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  • Knoxville City Council Approves Health Insurance Switch >

    7-28-14 Knoxville City Council The Knoxville City Council went with what the employees said they wanted. Aldermen last night held a special meeting, where they approved switching to an employee health insurance plan from United Health Care-River Valley, versus the plan they currently have through Blue Cross-Blue Shield. Dan Hiett is the city's insurance agent, and told employees and aldermen last night the change Read More
  • Designs for New Silas Willard School Approved >

    205logobw The Galesburg School Board has given its blessing to building a new Silas Willard Elementary School, despite one big concern. The District-205 Board at a special meeting yesterday voted to approve the design development documents for construction of the new school, estimated to cost 18-million dollars by the time work is completed in 2016. But, until the existing structure is Read More
  • Contract Talks Prompt School Board Comments >

    Now that the Galesburg Education Association released specifics of their contract proposal, District 205 is releasing a few specifics of their own. In a press release sent out Monday evening, the Galesburg School Board says they are seeking a settlement that accommodates both taxpayers and teachers. The District faces a $2.7-million deficit going into the next fiscal year and has previously Read More
  • City Council Exploring Multiple Options for Bunker Links >

    The Galesburg City Council says they need more information before deciding the future of Bunker Links Golf Course. During a special work session meeting Monday night, Aldermen reviewed a proposal to take over operations of the course. The City's contract with the current golf pro expires at the end of this year, and the Public Works Department believes the City's Read More
  • Computer Network Upgrades Coming To Carl Sandburg College >

    Carl Sandburg College Carl Sandburg College is about to undergo a major technological upgrade that officials say should help students, faculty, and staff alike. The Sandburg Board of Trustees last week approved a total of about $194-thousand in bids that will result in upgrades to both the wired and wireless computer networks at the main Galesburg campus, following an evaluation by a campus Read More
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Local Sports Highlights

  • 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
  • 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
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Bustos Hears Concerns About Post Office

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Rep. Cheri Bustos meets a resident outside the Galesburg Flower Company Monday.  (Will Stevenson Photo)

Rep. Cheri Bustos meets a resident outside the Galesburg Flower Company Monday. (Will Stevenson Photo)

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos helped deliver the mail, and she was delivered an earful from constituents as a result.

Bustos spent the afternoon in Galesburg Monday, where she shadowed a local postal worker as part of what she calls “Cheri on Shift” where she visits and works alongside employees in various industries.