WGIL News Audio: 7am News, Sports and Obits click HERE | For the latest WGIL news click HERE

Local News Highlights

Thousands Gather For Big Bang Boom Fireworks Show on Fourth of July

Thousands Gather For Big Bang Boom Fireworks Show on Fourth of July

Sounds of fireworks could be heard last night at Lake Storey in Galesburg. Thousands gathered throughout the afternoon and evening for the annual Fourth of July Big Bang Boom celebration. Weather remained clear throughout the day, with temps in the low 80's. The WGIL and Laser sponsored event is the largest fireworks attraction in the area. A synchronized soundtrack paired[Read More...]
Sandburg Trustees Receive Honors For Years of Service

Sandburg Trustees Receive Honors For Years of Service

Two Carl Sandburg College Trustees recently received honors for their work with the institution. Thomas Colclasure and Bruce Lauerman were both honored by a state-wide organization late last month. Both were awarded distinctions by The Illinois Community College Trustees Association, or ICCTA. Colclasure was the recipient of an award for 30-years of service, while Lauerman was honored for 25-years. Both awards[Read More...]
Big Bang Boom Fireworks Show to Explode at Lake Storey Tomorrow

Big Bang Boom Fireworks Show to Explode at Lake Storey Tomorrow

Thousands are expected to gather at Lake Storey tomorrow afternoon and evening, for a day long Independence Day Celebration. WGIL and The Laser will host the annual Big Bang Boom Fireworks Show. The show is the area's largest fireworks display, complete with a synchronized soundtrack, which can be heard on sight or on either station. A number of additional activities and[Read More...]
High Noon BBQ Makes the Move to Cherry Street

High Noon BBQ Makes the Move to Cherry Street

Final touches are being made, as High Noon BBQ prepares for the opening of their new location on Cherry Street. Owner Bill Villarreal says with their previous location on Henderson street, they were limited in what they could serve because of the size. Villarreal tells Galesburg's Morning News on WGIL that they will be remodeling the inside and expanding the menu at[Read More...]
Galesburg Fire Department Cautions Firework Users This Independence Day Weekend

Galesburg Fire Department Cautions Firework Users This Independence Day Weekend

Citizens across the nation will be out and about this weekend celebrating the Fourth of July, many of which will likely enjoy fireworks in some capacity. In Galesburg, Fire Officials are cautioning those who may partake, to keep safety in mind. New Galesburg Fire Marshal Randy Hovind tells WGIL, that where you light a firework matters as well. "You cannot use any[Read More...]
Click HERE for a complete list of Local News stories

Local and State Sports Highlights

Bryant's Grand Slam, 2 Homers Lead Cubs Over Marlins 7-2

Bryant's Grand Slam, 2 Homers Lead Cubs Over Marlins 7-2

CHICAGO (AP) _ Kris Bryant hit two home runs, including a grand slam, to lead the Chicago Cubs over the Miami Marlins 7-2 Saturday night. The multihomer game was the second for Bryant, who hit a two-run drive in the first inning and chased Marlins[Read More...]
Cubs Select Richard's Contract, Place Ross on 7-day DL

Cubs Select Richard's Contract, Place Ross on 7-day DL

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have selected left-hander Clayton Richard's contract from Triple-A Iowa in time for Saturday's start against the Miami Marlins and placed catcher David Ross on the seven-day concussion disabled list. They also selected catcher Taylor Teagarden's contract from Iowa and optioned[Read More...]
Garcia Robs Davis in 9th, White Sox Hold Off Orioles 3-2

Garcia Robs Davis in 9th, White Sox Hold Off Orioles 3-2

CHICAGO (AP) -- Avisail Garcia robbed Chris Davis of a tying home run with a leaping catch in the ninth inning, and the Chicago White Sox held off the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 on Saturday. J.B. Shuck put Chicago in front with a pinch-hit double in the[Read More...]
Click HERE for a complete list of Local Sports stories