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  • Galesburg Teachers May Soon Strike >

    7-29-14 Picket The Galesburg Education Association says contract negotiations with the School District have largely "failed."   What will be the teachers' next move?  Will they go on strike?  Stay tuned to WGIL for all the details.  We'll also keep you covered on Facebook, and here on WGIL.com.   CLICK HERE to read the Read More
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Local News Highlights

  • PZ Commission Recommends Subdivision For Cannabis Cultivation >

    A company interested in cultivating medical cannabis in Galesburg may be one step closer. The business - which remains nameless - has purchased land in the 1500 block of South Henderson Street. In order to operate a medical cannabis facility in compliance with state law, however, the land needed to be subdivided. The reason was that a portion of the land was Read More
  • GEA Rallies Hundreds, Intent-to-Strike Permission Sought >

    Picket2 In what may be a preview of things to come, the Galesburg Education Association was hosting an informational picket, Tuesday afternoon. Hundreds gathered on the front lawn and sidewalk of Galesburg High School in support of reaching a contract settlement. The GEA and the District 205 Board of Education have been in mediation for some time, but the current multi-year agreement Read More
  • City Preparing to Update Building Codes >

    The City of Galesburg is hoping to update the their current building codes to a more recent edition. The second half of Monday night's Galesburg City Council work session meeting focused attention on the process for adopting new codes. Currently, eight code editions are being enforced within the City both through national organizations and codes required by the state of Read More
  • Appeal of Public Housing Inspections Worked >

    The Knox County Housing Authority says they weren't expecting it, but their appeals of some recent inspection audits at two of their properties worked. Executive Director Derek Antoine told the Housing Authority's Board of Commissioners this morning that he recently learned that points taken off audits of Moon Towers in Galesburg and Bluebell Towers in Abingdon were put back on. Read More
  • Knoxville City Council Approves Health Insurance Switch >

    7-28-14 Knoxville City Council The Knoxville City Council went with what the employees said they wanted. Aldermen last night held a special meeting, where they approved switching to an employee health insurance plan from United Health Care-River Valley, versus the plan they currently have through Blue Cross-Blue Shield. Dan Hiett is the city's insurance agent, and told employees and aldermen last night the change Read More
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Local Sports Highlights

  • Local Sports 7/28/14 >

    The baseball season continues into another week for the Galesburg American Legion team. Fresh off of their title at the Third Division tournament last week in Jerseyville, Post 285 will begin play on Wednesday at the State Tournament in Arlington Heights. Galesburg's first opponent in the 6-team, double-elimination tournament will be Fairview Heights from the Fifth Division--St. Louis area. Fairview Read More
  • Local Sports 7/25/14 >

    The opponent has changed, but the destination remains the same for the Galesburg American Legion baseball team. Post 285 is headed for the state tournament next week in Arlington Heights, but instead of playing the hosts, they will now open with the winner in the St. Louis area on Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Galesburg head coach Steve Cheeseman reported Read More
  • Local Sports 7/24/14 >

    The Galesburg Post 285 American Legion baseball team is looking for its ninth-straight win today, as they battle Peoria in the championship matchup at the Division 3 Tournament in Jerseyville. Galesburg enters the day's action with a record of 32-15, while Peoria is 20-7, following yesterday's 10-7 win over East Moline. A win by Galesburg would give them the title, Read More
  • Local Sports 7/23/14 >

    A trip to the St. Louis Zoo was on the agenda today for the Galesburg American Legion baseball team, as they enjoyed a day off at the Third Division Tournament in Jerseyville. Post 285 earned the free time by defeating Peoria 6-to-2 in last evening's winner's bracket game. Cal Morling went the distance to get the pitching victory, as he Read More
  • Post 285 Wins to Open District 3 Tournament >

    The Galesburg American Legion baseball team has now won seven straight games, including a pair of contests to open the Division 3 Tournament yesterday in Jerseyville. Post 285 easily won its opener, scoring five runs in the first inning in 9-1 romp over Calhoun County. Logan Davis was the winning pitcher. It was Galesburg's 30th win of the season. Win Read More
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