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GALENA–In order to continue social and workplace distancing measures and make every effort to maintain the quality of Galena’s drinking water supply, U.S. Water will conduct its annual … more
ELIZABETH–At a meeting on March 19, the Elizabeth Nursing Home board made the difficult decision to close the nursing home in 30 days. According to Joe Ambrosia, nursing home board member, … more
GALENA–Soon after Galena City Administrator Mark Moran handed city council members and the mayor the proposed $11.13 million city budget for 2020-21, the coronavirus pandemic swung into full … more
GALENA–There were no members of the public in the audience, council members and staff practiced social distancing and three council members called in from their homes for the Monday, March 23 … more
JO DAVIESS COUNTY–The pandemic has definitely caused organizers of the Get Counted in Jo Daviess County effort for the 2020 census to alter the original plans. Gone are plans for tabling events … more
During the COVID-19 pandemic, local residents are displaying signs of hope at their homes, offering encouragement to those passing by. Above: Mike Scholz painted a sign that now stands facing U.S. 20 … more
HANOVER–The Jo Daviess County Board made history on Friday, March 27 when only two board members–chairman Scott Toot and member Bob O’Connor–were physically present at the … more
GALENA–Midwest Medical Center in Galena is one of the recipients of a $25,000 donation from Compeer Financial, working in partnership with the Fund for Rural America. Compeer, based in Sun … more
GALENA–The thriving tourism industry has come to a stand still as stores, restaurants and lodging businesses that are typically busy are closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic. … more
GALENA–COVID-19 has halted the routine of daily life for many in the area. For those in the tourism industry, business is at a stand still. “The current impact has caused confusion … more
GALENA–Matt Trotter, project manager for U.S. Water Services Corporation which operates the Galena wastewater treatment plant, is concerned about the impact that toilet paper alternatives have … more
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