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Jo Daviess County vaccination roll out still in infancy: Health department is preaching patience

GALENA–The vaccination landscape is changing rapidly for the Jo Daviess County Health Department as the vaccine rollout and allotment is updated and changed. The department is asking for …

In a holding pattern....
IHSA board: athletics remain on pause: New season schedules for all sports could be released at Jan. 27 meeting

BLOOMINGTON– The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board met Wednesday, Jan. 13. The IHSA has halted all school athletics for a majority of sports since the end of October. The board …

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COVID-19 vaccination appointments snapped up in a matter of minutes; COVID-19 cases hit 1,530 in Jo Daviess County

JO DAVIESS COUNTY–It took 45 minutes or less to fill up all appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations through the Jo Daviess County Health Department's website on Monday, Jan.  25 at the …

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$12.65 mil in bonds: Funds will finance Galena school improvements GALENA–The Galena School District’s plans to add on to the middle school to create a kindergarten through eighth grade building took a giant step forward Jan. 19 when the school board …
Strenski retires as land manager GALENA–Ed Strenski, land manager for the Northwest Illinois Prairie Enthusiasts (NIPE), has retired after contributing a great deal to the conservation efforts in this area. Gateway Park in …
Galena library reopening to public with limited hours GALENA–The Galena Public Library is reopening to the public with limited hours: Mondays and Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, noon to 3 p.m. Masks will …

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