up which may result in the increase in mosquito-borne viruses in northern Illinois.
GALENA–The Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) board of directors met as a board for the first time on Monday, May 16.
GALENA–Aging infrastructure and declining funding make maintaining and repairing roads and bridges in Jo Daviess County a difficult task.
GALENA–The Galena Fire Department, in conjunction with the Galena Fire Corps, is hosting its third annual Community Expo on Sunday, June 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Galena Square, near Tammy’s Piggly Wiggly.
GALENA–Residents at one of the two Prestwick Senior Community buildings on James Street are hoping to heave a sigh of relief this week as it appears the elevator that takes them between the three floors will finally be repaired.
GALENA–Photojournalists and entomologists Michael Jeffords and Susan Post will present Photojournaling with Insects at 7 p.m. at the Galena Cellars Vineyard on Wednesday, June 1.
ELIZABETH–Jo-Carroll Energy recently received approval by the United States Department of Agriculture for $770,000 through the USDA’s Rural Economic Development Loan Grant (REDLG) program for a rural economic development project.
GALENA–Brian Friede, 57, Galena, died Monday, May 9, from injuries sustained in an altercation on Tuesday, May 3.
GALENA–Elections for the new Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) have been completed but not without criticism.
GALENA TERRITORY–The month of May is the heart of morel season and Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa hosted a morel-themed dinner on Tuesday, May 3, and a morel hunt on Wednesday, May 4.
GALENA–Just before 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4, Galena City Administrator Mark Moran sat at his home computer and crafted a message that would be relayed to thousands of people through the city’s CodeRED Emergency Notification System, a high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications and other important public messages.
GALENA–Every June, the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society remembers the lives and contributions of past Galenians with its annual Cemetery Walk. Local performers portray select individuals buried in Galena’s Greenwood Cemetery and recount their lives.
GALENA–Hope Wheeler, a principal of CliftonLarsonAllen, gave an audit presentation for fiscal year 2015 to the Jo Daviess County Board on Tuesday, May 10.
EAST DUBUQUE–Cal Cain, fire chief of the Menominee-Dunleith Fire Department, and his wife, Daelynn, have donated money for a stop-arm camera unit for the East Dubuque School District.
CHAMPAIGN–Robin Holland, Hanover native, has received a prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) award to fund her research proposal and continuing education.
GALENA–The Grape Escape will mark 10 years in business this July with a block party.
GALENA–The election results have been finalized for the remaining seven members of the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) after ballots were tallied on Friday, May 6.
GALENA–If one thing is certain when it comes to the overcrowding issues at Galena Primary School, it’s that the Galena School Board hasn’t figured out how best to address the situation.
GALENA–A pair of California fugitives were taken into custody early Wednesday morning, May 4.
GALENA–The Network of Empowered Women (NEW) will host a Women’s Panel Luncheon at Fried Green Tomatoes on Wednesday, June 1 from 11:30 a.m. (registration) to 1:15 p.m.
HANOVER–It’s not every day that high school students get to take a selfie with the governor.
EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque City Council approved to increase residents’ water, sewer, and garbage utility bill at its Monday, May 2 meeting.