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Back To School Tax Holiday

Beginning last Friday and lasting through Aug. 14, the state will reduce its sales tax rate from 6.25 percent to 1.25 percent for certain clothing items costing less than $125 and school supplies....

On The Record

Death Investigation On Friday July 29th, 2022, at approximately 11:30 P.M., the Freeport Police Department responded to the area of Ordway and Nursery in regard to gunfire in the area. Upon arrival, officers located a 29-year-old female that was...

Pritzker Awards Grant To Pretzel City Brewfest

Governor Pritzker announced recipients of the first round of the Tourism Attraction and Festivals Grant program today, including funds to expand a current festival favorite in Freeport. Pretzel City...

Jo Daviess Retired Teachers Association

The Jo Daviess County Retired Teachers Association will be meeting on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. It will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 411 W. Catlin Street in Elizabeth, Illinois. The speaker will be Sonja Shoemaker from...

Bonnie Stuckey Benefit

Everyone is invited to a special Saturday, August 20th, in Dakota as the community is banding together to hold a special benefit for Bonnie Stuckey. The fun begins at 3:00 pm at the High School, where the campus is being converted into a carnival...

High School Sports Tee Off This Week

The first week of August was the official "No Contact" Week as required by the IHSA, and all over the region High School football and Volleyball teams officially began practice on Monday, August...

Highland College Academic All Americans

Based on academic excellence, a dozen Highland Community College student-athletes have been honored as NJCAA All-Academic American recipients. For student-athletes to qualify for this prestigious...

Colby Smith Memorial Run Returns

After 14 years, an August tradition for runners in Freeport looked like it was on its last legs and would run off into the sunset. But some of the participants in past years said not so fast and...

Adding To The Legacy

Dina Gyland has been making her customers beautiful for over 36 years, with the last eight as owner of the Bella 360 Salon in Lena. Quite an accomplishment in its' own right, but when you add in the...

Hoffman Joins Fehr Graham

Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, is pleased to announce the hiring of Cheyanne Hoffman as an Engineer. Hoffman completes structural calculations and designs...

New Illinois Job Site Announced

NorthernILLjobs.com has officially launched to help job seekers find positions and employers find talent. “Seeing Dubuque flourish during my time there in the late 2000s from their jobsite, made me want to start one for this side of the river,...

State Rep's Report

Ever wonder who to contact when you have a question or concern relating to government? Before picking up the phone or sitting down in front of the computer to send an e-mail to your elected...

Point To Ponder

About two years ago, I’m not sure exactly when, but my wife got this cool framed map of Wisconsin that listed all of the Supper Clubs on it. To this day it hangs in our kitchen, and while we know...

Farm Bureau Beat

It is hard to believe August is already here. We have had such an enjoyable and busy summer. From fair week to our annual peach program where we sold over 445 boxes of peaches and 47 boxes of cobbler...

Preacher's Piece

It had been a few years since my wife and I visited Branson, Missouri. When we were last there, our children were small and the town was too. Actually, we’ve been there twice before. The first time...

Composting For The Homeowner

Join University of Illinois Extension Natural Resources, Environment, and Energy Educator Jay Solomon for this program. The program will take place on Thursday, September 8 at 1:30 p.m. The program is being held at the Jo Daviess County Extension...

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