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Interview: author Susan Van Kirk

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Local author Susan Van Kirk has a new book out and is out promoting and doing a signing tour.

Susan Van Kirk is a Galesburg native and a Knox College graduate. She was a high school English teacher in Monmouth for 34 years and also taught for 10 years at Monmouth College. She previously self-published several short stories. Susan has a new book that has been published. It’s entitled, “Three May Keep A Secret”. The book is the first in a series of mysteries that take place in “Endurance, Illinois”. Susan joined us on the WGIL Morning News.

 

Interview: Ken Springer

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Ken Springer is the new president of the new organization, Knox County Area Partnership for Economic Development.

The Knox County Area Partnership for Economic Development is a new organization that basically replaced GREDA. It is now a smaller, more focused group. Ken Springer was named president of the organization an has been on the job for just more than a week. We talked with Ken about the organization and it’s goals on the WGIL Morning News.

Interview: Bob Bradley, political science professor emeritus Illinois State University

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Political Science Professor Emeritus from Illinois State University, Bob Bradley, joined us on the WGIL Morning News.

Bob Bradley is a retired political science professor and constitutional scholar. We discussed the latest on immigration reform, the pension situation in Illinois and touched on the grand jury in Ferguson, MO.

Interview: Kevin Walden, Knox Basketball Coach

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Knox men’s head basketball coach Kevin Walden is in his third year at the helm. He’s in the midst of rebuilding with a very young team.

The Knox Prairie Fire open their basketball season Saturday, November 15 against Concordia University of Chicago. They’ll have a busy weekend to start as they’ll also play Webster University of St. Louis on Sunday afternoon. Coach Walden has hit the recruiting trail hard and has added size and depth to his young roster. We talked with Coach Walden on the WGIL Morning News.

Interview: Erika Harold

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Erika Harold won the Miss America crown in 2003. She ran for the seat in the 13th congressional district primary last spring. She has been featured on the Sunday morning political shows among others.

Erika Harold is a native of Urbana. She stayed home and graduated from the University of Illinois. She went on and graduated from Harvard Law School. While at Harvard, she entered, and won, the 2003 Miss America crown. She ran in the spring primary for the Republican nomination for the 13th Congressional District.  She has been requested as a guest/political analyst on many news outlets including most of the Sunday morning talk shows. She works as an attorney in Urbana. Erika joined us on the WGIL Morning News.

Interview: Karen Brophy

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The picture is taken from above the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge during the 2014 New York City Marahon. A former Galesburg resident, Karen Brophy, was in that crowd of runners.

Karen Brophy is a Galesburg High School graduate and attended Carl Sandburg College. That’s where she made a name for herself locally in distance running.She steadily moved up from running cross country to doing road races. Those road races include the Boston Marathon and now the New York City Marathon. We talked with Karen about her NYC Marathon experience on the WGIL Morning News.

Interview: Knox County Sheriff, David Clague

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Knox County Sheriff David Clague has been advocating for the 9-1-1 sales tax referendum that is on the November 4 ballot.

The Knox County government is asking for voters to approve a 1/4 of 1% sales tax to update the County’s 9-1-1 system. This would mean a tax of just $.25 on a $100.00 purchase. Without the update to the system, there is no 9-1-s service for cell phones in the county and the system could go away completely in the county. We talked about the issue with Knox County Sheriff David Clague on the WGIL Morning News.