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Local News Highlights

  • Knox County YMCA Holds Successful Community Event >

    For the first time right out of the gate the Knox County YMCA's Big Steps 5K and one mile fun run was, according to YMCA, CEO Adam Sampson quite successful. Sampson says the idea was to create a family friendly event that would bring people to the area and have them spend their dollars in the community. But Sampson says Read More
  • Galesburg Historical Society Opens Maytag Exhibit >

    mt6 According to Roger Reynolds it was just a coincidence when the Galesburg Historical Society decided to open its new Maytag exhibit it happen to be the same year as the tenth anniversary of Maytag closing. Reynolds, President of the Galesburg Historical Society says they really didn't plan for the two events to happen at the same time, but it's a Read More
  • Recognizing the Signs of Suicide and Depression >

    Times can get rough and sometimes individuals have a hard time dealing. For many it's a matter of changing their lifestyle, such as getting out or finding a new activity to makes them feel better. For some, that impeding feeling that they can't control what's going on is too much. Depression and anxiety are major problems and sometimes it's hard for Read More
  • District 205 Superintendent On His Way Out >

    boardpic The Superintendent of the Galesburg School District has told board members and WGIL he's done. E-mailed documents sent to WGIL News yesterday indicate Bart Arthur told board members as late as August 31st that he would be resigning, though he apparently signaled earlier than that he'd be stepping down. Arthur also confirmed that to WGIL this morning, saying he'd stay Read More
  • Cancer Center Opens New Local Facility >

    9-11-14 Cancer 1 A cancer treatment center now officially has its own home in Galesburg. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house were held yesterday for Illinois Cancer Care Center's Galesburg location, just off Carl Sandburg Drive and next to the new V.A. clinic. The center had been located in Galesburg's and Monmouth's hospitals over the years, but opened its permanent location a month Read More
  • Woman Honors 9/11 with Quilt >

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    The Galesburg VFW Post has received a special gift with the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks in mind. It was unveiled Thursday morning at a ceremony marking the anniversary. Bernice Livingston made a quilt of an American Flag that she is giving to the VFW post on Michigan Avenue. Galesburg Firefighters in Read More
  • Zoning Change Made for Medical Cannabis Facility >

    Conditional use for land in Knox County has been approved by the Knox County Board. GroTonics, LLC has expressed interest in locating a potential cannabis cultivation facility on South Henderson Street, just outside Galesburg city limits. The company is part of a larger operation located out of Colorado. In order to be in compliance with state statute, the company requested Read More
  • Regional Office Turns in District 205 Calendar >

    The Knox County Regional Office of Education tried to weigh in on the school year calendar for the Galesburg School District. Regional Superintendent Bonnie Harris says she stalled turning in the calendar to the Illinois State Board of Education in the hopes that 174 days of class would be restored. The six days removed were lost due to the recently Read More
  • VFW Remembers 9/11 >

    VFW911 "They are missing from our ranks, but not from our hearts." That was one of the messages in a ceremony held this morning at the Galesburg VFW post marking the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. Quartermaster Mike Lummis was referring to the seven local and area soldiers whose lives were lost fighting in the wars in Iraq and Read More
  • Expert Talks About Weather, Harvest >

    The stormy weather has passed, but left its' mark on fields in some locations around the area. Wind damage was reported south of Knoxville, and there was some hail in the Galva area according to Jim Anderson. "The night before last here in Galva, we had quite a bit of hail.  I didn't have any south of town, but we Read More
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Local Sports Highlights

  • Local Sports 9/12/14 >

    After tonight, a third of the high school football season will be in the books. Large-school games of interest include: Galesburg (1-1) at United Township (2-2) Moline (0-2) at Peoria Richwoods (1-1) Rock Island (1-1) at Quincy (1-1) Peoria Notre Dame (2-0) at Alleman (1-1) Peoria High (2-0) at Manual (1-1) Small-school games in the local area include: Ridgewood at Read More
  • Local Sports 9/11/14 >

    The area high school volleyball schedule picks up this evening, with the Galesburg Silver Streaks seeing their first action since last weekend, as the Macomb Bombers will be in town. In other matches around the area, Knoxville travels to Rushville-Industry; Ridgewood skips over to Galva; Monmouth-Roseville hosts Illini West; and North Fulton will be at Bushnell-Prairie City. Knox Football The Read More
  • Interview: Ryan Ricketts >

    RickettsRyan_700_3565_090 Former Galesburg Silver Streak Ryan Ricketts is preparing, along with his WIU teammates to battle their second B1G team in as many weeks. Ryan Rickets is a 2011 GHS graduate who played football, basketball and track for the Silver Streaks. He is currently the starting left guard for the Western Illinois University football team.  Ryan will graduate from Western in Read More
  • Local Sports 9/10/14 >

    The Abingdon/Avon Tornadoes have cracked the top-10 in this week's Illinois High School Class 1A Football Poll. Coach Rick Quinn's team is off to a 2-and-oh start, and will play at North Fulton on Friday night. Other area teams that are mentioned in the poll include: Stark County at #7 in class 1A; Rockridge is #3 in class 2A; and Read More
  • Local Sports 9/9/14 >

    A pair of area varsity volleyball teams will be on the road for matches tonight. The Knoxville Blue Bullets will be tested at Ridgewood this evening, while the Monmouth-Roseville Titans will make the long journey to Camp Point Central. Galesburg is off until Thursday's matchup with Macomb. The Galesburg boys soccer team and girls swim team are in action today. Read More
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Interview: Josh Eiker, Craig Hillier

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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.