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SPRINGFIELD–A bill to raise Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 by 2025 needs only Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s signature to become law, and his office said he stands ready to act in the coming … more

GALENA–Galena High School boys’ varsity basketball unceremoniously closed the book on the Nathan Bingham chapter after only one season, after the school board voted to dismiss Bingham on Tuesday, June 19. more

GALENA–The Galena Public Library board is back to the drawing board on its search for a new library director.

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SPRINGFIELD–State Sen. Brian Stewart (R-Freeport) says his years serving in the military and in law enforcement, and his success in business development give him valuable insight into issues he … more
GALENA–In what could be a first for Jo Daviess County, a Washington-based company is seeking approval for three large-scale solar farms. Action was postponed on granting three special use … more
  FREEPORT–Rep. Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) has been appointed to the House Agriculture and Conservation Committee in addition to five committees and two subcommittees. “I was … more
GALENA–If all goes as planned, there could soon be a new officer joining the Galena Police Department. This officer will be of the K-9 variety. On Monday, Aug. 27, the Galena City Council … more
GALENA– The Jo Daviess County Board approved sending a letter to the West Galena Township supervisor during its August meeting detailing its concerns about assessments. That letter is now … more
GALENA–Jo Daviess County Health Department Administrator Elizabeth Townsend has resigned. Townsend’s last day with the department was on Friday, Nov. 9, marking two and a half years on … more
GALENA–Lifelong Galena resident Chris Allendorf was appointed Monday, Aug. 27 to fill the Galena City Council seat vacated earlier this month by Todd Lincoln, who moved out of Ward II. … more
EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque City Council received good news regarding its audit for fiscal year 2017-18. Jeremy Woolf of O’Conner Brooks & Co., told the council that there were … more
GALENA–A text amendment to the city’s zoning code now defines the process and regulations for solar arrays and other alternative energy applications in the U.S. 20 corridor. The Galena … more
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