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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
SPRINGFIELD – A fully-matured adult-use marijuana program in Illinois could produce between $440 million and $676 million in annual revenue, and the expected demand would be far greater than … more
GALENA–Freshman state Rep. Andrew Chesney (89th District) filed two bills that would impact Jo Daviess County. The legislative committee of the Jo Daviess County Board discussed the two … more
GALENA–Changes in state leadership and two ballot referendums have revived hope at the possibility of a bringing passenger rail service to northwest Illinois. During a meeting on Monday, … more
GALENA–The message from the Galena City Council was clear: The council isn’t opposed to a dog park but they don’t want it at Rec Park. After hearing from several residents, … more
GALENA–Twenty-two deer–20 doe and two buck–were taken by hunters during the city of Galena’s first archery deer hunting program from Oct. 1-Jan. 20. That was just one piece … 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
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
EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque City Council may seek outside help to hire the city’s next police chief to replace Steve O’Connell who recently announced his retirement. Council … more
GALENA–Will the Galena City Council approve an off-leash dog park at Recreation Park? That’s still up-in-the-air after the council Monday, Jan. 28 postponed the agenda item until its … more
GALENA–The Galena City Council, meeting Monday, Jan. 14, approved a request by the Galena ARC, 413 S. Bench St., to rezone to planned unit development (PUD) with an associated preliminary PUD … more
GALENA–A new IT position was created in the county, but the proposed pay grade caused debate. The Jo Daviess County Board created the position of information technology technician during its … more
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