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Local News Highlights

  • Another Day Passes Without Contract, Loans May Be Forthcoming >

    Continuing-Coverage The issues under contention are dwindling according to multiple sources. Negotiations continued for several hours Wednesday after a mediation marathon on Tuesday between District 205 and the GEA, but there is still no contract resolution. Salary has been taken off the table in the contract dispute, although the specific details of what remains have been few and far between. Because no Read More
  • 24 Hours on the Picket Line >

    During the teacher's strike, Galesburg High School has been picketed 24 hours a day. GEA members have been taking shifts picketing the school, but five teachers took it upon themselves to take picketing to the next level: a 24 hour picket. Stu Schaafsma, Brad Mowen, Fannetta Jones, Don Trinite and Dan Guerrero took on the 24 hour challenge all in Read More
  • One Dead In Interstate 74 Rollover >

    According to the Illinois State Police, an accident Tuesday afternoon has resulted in death. A truck tractor was travelling in the westbound lanes of Interstate 74 just south of Woodhull, but is believed to have left the right side of the roadway. State Police say the vehicle left the roadway around 4:30 p.m. yesterday for unknown reasons and travelled into the Read More
  • Kewanee Man Sentenced to 24 Years for Sex Assault >

    TOULON, Ill. (AP) -- A Stark County judge has sentenced a Kewanee man to 24 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl. The (Peoria) Journal Star reports 39-year-old Edward Eaton Jr. was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to predatory criminal sexual assault in June. Prosecutors dropped a second count of the same charge in Eaton's plea agreement. The judge Read More
  • Free Lunch Program Gets Green Light the Second Time Around >

    The Community Eligibility Option once again found its way in front of the District 205 Board of Education. The program, which would provide free lunch to all students who attend King, Lombard, Steele and Nielson was originally rejected by the board after a tie vote. It was noted by some board members the reason for their rejection of the program Read More
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Local Sports Highlights

  • Local Sports 8/20/14 >

    A standout 3-sport athlete from Monmouth-Roseville High School has decided to attend Carl Sandburg College. Martel Hunter, who excelled at football, basketball, and track at the Warren County school, reportedly made a last-minute decision this summer to come to Galesburg, rather than attend Parkland Community College in Champaign. Hunter was expected to join his former Titans' teammate Trayvon Smith at Read More
  • School District Grants Waiver for Fall Sports >

    Fall sports will resume at Galesburg High School despite the ongoing teachers strike and both sides not being able to reach any sort of agreement. The School District sent out a press release this afternoon regarding the situation of fall sports and allowing students to practice during the strike. The district had initially rejected a request for a waiver form Read More
  • Superintendent: No Teachers Working, No Football Practice >

    picket2 The Galesburg Education Association says they have no problem with the football team getting back to work in order to continue practicing for the season. The Galesburg School District Superintendent, however, says he does. Bart Arthur --a self-admitted sports fan -- says it's true that the district has denied a request for a waiver to be filed with the Illinois High Read More
  • Local Sports 8/14/14 >

    Work on the new athletic facilities at Galesburg High School continues in spite of the teachers strike. There had been questions as to whether construction workers would cross the GEA's picket lines, but according to GHS Principal Roy Van Meter and Athletic Director Ralph Henning, work is ongoing today at the fieldhouse, the football field, and the school itself. Henning Read More
  • All GHS Athletic Events Cancelled >

    Galesburg Silver Streaks It's been known for some time, but was made official today:  anything related due to athletics at Galesburg High School has been cancelled for now. The GHS Athletic office says all Galesburg High School scheduled sports, practices, contests, and extra-curricular activities have been cancelled.  They say the cancellation will be in effect "until further notice." By law, athletics cannot go Read More
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