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County records 279th case of COVID-19; State implements new mitigation efforts in Region 1 that begin Oct. 3

JO DAVIESS COUNTY–As of Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 30, the Jo Daviess County Health Department is reporting 279 cases of …

On Main Street
Galena's outdoor dining extended through Oct. 31: Council will take up issue for 2021 in early new year

GALENA–Outdoor dining on portions of Main Street will continue through Oct. 31. The Galena City Council, meeting Monday, Sept. 14, unanimously approved extending the original permit date …

On the education front

A whole new class experience: COVID pandemic brings changes to the Warren consumer ed classroom

WARREN–Codie Geisz’s consumer education and foods classes are looking different this year as a result of COVID-19 and the regulations that impact the work her students do at Warren Junior …

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Singing in the great outdoors Galena Primary School music teacher holds class outside during pandemic GALENA–Those driving past Galena Primary School recently may have seen learning taking place in a unique setting. Kerri Rijpma, Galena Primary School music teacher, is one of many to take their …
Fire officials promote smoke detector law GALENA–Galena Fire Department officials are working with state fire officials to raise awareness about Illinois’ new 10-year smoke detector law. At a special event Wednesday, Sept. 23 …
Spotsie’s opens and gives back GALENA–There’s now an entire store in downtown Galena dedicated to giving back. Spotsie’s, located at 403 S. Main St., is the place. All of the vendor product lines in the store …

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