WGIL News Audio: 7am News, Sports and Obits click HERE | For the latest WGIL news click HERE

Local News Highlights

  • Home-Built Copter Crashes in Henderson County Cornfield >

    A 68-year old Oquawka man was injured when his home-made, single-seat aircraft took a short dive into a cornfield, about a mile south of Oquawka. Henderson County deputy Steve Henshaw was one of the first on the scene and says the call came in around 6:30pm Wednesday. Henshaw and Oquawka Police Chief Keith DeJaynes say the pilot, whose name has Read More
  • BNSF Union Proposes Workforce Changes >

    bnsf_logo Several employees expressed their dissatisfaction yesterday during a meeting of BNSF Union employees. The General Committee of Adjustment from SMART held two meetings at the Labor Temple on Grand Avenue in Galesburg.  BNSF is Galesburg's largest employer, but the union used the opportunity yesterday to review a union developed contract. BNSF Union officials declined comment before telling WGIL to leave Read More
  • Knox County Board Approves Raffle Ordinance Changes >

    7-23-14 kcb The Knox County Board has approved a measure that essentially brings oversight of a popular method of fundraising over to local control. The County Board Wednesday night approved a change to the county's raffle ordinance, allowing for poker runs -- charity events involving motorcycles traveling from facility to facility.  The measure was approved on an 11-0 vote, with County Board Chair Read More
  • "Guys and Dolls" a Success with Audience and for Orpheum >

    Orpheum Theatre The three night run of the Prairie Players Civic Theatre and Orpheum Theatre's production of Guys and Dolls left audience members asking for more and telling those who hadn't seen the show to go. That word of mouth publicity according to theater Executive Director Kevin Maynard helped the Orpheum bring in a little more than 1,000 people during the three performances -- something Read More
  • Galesburg Gets Taste Buds Ready for "Taste of Galesburg" >

    (2011 WGIL News File Photo)

    (2011 WGIL News File Photo)

    Tomorrow night, Simmons Street will morph into a festival of food and fun for the 28th annual Taste of Galesburg. The event, which saw roughly 6,000 people come and go last year, is gearing up for another spectacular night. Event Coordinator Sue Dickinson, tells the WGIL Evening News the Taste was originally a part of Heritage Read More
  • 1
Click HERE for a complete list of Local News stories

Local Sports Highlights

  • 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
  • Local Sports 7/19/14 >

    The Galesburg American Legion Baseball Team won its 8th straight 15th District championship yesterday, by beating the Oneida post at the Quincy Tourmament 17-5. Drew Claeys and Drew Nall each scored home runs en route to a victory, which saw post 285 score five runs in the first inning, and six runs in the 7th inning. Logan Davis was the Read More
  • Local Sports 7/18/14 >

    The championship of the District 15 American Legion baseball tournament is at stake this afternoon as Galesburg plays Oneida. A win by Galesburg in the afternoon game would give them the title in the double elimination format, but a win by Oneida would force a second game to be played this evening to decide the champion. Both teams advanced with Read More
  • 1
Click HERE for a complete list of Local Sports stories

Interview: Ben “Stone” Stomberg on World Book Night

WGIL 135

Stone Alley

 

Stone Alley Books & Collectibles owner Ben ‘Stone’ Stomberg joined us to talk about World Book Night.

Stone Alley Books & Collectibles is one of 2,300 bookstores and libraries across America supporting World Book Night. It’s a campaign to provide free books to light or non-readers. We discussed this event as well as Free Comic Book Day with Stone Alley owner Ben ‘Stone’ Stomberg on the WGIL Morning News.