In the news: COVID-19
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Blusts have an anniversary pandemic picnic to celebrate their 60th anniversary

GALENA–Ralph and Barbara Blust didn’t let a pandemic stop them from celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday, July 23. Their celebration may have been a bit unusual, but …

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Concern grows over increase in COVID-19 cases in Jo Daviess County; county is now at warning level

JO DAVIESS COUNTY–For the first time since Illinois entered Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan, a county in the Northern Illinois Rockford Region is at the warning level for coronavirus …

On the school front...
Galena School District offers in-person or remote: Families have the choice between keeping students at home or sending them to school

GALENA–As of right now, families in the Galena School District will have the option to return to school in person in mid-August or start the school year with remote learning. During the …

On the school front...
Potts: East Dubuque's return-to-school plan ‘could change at any minute’

EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque School Board approved the district’s return to learn plan unanimously at its Wednesday, July 22 meeting. Superintendent TJ Potts presented the plan to the …

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Special news package: Latest news, closings, cancellations, updates and links regarding COVID-19

Here are the latest news stories regarding COVID-19 and its impact in Jo Daviess County. For access to all COVID-19 related stories, click here.

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Warning for Jo Daviess regarding COVID-19 SPRINGFIELD–Jo Daviess County has officially been placed at a warning level from the state of Illinois due to a surge in coronavirus cases. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) …
Schools prepare for return to school GALENA–Area school districts are keeping options open when it comes to the school year and each district has taken steps to develop a plan that best fits their situations. Each district in …
County zoning approves Eagle Ridge solar project GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Commission on July 22 unanimously approved a request from Eagle Point Solar and Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa for a variance to …

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