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GALENA–In 2019, the Galena City Council named Jim Post Galena’s “Songwriter Laureate” and proclaimed Oct. 28 as “Jim Post Day.” This year, the Galena Center for … more
GALENA–Before Alyssa Havens started at The Workshop as a temporary receptionist in July 2009, she didn’t even know The Workshop existed. “I had no idea what The Workshop was or … more
GALENA–Just over 20 years ago when Delores Fortuna and Bill Farrell moved to the Galena area and joined the already strong community of potters, they brought with them the idea for a studio … more
GALENA–Community members gathered at CORE Fitness in Galena Oct. 3 for a fundraiser to support Brynn Fry, a student at River Ridge High School who has been battling Chronic Regional Pain … more
GALENA–On the evening of May 30, Marcia Rager was on her way home when she spotted something in the driveway. She got out of her car and saw a fawn just lying there, not moving. “I … more
GALENA–Some bright colors now adorn a couple walls on the main floor at the Galena Public Library as local youth helped to paint a mural as part of the library’s plan for a new tween/teen … more
GALENA–Over a year ago, Matthew Carroll, owner of Jail Hill Inn, received a phone call from a staff member for first lady M.K. Pritzker. “They said that they wanted to rent all the … more
10 years ago Oct. 12, 2011 As part of the American Planning Association’s (APA) Great Places in America campaign, Galena’s historic Main Street landed a spot on the APA’s 2011 … more
STOCKTON–John Hammann has taught social studies at Stockton High School for 17 years and has worn many hats during his tenure. He currently serves as the district’s athletic director and … more
John Cooke III possessed a larger-than-life personality. He could be admired and loathed. . .all at the same time. He wasn’t shy about sharing his thoughts and often used salty language to … more
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