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Local News Highlights

  • Governor Releases Funds For WIU Construction >

    Quinn Macomb Western Illinois University is expecting construction to begin next year on a new performing arts center. Governor Pat Quinn appeared in Macomb on Wednesday to announce the release of $60-million for the project - which has been in the making since 2002. The structure will include a 1,400-seat auditorium and expand opportunities for students on the campus. Total project costs will exceed Read More
  • County Board Approves New Spending, Stalls Own Pay >

    Knox County Seal Members of the Knox County Board will be going without pay for a few months. During Wednesday night's meeting, members approved a measure that withholds their per diem checks until after the June Board meeting. The gesture is a show of support to County vendors for payment of bills - which have been brought up as a point of concern until Read More
  • Galesburg's Native Son Comes Home >

    4-23-14 Sandburg Statue It was a day of celebration in Galesburg as the long awaited Carl Sandburg Statue was finally unveiled. The beautiful 9 foot tall bronze statue of Sandburg caring his guitar, his books and accompanied by his Nubian goat Nellie made its way down Main street escorted by Galesburg police and fire. A celebratory day meant a chance for residents to Read More
  • Budget Given The Go Ahead By Abingdon Aldermen >

    The budget for the City of Abingdon seems to be in good shape and aldermen passed the City's budget during this weeks council meeting. Alderman Myron Hovind says the City is in a good financial place and they've been able to budget for a massive over haul of sewer work. Hovind tells WGIL however, most of what is in the Read More
  • Guilty Plea by Murder Suspect in Robbery Case >

    kenney A Galesburg teenager charged with murder in connection to a shooting incident has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a separate series of robberies committed a year before. 19-year-old Brandon Kenney pleaded guilty to three counts of Residential Burglary during a hearing this morning in Knox County Circuit Court. As a results, prosecutors dropped over a dozen other felony and 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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