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Local News Highlights

  • Unemployment Declines Locally in November

    help wanted The local jobless picture continues to look, for the most part, positive. Numbers released yesterday through the Illinois Department of Employment Security indicate the not-seasonally-adjusted unemployment figure for Knox County in November stands at 6.5%. That's down two-tenths from the revised October figure of 6.7%. The figures indicate that about 1,575 county residents are listed as unemployed -- down almost 100

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  • Plenty of Competition for City Council Seats

    galesburg Some familiar foes and some not so familiar will be vying for seats on the Galesburg City Council in the April Consolidated Election. Of the Council seats up representing the four odd-numbered wards, only the 7th Ward's Jeremy Karlin -- a local attorney -- has no opposition. That could leave the potential of a write-in candidate, but otherwise, Karlin's name will be

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  • Man Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse

    Elmer Price A Rio man has admitted to having unwanted sexual contact with a minor earlier this year. Knox County Circuit Court records indicate 60-year-old Elmer Price pleaded guilty last week to a Class-Two felony charge of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse. That was amended from the original Class-X felony charge of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child, as part of a

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  • Mild Temps Mean Snow Less Likely for Illinois

    CHICAGO (AP) -- Good news for holiday travelers: Above-freezing temperatures around Illinois look set to ward off much of the snow that had been forecast, as a powerful storm pushes through the Midwest. In an update early Wednesday, the National Weather Service says the storm system is expected to track farther east than originally thought and the threat of heavy snow

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Local Sports Highlights

  • Memphis Defeats Western Illinois

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Nick King scored 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and led a balanced Memphis attack to a 78-51 rout of Western Illinois on Tuesday for the Tigers' fourth straight. Calvin Godfrey scored 12 and grabbed nine rebounds, Austin Nichols scored 12, and

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  • Local Sports 12/23/14

    The new golf pro for the Bunker Links public course in Galesburg is ready to begin his duties in a couple of weeks. Brian Leudtke is coming to Galesburg after working in the Chicago suburbs, and talked about some of the things he found attractive

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  • Local Sports 12/22/14

    The Knoxville girls basketball team will try to go into Christmas on a positive note, as they travel to Beardstown for a Prairieland Conference game tonight. The Lady Bullets, who upset previously undefeated Brimfield last Thursday, lost by a wide margin to Illini Bluffs in

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