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JO DAVIESS COUNTY–The Illinois 89th District has a new representative. Republican Andrew Chesney, who’s been on the Freeport City Council since 2015, won the seat against Galena … more
JO DAVIESS COUNTY–Democrat U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos handily defeated Republican challenger Bill Fawell, of Galena, last week. Bustos won 64.52 percent of the vote, compared with Fawell’s … more
GALENA–If you need to know anything about Medicare, a Medicare Basics class may be the most informative one and a half hours that you can spend. And, it’s free. Held in Galena, … more
FREEPORT–Many Medicare Open Enrollment appointments still exist at the Senior Resource Center. The last month–from Nov. 14 to Dec. 7–has many openings but they may not be around for … more
An Emergency Furnace Assistance Program is available for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) households of Stephenson and Jo Daviess counties who are homeowners and whose existing … more
The Senior Resource Center is seeking members for its board of directors. Board President Jim Ferrar knows exactly what makes a good member. “We are looking for board members who have a … more
Based on the cost of living index that Social Security uses, beneficiaries will receive a 2.8 percent increase in 2019. This is the largest increase in several years. In addition, the Social Security … more
HANOVER–A celebration of cultural heritage is how Steve Barg, executive director of the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation, described the Voices from the Past: An Archaeological and Cultural … more
ELIZABETH–Jo Daviess County property owners with an abandoned well have an opportunity to receive cost-share assistance to meet the cost of sealing abandoned wells. Funds are available … more
GALENA–Kerry Shelke has always considered Galena home. That’s just one of the many reasons Shelke is thrilled to take on the role as the new executive director of the Galena Area Chamber … more
At the Galena Veterans Day ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 11, members of the color guard, from left, Dale Wohlers, Dave Glasgow, Art Ricker and John Wienen. Mark Van Osdol, Dan Burke and Hillary Dickerson … more
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