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  • Saturday on WGIL's Galesburg Live >

    Gburg-Live-BOC Bob O'Connor will be your host Saturday for "Galesburg Live" from 7-9am on WGIL. At 7:15am, Bob's guest is Anthony Law, Coordinator of Minority Outreach at Carl Sandburg College.  We’ll focus on the two honorary organizations, Men Of Distinction and Women Of Character.  Some 36 Sandburg students belong to those Read More
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Local News Highlights

  • Second Burglary Suspect Arrested >

    Rigg, Jonathan Around 8:30 last night the U-S Marshal Service and Stone County Sheriff's Deputies arrested 24 year-old Johnathan Rigg. According to a press release from the Knox County Sheriff's Department, Rigg was found in Mountain View Arkansas and taken into custody without incident. Rigg was arrested on two Knox County warrants for burglary. Knox County Sheriff officials also say 23 year Read More
  • Unemployment Continues Declines >

    help wanted Unemployment is showing some positive signs for Knox County. Statistics for the month of September have been released by the Illinois Department Employment Security. In previous months in the county, data has suggested that while unemployment has gone down, the total labor force has gone down as well, suggesting more people stopped looking for work. But this time, the State Read More
  • There's A Call for Zombies at Sandburg Mall >

    As Halloween approaches, film directors Mike Patterson and Mike Carlson are sending out the call for all Zombies. Two Matts Productions will be in town this weekend working on their film "Earth Day 2: Holidays of the Dead." The film, if you haven't figured out by now is about the Zombie Apocalypse, and both Carlson and Patterson thought Galesburg had Read More
  • Galesburg School District Urges Public to Take Superintendent Search Survey >

    9-28-14 Dist 205 1 Last week, we told you that as the Galesburg School District searches for a new Superintendent, a survey will be made available that the public is being urged to complete, dealing with what qualifications they'd like to see in a new Superintendent.   The link to that survey has just been released, and is below.  Those not wanting to take the Read More
  • Library Finance Committee Talks Insurance Spike >

    Galesburg Public Library Before the Galesburg Public Library Board of Trustees approves the 2014-2015 fiscal year budget, members of the Finance Committee wanted to talk about some of the issues the library is facing in the upcoming year. One of the biggest challenges the library board has to deal with is employee insurance, and the extra $60,000 they'd have to come up with if Read More
  • School Board Approves Life Safety Amendments >

    205logobw The Galesburg School District is going forward with some more renovations and upgrades at Galesburg High School, now that the district's Master Facilities Plan is effectively shelved. The District-205 Board met in special session yesterday to approve $3.3 million in projects that will be paid for with already-approved Qualified Zone Academy Bonds, and will primarily focus on Galesburg High School. Assistant Read More
  • Small Progress in Library Land Acquisition >

    The Galesburg Public Library Board of Trustees has been working on a plan to purchase land surrounding the area where the new library will be located along West Main Street. The Construction Committee met yesterday in a closed-door session to talk about current land acquisitions, but no other information was provided regarding the purchasing of land. However, board member Guy Read More
  • Charges Filed Against Burglary Suspect >

    Johnson, Dustin The man wanted by both the Knox County Sheriff's Department and the Galesburg Police made a brief appearance in Knox County Circuit Court this afternoon. Dustin Johnson appeared via video conference where Judge Stephen Mathers went over the charges. Johnson is being charged with 11 counts of burglary, that according to Mathers occurred throughout the county from August 19-th through Read More
  • School District Urges Public Support of Funding Reform Bill >

    205logobw It's been reported on plenty, but the Superintendent of the Galesburg School District says the public needs to know about a bill that may get called for a vote during the fall veto session that he says is crucial to helping the district's finances. Bart Arthur says what's known in the Illinois Legislature as Senate Bill 16 more equitably distributes Read More
  • Ground Broken for New Silas Willard School >

    10-22-14 Silas 2 Construction of the new Silas Willard Elementary School has officially begun. Building on the nearly $20 million, two-story structure started with a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday, though crews are already on site doing ground testing and other measures.  The structure is expected to replace the current school, which has long shown its age. Silas Willard Elementary School Principal Angela Stockman says Read More
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Local Sports Highlights

  • Local Area Highschool Scoreboard Week 9 >

    All scores listed are finals Peoria High 61 - Galesburg 35 Stark County 38 - Princeville 14 Mercer County 21 - United 14 Abingdon/Avon 52 - Knoxville 0 Peoria Notre Dame 48 - Rock Island 27 Richwoods 27 - Quincy 21 Monticello 62 - Monmouth/Roseville 26 Read More
  • Local Sports 10/24/14 >

    Here's a look at today's sports schedule High School Football The regular season will come to an end tonight for high school football teams in Illinois, with a full schedule of games to be played in week number nine. Here in Galesburg, the Silver Streaks will host the Lions of Peoria High. Both teams figure to be playoff-bound, with the Read More
  • Galesburg Silver Streaks Football vs Peoria High Lions >

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    The GHS Silver Streaks lost to the Peoria High Lions 61-35. This makes the Silver Streaks 5-4 to end the regular season and the Lions are left 8-1. Tomorrow night around 8pm we will find out where, when, and if the Streaks will be playing next in the play-offs. Tune in to 1400am WGIL tomorrow around that time to catch

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  • Local Sports 10/23/14 >

    The regular-season will wrap up tonight for many of the area high school volleyball teams, most of which will play on their home courts this evening. In Oneida, the ROWVA Tigers will welcome Lincoln Trail Conference rival Ridgewood. In Abingdon, the Farmington Farmers will battle the A-Town Tornados. At Monmouth, the Titans will host Camp Point. And in Williamsfield, the Read More
  • Local Sports 10/22/14 >

    Here's today's local sports schedule. Soccer It's on to the class 1A sectional championship game for the Monmouth-Roseville Titans boys soccer team, after they defeated Princeton last night 4-0 in the semifinals of the East Peoria Sectional. The Titans improved to 20-4 for the season, and will face 17-5 Peoria Christian for the title Friday night. Peoria defeated Somonauk 2-to-1 Read More
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Interview: Ben “Stone” Stomberg on World Book Night

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Stone Alley Books & Collectibles owner Ben ‘Stone’ Stomberg joined us to talk about World Book Night.

Stone Alley Books & Collectibles is one of 2,300 bookstores and libraries across America supporting World Book Night. It’s a campaign to provide free books to light or non-readers. We discussed this event as well as Free Comic Book Day with Stone Alley owner Ben ‘Stone’ Stomberg on the WGIL Morning News.