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Knox Donors Give More than $18 Million to College

Knox Donors Give More than $18 Million to College

Knox College has tallied their fundraising results from the 2014-2015 fiscal year. Donors gave more than $18 Million to the college--the second most in school history, following last year's total of $19.5 Million. According to a press release sent by the institution, 7,744 donors contributed to the school. Money will be used to fund various amenities such as the students and faculty,[Read More...]
Happy Joe's Set to Open Monday at New Henderson Street Location

Happy Joe's Set to Open Monday at New Henderson Street Location

The opening of Happy Joe's has been pushed back until Monday, but they will still be taking carry out and delivery orders at their new Henderson Street location.Manager Tony Plue says they wanted to take the extra time to train their new employees and not rush them into opening. This location at 1721 North Henderson street is themed more towards adults,[Read More...]
Tourism Prosperous in Knox and Warren Counties

Tourism Prosperous in Knox and Warren Counties

Tourism boomed once again this year in the State of Illinois, and in Knox and Warren counties, those numbers are no exception.A report published by the state's tourism office says in 2014 the state hosted more than 109.4 Million visitors --a 3.5 percent increase from 2013 that works out financially to about $36.3 Billion in travel expenditures. According to Bill Morris,[Read More...]
District 205 Searches for Silas Principal as School Year Approaches

District 205 Searches for Silas Principal as School Year Approaches

The search for a new principal at Silas Willard Elementary School is on, as District 205 officials are hustling to make a choice in a timely manner. Outgoing Principal Angela Stockman announced last week that she would be leaving the post to take a job in Peoria as the new District 150 instructional improvement officer. The move is a return home[Read More...]
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Local Group Fights Against Area Food Desert

The phrase "Food Desert" refers to the area of Galesburg that no longer has a grocery store within walking distance for it's residents. Part of the area wasn't considered a desert until November 2013, when Aldi decided to close it's store on the corner of Henderson and Main streets. The Group, Galesburg Organizing Project, has taken on the effort to restore a[Read More...]
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Illinois Guard Abrams Tears Achilles, Out for 2nd season

Illinois Guard Abrams Tears Achilles, Out for 2nd season

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Illinois point guard Tracy Abrams will miss a second straight season after tearing an Achilles tendon. Coach John Groce said Tuesday that Abrams tore his left Achilles during practice Monday. Abrams missed last season with an anterior cruciate ligament injury. Groce said he[Read More...]
Cardinals Activate Garcia from DL to Start Against Reds

Cardinals Activate Garcia from DL to Start Against Reds

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals activated left-hander Jaime Garcia from the 15-day disabled list to start against the Cincinnati Reds. Right-handed reliever Sam Tuivailala was optioned to Triple-A Memphis. Garcia was 3-3 with a 1.69 ERA in seven starts, the last coming on June[Read More...]
Cubs Recall RHP Beeler to Start Against Rockies

Cubs Recall RHP Beeler to Start Against Rockies

CHICAGO (AP) - The Cubs have recalled right-hander Dallas Beeler from Triple-A Iowa to start Tuesday night against the Colorado Rockies. Beeler, 26, has no record with a 6.43 earned-run average in two starts for the Cubs. He was 2-5 with a 6.02 ERA in 14 starts[Read More...]
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