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  • Interview: Knox County Clerk Scott Erickson >

    Scott Knox County Clerk Scott Erickson has some information on new locations for polling places and early voting. There will be at least of couple of polling places that will have different locations for the November 4th election. Knox County Clerk Scott Erickson has information about the new locatoins as well Read More
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Local News Highlights

  • Cleaning Up the Lake >

    10-19-14 Lake Storey A number of Galesburg-area residents helped the environment while teaching important lessons Saturday at Lake Storey. The city hosted the annual Lake Storey Cleanup. Over a dozen resident grabbed trash bags and other equipment, and picked up bags worth of bottles, cans, and other debris from the lake -- somewhat surprising for Valerie Weeks and her son. Weeks says she never Read More
  • Remembering the Wife of a Coaching Legend >

    The Galesburg community and especially the Galesburg athletic community lost what one person describes as a "force" recently. Marilyn Thiel -- widow of legendary Galesburg Silver Streaks Basketball Coach John Thiel, died October ninth at the age of 85. A funeral service was held several days ago, where among the attendees was longtime former Silver Streaks Player and Coach, and former Read More
  • New Van Dyke Stadium Officially Christened >

    10-17-14 GHS 1 It's a facility Galesburg School District Superintendent Bart Arthur called "Van Dyke Field Two." And, despite the fact that some home football games have been played there already, the new Galesburg High School Athletic Complex is officially open. District-205 cut a ribbon on the new complex yesterday, now that it's been deemed substantially complete by the District's Master Facilities 10-17-14 GHS 2 Plan Read More
  • Police Standoff in Rural Warren County Ends >

    Breaking News UPDATED 6:00am 10/17/14   The Warren County State's Attorney says one person is in custody after a standoff with police that lasted around five-and-a-half hours Friday. State's Attorney Chip Algren's office says Warren County deputies were called to a home on 155th Street in rural Warren County around 3:30pm, just a few miles from the Knox/Warren Conty line, regarding a suicidal Read More
  • Lawmakers Talk Tax Increase at Sandburg >

    10-17-14 CSC Legislative Luncheon Just what will happen to the state's temporary income tax increase once it's scheduled to sunset at the end of the year? That's a question several local lawmakers tried to answer today during the annual luncheon for local legislators hosted by Carl Sandburg College. Democratic State Senator John Sullivan says the answer will likely be decided November fourth. "I think Read More
  • Knox County Sheriff's Department Looking for Two Men >

    Rigg, Jonathan Johnson, Dustin The public is being asked to keep an eye out for two men wanted by the Knox County Sheriff's Department and Galesburg Police. Both departments are looking for the whereabouts of 24-year old Jonathan Rigg and 30-year old Dustin Johnson. According to Galesburg Police, both men are wanted on multiple felony warrants in connection with recent burglaries in Galesburg and Read More
  • Galesburg School Board Makes Superintendent Search Decisions >

    (Donna Johnson, Illinois Association of School Boards)

    (Donna Johnson, Illinois Association of School Boards)

    One of the first phases of a search for the next Galesburg School District Superintendent will be to get public input on what type of Superintendent will be needed. The Galesburg School Board yesterday agreed during a special meeting to open an online survey to residents starting as soon as next week, that Read More
  • Community Members Meet Candidates in Upcoming Election >

    vote Candidates for the Knox County Board, Regional Superintendent and County Clerk all spent part of last night meeting and greeting members of the public. The Galesburg branch of the NAACP hosted the event so the public could ask each candidate face to face about the issues. But it also provided an opportunity for Knox County Sheriff David Clague to speak Read More
  • Groundbreaking for New Knoxville Development >

    10-16-14 Knoxville Courtyard Estates 1 One of the bigger developments to come to Knoxville in some time outside of construction of the new Knoxville High School is officially underway. A groundbreaking ceremony was held yesterday on the former PEO home lot for the new assisted living facility that Peoria-based Petersen Health Care is building. The 35-person facility is expected to be open by late-Summer of Read More
  • Galesburg School Board Approves Bond Issuance >

    9-4-14 Galesburg High School The Galesburg School District is moving forward with plans to do renovations in district buildings, as the Master Facilites Plan, as it was first developed, is all but completely shelved. The District-205 Board during a special meeting yesterday approved selling three-million dollars worth of fire prevention and safety bonds for renovations planned for Galesburg High School. Assistant Superintendent for Finance Read More
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Local Sports Highlights

  • Local Sports 10/19/14 >

    HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING AND DIVING Some records fell in what turned out to be the only home meet of the year for the Galesburg Girls Swimming and Diving Team. Pleasant Valley was the meet champion at the Streaks invitational, breaking the GHS record in diving. GHS' Delaney Duncan took records in the 100-yard Freestyle, the 100-Yard Breaststroke, and the 100-Yard Read More
  • Robertson, Illinois State Rally Past Western Illinois >

    MACOMB, Ill. (AP) -- Tre Roberson accounted for four second-half touchdowns and Nick Aussieker kicked a 34-yard field goal as time expired, rallying Illinois State past Western Illinois 37-34 on Saturday. The Redbirds (6-0, 3-0 Missouri Valley) faced a 27-6 deficit late in the third quarter, but stormed back as Roberson threw touchdown passes of 10 and 9 yards to James Read More
  • Remembering the Wife of a Coaching Legend >

    The Galesburg community and especially the Galesburg athletic community lost what one person describes as a "force" recently. Marilyn Thiel -- widow of legendary Galesburg Silver Streaks Basketball Coach John Thiel, died October ninth at the age of 85. A funeral service was held several days ago, where among the attendees was longtime former Silver Streaks Player and Coach, and former Read More
  • Local Sports 10/18/14 >

    They didn't have the lead for the entire game -- until it mattered. The Galesburg Silver Streaks now at least share a portion of the Western Big 6 Conference Title after defeating Quincy in a thriller last night 35-28. The Streaks came from behind several times, but never led until the first play of overtime. Then, a fumble by Quincy solidified Read More
  • New Van Dyke Stadium Officially Christened >

    10-17-14 GHS 1 It's a facility Galesburg School District Superintendent Bart Arthur called "Van Dyke Field Two." And, despite the fact that some home football games have been played there already, the new Galesburg High School Athletic Complex is officially open. District-205 cut a ribbon on the new complex yesterday, now that it's been deemed substantially complete by the District's Master Facilities 10-17-14 GHS 2 Plan Read More
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Interview: Ralph Henning, Galesburg High School Athletic Director

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Galesburg Silver StreaksGalesburg High School Athletic Director Ralph Henning joined us to talk about the upgrade of the athletic facilities at GHS.

There was hope that the Silver Streak baseball and softball teams would get to play some home games this season. Mother nature decided not to cooperate and the decision was made collectively that the new facilities will not be ready before the end of the season. We talked about this as well as the other spring sports with GHS Athletic Director Ralph Henning on the WGIL Morning News.