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  • Library Receives IHPA Approval >

    Galesburg Public Library The Galesburg Public Library took another step in solidifying their place for a state grant. The Library yesterday received approval from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency for the construction of the proposed new library. Board of Trustees with the Library submitted designs to the IHPA, held community forums, and participated in a tour with an IHPA representative. The Galesburg Public Read More
  • Grand Jury Indicts Accused Murderer >

    Christopher Croom POSTED 7:25pm  A Knox County grand jury has filed the same charges prosecutors originally sought against a Chicago man charged with stabbing a Galesburg man and killing him. That was learned today during what was supposed to be a preliminary hearing in the case of 29-year-old Christopher Croom.  Circuit Court Judge Stephen Mathers told Croom and Public Defender Jim Harrell Read More
  • Knox County Public Defender to Resign >

    UPDATED 9:10pm   Knox County's Public Defender has decided to resign his position. Jim Harrell - who has served in the position for about 25 years - submitted his letter of resignation on Monday. Harrell is noted for his experience in the position. The announcement was made during a special meeting of the Knox County Finance Committee Monday night. Judge Scott Shipplett partially Read More
  • Abingdon-Avon Schools Adopt Fiscal Year Budget >

    Last week, the Abingdon-Avon School District adopted a budget, but it may need just a bit of work. District 276 Superintendent Chad Willis says their current budget has a more than $500-thousand deficit. The 2014/15 fiscal year budget is experiencing a somewhat larger deficit than the previous fiscal year but, as of right now, Abingdon-Avon is hopeful a similar result will Read More
  • Robbery Suspect Makes Court Appearance >

    A Galesburg teenager accused of robbing another man during what prosecutors say is a drug deal has made another appearance in court. 19-year-old Jordan Eskridge made his first appearance in Knox County Circuit Court this morning since Karl Johnson was appointed last week as his Public Defender. Eskridge faces a Class-X felony count of Armed Robbery. Knox County prosecutors say Read More
  • Meter Installation Refusal Comes at a Cost >

    DECATUR, Ill. (AP) -- An Illinois utility said customers who refuse to have an electricity meter installed will see an additional $20 monthly fee on their bills. Ameren Illinois said the so-called smart meters, which transmit details about power usage, enable the utility to pinpoint outage problems and fix them faster, the Herald & Review in Decatur reported Monday. It said Read More
  • City Council to Discuss Administrative Adjudication >

    6-23-14 Galesburg City Council The Galesburg City Council is not disclosing exactly what it will be discussing during two special work session meetings this week. Topics such as "Administrative Adjudication" and "Business Licensing" have been described in the documents, but no indication has been given as to what will be the focus of those issues. The City is considering Administrative Adjudication in a similar Read More
  • Moffitt Hosts Annual Family Farm Picnic >

    Don Moffitt Dozens gathered amongst the soybeans in Gilson at 74th District State Representative Don Moffitt's family farm. Apart from the invitations to hear from those seeking political office, the picnic is often used to gain volunteers for the various campaigns. For the 11th time, Moffitt was honored by the Knox County Farm Bureau with the "Friend of Agriculture" award.  Farm Bureau Read More
  • Legion Post Raising Scholarship Funds in Maulden's Name >

    The Galesburg American Legion Post is hoping to dedicate a scholarship in a former player's name. Legion Post 285 held a dinner on Saturday to help raise funds for the scholarship they're creating in 16-year-old Jason Maulden's honor. Some time has passed since Maulden died while he and his family were travelling to Galesburg from the Legion Baseball State Championship in Arlington Read More
  • Police Confirm Armed Robbery, Details Lacking >

    Galesburg Police confirmed Saturday that an armed robbery took place on Thursday. The incident occurred just after 3:30 p.m., but despite the incident allegedly occurring several days ago, police claim they don't have the police report completed. Officers available for comment on Saturday have said it's unusual the police report wouldn't be done as of yet and have said Sunday morning that Read More
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Local Sports Highlights

  • Local Sports 9/22/14 >

    A new head wrestling coach has been hired at Knox College. Knox athletic director Chad Eisele announced this morning that Matt Lowers will take over the post vacated by Joe Norton, who resigned this summer to take the top job at his alma mater at North Central College in Naperville. Lowers most recently was the head wrestling coach for 4 Read More
  • Fitzgerald: No Time to Panic with Wildcats 0-2 >

    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern vowed this would be a rebound season, a chance to re-establish itself after struggling down the stretch last year. Two games in, things aren't looking so good. The Wildcats take a 0-2 record into Saturday's meeting with Western Illinois, certainly not what they expected headed into their final tuneup for Big Ten play. Coach Pat Fitzgerald Read More
  • Local Sports 9/19/14 >

    The new Van Dyke Stadium in Galesburg will play host to its' second varsity football game tonight, as the Silver Streaks will play the Peoria Richwoods Knights. Richwoods comes in with a record of 2-1, but is having to replace its' starting center Cole Brown, who has been out all week with serious blood clots. His father--head coach Roland Brown--has Read More
  • Local Sports 9/18/14 >

    The Galesburg Silver Streaks boys golf team carries momentum into today's Western Big 6 matchup with United Township. The Streaks are coming off of a 3-stroke win over Peoria Notre Dame yesterday at the Kellogg Golf Club in Peoria, which was highlighted by Jackson Wetherbee's 3-under par 33. Hunter Nelsselroad added a round of 37 and Sean Peterson carded a Read More
  • Local Sports 9/17/14 >

    Second round play continues today at Soangetaha Country Club, where the Illinois State Senior Women's Golf Tournament is being played. Galesburg's Gail Hannam carded a first round score of 81, which was good for third place heading into today's action. In high school play, the Galesburg Silver Streaks boys team is in Peoria against Notre Dame and Limestone at the Read More
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