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Local News Highlights

  • Major Gift Comes into Knox College for Art and Art History >

    Knox College is very excited and thankful for gift from two Alumni that will help build a new academic building. The college has announced Dick and Joan Whitcomb have given Knox a 5-million dollar gift to help with the construction of the new Art Building. Knox College Associate Vice President for Major Gifts Mark Wilson tells WGIL the idea for Read More
  • Health Department Backing Possible Road Constuction >

    At Monday Night's City Council meeting aldermen will consider the approval of a Complete Streets design for Fremont Street. Approval would allow for the resurfacing of Fremont to add a center turn lane and the addition of bike lanes. According to city documents the resurfacing design currently accommodates four traffic lanes, but if the roadway is changed to a three Read More
  • School Board Tables Policy Revisions Over Firearm and Cannabis Concerns >

    The District 205 Board of Education tabled some policy recommendations from the Illinois Association of School Boards during their meeting this week. Included in district documents is a recommendation on both firearms for the purpose of concealed carry and medical cannabis. The policy suggested by the IASB for concealed carry would require the District to allow students or adults to Read More
  • Injuries Sustained in Monmouth Car Wreck >

    Monmouth Police say an accident occurred on Thursday morning, but are providing few details surrounding the incident. The two vehicle collision occurred around 5:30 am on Thursday. A Monmouth man and woman were travelling by pick-up when their vehicle was struck by a FedEx semi-trailer. The accident happened at the corner of North 6th Street and US 34 in Monmouth. Read More
  • Galesburg Receives State Dollars For Bridge Project >

    Quinn A new capital construction project is coming to Galesburg with the aid of some state dollars. Work to complete construction on a new bridge on County Line Road in Galesburg will help improve traffic flow over Cedar Creek according to a press release. The new bridge is being paid for with monies from Governor Pat Quinn's "Illinois Jobs Now!" program. Costs Read More
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Local Sports Highlights

  • Interview: Pete Weber, TV voice of the Nashville Predators >

    Pete Weber

    Peter Weber is a long time NHL color and play-by-play announcer with stops in LA, Buffalo and currently the television play-by-play announcer of the Nashville Predators. It all started here in Galesburg. He is a graduate of Costa and the University of Notre Dame. We talked with Pete about his journey as well as the NHL playoffs on the WGIL

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  • Local Sports 4/17/14 >

    Baseball Knoxville 9 United 7 South Fulton 18 Brown County 5 West Hancock 5 West Prairie 2 Lewistown 11 Delavan 0 Illini West 7 B-PC 2 Softball Galesburg 11 Knoxville 1 Brimfield/Elmwood 9 North Fulton 3   Area Schedule Baseball and softball games shouldn't be threatened by today's weather, although it remains a little windy as teams head out to Read More
  • Interview: Ralph Henning, Galesburg High School Athletic Director >

      Galesburg Silver Streaks Galesburg High School Athletic Director Ralph Henning joined us to talk about the upgrade of the athletic facilities at GHS. There was hope that the Silver Streak baseball and softball teams would get to play some home games this season. Mother nature decided not to cooperate and the decision was made collectively that the new facilities will not be Read More
  • Local Sports 4/16/14 >

    Today's Schedule It's Wednesday, and that means there's a light schedule of area ballgames to be played here at midweek. In baseball, Knoxville travels to United and North Fulton is at Rushville. In softball, Galesburg plays at Knoxville; Monmouth-Roseville travels to Ridgewood; and North Fulton hosts Brimfield/Elmwood. In college baseball, Monmouth will play at Robert Morris. The Knox Prairie Fire Read More
  • School Board Members Pleased with GHS Athletic Complex Construction >

    4-15-14 Dist 205 1 Members of the Galesburg School Board say they're pleased the winter weather and early spring rains haven't slowed down construction of the new athletic complex at Galesburg High School very much, if at all. Board members yesterday took a tour of the new baseball and softball diamonds, new football field, and new fieldhouse being built at a cost of $16 Read More
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