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  • City Council Approves Festival Liquor Ordinance >

    galesburg POSTED 7:21pm   The Galesburg City Council took virtually no time Monday night to approve a festival allowing alcohol to be sold and consumed at various outdoor festivals hosted by business associations and civic organizations. Aldermen voted 6-1 to approve a festival liquor ordinance they revised two weeks prior.  The ordinance allows for the issuance of "Class P" liquor licenses to Read More
  • Preparing for the Upcoming Election >

    As the November election approaches there are a number of ways residents can cast their vote. You can wait until the day of the election and head to your polling place or you can vote early. Over the years the idea of voting early has become more popular and Knox County Clerk Scott Erickson tells the WGIL Morning news, back Read More
  • Board to Appeal Former Cop's Pension Ruling >

    IL-GalesburgPD A former Galesburg Police officer may not yet be so quick to get his pension, after a judge granted it two weeks ago despite a criminal conviction. The Galesburg Police Pension Board voted this morning to appeal Knox County Circuit Court Judge Scott Shipplett's October 9th ruling granting 56-year-old David Hendricks his pension, despite being convicted in 2008 of felony Read More
  • Former Mercer County Treasurer Gets Prison Time >

    ALEDO, Ill. (AP) -- The former treasurer of western Illinois' Mercer County has been sentenced to four years in prison for stealing $13,000 from his county's E911 fund. The (Moline) Dispatch reports that Mike Bertelsen apologized to Circuit Judge Frank Fuhr before being sentenced Monday. Bertelsen pleaded guilty July 28 to official misconduct and theft counts and has reimbursed $13,000 he Read More
  • Festival Liquor Ordinance Up for Final Council Approval >

    10-13-14 GCC The City of Galesburg may soon finally begin allowing liquor at various festivals in the city, and not just during Railroad Days and the Taste of Galesburg. The City Council tonight is expected to give final approval to an ordinance establishing a Class "P" liquor license for outdoor festivals. The city's Liquor Advisory Commission has worked over a year on Read More
  • Lawmakers Praise Sandburg for Rail Jobs >

    Carl Sandburg College Local lawmakers are praising the prowess of Carl Sandburg College for looking to essentially help the area's largest employer. At a recent legislative luncheon, local representatives in the Illinois General Assembly said they're pleased that Carl Sandburg College entered into an agreement to affiliate with the Kansas-based National Academy of Railroad Sciences, establishing a curriculum here that will ultimately help Read More
  • Power Outages in Warren County >

    UPDATED 11:26am  Over 2,000 customers of Ameren in Warren County are without power this morning.  Ameren's outage map shows as many as 1,800 in Monmouth without electrical service as of 9:40am, along with over 400 in Kirkwood, and another 150 in the Cameron area, among others. An Ameren spokesperson says a blown fuse at a substation is to blame, which Read More
  • Cleaning Up the Lake >

    10-19-14 Lake Storey A number of Galesburg-area residents helped the environment while teaching important lessons Saturday at Lake Storey. The city hosted the annual Lake Storey Cleanup. Over a dozen resident grabbed trash bags and other equipment, and picked up bags worth of bottles, cans, and other debris from the lake -- somewhat surprising for Valerie Weeks and her son. Weeks says she never Read More
  • Remembering the Wife of a Coaching Legend >

    The Galesburg community and especially the Galesburg athletic community lost what one person describes as a "force" recently. Marilyn Thiel -- widow of legendary Galesburg Silver Streaks Basketball Coach John Thiel, died October ninth at the age of 85. A funeral service was held several days ago, where among the attendees was longtime former Silver Streaks Player and Coach, and former Read More
  • New Van Dyke Stadium Officially Christened >

    10-17-14 GHS 1 It's a facility Galesburg School District Superintendent Bart Arthur called "Van Dyke Field Two." And, despite the fact that some home football games have been played there already, the new Galesburg High School Athletic Complex is officially open. District-205 cut a ribbon on the new complex yesterday, now that it's been deemed substantially complete by the District's Master Facilities 10-17-14 GHS 2 Plan Read More
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Local Sports Highlights

  • Local Sports 10/20/14 >

    One week remains in the regular season for high school volleyball teams in Illinois, and many area squads will be tuning up for Regional play tonight. The ROWVA Tigers will host Annawan, while United is also at home to Princeville. The Knoxville Blue Bullets go on the road to Bushnell-Prairie City, and Monmouth/Roseville travels to Bureau Valley. The Galesburg Silver Read More
  • Local Sports 10/19/14 >

    HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING AND DIVING Some records fell in what turned out to be the only home meet of the year for the Galesburg Girls Swimming and Diving Team. Pleasant Valley was the meet champion at the Streaks invitational, breaking the GHS record in diving. GHS' Delaney Duncan took records in the 100-yard Freestyle, the 100-Yard Breaststroke, and the 100-Yard Read More
  • Robertson, Illinois State Rally Past Western Illinois >

    MACOMB, Ill. (AP) -- Tre Roberson accounted for four second-half touchdowns and Nick Aussieker kicked a 34-yard field goal as time expired, rallying Illinois State past Western Illinois 37-34 on Saturday. The Redbirds (6-0, 3-0 Missouri Valley) faced a 27-6 deficit late in the third quarter, but stormed back as Roberson threw touchdown passes of 10 and 9 yards to James Read More
  • Remembering the Wife of a Coaching Legend >

    The Galesburg community and especially the Galesburg athletic community lost what one person describes as a "force" recently. Marilyn Thiel -- widow of legendary Galesburg Silver Streaks Basketball Coach John Thiel, died October ninth at the age of 85. A funeral service was held several days ago, where among the attendees was longtime former Silver Streaks Player and Coach, and former Read More
  • Local Sports 10/18/14 >

    They didn't have the lead for the entire game -- until it mattered. The Galesburg Silver Streaks now at least share a portion of the Western Big 6 Conference Title after defeating Quincy in a thriller last night 35-28. The Streaks came from behind several times, but never led until the first play of overtime. Then, a fumble by Quincy solidified Read More
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