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U.S. Navy Retiree Reunites with K-9 Dog at Welcoming Ceremony Friday

U.S. Navy Retiree Reunites with K-9 Dog at Welcoming Ceremony Friday

Tomorrow, Abingdon Police Officer and U.S. Navy Retiree Chris Spears will be reunited with his Navy K-9 Rossi at a welcoming ceremony. Hosted by Shave for the Brave, the event will be held at the Connie Nott Dog Park on Carl Sandburg Drive from three to five p.m. Shave for the Brave Coordinator Crystal Wilson tells Galesburg's Morning News on WGIL that[Read More...]
Galesburg Man Faces Class X Charge For Sexual Assault of a Minor

Galesburg Man Faces Class X Charge For Sexual Assault of a Minor

Wanted by Galesburg Police last week, a Galesburg man appeared in court yesterday at 11a.m. for allegedly sexual assaulting a minor. 25-year-old Robert C. Binder, accompanied by his public defender, listened to Judge Thomas Ewing read off his charges. Binder is faced with predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, sexual exploitation of a minor, and indecent solicitation of a child. The more[Read More...]
Authorities Continue Search For Escaped Bureau County Prisoner

Authorities Continue Search For Escaped Bureau County Prisoner

Illinois State Police are searching for a prisoner who escaped yesterday in Bureau County near Princeton. 35-year-old Joshua Drinnon is the escapee. According to reports given to Police, Drinnon was last spotted near I-80 West at Mile Marker 51. The man reportedly fled a transport vehicle and was seen entering a field north of a rest area at the mile marker. Drinnon[Read More...]
Former Knox County Public Defender Launches Judicial Campaign

Former Knox County Public Defender Launches Judicial Campaign

A campaign launch for one of two vacant judge positions has left a former Knox County Public Defender thinking that a run is the right move for him. Private Attorney Jim Harrell announced earlier this week that he will be in the running for the 2016 election to fill a vacant position in the Ninth Judicial Circuit that was left by[Read More...]
Wiliamsfield District 210 To Welcome U.S. Secretary of Education

Wiliamsfield District 210 To Welcome U.S. Secretary of Education

As part of the back to school tour, the U.S. Department of Education will make a stop at Williamsfield District 210 this month. District 210 Superintendent Tim Farquer says they are anticipating the visit from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and senior Department officials. Farquer tells WGIL, what the focus of discussion will be when the visitors are at the school. "The overall[Read More...]
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Blackhawks Agree to 1-year Deal with F Nordstrom

Blackhawks Agree to 1-year Deal with F Nordstrom

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to a one-year contract with forward Joakim Nordstrom. The 23-year-old Nordstrom appeared in three playoff games as Chicago won its third Stanley Cup in six seasons. He also had three assists in 38 regular-season games. The Blackhawks announced the[Read More...]
St. Louis Rams to Practice at Scott Air Force Base

St. Louis Rams to Practice at Scott Air Force Base

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AP) -- Twenty-two military personnel from Scott Air Force Base will join the St. Louis Rams on the practice field as the team prepares for the start of the NFL season. The Rams' annual practice walk-through is scheduled to begin Wednesday[Read More...]
Bears Acquire TE Lee From Houston

Bears Acquire TE Lee From Houston

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have acquired tight end Khari Lee from the Houston Texans for a 2017 sixth-round draft pick. A product of Division II Bowie State, Lee entered the league as an undrafted free agent this year. He had 107 receptions[Read More...]
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