• Peters trial to start Nov. 28
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 1:18 PM

    GALENA–James Peters, 52, Galena, is set to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter and two counts of aggravated battery at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28.

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 1:17 PM

    GALENA–Yard waste open burn dates for the City of Galena will be Saturday, Oct. 29 through Sunday, Nov. 6, during daylight hours only.

  • Mock elections finish in county
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 1:11 PM

    HANOVER–The Jo Daviess County League of Women Voters (LWV) finished holding mock elections at each of the county’s six high schools on Thursday, Oct. 13.

  • Students get ready to strum
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 1:09 PM

    GALENA–The music rooms at Galena primary and middle schools have some new additions in the form of ukuleles thanks to recent grant funding and a giveaway.

  • Trees removed along Ill. 84
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 1:08 PM

    HANOVER–The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) performed roadside maintenance along Ill. 84, north of Hanover, on Wednesday, Oct. 12.

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 12:23 PM

    GALENA–After hearing a number of concerns from current residents of the Coatsworth building, the Galena City Council, during its meeting Monday, Oct. 11, approved the second reading and approved an ordinance authorizing and directing the sale of the city-owned property, in this instance, the Coatsworth on Main Street.

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 12:19 PM
    WOODBINE–According to the Alliance of Illinois Community Foundations, it is predicted that in Jo Daviess County alone, $505 million will transfer from one generation to the next through estates between 2010 and 2019.
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 12:01 PM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Board approved a zoning ordinance amendment to allow detached accessory dwelling units on lots in unincorporated areas of the county during its regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 11.

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:53 AM

    GALENA–The Galena Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) passed on a positive recommendation to the city council in favor of a zoning ordinance allowing, and giving guidelines for, vacation rentals, during its Wednesday, Oct. 12 regular meeting.

  • Bringing an Angel of Hope
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:25 AM
    GALENA–Terri Allendorf and Ellen Bigelow share a common bond.
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:24 AM

    GALENA–The third annual National Manufacturing Day tours provide an opportunity for over 270 local high school students to experience modern, technology-driven manufacturing facilities first-hand.

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:21 AM
    THOMSON–The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service reminds area residents about closed areas and no hunting zones on the Upper Mississippi River Refuge in Pools 12, 13 & 14.
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:20 AM
    THOMSON–The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces that refuge trapping permits and trap tags for the 2016-2017 furbearer trapping season on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge will be issued from the Savanna District Office beginning Monday, Oct. 3.
  • Care pouches for cancer kids raise money for local families
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:18 AM

    GALENA–Care pouches are what Candice Lewis, an x-ray technologist at Midwest Medical Center, calls her project that sends items to children who are receiving chemo and radiation treatments at children’s cancer centers in Iowa City, Iowa, and Madison, Wis.

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:11 AM
    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Health Department is offering a trained “navigator” to assist consumers with their Affordable Care Act (health insurance) options.
  • Lifelong learning
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:48 AM
    SCALES MOUND–In his decades in the classroom, Keith Hesselbacher, a Scales Mound science teacher who previously taught at Galena, has watched as many of his high school students have gone on to accomplish great things.
  • Galena Clinic offers psychiatric services
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:41 AM
    GALENA–Dr. Sarz Maxwell, the new psychiatrist at the Galena Clinic, is the first to admit she wasn’t so sure about meeting with patients through a secure online video program.
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:40 AM

    GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Board of Health will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. in the conference room of the health department, 9483 U.S. 20 West, Galena.

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:37 AM

    SCALES MOUND–Scales Mound School continues to demonstrate growth on state and federal mandated tests.

  • Monday, October 10, 2016 6:09 PM

    GALENA–Clowns are receiving national attention as media reports of “scary” clown sightings are increasing across the country.

  • Monday, October 10, 2016 6:09 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Gazette is publishing A Salute to our Veterans, a special section in the Nov. 9 edition of the Gazette. 
  • Monday, October 10, 2016 6:08 PM

    GALENA–The League of Women Voters of Jo Daviess County is sponsoring a candidates forum on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at Galena Middle School.

  • Monday, October 10, 2016 6:04 PM

    GALENA–Throughout the fall, it’s pretty typical for Dr. Matt Gullone, a family physician at Midwest Medical Center in Galena, to be on the sidelines of the Galena Pirates’ football games.

  • Bustos talks bipartisanship
    Monday, October 10, 2016 6:02 PM

    GALENA–Back in the 17th Congressional District until after the November election, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, D-Rock Island, said her main objective is to “do right” by the 711,000 people she represents in the 14 counties of central and northwest Illinois that make up her district. 

  • Prairie Ridge names executive director
    Monday, October 10, 2016 6:00 PM

    GALENA–Galena’s own Megan Kaiser has been selected to open and manage Prairie Ridge of Galena. 

  • Monday, October 10, 2016 5:58 PM
    GALENA–Midwest Medical Center will host a community blood drive from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25 in the donor bus at Midwest Medical Center. 
  • School repairs top $14 million
    Monday, October 10, 2016 5:55 PM

    GALENA–The cost of repairs to the Galena School District’s three school buildings has climbed to $14.5 million the Galena School Board’s Committee of the Whole learned on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

  • Monday, October 10, 2016 5:53 PM

    GALENA–In a show of bipartisan cooperation, John Freitag, chairman Jo Daviess County Democratic Central Committee, and Michael Dittmar, chairman Jo Daviess County Republican Central Committee, have authored a letter urging county residents to vote yes on the proposed Illinois Constitutional amendment to Article IX of Section 11, commonly referred to as the “Lockbox” amendment.

  • Monday, October 10, 2016 5:41 PM
  • Monday, October 10, 2016 5:39 PM
  • Monday, October 10, 2016 5:27 PM
    LANESBORO, Minn.–In early August, 25 leaders, from 11 locally-led watershed groups in the Upper Mississippi River Basin, including Beth Baranski, Galena, participated in a three-day Watershed Leaders Network workshop at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center near Lanesboro, Minn. 
  • Monday, October 10, 2016 5:26 PM

    EAST DUBUQUE–A guardrail will be going up soon along Boat Ramp Road after action taken by the East Dubuque City Council during its meeting on Monday, Oct. 3.

  • Monday, October 10, 2016 5:06 PM
    Sometimes it’s not what’s said that really counts, but what’s done.
  • Monday, October 10, 2016 5:01 PM

    GALENA–This year, during the Twenty Dirty Hands self-guided pottery tour, Galena potter Stephanie O’Shaughnessy will open the doors to her garage studio and share the space with good company, pottery artist Chris Lemmon and guest artist Megan Lindeman, both from Dubuque, Iowa.

  • TCEDA adds two new board members
    Monday, October 10, 2016 5:00 PM
    ELIZABETH–The Tri-County Economic Development Alliance (TCEDA) announces that Chris Allendorf and Mark Szula have joined its board of directors.
  • Monday, October 10, 2016 4:50 PM

    GALENA–On Monday, Oct. 3, the Galena primary and middle schools celebrated their fifth annual Kindness Day with a host of activities designed to bring students together.

  • Monday, October 10, 2016 4:41 PM

    The League of Women Voters organized mock elections at each of the county’s six high schools starting with East Dubuque on Monday, Oct. 3.

  • Monday, October 10, 2016 4:34 PM

    STERLING–Northwestern Illinois Center for Independent Living (NICIL) is planning a personal assistant (PA) orientation session on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at First Presbyterian Church, 200 S. 5th St. Oregon, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Monday, October 10, 2016 4:33 PM
    ELIZABETH–With the cool fall weather upon us our thoughts turn to closing up the house tight for the winter. Most of us do a fall cleaning to collect up the last of that summer pollen and dust, check the batteries in the smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, and make sure windows and doors are sealed tight. 
  • Monday, October 10, 2016 4:27 PM

    MOLINE–Congresswoman Cheri Bustos is accepting applications from high school students from across Illinois’ 17th District for nominations to the United States armed services academies for the class entering in the fall of 2017. 

  • Monday, October 10, 2016 4:25 PM

    FREEPORT–Highland Community College Trustees approved the permanent fiscal year 2017 budget on Tuesday, Sept. 27

  • Monday, October 10, 2016 4:19 PM

    CHICAGO–Attorney General Lisa Madigan recently alerted Illinois voters that a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit restores Illinois voters’ legal right to register to vote and cast their ballot at the same time in the general election on Nov. 8. 

  • Monday, October 03, 2016 6:00 PM

    GALENA–Get ready for a weekend of art, crafts, music, food and fun as Galena Country Fair takes place Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8-9, at Grant Park. 

  • Monday, October 03, 2016 5:58 PM

    GALENA–Cory T. Rogers, 27, Scales Mound, has been arrested and charged with two counts failure to report an accident involving personal injury or death, with one count a class 1 felony and the second count a class 4 felony.

  • Monday, October 03, 2016 5:54 PM
  • Monday, October 03, 2016 5:52 PM

    The front page graphic is last week’s Gazette included an incorrect number. 

  • Monday, October 03, 2016 5:50 PM

    GALENA–In its unanimous decision Monday, Sept. 26, the Galena City Council showed its interest in ensuring the availability of affordable senior housing for current and future residents of the 18-unit Coatsworth apartment building on Main Street and in improvements and updates to the building. 

  • League plans candidates’ forum
    Monday, October 03, 2016 5:47 PM

    GALENA–Cast an informed vote for Jo Daviess County state’s attorney by finding out where the candidates stand on important issues.

  • Gazette earns national awards
    Monday, October 03, 2016 5:33 PM
    GALENA–The Galena Gazette’s 2015 coverage of the East Dubuque Superintendent controversy and the special section covering the March 2015 train derailment recently earned the Gazette two National Newspaper Association (NNA) awards.
  • Monday, October 03, 2016 5:06 PM

    GALENA–After several years of inactivity, Habitat for Humanity of Jo Daviess County, Inc., has dissolved. 

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