Scales Mound History & Information

Comprehensive history of and information about Scales Mound, Illinois.  Complied, edited and updated by Ruth Foley.


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Scales Mound Redevelopment Project Area

Tax Increment Financing District Eligibility Study, Redevelopment Plan and Project.

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Veteran’s Park Update

Did everyone miss the lights on the flags at the Veteran’s Park as much as we did? It is amazing that in the short time the flags and lights have been there, it has become something we all expect to see when we round the corner from the north or south. I think we all agree it’s good to have the power back on.

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2010 Census Data Reviewed

2010 Census Data shows the Village of Scales Mound lost 25 residents since the 2000 Census and now have 376 residents. But That Can’t Be Right!! We did extensive research that shows our true count is 413.

Lots of activity in town today. A crew from the railroad is here making repairs near the crossing, there is a water main break near Schultz Appliance and many semis on the roads due to harvest. Please take caution and drive carefully. ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago

In honor of International Woman's Day ... See MoreSee Less

A little late in the day honor of Olive Finkenbinder - first Village water system operator. "Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to...

7 months ago

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Scales Mound Chamber of Commerce shared Twilight Riverboat - Mississippi River Cruise's photo. ... See MoreSee Less

We are excited to announce that this year we are partnering with Pikant Dessert Company. This is a local, family-operated business in the Captain's home town, Scales Mound, Illinois. We look forward...

8 months ago

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Check out this 30 sec commercial from member River Cruises ... See MoreSee Less

Experience the Twilight in High Definition in this latest piece filmed in by Happee Smith Productions of Dubuque, Iowa.

9 months ago

Scales Mound Chamber of Commerce shared a link. ... See MoreSee Less

Website: Phone Number: 815-845-2383 Description: Family owned and operated, Lad and Lassie’s is an ATV and UTV rental ready for ...

10 months ago

Is there a need/want for a daily UPS drop off in town? Our UPS driver is looking for someone to take over this responsibility. He is looking for someone with an account so residents can process packages and/or drop them off for pick-up by him. River Cruises at 406 Franklin St has an account and would be willing if there is a need for this service. Thoughts? Comments? ... See MoreSee Less

12 months ago

Don't forget Pat's Country House Grocery Customer Appreciation party on Saturday September 5th! They'll be serving from 5 PM - 8 PM, Brat or Hot Dog with a pop for $2.00. The street will be closed from 4:30 PM - Midnight. There will be music by GT Express. The store will be open until 5 PM.

Pop A Tops next door will join in with Pat's for the celebration with a beer special!
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1 year ago

Scales Mound Chamber of Commerce shared Jo Daviess County Scanner's photo. ... See MoreSee Less

TBT..any Scales Mound firefighters remember this ol boy?

1 year ago

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Don't forget the first Farmers Market of the season will be tonight at Dr. Woodchuck's from 3-6 p.m. ... See MoreSee Less

1 year ago

Scales Mound School Musicians
Scales Mound Chamber of Commerce shared Scales Mound School Musicians's video.
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OK! Now that our surprise party went off perfectly...I can now share the video with the world! This video was made by Krista Wilhelm

1 year ago

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