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  • Pension Problems May Force City to Raise Property Taxes >

    9-23-14 GCC Work Session Most members of the Galesburg City Council say it's inevitable, but the question is, by what amount will property taxes likely have to go up in order to continue to cover the city's pension costs. That was one of the main topics of discussion at a City Council budget work session today dealing with levels of city service. In one scenario, the Read More
  • Veterans A Central Focus in 17th District Race >

    SchillingCellar Former Congressman Bobby Schilling was in Galesburg on Tuesday. The candidate for the 17th District Congressional seat told reporters during a stop at "The Cellar: Pizzeria and Pub" that he was intending to meet with local business representatives, including the Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce and G&M Distributors. The November election is just over 40 days away, and the Colona Read More
  • Some Still Waiting for Harvest to Start >

    The forecast calls for a perfect stretch of weather on this first week of autumn, but many are farmers are playing the waiting game before beginning harvest. Knox County's David Erickson told us yesterday that he's patiently waiting for the corn and soybean crops to come to maturity. "The north part of the county, maybe, planting started later than the Read More
  • Congresswoman Visits College to Learn About Rail Jobs >

    BustosNARS A great collaboration between public and private entities. That's how 17th District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos described what she saw when she came to Galesburg today. The East Moline Democrat was at Carl Sandburg College's Center for Manufacturing Excellence to observe the preparations made ahead of Sandburg offering a locomotive engineering program through the National Academy of Railroad Science, and Burlington Read More
  • City Council Approves Moving Forward on Two Administrative Proposals >

    galesburg The budget-related work sessions continue for the Galesburg City Council, and proposals discussed last night would possibly effect expenses in one case, and revenue in the other. Aldermen last night said they would like to see a draft ordinance creating an administrative adjudication process, allowing residents to take up various ordinance violations and light police matters through a local hearing Read More
  • Library Receives IHPA Approval >

    Galesburg Public Library The Galesburg Public Library took another step in solidifying their place for a state grant. The Library yesterday received approval from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency for the construction of the proposed new library. Board of Trustees with the Library submitted designs to the IHPA, held community forums, and participated in a tour with an IHPA representative. The Galesburg Public Read More
  • Grand Jury Indicts Accused Murderer >

    Christopher Croom POSTED 7:25pm  A Knox County grand jury has filed the same charges prosecutors originally sought against a Chicago man charged with stabbing a Galesburg man and killing him. That was learned today during what was supposed to be a preliminary hearing in the case of 29-year-old Christopher Croom.  Circuit Court Judge Stephen Mathers told Croom and Public Defender Jim Harrell Read More
  • Knox County Public Defender to Resign >

    UPDATED 9:10pm   Knox County's Public Defender has decided to resign his position. Jim Harrell - who has served in the position for about 25 years - submitted his letter of resignation on Monday. Harrell is noted for his experience in the position. The announcement was made during a special meeting of the Knox County Finance Committee Monday night. Judge Scott Shipplett partially Read More
  • Abingdon-Avon Schools Adopt Fiscal Year Budget >

    Last week, the Abingdon-Avon School District adopted a budget, but it may need just a bit of work. District 276 Superintendent Chad Willis says their current budget has a more than $500-thousand deficit. The 2014/15 fiscal year budget is experiencing a somewhat larger deficit than the previous fiscal year but, as of right now, Abingdon-Avon is hopeful a similar result will Read More
  • Robbery Suspect Makes Court Appearance >

    A Galesburg teenager accused of robbing another man during what prosecutors say is a drug deal has made another appearance in court. 19-year-old Jordan Eskridge made his first appearance in Knox County Circuit Court this morning since Karl Johnson was appointed last week as his Public Defender. Eskridge faces a Class-X felony count of Armed Robbery. Knox County prosecutors say Read More
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Local Sports Highlights

  • Local Sports 9/23/14 >

    Every fall sports team at Galesburg High School, with the exception of football, is seeing competition today. The golf teams are on the course, as the boys are at Bunker Links against Mercer County, while the girls are at Lake Bracken playing Peoria Notre Dame and Normal U-High. The boys suffered their first dual meet loss of the year yesterday Read More
  • Local Sports 9/22/14 >

    A new head wrestling coach has been hired at Knox College. Knox athletic director Chad Eisele announced this morning that Matt Lowers will take over the post vacated by Joe Norton, who resigned this summer to take the top job at his alma mater at North Central College in Naperville. Lowers most recently was the head wrestling coach for 4 Read More
  • Fitzgerald: No Time to Panic with Wildcats 0-2 >

    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern vowed this would be a rebound season, a chance to re-establish itself after struggling down the stretch last year. Two games in, things aren't looking so good. The Wildcats take a 0-2 record into Saturday's meeting with Western Illinois, certainly not what they expected headed into their final tuneup for Big Ten play. Coach Pat Fitzgerald Read More
  • Local Sports 9/19/14 >

    The new Van Dyke Stadium in Galesburg will play host to its' second varsity football game tonight, as the Silver Streaks will play the Peoria Richwoods Knights. Richwoods comes in with a record of 2-1, but is having to replace its' starting center Cole Brown, who has been out all week with serious blood clots. His father--head coach Roland Brown--has Read More
  • Local Sports 9/18/14 >

    The Galesburg Silver Streaks boys golf team carries momentum into today's Western Big 6 matchup with United Township. The Streaks are coming off of a 3-stroke win over Peoria Notre Dame yesterday at the Kellogg Golf Club in Peoria, which was highlighted by Jackson Wetherbee's 3-under par 33. Hunter Nelsselroad added a round of 37 and Sean Peterson carded a Read More
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