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  • LIVE COVERAGE: Carl Sandburg Statue Parade >

    Listen Live Carl_Sandburg A parade is being held Wednesday afternoon in Galesburg welcoming to town a new statue depicting Galesburg's native son, poet Carl Sandburg.  The parade will start at 4pm at the Galesburg Welcome Center, and end at the former Galesburg Nissan/Ameren building on North Broad Street.  We'll have live updates from Read More
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Local News Highlights

  • Truck Collides with Canopy at Local Hotel >

    4-23-14 BWPI1 A Galesburg hotel has sustained some significant damage after a truck crashed through its entryway late Tuesday night. The owner of the Best Western Prairie Inn says a driver from Minnesota was coming to the hotel to rest after a long haul after 9 p.m. Tuesday when the truck could not clear the eight-feet-high canopy, causing it to collapse. 4-23-14 BWPI2 The Read More
  • House Fire In Vacant Structure Prompts Investigation >

    South Fire Galesburg Firefighters responded to the scene of a structure fire in the 700 block of West South Street, Tuesday night. The residence was fully involved as crews arrived on scene within minutes of the 9:50 p.m. call. Fire heavily damaged the sides and rear of the house, leading Fire Chief Tom Simkins to believe the house is a total loss. He Read More
  • Congresswoman Pitches Minimum Wage Increase During Galesburg Visit >

    4-22-14 Bustos 17th District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos says no individual working 40 hours a week should live in poverty. The East Moline Democrat toured Dave's Autobody yesterday as part of her "Cheri on Shift" initiative and to better understand the effect of a minimum wage increase on workers. Federal representatives are considering a proposal to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an Read More
  • Bid Approved for Pool-Related Work at Galesburg High School >

    205logobw Work to get Mustain Pool at Galesburg High School open and running again will officially move forward. The District-205 Board met in special session yesterday to approve a $237,000 bid from Galesburg's JP Benbow Plumbing and Heating to repair and replace the HVAC system in Mustain Pool, after it failed over the winter, causing problems for the Silver Streaks Swimming Read More
  • District 205 Considers Hiring Curriculum Director >

    It's not final yet, but the Superintendent of the Galesburg School District is giving up some of his responsibilities, passing them off to a position that candidates are being interviewed for. The District-205 Board last night interviewed four candidates for the position of Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Pre-Kindergarten. Bart Arthur had responsibility for curriculum in the district after some Read More
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Local Sports Highlights

  • Local Sports 4/23/14 >

    Tuesday's Scoreboard: BASEBALL Galesburg 11 Morton 10 ROWVA 10 West Prairie 0 Ridgewood 5 A/W 4 (8) SOFTBALL Galesburg 11 A-Town 1 Lewistown 7 Knoxville 4 West Prairie 9 ROWVA 3 A/W 12 Ridgewood 5 Farmington 9 Mon-Rose 4 GIRLS SOCCER Alleman 7 Galesburg 0 Today's Schedule Baseball: Abingdon/Avon at Galesburg United at Knoxville Farmington at Monmouth-Roseville Softball: Abingdon/Avon at Read More
  • Local Sports 4/22/14 >

    Today's high school sports schedule shows: Baseball: Morton at Galesburg West Prairie at ROWVA Annawan/Wethersfield at Ridgewood Mercer County at Galva/Williamsfield Softball: Abingdon-Avon at Galesburg Monmouth-Roseville at Farmington Lewistown at Knoxville Girls Soccer: Alleman at Galesburg College Baseball: Sauk Valley at Sandburg College Softball: Sandburg at Black Hawk   Read More
  • Interview: distance runner Karen Brophy >

    Karen Brophy   Karen Brophy has run the Boston Marathon & is preparing for the New York City Marathon. Today is Boston Marathon Day, one year after the tragic bombings. We talked with Galesburg native Karen Brophy about her experience running in Boston on the WGIL Morning News. Karen is foregoing the Boston race this year and is currently in training for Read More
  • 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
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Blues Hope History Won’t Repeat Against Blackhawks

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bluesCHICAGO (AP) — The St. Louis Blues don’t want their recent playoff history repeating itself.

The Blues face the Blackhawks in Game 4 of their opening round series at Chicago on Wednesday night.

The Blues lost 2-0 in Game 3, but still lead the series 2-1.

But the Blues’ series against the defending Stanley Cup champions seems to be unfolding as it did last season when they took a 2-0 lead against Los Angeles and then dropped the next four games.Blackhawks

“Within our walls, I don’t think anyone is even thinking about last year,” defenseman Barret Jackman said. “The media comes in and you get all the comparisons.

“But really it’s about what we’re doing now. We’re playing good hockey. We’re playing against a team that is very hungry and has a lot of good experience.”