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Local News Highlights

  • District 205 Superintendent Search Underway >

    (Donna Johnson, Illinois Association of School Boards)

    (Donna Johnson, Illinois Association of School Boards)

    The Galesburg School Board can now begin the work of finding a replacement for Superintendent Bart Arthur. The Board, during a special meeting yesterday, accepted Arthur's notice to retire at the end of the current school year, and hired the Illinois Association of School Board to conduct the search for a replacement at Read More
  • Knox College President Talks Alumni Hall Renovations >

    Knox College There's no question many people are looking forward to the reopening of Alumni Hall on the Knox College Campus after going through an extensive renovation project. The renovations have been ongoing to the historic building and Knox President Teresa Amott says they're still on track for a dedication ceremony during Homecoming weekend. Amott tells the WGIL Evening News making the Read More
  • Silas Willard Construction Bids Approved >

    9-28-14 Dist 205 1 It's official: construction will officially soon begin on a new Silas Willard Elementary School in Galesburg. The Galesbug School Board approved the first of three bid packages for the Silas construction yesterday: $3 million worth of bids from firms in Milan, Geneseo, and Freeport for concrete and sitework among other things. Work is expected to begin later next month, and officials Read More
  • Road Construction Continues into Fall Season >

    It can't be avoided and it doesn't matter what season we're in, if the weather's nice there will be road construction around Illinois. The Illinois Department of Transportation is currently in the middle of several road construction projects and Galesburg is not exempt from that work. You've probably noticed around Carl Sandburg Drive and route 1-50 the road has been Read More
  • City Proposes Re-Creating Parks and Rec Department >

    galesburg The City of Galesburg wants to try something done years ago but later abandoned. Aldermen during a recent budget work session were asked to consider creating a specific parks and recreation department. Up to now, the city's Recreation Division was a part of the Community Development Department, and Parks became a part of Public Works. City Manager Todd Thompson proposed Read More
  • Monmouth Church is, Itself, Healing >

    9-29-14 Monmouth Cares 1 Glenn Brooks loves his church -- the Saint James AME Church on Third Street in Monmouth. "Everything that I do is just glorifying what I call 'the saints' -- the people who came before us," said Brooks. Brooks, a church trustee, grew up with the church, and even though membership is in the single digits, it's clear his enthusiasm still continues for Read More
  • Dogs Once Again Get Their Day in Galesburg >

    9-28-14 Doggie Jog 3 There were a number of charity walks in Galesburg over the weekend -- all for worthy causes. One yesterday, however, didn't involve two legs -- but, instead, four. The Knox County Humane Society held its annual Doggie Jog yesterday at the Hawthorne Center shelter site. Around a hundred dogs and 9-28-14 Doggie Jog 1 their humans were estimated to take part in the walk around the Read More
  • Knox College Nears End of $16M Renovation >

    Knox College GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) -- Knox College in Galesburg is completing a $16 million renovation project on its alumni building from 1889. The refurbished Alumni Hall will be dedicated Oct. 11 and is expected to open in January. Work began about a year ago on the building, which will house the admissions office, career center and alumni relations office. College advancement vice Read More
  • Togetherness Helps Suicide Prevention, Coping >

    9-27-14 Out of the Darkness 2 Organizers of an annual walk in Galesburg say it's grown to become an important way to send an important message in just four years' time. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention hosted the annual "Out of the Darkness" Walk yesterday at Lake Storey -- one of several statewide annually. The local walk was started by Tina Benedict, who attended a similar Read More
  • Honoring Those with Alzheimers >

    9-27-14 Alzheimers Walk 1 There was plenty of support and plenty of people ready to say "thank you" at a walk yesterday morning in Galesburg meant to bring awareness to a crippling disease for which there's no cure. The local Alzeheimers' Association chapter hosted their annual Walk to End Alzheimers Disease yesterday. Organizers say Galesburg was again one of the tops in the region Read More
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Local Sports Highlights

  • Local Sports 9/29/14 >

    Nearly all of the area small-school volleyball teams will take to the courts tonight. Abingdon/Avon will be tested at home by Lewistown; United is favored in a home matchup with Galva; and Ridgewood will also be on its' homecourt against Annawan. Teams on the road include the Knoxville Lady Bullets, who travel to Elmwood/Brimfield; the Monmouth-Roseville Titans will go to Read More
  • Local Sports 9/28/14 >

    Monmouth-Roseville's Boys Cross Country Team placed second in their own Titans Cross Country Invitational at Monmouth Park yesterday. That said, The Titans' Nathan Ault was the top finisher on the boys' side, with a time of 16:41.57. Overall, Macomb was the meet champion. Marcer County came in third. Monmouth-Roseville's girls were the champion on their side, followed by Macomb, Mercer Read More
  • Southern Illinois Downs Western Illinois >

    CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- Mark Iannotti threw for 272 yards and two touchdowns, both of which went to MyCole Pruitt, to lead Southern Illinois over Western Illinois 34-17 on Saturday. Pruitt, the only tight end in Missouri Valley Conference history with more than 2,000 receiving yards, had nine catches and 106 yards for Salukis (4-1, 1-0). Mika'il McCall and Malcolm Agnew Read More
  • Local Sports 9/27/14 >

    The Galesburg Silver Streaks fell to 2-3 on the season after a 49-21 loss to Peoria Notre Dame. Next up for the Silver Streaks is Homecoming next Friday night when they host Peoria Manual. Moline 48 - UT 13 Quincy 9 - Alleman 7 Peoria 63 - Rock Island 15 Knoxville 22 - Beardstown 6 Abingdon/Avon 54 - South Fulton 0 United 42 - Annawan/Wethersfield 7 Read More
  • Local Area High School Football Scoreboard >

    All posted scores are finals Peoria Notre Dame 49 - Galesburg High School 21 Abingdon/Avon 54 - South Fulton 0 Stark County 24 - Mercer County 8 Knoxville 22 - Beardstown 6 United 42 - Annawan/Wethersfield 7 Moline 48 - United Township 13 Mid-County 39 - Ridgewood 2 Peoria Central 63 - Rock Island 15 Quincy 9 - Alleman 7 Read More
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