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  • Galesburg Teachers May Soon Strike >

    Continuing-Coverage The Galesburg Education Association says contract negotiations with the School District have largely "failed," so an intent to strike notice will be voted on by the teachers tonight.   As soon as the vote details are released tonight, we'll bring them to you live on WGIL and WGIL.com, as well as Read More
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Local News Highlights

  • Local Carnival Aims to Bring Community Together >

    It's not everyday you get to celebrate a milestone like turning 90. But that's what the Calvary Assembly of God Church is celebrating this year, and they're doing it with a carnival. This weekend, the church is hosting a community carnival and they're hoping everyone will come out and help them celebrate. Pastor Jeff Morrow tells the WGIL Morning News Read More
  • Monmouth Seeks Road Salt After No Bids Received >

    The bids for road salt went out, but the City of Monmouth was left without a supplier. The Illinois Department of Central Management Services announced the results of a joint purchase program bid that serves more than 500 communities. Nearly 200 of those communities, however, did not receive a bid for road salt, Monmouth included. Monmouth Public Works Director Andy Jackson Read More
  • Teen To Be Tried on Aggravated Battery Charges >

    7-29-14 Michael Strong A Knox County judge has ruled a Galesburg teenager can stand trial on charges accusing him of assaulting another man during a dispute earlier this month. Judge Scott Shipplett yesterday found probable cause for 18-year-old Michael Strong to be tried on two Class-Three Felony charges of Aggravated Battery. Strong was arrested on July third. Galesburg Police detective Travis Smith testified that Read More
  • Seminary and Kellogg Street Overpass Construction Moves Along >

    At this point, the work on the Kellogg and Seminary street Overpass looks more like an overpass than just a construction site. The project - that's been going on for months - has finally taken shape, giving drivers an idea of just how the overpass will look when it's complete. Currently there are two separate ends of the overpass with nothing connecting Read More
  • Not Guilty Plea in Felony Sex Case >

    7-29-14 William Hickman A Galesburg man has entered a not guilty plea to felony charges accusing him of sexually assaulting a young girl -- prosecutors say -- within the last year. 53-year-old William Hickman, Senior entered the not guilty plea yesterday through his public defender, to charges of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child. Galesburg Police Detective Kevin Legate testified yesterday that the now-nine-year-old Read More
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Local Sports Highlights

  • Post 285 Wins at State Tournament >

    Make it 10 straight wins for the Galesburg American Legion baseball team, as Post 285 got by Fairview Heights 10-9 in the state tournament opener Wedneday afternoon. Dylan Klinck pitched the final 4 innings to get the win, and drove in the go- ahead run in the 8th inning. Next up for Galesburg is a 3pm game Thursday against Elk Grove. Read More
  • Local Sports 7/30/14 >

    The state tournament is underway for the top six American Legion baseball teams in Illinois. Among that group is Galesburg Post 285, which is paired up against Fairview Heights in this afternoon's opening round. Galesburg enters the tournament with a mark of 33-15, while Fairview is 32-9.   Read More
  • Local Sports 7/28/14 >

    The baseball season continues into another week for the Galesburg American Legion team. Fresh off of their title at the Third Division tournament last week in Jerseyville, Post 285 will begin play on Wednesday at the State Tournament in Arlington Heights. Galesburg's first opponent in the 6-team, double-elimination tournament will be Fairview Heights from the Fifth Division--St. Louis area. Fairview Read More
  • 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
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Local Sports 4/10/14 — Kyle Hunter Talks Pro Ball

WGIL Newsroom 270

Kyle Hunter 2The Galesburg Silver Streaks baseball team takes its 6-and-5 record on the road this afternoon to play at Pekin.

Former Silver Streak pitcher Kyle Hunter joined us today on the WGIL Morning News. Kyle is in Arizona, awaiting his assignment by the Seattle Mariners to start the new season, after missing the opening days due to a groin injury suffered in spring training.