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 By Dan Stevens    News    June 15, 2022 

We Were Played

Back in the May 25th issue of the Voices, our frontpage story was about how the small town controversy that was beginning to surface regarding the Taste of Lena was overblown, a misunderstanding, and...

 
 News    June 15, 2022 

VOICES Turns 40

VOICES of Stephenson County is marking its 40th anniversary with a community celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 30 at Freeport’s Lincoln Mall. The free event is planned for the mall parking lot and will feature a fun atmosphere with a light...

 
 News    June 15, 2022 

Stewart Traveling Hours

State Senator Brian Stewart (R-Freeport) is announcing that his District Office staff has set Traveling Office Hours for June in nine communities in the 45th Senate District. District Office staff will be on hand to assist with state services, as wel...

 
 News    June 15, 2022 

On The Record

Campbell Pleads Guilty Jo Daviess County State’s Attorney, Chris Allendorf, would like to inform the public of the following information. On June 1, 2022, Jason Campbell of Galena, pled guilty as part of a plea agreement to Unlawful Possession of...

 

St. John's Music And Bible School

You're welcome to join us in person at St. John's Lutheran Church in Pearl City on Sunday, June 12th for worship with the NO WORRIES BAND at 9 am. Pastor Shellie Knight will lead the worship service which will include music from the No Worries Band....

 

Our Hands For Larger Service

Giving back to your community gives you a sense of purpose and a deeper appreciation for what you have. 4-H youth in Stephenson County have learned that one way of giving back is through using your...

 

On The Record

Mobile Gas Station Robbery On May 27, 2022 around 10:24 P.M., officers of the Freeport Police Department responded to the Mobile Gas Station in the 1200 block of West Galena Avenue in reference to a robbery. Upon investigation, officers learned that...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    June 8, 2022

Let's Try This Again

Last week, I presented details regarding the question that Orangeville residents need to determine for their school district. Well, Lena-Winslow has an item on the upcoming Primary Ballot too – one...

 

First Civil Hate Crime Lawsuit In Savanna

For the first time since lawmakers expanded the state’s hate crime law in 2018, Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is launching a civil lawsuit against two Illinoisans for allegedly engaging in...

 
 By John Day    News    June 8, 2022

Early Mount Carroll

Carroll County and its County Seat, the village of Mount Carroll, were carved out of the once massive Jo Daviess County. The original Jo Daviess County was a part of the Old Northwest Territory. At...

 

100 Men Who Care Starting Freeport Chapter

Interested in helping local charities and having fun while doing it, a group of men from Stephenson County are starting a new organization called 100+ Men Who Care for Stephenson County. The first meeting will be at 6pm on June 14that the Freeport...

 

Recognizing Life Saving Efforts

During the May 16th City Council meeting, Fire Chief Scott Miller of the Freeport Fire Department recognized firefighters and paramedics for the life-saving efforts that took place in early March. On...

 

On The Record

Accident With Injuries At about 11:40 am on 5/11/22. The Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a single motorcycle crash with injuries on Ferry Landing Road about a mile southwest of West Cross Road in rural Galena. Investigating...

 

Highland Alum Becomes First Female K-9 Officer For Stephenson County

Since she was a young girl, Rachel Clay of Dakota wanted to become a first responder. Realizing the medical field was not her forte, she looked into the study of Criminal Justice while a student at Hi...

 

Beware New Phone Scam

Jo Daviess County Sheriff Kevin Turner is warning the public about a possible telephone scam occurring in Jo Daviess County. The scammer telephones a resident and will either impersonate a family member who is in need of money, or will claim they...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    May 25, 2022

An Unnecessary "Taste" For Controversy

Just when people were beginning to get excited about the upcoming Taste of Lena scheduled to be held on June 11th, a controversy suddenly erupted that prompted angry phone calls to our office. "How...

 

On The Record

On May 8, 2022, the Freeport Police Department responded to a shots fired call in the 100 block of North Greenfield Drive. Upon arrival, officers learned that a firearm projectile had been fired down through the floor of an upstairs apartment,...

 

Court Report

Week of 5/8 through 5/14 Note: Those listed have been found guilty unless otherwise designated Jo Daviess County Jordan, Anna M Driving on Suspended License – Dismiss Driving 1-10 above the limit – Guilty Martinez, Shay M Driving 15-20 above the...

 

Spring Invasive Plant Workshop

With the warmer weather, things are starting to green up. Our landscapes are coming back to life with the showy displays of new plant growth and flowers. But are all those the plants you expected and want? Are there plants taking over your...

 

Be A Responsible Pet Owner

Why should you spay or neuter your pet? Spayed and neutered pets are better behaved. They are less likely to roam, yowl, wail, bite, or display aggressive behavior. Intact males will do just about...

 

On The Record

Accident Leads to Drug Charges On April 26, at approximately 4:18 am, the Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office received information from the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office of a property damage accident on N. Elizabeth Scales Mound Road in the...

 

May Grace Meal

The May Grace Meal will be held on Sunday, May 15 with all orders at curbside pick-up. The menu is barbecue sandwiches, hashbrown casserole, carrot sticks, peaches and a cookie. All meals are by reservation only no later than May 13 at 5 pm to the...

 

Hospice Volunteers Needed

Join a thriving team of compassionate people who make a difference in people’s lives. Hospice focuses on living fully to the end of life and providing care and support to patients experiencing a life-limiting illness. Volunteers are an important...

 

Court Report

Week of 5/1 through 5/7 Note: Those listed have been found guilty unless otherwise designated Jo Daviess County Wilson, Tawonda D Improper Passing on Left – Dismiss Child Restraint Violation – Dismiss Delprete, Tia P Disorderly Conduct ...

 
 News    May 4, 2022

On The Record

Juvenile Aggravated Robbery On April 23, 2022, around 12:24 PM, officers of the Freeport Police Department responded to a robbery call in the 400 block of W Douglas. During the investigation, officers learned that a juvenile victim had come to...

 

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