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GALENA–The Galena City Council, at its Monday, Nov. 25 meeting, approved, by a 5-2 vote, the first reading of the city’s 2019 tax levy ordinance for taxes to be collected in 2020. Council … more
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
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