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Interview: Dave Dunn & Nick Pigg, Run Galesburg Run

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Run Galesburg Run returns to Galesburg for it’s 3rd year on Sunday, June 1st.

If you love to run, if you’re a novice or you just want to have some fun, Run Galesburg Run is an event for all skill levels. The event returns for a second year on Sunday, June 1st. You can participate in the Cottage Hospital Half Marathon, the Dave’s Auto Body/Go Outside and Play 5K or the Dave’s Gator Run, a 1 mile fun walk/run. Race organizers Dave Dunn and Nick Pigg joined us on the WGIL Morning News  to talk about the event.

 

 

Interview: Ryan Twaddle, Carl Sandburg College Golf Coach

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The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team is heading to the NJCAA National Tournament.

The Chargers men’s golf team will play in the National Tournament for the second consecutive year. Head coach Ryan Twaddle is just off a trip to the men’s basketball National Tournament as well. Ryan joined us on the WGIL Morning News to talk about the season, the nationals, recruiting and a little basketball.

Interview: Chris Enroth U of I Extension

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Chris Enroth of the U of I Extension talks about the emerald ash borer problem locally.

The emerald ash borer problem started in Michigan and is spreading throughout the midwest, including here in Knox County. Many trees have either died or been cut down locally due to the emerald ash borer. Chris Enroth of University of Illinois Extension talks about the problem locally and if there is any solution.

Interview: Libby Allison, WEEK News Anchor

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Libby Allison is the new co-anchor at WEEK-TV channel 25 in Peoria.

Libby is a Galesburg native who has returned to the area after anchoring at WVIR-TV in Charlottesville, VA since 2009. Prior to that, she was anchor at Fox 18 in the Quad Cities for 5 years. Libby is a graduate of Western Illinois University. She joined us on the WGIL Morning News.

Interview: Paul Hamilton, A-Town Music Theater

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Paul Hamilton is bring a concert series to the area.

 

Singer, songwriter, recording artist Paul Hamilton is starting a brand new concert series. It’s the A-Town Music Theater. The concerts will take place at the Stockdale Auditorium @ Abingdon High School.  Paul will play some of his original music along with many other favorites and different genres.

Interview: Tom Sullivan

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Tom Sullivan will be performing at the Orpheum Theater on Mother’s Day @ 3:00.

Tom Sullivan is an entertainer, singer, actor, author, and motivational speaker. He is also the only blind golfer to make a hole in one! He’s sung the National Anthem at the Super Bowl and the Indianapolis 500. He’s appeared on the tonight show with Johnny Carson as well as multiple other television sitcoms & dramas. He is also working on a Broadway show. 

Interview: Erin Olson, Knox County Health Department

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Erin Olson from the Knox County Health Department talked with us about Adult Dental Day.

The Knox County Health Department is hosted a free adult dental day at the Carl Sandburg College Annex in downtown Galesburg. This is an event where patients do not have to identify themselves or pay for dental care. Erin Olson is the Public Information Officer for the Knox County Health Department. She joined us to talk about this event on the WGIL Morning News.