• Monday, July 25, 2016 5:31 PM
    GALENA–The city of Galena will be offering television and computer monitor recycling on the last Friday of every month, beginning July 29.
  • Local fund offers EMT scholarships
    Monday, July 25, 2016 5:27 PM

    GALENA–The Richard Peterson EMT Endowment Fund has money to give and is seeking qualified applicants looking to begin, or further, their EMT training.

  • Monday, July 25, 2016 5:10 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–East Dubuque’s Saturday Night Cruise scheduled for Saturday, July 23 was cancelled due to inclement weather.

  • Monday, July 25, 2016 5:00 PM

    GALENA–After closed session discussion on administrators’ contracts and salaries during a Tuesday, July 19 meeting, members of the Galena School Board were divided in the amount of compensation appropriate for the district’s three principals: Beth Murphy at the high school, Ben Soat at the middle school and Jill Muehleip at the primary school.

  • Monday, July 25, 2016 4:58 PM

    HANOVER–The River Ridge School Board approved Brad Albrecht as interim superintendent for the 2016-17 school year.

  • Monday, July 25, 2016 4:56 PM

    SCALES MOUND–Registration for the 2016-17 school year will be held from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27 at the Scales Mound school office, the school board learned during its meeting on Monday, July 18.

  • Monday, July 25, 2016 4:51 PM

    GALENA–The Destination Marketing Organization’s (DMO) May election results received a recommendation of approval from the Joint Special Committee of the City of Galena and Jo Daviess County during its special meeting on Tuesday, July 19.

  • Monday, July 25, 2016 4:50 PM

    GALENA–The Galena Historic Preservation Commission denied a request by St. Michael’s Catholic Church on Thursday, July 21.

  • Belden School back in session
    Monday, July 25, 2016 4:36 PM

    GALENA–Geared with a pencil, paper and their imagination, students in P.J. HarteNaus’s writing workshop are busy crafting their very own publication.

  • Tickets now on sale for Tour of Historic Homes
    Monday, July 25, 2016 4:20 PM
    GALENA–Galena’s architecture and one of its most famous citizens, Rep. Elihu B. Washburne, will take center stage during the 49th annual Tour of Historic Galena Homes.
  • Monday, July 25, 2016 4:17 PM

    HANOVER–Registration for the 2016-17 school year at River Ridge will be Tuesday, Aug. 2 and Wednesday, Aug. 3. 

  • Monday, July 25, 2016 4:16 PM

    GALENA–Many people want to give back to the community, but may not have a lot of time to volunteer. 

  • Rec Park scoreboard back in action
    Monday, July 25, 2016 4:12 PM

    GALENA–The scoreboard at Recreation Park received some much needed attention after a donation from U.S. Bank allowed the city of Galena to refurbish the scoreboard.

  • Monday, July 25, 2016 3:57 PM

    DUBUQUE, Iowa–Tri-State Christian School may have a new home at some point in the future.

  • Monday, July 25, 2016 3:57 PM
  • Christman to serve Jo-Carroll as interim CEO
    Monday, July 25, 2016 3:47 PM
    ELIZABETH–Jo-Carroll Energy has announced the appointment of M.L. “Chris” Christman, the retired president/CEO of Coles-Moultrie Electric Cooperative, as interim president and chief executive officer effective Aug. 1.
  • Monday, July 25, 2016 3:38 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–East Dubuque voters will be going to the polls in November to decide whether the city should have the financing it needs for a new city hall.

  • Monday, July 25, 2016 3:29 PM
    EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque School Board, at its regular board meeting on Tuesday, July 19, heard the district will receive state funding for E-Rate technology projects.
  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:09 PM
    There’s fun planned this week in Elizabeth as the annual Elizabeth Community Fair kicks into gear Friday, July 22 through Sunday, July 24.
  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016 7:59 PM
    GALENA–The Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) was given new life by the county board after a motion to cease all discussion and action with the DMO was rejected by a narrow 8-6 vote on Tuesday, July 12.
  • IBT supports Camp Casper
    Tuesday, July 19, 2016 7:58 PM
    GALENA–Illinois Bank & Trust recently donated $8,000 to the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF)in support of Camp Casper, a week-long, educational day camp for children ages 5-13, held June 20-24.
  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016 7:51 PM
    ELIZABETH–After just over 11 years with Jo-Carroll Energy, President and CEO Michael Hastings is preparing to move from one beautiful area of the country to another.
  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016 5:21 PM
    GALENA–During the Monday, July 11 meeting, the Galena City Council unanimously approved the purchase of nine new tasers for the Galena Police Department.
  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016 5:00 PM
    SCHAPVILLE–Thirty years ago this month Freda Weis was in the middle of a cross country trek with about 500 friends who joined together in The Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament.
  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016 4:52 PM
    GALENA–When Rotary exchange student Olivia Hastings first learned she was going to spend a year abroad in Finland, she was surprised and nervous.
  • Ecological diversity and healthy landscapes presentation
    Tuesday, July 19, 2016 4:44 PM
    GALENA–The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation and the Galena Territory Association will host a presentation on “Pollinators of Native Plants” by Heather Holm, environmental educator, horticulturist, landscape designer and author, at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 22, at the Galena Territory Owner’s Club.
  • Churches hold Hunger Luncheon
    Tuesday, July 19, 2016 4:42 PM
    GALENA–The United Churches of Galena held its annual Hunger Luncheon at the Galena Convention Center on Tuesday, July 12.
  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016 4:36 PM
    HANOVER–Chad Pregracke, 2013 CNN Hero of the Year, gave Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) interns a river tour ending at Chestnut Mountain on Thursday, July 14.
  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016 4:25 PM
    FREEPORT–The next Regional Transportation Committee meeting for Region 1 (Boone, Carroll, Jo Daviess, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties) will be held on Thursday, July 28 at 10 a.m., at the Freeport Public Library, 100 E. Douglas St., Freeport.
  • Heroes for History
    Tuesday, July 19, 2016 4:12 PM
    GALENA–The Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society, in partnership with first responders from throughout the Galena area, will commemorate the 15-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a special event to challenge the strongest of athletes and also honor the brave, selfless men and women who protect us every day.
  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016 3:27 PM
    GALENA–Former Galena Primary School fourth grade teacher Paula Schonhoff taught her students the rich history of the town that they lived in.
  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016 3:00 PM
    GALENA–The prairie restoration at Galena’s Gateway Park has been taking place for the past three years, so now seems the perfect time to gauge the success of the restoration efforts.
  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016 2:56 PM
    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Board approved Betsy Kaage to be hired as an independent contractor for work as social media specialist for the Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), on Tuesday, July 12.
  • Allison Roemig joins Illinois Bank & Trust
    Tuesday, July 19, 2016 2:54 PM
    GALENA–Illinois Bank & Trust has hired Allison Roemig as its commercial loan portfolio manager at the bank’s Gear Street Banking Center in Galena.
  • Riding for a cause
    Tuesday, July 19, 2016 2:50 PM
    GALENA–1,600 miles, eight to 10 hour days and enduring all forces of nature.
  • Chetlain medal donated to Galena Museum
    Tuesday, July 19, 2016 2:47 PM
    GALENA– A ceremony was held to unveil the new display for one of General Augustus Chetlain’s original medals on Tuesday, July 12, at the Galena Historical Society and U.S. Grant Museum.
  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016 2:50 PM

    SCALES MOUND–Melisa Pehl is attempting a “coop d’etat” to overturn a veto from Scales Mound Village President Jim Davis.

  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016 2:49 PM

    Cornelius Curtin, 79, Elizabeth, was found dead at the Tapley Woods Conservation Area rest stop on Monday, July 11, along U.S. 20.

  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016 2:48 PM

    GALENA–The 39th annual Antique Town Rods rod run and car show is set for Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 17.

  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016 2:48 PM
    The annual Jo Daviess County 4-H Fair will be held next week.
  • New Rotary club
    Tuesday, July 12, 2016 2:41 PM
    GALENA–The Rotary Club of Galena celebrated a milestone accomplishment at its president’s banquet on Wednesday, June 29 at Chestnut Mountain Resort.
  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016 1:12 PM

    GALENA–Pvt. Harrison B. Virtue’s Purple Heart was presented to his descendents during a ceremony at Grant Park on Friday, July 1.

  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016 1:09 PM
    GALENA–There are three new Little Free Libraries in Galena, thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Galena Public Library.
  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016 11:43 AM
  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016 11:37 AM
    FREEPORT–Highland Community College will be providing express registration services on Tuesday, July 19 at the HCC Student/Conference Center.
  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016 11:36 AM

    SCALES MOUND–Scales Mound School registration will be held Wednesday, July 27 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016 11:31 AM

    SAVANNA–The National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees Palisades Chapter 604 will meet July 21 at Manny’s Pizza in Savanna at noon.

  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016 11:27 AM
    GALENA–Midwest Medical Center Auxiliary Foundation will host a Culver’s Share night on Wednesday, Aug. 10 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016 11:26 AM

    A free tour of the United States Food & Drug Administration’s Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) in Madison, Wis., will be held on Friday, July 15, from 1-3 p.m. sponsored by the Northwest Illinois Forestry Association (NIFA).

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