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  • Union Says No Lawsuit Filed Against School District >

    Galesburg Education Association spokesperson Tami Qualls speaks to reporters Friday morning.

    Galesburg Education Association spokesperson Tami Qualls speaks to reporters Friday morning.

    UPDATED 12:32pm   The Galesburg Education Association says despite published reports to the contrary, they are NOT filing a lawsuit against the Galesburg School District, while the administration says it's still a legal matter. The GEA said this morning they've filed a complaint with the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board, Read More
  • WEB EXTRA: Listen to Full Galesburg Education Association Press Conference >

    The Galesburg Education Association held their second news conference in as many days today -- this time, to dispute a published report that suggested the GEA was filing a lawsuit against District 205.  In reality, the GEA says they've filed a complaint against the Galesburg School District alleging unfair labor practices. Listen to the full news conference below.  Speaking will be Read More
  • Students Provided Free Lunch During Teacher's Strike >

    As the Galesburg teachers strike continues, many students who depend on the schools to get their meals found themselves without lunch. A free lunch program was organized and is now being run by the Galesburg School District, in an effort to make sure students who depend the schools lunch services are being taken care of. Seven different locations around Galesburg Read More
  • Major Pot Bust Last Month at Amtrak Depot >

    A Mattoon, Illinois man faces serious felony charges in Knox County after a search at the Galesburg Amtrak Depot almost a month ago. Formal charges have been filed against 24-year-old Robert Spangler including a Class-X felony count of Cannabis Trafficking, a Class-One Felony count of Possession of Cannabis with Intent to Deliver, and a Class-Two Felony offense of Possession of Read More
  • Unemployment Down In Knox County For July >

    The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the jobless rate has been reduced in Knox County. Knox joined the rest of Illinois' 102 counties in seeing a decrease in non-seasonally adjusted year-over-year unemployment. According to the report, Knox County saw 7.4-percent unemployment in July, down from last year's rate of 8.7-percent. This is the second consecutive month unemployment rates have Read More
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Local Sports Highlights

  • Local Sports 8/21/14 >

    Plans for the upcoming football season for Galesburg High School are moving along, even though the teacher's strike is continuing into a second week. The Silver Streaks will make their debut in a scrimmage to be held this Saturday afternoon from 1-to-3 at Knosher Bowl at Knox College. The GHS sports boosters have taken charge of the event, which was Read More
  • Local Sports 8/20/14 >

    A standout 3-sport athlete from Monmouth-Roseville High School has decided to attend Carl Sandburg College. Martel Hunter, who excelled at football, basketball, and track at the Warren County school, reportedly made a last-minute decision this summer to come to Galesburg, rather than attend Parkland Community College in Champaign. Hunter was expected to join his former Titans' teammate Trayvon Smith at Read More
  • School District Grants Waiver for Fall Sports >

    Fall sports will resume at Galesburg High School despite the ongoing teachers strike and both sides not being able to reach any sort of agreement. The School District sent out a press release this afternoon regarding the situation of fall sports and allowing students to practice during the strike. The district had initially rejected a request for a waiver form Read More
  • Superintendent: No Teachers Working, No Football Practice >

    picket2 The Galesburg Education Association says they have no problem with the football team getting back to work in order to continue practicing for the season. The Galesburg School District Superintendent, however, says he does. Bart Arthur --a self-admitted sports fan -- says it's true that the district has denied a request for a waiver to be filed with the Illinois High Read More
  • Local Sports 8/14/14 >

    Work on the new athletic facilities at Galesburg High School continues in spite of the teachers strike. There had been questions as to whether construction workers would cross the GEA's picket lines, but according to GHS Principal Roy Van Meter and Athletic Director Ralph Henning, work is ongoing today at the fieldhouse, the football field, and the school itself. Henning Read More
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