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As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases pushes northward to 300 here in Jo Daviess County, there is one little thing we can all do that will stop or slow down the spread of this highly … more
Although the League of Women Voters (LWV) never endorses candidates or political parties, we do take stands on issues we have studied and on which we’ve reached consensus. The LWV of … more
For a little over a decade, Warren was home to two different schools, one the public school that still is the pride of the community today, and the other the Warren Academy, which for its 12-year … more
Two very welcome pieces of mail arrived at our home this past Saturday from Jo Daviess County Clerk Angela Kaiser. . .our vote-by-mail ballots. Another arrived for my dear sweet mother at Prairie … more
This morning as I write, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is lying in state at the United States Capitol. She is the first woman to be given such an honor; she is also the first Jewish … more
Little Paul Carter Newton III came into this world shortly after 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9. He weighed in at 7 pounds and two ounces–about the same weight as his father on June 14, … more
When my father was in his last week of life, he found it difficult to get the thoughts in his head formed into sentences that made any sense. He would give me a tangle of words I was left to … more
Even in more recent times, communities throughout the county have pushed for the county seat to be moved to a different town in Jo Daviess County. Sometimes it is because of the central location … more
Early voting in Illinois begins on Sept. 24. The Illinois Voter Guide (, the online voter resource powered by the League of Women Voters of Illinois, will be online on … more
Some may say Kate Miller and Peter Fraterdeus’ love story tragically ended last week. The sorrows of Peter’s wife of just a few years humanly weep with this week’s steady rain. … more
Jo Daviess County has always found a way to honor those who have served. Our communities are dotted with memorials and plaques that show appreciation for the men and women of our armed … more
LaVerne Grebner says his secret to a long life is “clean living and hard work.” I think his famous chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter balls might have something to do with … more
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