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  • Galesburg Teachers May Soon Strike >

    Listen Live 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

  • 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 >

    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 >

    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
  • Man Enters Plea to Hotel Battery >

    A Galesburg man has pleaded not guilty to charges accusing him of attacking two men in a local hotel room over a month ago. 33-year-old Kenwaun Murray made the plea yesterday in Knox County Circuit Court through Public Defender Karl Johnson to multiple charges of Aggravated Battery. Murray had faced a Class-X felony charge of Armed Robbery among others, but Read More
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Local Sports Highlights

  • 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
  • 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
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