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SCALES MOUND–The Scales Mound School District enacted quarantine measures for fourth and fifth grade students on Wednesday, Aug. 26. The quarantine is for 14 days. The quarantine is the result … more
GALENA–Jo Daviess County superintendents released a joint statement on Tuesday, Aug. 25 to alert parents, staff and community members about the dangers that COVID still poses to in-person … more
GALENA–Jo Daviess County returned to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)’s list of counties in a warning level on Friday, Aug. 28. A county enters a warning level when two or … more
sales tax figures from May that paint a grim picture of the spring for area businesses and give pause to many governmental entities trying to work on their budgets and projected revenue. According … more
STOCKTON–The Stockton School District has moved to virtual learning as of Monday, Aug. 24. The plan is for two weeks of learning from home. The decision stems from an increase in cases in … more
GALENA–Jo Daviess County is in the midst of a housing resurgence, according to data from the courthouse showing that transfer declarations in July were the highest since June 2006. The … more
HANOVER–The main topic at the Aug. 17 River Ridge school board meeting was an increase in substitute pay to attract more substitutes to teach in the district during the pandemic. The district … more
BENTON, Wis.–The Benton School Board met on Wednesday, Aug. 12 to approve the district’s reopening plan for the upcoming school year. The district plans to have in-person learning five … more
WARREN–The Warren School District held a virtual meeting on Monday, Aug. 17 and agreed to increase the wage for substitute teachers as many districts are scrambling to find people willing to … more
STOCKTON–The Stockton School Board approved a memo of understanding with its teachers union at its Monday, Aug. 17 board meeting. The memo of understanding ratified laws that have recently been … more
SPRINGFIELD–The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) launched a new COVID-19 travel map on Aug. 17 to help inform residents about potential risks about travel during the pandemic. The … more
EAST DUBUQUE–The East Dubuque School Board met and reviewed the district’s COVID plans during a meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 19. Superintendent TJ Potts made one last plea to the … more
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