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GALENA–Prairie Ridge of Galena has found a way to give back to the community. The third Thursday of each month, beginning in June, Prairie Ridge welcomes veterans for a special free meal. … more
UPDATE: 911 service has been restored. The Gazette has just learned from the Jo Daviess County Sheriff's Office that at approximately 9 a.m., today, of a cell phone outage involving both the Verizon and US Cellular networks. 911 … more
  LENA–Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park in Stephenson County will be closed in 2020 while a number of improvement projects to the park’s main lake, boat access area, roadways and … more
GALENA–The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has plans to address soil contamination–arsenic, cadmium, lead, manganese and zinc–at the former Bautsch-Gray Mine Superfund … more
GALENA–The Galena Emergency Medical Service District Board, during its July 25 monthly meeting approved the special service area six abbreviated contract, effective until Oct. 1. The … more
GALENA–After much discussion over the past month, the Jo Daviess County Special Service Area Commission met to discuss the contract between Jo Daviess County and the individual EMS agencies. … more
  GALENA-The Galena Country Tourism board of directors met on July 23 in their first quarterly meeting of fiscal year 2019/2020. The decision to move from monthly meetings to quarterly … more
As part of its water resource management work, the League of Women Voters of Jo Daviess County is working with the city of Galena, the Illinois EPA and the U.S. Geological Survey to sample for … more
During the Kiddie Tractor Pull, three-year-old Douglas Howard gave it all he had to pull his tractor 16.5 feet. The Village of Elizabeth held their 99th annual Community Fair at Terrapin Park on July … more
  HANOVER–Northwest Illinois Economic Development has a new leader at the helm, and it’s someone who is deeply rooted in the region and brings a commitment to helping grow … more
Wayne and Mary Jo Copeland braved the heat in their 1952 Chevy truck at the annual Antique Town Rods Show on Saturday, July 20 at Depot Park in Galena.  more
  STOCKTON–Amy May Laskye of Amy May Photography in Stockton has earned the Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) designation from Professional Photographers of America … more
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