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Local News Highlights

  • Festival Ordinance Stalled >

    Additional work is needed on an ordinance dropped from the Galesburg City Council's agenda, Monday night. The festival ordinance - which was recommended by the City's Liquor Advisory Commission - has been in development for more than one year. The license would allow businesses, civic organizations, and non-profits to sell alcohol as part of events in certain sections of the city. A Read More
  • Arrest Made After Knife Assault >

    IL-GalesburgPD An incident on Friday afternoon has led to the arrest of one individual. Galesburg Police say they responded to the 100 block of North Chambers Street to a report of a battery involving a knife. According to the police report, individuals came to the apartment of 54-year-old Darrell Rippatoe after he had allegedly been arguing with his girlfriend. After confronting Read More
  • Maytag Plant Closure 10 Years Ago >

    For some, it's probably a distant memory. For others, it's as fresh as it was 12 years ago when the announcement was first made, then two years after that when reality set in. For others still, they may not know that there was an employer bigger than the railroad in Galesburg ten years ago. Ten years ago yesterday, the Galesburg Read More
  • Missing Galesburg Woman's Body Found in Wyoming >

    The body of 28-year-old Teresa Jo Withers of Galesburg was discovered last week in a remote area of Sweetwater County, Wyoming. According to a press release from the Sweetwater County Sheriff's Department, the man Withers was traveling with, 28-year-old Mitchell Wiley of Galesburg was spotted wandering alone by oilfield workers. The release says Wiley was confused, disoriented, and seemed to Read More
  • Festival Liquor Ordinances Comes to First Reading >

    galesburg A liquor license that has been many months in the making will come to a first reading of the Galesburg City Council tonight. The license was investigated by the City's Liquor Advisory Commission - who is recommending a liquor license be developed for festivals on City property. According to City documents, the license would only be available for Merchants' Associations, or Read More
  • Additions and Upgrades at Galesbug VFW Post >

    VFW Artillery A local gathering place for the public and members of the military past and present is continuing to get what one of its officials says are very good things. Galesburg VFW Post Quartermaster Mike Lummis says one of those is a recent donation of military-grade paint, which allowed the organization to give the M-60 tank and weaponry adorning the lawn Read More
  • 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 the 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 on 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 nice occurrence. mt1 Ten years 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
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Local Sports Highlights

  • Local Sports 9/15/14 >

    Galesburg will play host to the Women's Senior Amateur State Golf Tournament beginning tomorrow at Soangetaha Country Club. Mary Robson and Terri Moore have been organizing the event, which Mary says is a good thing for the entire community. "[The player are] here, basically, for four days," Robson said.  "They're going to arrive Monday, probably have a practice round, and Read More
  • 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
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