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Galesburg Sergeant Awarded Crime Stopper of the Year

Galesburg Sergeant Awarded Crime Stopper of the Year

At today's Crime Stoppers meeting, a local officer was honored for his service in protecting the community. Galesburg Police Sergeant Paul Vannaken was presented with a plaque for the Crime Stopper of the Year award. Sergeant Vannaken tells WGIL that he had no idea he was being honored. "Actually, I was totally surprised," says Sergeant Vannaken. "I was told that I was coming[Read More...]
Breaking: Coroner Releases Identity of Day Street House Fire Fatality

Breaking: Coroner Releases Identity of Day Street House Fire Fatality

The Knox County Coroner's office has released the identity of the individual killed in Sunday's house fire in Galesburg. 65-year-old Larry A. Dumse is the deceased. Authorities responded to 1267 Day Street at approximately 8:05 a.m Sunday. Neighbors reported loud "popping sounds," which Galesburg Police have confirmed as ammunition exploding inside of the home. Bullet holes could be seen throughout the[Read More...]
Citizens Line Streets For Memorial Day Parade

Citizens Line Streets For Memorial Day Parade

The sounds of the Galesburg High School Marching Band were one of many heard yesterday as citizens lined Main and Cherry Streets in downtown Galesburg for the annual Memorial Day Parade. The conclusion of the parade arrived at the Knox County Courthouse, where a memorial ceremony was held for fallen veterans. Local VFW Qaurtermaster Mike Lummis joined with various other veterans[Read More...]
City Council to Discuss Video Gambling Regulations Tonight

City Council to Discuss Video Gambling Regulations Tonight

The Galesburg City Council will meet in a work session tonight to discuss video gaming parlors throughout the city, and whether or not any regulations should be put in place for them. Tonight's discussion could be fairly broad in nature, however, recent laws put in place in Peoria as well as a state law proposed by State Senator Darin LaHood[Read More...]
City Officials and Families Dedicate Full Viewpoint Park

City Officials and Families Dedicate Full Viewpoint Park

The City of Galesburg officially welcomed its newest park to the downtown area yesterday, with the dedication of Full Viewpoint Park. Mayor John Pritchard, and city officials including Galesburg Fire Chief Tom Simkins joined with members of the Full Family for a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new park, located on the corner of Ferris and Kellogg Streets, has been in the[Read More...]
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Local and State Sports Highlights

NFL Player Ray McDonald Posts Bail After California Arrest

NFL Player Ray McDonald Posts Bail After California Arrest

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- NFL player Ray McDonald has been released from jail after posting bail for a domestic violence arrest in Northern California. McDonald walked out of a Santa Clara County jail in San Jose on Monday afternoon, pushing past television cameras and reporters as[Read More...]
Avisail Garcia Leaves With Sore Right Knee

Avisail Garcia Leaves With Sore Right Knee

TORONTO (AP) -- White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia left Monday's game at Toronto in the second inning with a recurrence of soreness in his right knee. He was replaced by J.B. Shuck. The White Sox said Garcia is day to day. Garcia returned to the lineup Sunday[Read More...]
Cardinals Outlast Diamondbacks 3-2 in 10 Innings

Cardinals Outlast Diamondbacks 3-2 in 10 Innings

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jhonny Peralta hit a game-ending homer in the 10th inning, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday. Peralta's leadoff drive to left on a 1-2 pitch from J.C. Ramirez (1-1) was his fourth career[Read More...]
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