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 By Dan Stevens    News    July 1, 2020 

Where's The Work Ethic

Big changes might be taking place on August 1st, and we're not just talking about the state going into Phase 4 of their Covid-19 pandemic requirements. On June 26th, Restaurants and Bars were allowed...

 
 News    July 1, 2020 

Your Voices

Dan, Keep up your good views and work. I miss the sports as much as you do. Donald Tempel Pearl City Voices; I liked the article on abandoned houses. Good luck, Warren has the same problem. I take in my bird feeder every night because the raccoons...

 
 News    July 1, 2020 

A Note Of Thanks

The Lena Beautification Committee and LBPA would like to thank the generous people that have contributed to the flowers that have been planted in the downtown area. Sponsors are: Brian & Jo...

 
 By Capital News Network    News    July 1, 2020 

Capital Recap

Illinois on Friday, June 26, entered Phase 4 of the state's Restore Illinois reopening plan. In this phase, restaurants and bars may open for indoor dining at fractional capacity as long as they...

 

Shullsburg Fireworks Still On

The Shullsburg 4th of July Celebration Committee has announced changes to their schedule of activities for their 2020 Fourth of July Celebration. The annual event showcases a celebration of Pride...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    June 24, 2020

Pearl City School Board Update

The Pearl City School Board held their monthly meeting in a large Google teleconference format, where members and visitors alike called in and listened on as the Board went about the business of the...

 

Farm Bureau Leaders To Washington

In March 2020, Freeport Attorney Christina M. Willman, of the law firm of Elliott & Trainor, P.C. was selected to attend the Leaders to Washington trip with the Illinois Farm Bureau. During the...

 

FCF Distributes 100K In Covid Emergency Needs Grants

The Freeport Community Foundation (FCF) announced today that it is awarding $100,000 in Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund (ICRF) grants to nine non-profit organizations based in Jo Daviess County. The emergency needs grants awarded include funding for...

 

ENF's 25th Year Celebration

On July 18th the Eagle Nature Foundation will celebrate its 25 years of working to save the bald eagle and other endangered species with an enjoyable trip to Dubuque, IA. The day will begin with a visit to the National Mississippi River Museum at...

 

ARSB Scholarship Winners

Apple River State Bank and First Community Bank of Galena recently awarded $1,000 college scholarships to five area high school graduates. - Galena High School: Mackenzie Muehliep, daughter of Damon...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    June 17, 2020

Picking Up The Pieces

A little over a week after the riots had wreaked havoc on downtown Freeport, business owners and employees were out taking down some of the plywood used to cover windows, and trying to return to some...

 

ENF's Annual Meeting

Andrew Chesney, State Representative for the 89th District will be the featured speaker for the Eagle Nature Foundation’s (ENF) 25th Annual Meeting and Fund-Raising Luncheon, which will be held in the basement of Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    June 17, 2020

Justice System In Overwhelm

Last Thursday, Preliminary hearings were held regarding criminal charges for Mob Action being leveled upon some of the people arrested the night of May 31st during the Freeport riots. Village Voices...

 

Recognizing And Managing Stress

Stress on farmers, ranchers and their families caused by lower crop prices, retracting global markets and natural disasters is still an ongoing issue especially in rural areas. Even before the coronavirus outbreak, rural communities across the...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    June 17, 2020

Looking For Solutions

Abandoned homes sitting vacant have long been a plague on every community. With the only residents being raccoons and other animals, they present an eyesore to their neighborhood, but are also a major...

 

Lena-Winslow Honors Night

Lena-Winslow High School announced their awards and scholarship recipients from the class of 2020. Those students honored were: College Scholarships University of Arizona - $35,000 per year, full...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    June 10, 2020

Headlines Hit Home

It was supposed to be something you watched on television; something that happened in the big cities; something that happened ... somewhere else. Instead, what began as a whole lot of nothing,...

 

On The Record

Personal Injury Accident On May 30, at approximately 10:26 pm, the Jo Daviess County dispatch center received a report of an ATV/UTV rollover accident with injuries on North Bellevue Street just to the southeast of South Holland Road in rural...

 

Monroe Clinic Volunteers Award Scholarships

Monroe Clinic Volunteers are proud to announce the 2020 recipients of the scholarship awards for students seeking a career in a health-related field. Monroe $500 recipients include Grace Mathiason...

 

Lenz Awarded Mediacom Scholarship

Mediacom Communications announced the selection of Joseph Lenz, a Lena-Winslow High School senior, as a recipient of the company's World Class Scholarship program. The award recognizes the Lena...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    June 10, 2020

More Stockton Fireworks

Stockton may have cancelled their annual Fourth of July celebration, but that didn’t mean there weren’t some fireworks on display at the most recent School Board Zoom meeting. By now, everyone...

 

State Enters 'Recovery' Phase, Grapples With Protests

Illinois advanced to the "Recovery" phase of Gov. JB Pritzker's plan to incrementally reopen the state's economy on Friday, May 29, after almost 70 days of residents living under a stay-at-home...

 

Carroll County Nonprofits Receive Grants

Today, the Mount Carroll Community Foundation, a Geographic Affiliate of the Quad Cities Community Foundation, has awarded $50,000 in grants to support Carroll County nonprofits in their response efforts to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants are made...

 

Attempt To Remove Pritzker From Office Begins

An Illinois lawmaker dissatisfied with Gov. JB Pritzker's handling of the large number of COVID-19-related unemployment claims is calling on his colleagues to support an effort to remove the governor...

 

Summer Reading Club Program

State Representative Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) announced the official launch of his Second Annual Summer Reading Club Program for 1st-5th (or going into 6th) grade students who live within the 89th...

 

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