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Unemployment, and Unemployed, Both Drop

Unemployment, and Unemployed, Both Drop

Local unemployment rates ended 2014 on the decline, but that may not be completely positive news for the immediate area. The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the December unemployment average for Knox County, just out today, is at a not-seasonally-adjusted 6.2%, down three-tenths from November's figure. It may seem positive, but there's a downside. The statistics also snow that the number of[Read More...]
Knox College International Fair This Weekend

Knox College International Fair This Weekend

(2014 File Photo submitted by Knox College) The 34th annual International Fair will take place this Saturday at Knox College in Galesburg. The college itself consists of a student body that has more than 11 percent of its students coming from outside of the U.S. Many of those students will be on hand Saturday afternoon presenting visitors with[Read More...]
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Apartment Building Fire Saved from Being Worse

The fire was in one apartment, but if you saw it, you might have thought it was throughout the whole building at first. That was the strategy Galesburg Fire Chief Tom Simkins says crews had to sort of work off of at first as crews were called to the Galesburg Towers apartment complex around 5:30 last night.  The fire, Simkins says,[Read More...]
County Board Approves Aerial Mapping

County Board Approves Aerial Mapping

Following a lengthy discussion last night..the Knox County board unanimously approved the budget for the GIS Aerial Mapping of Knox County which is expected to take place later this year. A sub-committee of the board recently approved the aerial flight at their meeting..passing it on for full board approval. The flight will map the entirety of Knox County at a 6[Read More...]
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Measles Prevention in Knox County

The first outbreak of measles in Illinois this year came Tuesday in suburban Cook County, as an individual confirmed only to be above the age of 18 was diagnosed. Measles prevention may now be taking a tighter focus locally following the news in Illinois, as well as the recent Arizona measles outbreak. The contagious viral illness which causes severe rash and[Read More...]
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Local Area High School Basketball Scoreboard

All scores listed are finals Galesburg 71 - Quincy 33 Rock Island 64 - United Township 61 Moline 37 - Alleman 24[Read More...]
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Local Sports 1/29/15

The Galesburg varsity girls basketball team will go in search of win #21 on the season tonight when they play at Quincy. The Silver Streaks will be favored to improve to 5-and-3 in the Western Big 6 Conference, as the Blue Devils are 0-7 in league play and just 2-17[Read More...]
Galesburg Silver Streaks Girls Basketball @ Quincy Blue Devils

Galesburg Silver Streaks Girls Basketball @ Quincy Blue Devils

GHS Silver Streaks Girls Basketball beat the Quincy Blue Devils 71-33. This makes the Streaks 21-6 for the season and 5-3 in the Western Big 6 Conference while the Blue Devils fall to 2-18 in their season and 0-8 in the conference. The Streaks will be playing again next on[Read More...]
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