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Orpheum Hoping for Additional Fundraising

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Orpheum TheatreThe Knox County Civic Center Authority Board is hoping additional fundraising can put the Orpheum Theatre in a better financial position.

The group’s fundraising committee met yesterday to discuss strategy when improving the organization’s revenue structure.  Yesterday’s meeting covered topics such as a broader donor base, corporate donors, and legacy gifts made to the venue.

Lacking Restoration May Stall Preservation Awards

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Peter and Melissa Kehoe, residents of 789 North Broad St., were awarded a Galesburg Landmark Commission Paver Award by then-Mayor Sal Garza in this 2012 File Photo.

The Galesburg Landmark Commission is having problems finding suitable houses for their annual preservation awards ceremony.

The group, along with national programs, attempts to recognize efforts relating to restoration.