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  • Interview: Eric "Showtime" Shelton >

    Eric Shelton Galesburg native Eric "Showtime" Shelton is a professional athlete. He is climbing the ranks in the world of mixed martial arts. Showtime fought on national television last Friday night on the AXS Network. He's currently fighting in the Ressurection Fighting Alliance promotion.  We'll talk with hin at 8:40 on the WGIL Read More
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Local News Highlights

  • Contract Talks Prompt School Board Comments >

    Now that the Galesburg Education Association released specifics of their contract proposal, District 205 is releasing a few specifics of their own. In a press release sent out Monday evening, the Galesburg School Board says they are seeking a settlement that accommodates both taxpayers and teachers. The District faces a $2.7-million deficit going into the next fiscal year and has previously Read More
  • City Council Exploring Multiple Options for Bunker Links >

    The Galesburg City Council says they need more information before deciding the future of Bunker Links Golf Course. During a special work session meeting Monday night, Aldermen reviewed a proposal to take over operations of the course. The City's contract with the current golf pro expires at the end of this year, and the Public Works Department believes the City's Read More
  • Computer Network Upgrades Coming To Carl Sandburg College >

    Carl Sandburg College Carl Sandburg College is about to undergo a major technological upgrade that officials say should help students, faculty, and staff alike. The Sandburg Board of Trustees last week approved a total of about $194-thousand in bids that will result in upgrades to both the wired and wireless computer networks at the main Galesburg campus, following an evaluation by a campus Read More
  • Organization Raises Funds for School Supplies >

    Donations are being accepted for an event that could help students in Knoxville get prepared for the coming school year. Project School Room, organized by the Knoxville Council of Churches, is being held this weekend at Mable Woolsey Elementary. Typically, enough money is raised to assist students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Deanna Reynolds is an event organizer. She tells Read More
  • Knoxville Schools Look at Budget Deficit >

    While the just-ended fiscal year was six-figures in the black for the Knoxville School District, the superintendent says the just-started fiscal year will likely be just the opposite. District-202 Superintendent Steve Wilder, when asked by WGIL, declined to say just how much he's anticipating a budget deficit to be in the 2015 Fiscal Year, he does think it won't change Read More
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Local Sports Highlights

  • Local Sports 7/25/14 >

    The opponent has changed, but the destination remains the same for the Galesburg American Legion baseball team. Post 285 is headed for the state tournament next week in Arlington Heights, but instead of playing the hosts, they will now open with the winner in the St. Louis area on Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Galesburg head coach Steve Cheeseman reported Read More
  • Local Sports 7/24/14 >

    The Galesburg Post 285 American Legion baseball team is looking for its ninth-straight win today, as they battle Peoria in the championship matchup at the Division 3 Tournament in Jerseyville. Galesburg enters the day's action with a record of 32-15, while Peoria is 20-7, following yesterday's 10-7 win over East Moline. A win by Galesburg would give them the title, Read More
  • Local Sports 7/23/14 >

    A trip to the St. Louis Zoo was on the agenda today for the Galesburg American Legion baseball team, as they enjoyed a day off at the Third Division Tournament in Jerseyville. Post 285 earned the free time by defeating Peoria 6-to-2 in last evening's winner's bracket game. Cal Morling went the distance to get the pitching victory, as he Read More
  • Post 285 Wins to Open District 3 Tournament >

    The Galesburg American Legion baseball team has now won seven straight games, including a pair of contests to open the Division 3 Tournament yesterday in Jerseyville. Post 285 easily won its opener, scoring five runs in the first inning in 9-1 romp over Calhoun County. Logan Davis was the winning pitcher. It was Galesburg's 30th win of the season. Win Read More
  • Local Sports 7/20/14 >

    Mack Foster's lead continues at the Galesburg All-City Men's Golf Tournament. Foster's two day total of 131 leads the pack after play yesterday at Soangetaha Country Club. Foster shot a three-under 69 yesterday. Three players are in second place and are five shots off the pace: Kelby Rescinito, David Blake, and Jackson Wetherbee. Defending champion Cody Reiber is in 5th Read More
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