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Galesburg Silver Streaks Girls Basketball vs the Morton Potters

SpotLight-GHS-Sports-BBall Join Tom Meredith and Erik Gibson for the Sectional Championship game at 6:40 for the pregame and 7:00 for the tip.[Read More...]

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County Board Approves Courtroom Renovations

County Board Approves Courtroom Renovations

(File Photo) The Knox County Board will back a "complete renovation" of a county courtroom. The board met last night and approved $200,000 worth of upgrades to the 2nd floor main courtroom at the Knox County Courthouse. Knox County Building Committee Co-Chairman Greg Bacon says the renovations will include repairs to duct work, a new ceiling, and a[Read More...]
Guilty Plea in Drug Possession Case

Guilty Plea in Drug Possession Case

A suburban Chicago man will spend some more time in jail in Knox County after drugs were allegedly found in his possession at the Galesburg Amtrak Depot. Knox County Circuit Court records indicate 22-year-old Eduardo Tovar-Ceja pleaded guilty yesterday to a charge of Unlawful Possession of Cannabis.  Tovar-Ceja had more serious charges against him dropped in exchange for the plea, including[Read More...]
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Not Guilty Plea in Cocaine Possession Case

A woman from Mexico has pleaded not guilty to charges connecting her to yet another discovery of alleged drugs on an Amtrak train in Galesburg. Knox County Circuit Court records indicate 24-year-old Haydee Gonzales pleaded not guilty at an arraignment hearing yesterday to Class-X felony counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, and Possession of Cocaine. The Tijuana,[Read More...]
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Knoxville Man Accused of Three-County Burglary Spree

A Knoxville man is accused of breaking into homes in three counties, and stealing items from each of them. Knox County Circuit Court records indicate 29-year-old Robert Moore appeared in court yesterday on local multiple charges including Residential Burglary, Theft, and Possession of a Weapon by a Felon. Moore was indicted by a Knox County grand jury in September according to records,[Read More...]
Board of Elections Prepares for Upcoming Election

Board of Elections Prepares for Upcoming Election

Absentee voting in the City of Galesburg begins Thursday, with early voting right around the corner. The Galesburg Board of Election Commissioners met Tuesday to discuss upcoming election procedures as well as a change for some voters this year. Executive Director of the Board of Election Lisa Watson tells WGIL that the polling place at the Costa Primary Gym has changed this[Read More...]
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Local Sports 2/26/15

The Galesburg girls basketball team has been hoping for a rematch with the Morton Potters, and tonight they will have their chance. The Silver Streaks earned the opportunity to play the Potters in the championship game of the LaSalle-Peru Sectional by defeating Peoria Richwoods 68-51[Read More...]
Baseball Team Owner to be Lead-Off Man at Chamber Dinner

Baseball Team Owner to be Lead-Off Man at Chamber Dinner

The owner of an area baseball team will be the keynote speaker at an event in Galesburg Thursday night. Dave Heller, owner of the Quad City River Bandits and other minor league baseball teams in the country, will be the keynote speaker at the Galesburg-Area Chamber of[Read More...]
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Local Sports 2/25/15

Regional semifinals will be played at most of the area boy's regional basketball tournaments this evening. In the class 2A Knoxville Regional, top-seeded Monmouth-Roseville will play Mercer County, and second-seeded United clashes with Farmington. In the class 1A Wethersfield Regional, the hosts will play #1-seed[Read More...]
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