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Local News Highlights

  • Burning Leaves Turns into Property Lose for Knoxville Resident >

    Sunday afternoon Knoxville fire and police were called out to a home in 800 block of William Drive for a structure fire. Upon scene fire fighters saw the property owner was burning leaves when it got out of control and spread to his privacy fence. According to Knoxville Deputy Keith King the fire then jumped from the fence onto two Read More
  • Harsh Winter Not Major Obstacle for Illinois River >

    In a winter that's been called the third worst in history, everyone and almost everything seemed to take a hit. Cars were affected, schools had snow days and pipes busted all over the place, but travel on the Illinois River continued. Unlike the Upper Mississippi River, the Illinois River stays open year round allowing barge travel to continue and this Read More
  • The Walking Dead Take Over Galesburg >

    The streets of Galesburg could soon be filled with the undead. Two Matts Productions has decided to film the sequel to their Zombie film "Earth Day" in Galesburg and at the Sandburg Mall. The filming is still about a month away but, Filmmakers Mike Patterson and Mike Carlson have already started looking for a few good actors. Carlson tells the Read More
  • Major Gift Comes into Knox College for Art and Art History >

    Knox College is very excited and thankful for gift from two Alumni that will help build a new academic building. The college has announced Dick and Joan Whitcomb have given Knox a 5-million dollar gift to help with the construction of the new Art Building. Knox College Associate Vice President for Major Gifts Mark Wilson tells WGIL the idea for Read More
  • Health Department Backing Possible Road Constuction >

    At Monday Night's City Council meeting aldermen will consider the approval of a Complete Streets design for Fremont Street. Approval would allow for the resurfacing of Fremont to add a center turn lane and the addition of bike lanes. According to city documents the resurfacing design currently accommodates four traffic lanes, but if the roadway is changed to a three Read More
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Local Sports Highlights

  • 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
  • Interview: Ralph Henning, Galesburg High School Athletic Director >

      Galesburg Silver Streaks Galesburg High School Athletic Director Ralph Henning joined us to talk about the upgrade of the athletic facilities at GHS. There was hope that the Silver Streak baseball and softball teams would get to play some home games this season. Mother nature decided not to cooperate and the decision was made collectively that the new facilities will not be Read More
  • Local Sports 4/16/14 >

    Today's Schedule It's Wednesday, and that means there's a light schedule of area ballgames to be played here at midweek. In baseball, Knoxville travels to United and North Fulton is at Rushville. In softball, Galesburg plays at Knoxville; Monmouth-Roseville travels to Ridgewood; and North Fulton hosts Brimfield/Elmwood. In college baseball, Monmouth will play at Robert Morris. The Knox Prairie Fire Read More
  • School Board Members Pleased with GHS Athletic Complex Construction >

    4-15-14 Dist 205 1 Members of the Galesburg School Board say they're pleased the winter weather and early spring rains haven't slowed down construction of the new athletic complex at Galesburg High School very much, if at all. Board members yesterday took a tour of the new baseball and softball diamonds, new football field, and new fieldhouse being built at a cost of $16 Read More
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Harsh Winter Not Major Obstacle for Illinois River

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In a winter that’s been called the third worst in history, everyone and almost everything seemed to take a hit.
Cars were affected, schools had snow days and pipes busted all over the place, but travel on the Illinois River continued.
Unlike the Upper Mississippi River, the Illinois River stays open year round allowing barge travel to continue and this winter was no exception.