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  • County Board Asks About Lack of Wind Farms >

    Knox County Seal Wind turbines may - or may not - ever come to Knox County, even though the company that was going to do the work here has seemingly backed out for now. The Knox County Board last night discussed wind energy as they approved a local resident putting up his own small wind energy system. County Board members noted the large amount of Read More
  • Man Arrested For Sexually Abusing Minor >

    Galesburg Police were called to the 400 block of Clark Street on Monday to a report of an unwanted subject. According to the police report, 35-year-old Timothy Longcor had inappropriately touched his 10-year-old niece. Officers were able to locate Longcor several houses down from the home they responded to, but said he was allegedly intoxicated when they found him. Investigators Read More
  • Home-Built Copter Crashes in Henderson County Cornfield >

    UPDATED 11:43am A 68-year old Oquawka man was injured when his home-made, single-seat aircraft took a short dive into a cornfield, about a mile south of Oquawka. Henderson County deputy Steve Henshaw was one of the first on the scene and says the call came in around 6:30pm Wednesday. Henshaw and Oquawka Police Chief Keith DeJaynes say the pilot, Steven Read More
  • BNSF Union Proposes Workforce Changes >

    bnsf_logo Several employees expressed their dissatisfaction yesterday during a meeting of BNSF Union employees. The General Committee of Adjustment from SMART held two meetings at the Labor Temple on Grand Avenue in Galesburg.  BNSF is Galesburg's largest employer, but the union used the opportunity yesterday to review a union developed contract. BNSF Union officials declined comment before telling WGIL to leave Read More
  • Knox County Board Approves Raffle Ordinance Changes >

    7-23-14 kcb The Knox County Board has approved a measure that essentially brings oversight of a popular method of fundraising over to local control. The County Board Wednesday night approved a change to the county's raffle ordinance, allowing for poker runs -- charity events involving motorcycles traveling from facility to facility.  The measure was approved on an 11-0 vote, with County Board Chair Read More
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Local Sports Highlights

  • 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
  • Post 285 Wins to Open District 3 Tournament >

    The Galesburg American Legion baseball team has now won seven straight games, including a pair of contests to open the Division 3 Tournament yesterday in Jerseyville. Post 285 easily won its opener, scoring five runs in the first inning in 9-1 romp over Calhoun County. Logan Davis was the winning pitcher. It was Galesburg's 30th win of the season. Win Read More
  • Local Sports 7/20/14 >

    Mack Foster's lead continues at the Galesburg All-City Men's Golf Tournament. Foster's two day total of 131 leads the pack after play yesterday at Soangetaha Country Club. Foster shot a three-under 69 yesterday. Three players are in second place and are five shots off the pace: Kelby Rescinito, David Blake, and Jackson Wetherbee. Defending champion Cody Reiber is in 5th Read More
  • Local Sports 7/19/14 >

    The Galesburg American Legion Baseball Team won its 8th straight 15th District championship yesterday, by beating the Oneida post at the Quincy Tourmament 17-5. Drew Claeys and Drew Nall each scored home runs en route to a victory, which saw post 285 score five runs in the first inning, and six runs in the 7th inning. Logan Davis was the Read More
  • Local Sports 7/18/14 >

    The championship of the District 15 American Legion baseball tournament is at stake this afternoon as Galesburg plays Oneida. A win by Galesburg in the afternoon game would give them the title in the double elimination format, but a win by Oneida would force a second game to be played this evening to decide the champion. Both teams advanced with Read More
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