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Local News Highlights

  • Congresswoman Calls Bingo at Seminary Village >

    Congresswoman Cheri Bustos stopped in Galesburg today (Wednesday) as part of her "Preserve and Protect" tour. Bustos spent about an hour with some of the residents of  Seminary Village, calling bingo and getting a tour of the Bounce Back facility. Bustos says she's touring the 17-th district, stopping by senior centers in an effort to talk about the concerns many seniors Read More
  • Man Pleads Not Guilty for Stabbing Death >

    Christopher Croom A Chicago man has pleaded not guilty to a murder allegedly committed a month-and-a-half ago. 29-year-old Christopher Croom appeared briefly in Knox County Circuit Court this morning for an arraignment hearing, where -- through Public Defender Jim Harrell -- he pleaded not guilty and asked for a trial by jury on four counts of First-Degree Murder and one count of Possession of Read More
  • Sandburg Now Officially a Rail School >

    9-30-14 CSC NARS 2 What Carl Sandburg College president Lori Sundberg calls a move that will "change the trajectory" of not only it, but also Spoon River College based in Canton, is now a reality. Sandburg and Kansas-based Johnson County Community College yesterday formally signed an agreement that allows Sandburg to be a part of the National Academy of Railroad Sciences -- something Knox County's Read More
  • WEB EXTRA: Listen to Carl Sandburg College/NARS Signing Ceremony Here >

    9-30-14 CSC NARS 1 Carl Sandburg College held a ceremony Tuesday marking the signing of an agreement making the school part of the National Academy of Railroad Science. The ceremony was held in the Center for Manufacturing Excellence in Galesburg. To hear the full ceremony, click below. Read More
  • Galesburg Could Get New Election Equipment >

    vote As the Galesburg Board of Election Commissioners prepares for the upcoming 2014 general election, those who work in the election office are taking note of what's needed. During the yesterday's meeting, commissioners were informed better signage was needed around some of the polling places. Election Commission Executive Director Lisa Watson explained the new signs will be smaller than their vote Read More
  • Bed Bugs Invade Housing Authority Site >

    (Moon Towers.  File Photo.)

    (Moon Towers. File Photo.)

    A problem normally associated with hotels and short-term stays is now one the Knox County Housing Authority is dealing with head-on. Executive Director Derek Antoine told the agency's Board of Commissioners today of the 177 apartments in Moon Towers in Galesburg, 23 units have reported bed bugs this year alone -- either from a report of just Read More
  • YMCA Cuts Ribbon on Knoxville Satellite Facility >

    ymca Knoxville residents will now have an easier time getting in their workout. The ribbon was cut on the new Knox County YMCA satellite facility located at Knoxville High School. The new facility offers 'Y' members the chance to use cardio machines as well as a weight room; however, since the new facility is located inside the high school, the area Read More
  • District 205 Superintendent Search Underway >

    (Donna Johnson, Illinois Association of School Boards)

    (Donna Johnson, Illinois Association of School Boards)

    The Galesburg School Board can now begin the work of finding a replacement for Superintendent Bart Arthur. The Board, during a special meeting yesterday, accepted Arthur's notice to retire at the end of the current school year, and hired the Illinois Association of School Board to conduct the search for a replacement at Read More
  • Knox College President Talks Alumni Hall Renovations >

    Knox College There's no question many people are looking forward to the reopening of Alumni Hall on the Knox College Campus after going through an extensive renovation project. The renovations have been ongoing to the historic building and Knox President Teresa Amott says they're still on track for a dedication ceremony during Homecoming weekend. Amott tells the WGIL Evening News making the Read More
  • Silas Willard Construction Bids Approved >

    9-28-14 Dist 205 1 It's official: construction will officially soon begin on a new Silas Willard Elementary School in Galesburg. The Galesbug School Board approved the first of three bid packages for the Silas construction yesterday: $3 million worth of bids from firms in Milan, Geneseo, and Freeport for concrete and sitework among other things. Work is expected to begin later next month, and officials Read More
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Local Sports Highlights

  • Local Sports 10/1/14 >

    HS Football Pol l It took five weeks of destroying opponents, but the Abingdon/Avon football team has finally appeared in the top 10 of the Illinois Class 1A football poll. The Tornadoes figure to cruise to a 6th win this Friday against Peoria Heights, before being tested in week 7 by Elmwood/Brimfield. The Trojans are currently rated 7th in class Read More
  • Local Sports 9/30/14 >

    A Knox College football player has been recognized by the Midwest Conference for his performance in Saturday's 45-14 win over Lawrence. Prairie Fire running back Terry White has been named as the league's "offensive player of the week." White ran for 176 yards on 15 carries, and scored three touchdowns as Knox improved to 2-and-1 for the young season. Also Read More
  • Local Sports 9/29/14 >

    Nearly all of the area small-school volleyball teams will take to the courts tonight. Abingdon/Avon will be tested at home by Lewistown; United is favored in a home matchup with Galva; and Ridgewood will also be on its' homecourt against Annawan. Teams on the road include the Knoxville Lady Bullets, who travel to Elmwood/Brimfield; the Monmouth-Roseville Titans will go to Read More
  • Local Sports 9/28/14 >

    Monmouth-Roseville's Boys Cross Country Team placed second in their own Titans Cross Country Invitational at Monmouth Park yesterday. That said, The Titans' Nathan Ault was the top finisher on the boys' side, with a time of 16:41.57. Overall, Macomb was the meet champion. Marcer County came in third. Monmouth-Roseville's girls were the champion on their side, followed by Macomb, Mercer Read More
  • Southern Illinois Downs Western Illinois >

    CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- Mark Iannotti threw for 272 yards and two touchdowns, both of which went to MyCole Pruitt, to lead Southern Illinois over Western Illinois 34-17 on Saturday. Pruitt, the only tight end in Missouri Valley Conference history with more than 2,000 receiving yards, had nine catches and 106 yards for Salukis (4-1, 1-0). Mika'il McCall and Malcolm Agnew Read More
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Library Board Creates New Fund for Library Construction

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Galesburg Public LibraryThe Galesburg Library Board of Trustees held a special meeting Wednesday in a effort to create a new revenue fund and transfer money into that fund.

At this time the state of Illinois does not have any money set aside for library construction grants, but the Library Board of Trustees is still working to make sure when money becomes available they’ll be ready.