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Galesburg Silver Streaks Girls Basketball vs Illini West Chargers

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The GHS Silver Streaks Girls continue to blow away their competition beating the Illini West Chargers 61-44. This makes the Streaks 3-0 for the season, continuing to be undefeated so far. They will play again tomorrow for the Thanksgiving Tournament against the Springfield Senators. Pre-game for that game is scheduled for 5:40 tomorrow evening with tip-off around 6pm. Tune in and catch it on 1400am WGIL or WGIL.com with play by play from Tom Meredith and Erik Gibson.

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Galesburg Silver Streaks Girls Basketball vs Metamora Redbirds

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The GHS Silver Streaks girls beat the Metamora Red birds 56-24. They are currently undefeated in the Thanksgiving tournament as well as the season. They will play again tomorrow night (11/21) against Illini West with pre-game scheduled for 7:06 and the tip-off at 7:30.

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Galesburg Silver Streaks Girls Basketball vs East Peoria Raiders (Thanksgiving Tournament)

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Listen to GHS Silver Streaks BasketballThe GHS Silver Streaks girls beat the East Peoria Raiders by a land slide, 71-32. Kudos to the Raiders for playing hard all the way through though. This win is a huge milestone for coach Evan Massey. This Marks his 800th career win in his 35 years with GHS. He joins only a seldom few in accomplishing this feat. The Streaks will play again in the tournament on Thursday against Metamora. Pre-game for that one will begin at about 6:06p.m. with Erik Gibson and Tom Meredith. Tune in and catch it on 1400am WGIL or WGIL.com.

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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.

Playoffs: Galesburg Silver Streaks Football vs Peoria Notre Dame

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The GHS Silver Streaks lost to the Peoria Notre Dame Irish 42-7. This ends the post-season for Silver Streaks football. They put up a good fight and we’re all very proud to have seen them make it this far. Make sure to keep an ear out for Silver Streaks basketball, which will begin November 26th.

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