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Archive for January, 2014

Knox County Unemployment Nearly Flat Year-Over-Year

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The unemployment rate increased again in Knox County, albeit by a negligible amount, according to the latest figures from the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

Non-seasonally adjusted data showed unemployment of 8.7 percent in December for the County – higher than the 8.6-percent unemployment reported for the same period last year.

According to a press release, Illinois added jobs in four metro areas for the month of December. 

United Way Falls Short of Goal

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uwThe Knox County United Way once again fell short of the goal set for its annual fundraising campaign, but officials say that doesn’t mean the campaign was a total loss.

United Way Board President Annette Pickrel said at the agency’s annual meeting Friday that the 2013-2014 campaign is officially now closed,

Education Association Hopes Closure Of Cooke School Isn’t Rushed

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Now that District 205 has announced the Board of Education is considering a potential closure of Cooke Elementary, the Galesburg Education Association has a few questions.

Where will the students be transferred? Is there room to hold them? and What will happen to the teachers?

Local Sports from Thursday January 30, 2014

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Girls Basketball

The Quincy Blue Devils will be in town tonight for girls basketball game at John Theil Gym, where our Galesburg Silver Streaks girls will be looking for their 15th win of the season. The odds look pretty good for the Streaks, as Quincy is yet to win a game this season, while GHS is 14-11.