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Local News Highlights

  • Landfill Reports Strong Numbers from Area Construction Projects >

    Knox County Seal The material is coming-in according to the Knox County Landfill. While material taken to the site varies depending on the month or season, construction of the new Knoxville High School has created a boon of sorts for the Landfill. Construction in the Kewanee school district and some spillage allegedly made by BNSF near Macomb may also proven beneficial. Landfill Administrator Read More
  • Rising Costs Dampen City Projects >

    The Galesburg City Council approved one project and rejected another during Monday night's meeting. While bids were approved for the construction of a new Transit Maintenance Facility, attention was brought to rising costs associated with the project since planning began. The Transit Maintenance Facility will play host to equipment used by the City and Handivan services. The Council, however, scrapped Read More
  • IDPH Considerations Made For Nursing Home >

    Now that the bid has been recommended for work to the ceiling at the Knox County Nursing Home, Illinois Department of Public Health approval is now on the minds of the County Board. During last night's Nursing Home and Landfill Committee meeting, the process to receive project approval with the state was discussed. The County, after initially rejecting bids for Read More
  • Knoxville School District Approves Deficit Budget >

    There really wasn't anything new to report to the Knoxville Board of Education during last night's board meeting regarding the budget.  Superintendent Steve Wilder told the board he really hadn't made any changes to the budget which the board needed to approve. Wilder did tell the board the budget was not a complete budget and they'd be taking a look Read More
  • New App Comes to American Red Cross >

    We use smartphone "apps" for just about everything: entertainment, to order food, to track our workouts. There are apps for just about anything you can think of, and now the American Red Cross has joined the app world with a brand new blood donor "app." The item, according to Ben Corey, the Red Cross' External Communication Manager, puts the power Read More
  • Man Accused of Family Disturbance >

    A rural Warren County man will be back in court on Wednesday on charges accusing him of causing a disturbance in nearby Henderson County over the weekend. The Henderson County Sheriffs Department isn't releasing many details on the incident itself, other than to say that 26-year-old John Waugh of Little York faces a host of felony charges. Sheriff Steven Haynes says Read More
  • Knoxville School Board Reviews 2014 Assessment Results >

    Knoxville Superintendent Steve Wilder was very clear with School Board members last night: the results of the 2014 state test scores are not the best representation of the district's potential. That's because according to Wilder, the Illinois Standards Achievement Test and Prairie State Achievement Exam administered by the state last year were in a state of flux as the state Read More
  • Festival Ordinance Stalled >

    Additional work is needed on an ordinance dropped from the Galesburg City Council's agenda, Monday night. The festival ordinance - which was recommended by the City's Liquor Advisory Commission - has been in development for more than one year. The license would allow businesses, civic organizations, and non-profits to sell alcohol as part of events in certain sections of the city. A Read More
  • Arrest Made After Knife Assault >

    IL-GalesburgPD An incident on Friday afternoon has led to the arrest of one individual. Galesburg Police say they responded to the 100 block of North Chambers Street to a report of a battery involving a knife. According to the police report, individuals came to the apartment of 54-year-old Darrell Rippatoe after he had allegedly been arguing with his girlfriend. After confronting Read More
  • Maytag Plant Closure 10 Years Ago >

    For some, it's probably a distant memory. For others, it's as fresh as it was 12 years ago when the announcement was first made, then two years after that when reality set in. For others still, they may not know that there was an employer bigger than the railroad in Galesburg ten years ago. Ten years ago yesterday, the Galesburg Read More
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Local Sports Highlights

  • Local Sports 9/17/14 >

    Second round play continues today at Soangetaha Country Club, where the Illinois State Senior Women's Golf Tournament is being played. Galesburg's Gail Hannam carded a first round score of 81, which was good for third place heading into today's action. In high school play, the Galesburg Silver Streaks boys team is in Peoria against Notre Dame and Limestone at the Read More
  • Interview: KWQC-TV6's Thom Cornelis >

    Thom Cornelis KWQC-TV 6 Sports Director Thom Cornelis called it a career Tuesday night , retiring after 44 years in Quad Cities broadcasting.  Cornelis talked with the WGIL Morning News in July, not long after he announced his retirement. Listen to the full interview below. Read More
  • Local Sports 9/16/14 >

    Most of the area small-school volleyball teams will swing back into action tonight, including the Knoxville Blue Bullets who travel to Aledo to play Mercer County. Abingdon-Avon is also on the road, as the Tornadoes head south to battle South Fulton. Elsewhere in the area, United hosts Ridgewood; Monmouth-Roseville stays home to play Macomb, and the ROWVA Tigers will go Read More
  • Local Sports 9/15/14 >

    Galesburg will play host to the Women's Senior Amateur State Golf Tournament beginning tomorrow at Soangetaha Country Club. Mary Robson and Terri Moore have been organizing the event, which Mary says is a good thing for the entire community. "[The player are] here, basically, for four days," Robson said.  "They're going to arrive Monday, probably have a practice round, and Read More
  • Local Sports 9/12/14 >

    After tonight, a third of the high school football season will be in the books. Large-school games of interest include: Galesburg (1-1) at United Township (2-2) Moline (0-2) at Peoria Richwoods (1-1) Rock Island (1-1) at Quincy (1-1) Peoria Notre Dame (2-0) at Alleman (1-1) Peoria High (2-0) at Manual (1-1) Small-school games in the local area include: Ridgewood at Read More
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