Samuel Lee Burgess, age 63 of rural Galesburg, died at 8:22 am Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at his home.
Leonard Everett Belote, age 92, of Galesburg, Illinois, formerly of Knoxville, Illinois, died at 10:05 a.m. on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at Seminary Manor.
Dennis Koshiro Kamano, 85, of Galesburg died Friday, May 16, 2014 at his home.
Josh Eiker will be a junior at Galesburg High School. He’s having a busy summer due to being one of the top sprinters in the country.
Josh Eiker placed 2nd in the 200 meters and 4th in the 100 at the Class AA IHSA State Track & Field meet. He broke the Class AA record in the 200 in the semifinals. That time qualified him to compete in the USATF Junior Nationals in Eugene, Oregon this weekend. He has since won his age group at the Illinois Junior Olympic meet in both the 100 and 200, breaking the state 200 record and setting a new Galesburg High School record in the 100. Josh and Streaks head track coach Craig Hillier joined us on the WGIL Morning News.
Those looking to have a little too much fun during the Fourth of July holiday weekend can expect a bit more oversight.
CHICAGO (AP) — A deputy director of the Illinois Department of Transportation has resigned days after the agency’s transportation secretary amid questions about hiring.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, accompanied by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, trumpeted figures showing the latest public school year was the safest for students in the last seven years.
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A prosecutor has charged a 15-year-old Urbana boy with reckless discharge of a firearm in the shooting of an 8-year-old relative.
A plea has been changed by a Galesburg woman accused of stealing thousands of dollars from an area law firm.
CHICAGO (AP) — An influential teacher’s union has endorsed Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn for re-election over Republican Bruce Rauner.