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SPRINGFIELD–Just eight days after a nonprofit organization founded by conservative commentator Glenn Beck requested it be lent a priceless, handwritten copy of the Gettysburg Address to display … more
GALENA–The Jo Daviess County Board held two meetings on Nov. 19. The first was the annual budget hearing and approval of budget. The county budget was approved by a vote of 15-1 with board … more
HANOVER–Chuck Pedersen has made many changes to emergency management in Jo Daviess County since taking over about five years ago. One of the biggest moves has happened recently when … more
GALENA–After months of discussion by the Jo Daviess County Board and development and planning committee, the board awarded its first revolving loan since 2012. Jo Daviess County’s … more
GALENA–The city of Galena’s Zoning Board of Appeals took up and approved rezoning requests and special use permits for an adult-use cannabis business during its meeting Wednesday, Nov. … more
  SPRINGFIELD–State Rep. Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) criticized Democrat legislators for only making a “half-hearted ethics punt” during the Fall Veto … more
  GALENA–Setting its 2019 tax levy wasn’t an easy process for the Galena City Council at its Tuesday, Nov. 12 meeting. Whether to keep the levy unchanged at $1,420,927 for … more
EAST DUBUQUE–It was a whopping big meeting for the East Dubuque City Council–not for the length of the meeting nor the size of the crowd. It was the agenda: 19 items, many of which … more
GALENA–After coming out of closed session during the Nov. 7 Jo Daviess County Board of Health meeting, the board decided to withdraw the appeal with the Illinois Department of Public Health for … more
GALENA–The General Primary Election is March 17, 2020, and will nominate candidates for president of the United States (advisory vote), representative in Congress, state senator, representative … more
SCALES MOUND–At the Oct. 29 Scales Mound Village Board meeting, trustees continued a discussion that they had about investigating a potential subdivision with the use of their tax-increment … more
GALENA–Water rates will increase in the city of Galena in 2020. The Galena City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance modifying the monthly fees and charges to the system at its … more
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