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  • City Council to Discuss Administrative Adjudication >

    6-23-14 Galesburg City Council The Galesburg City Council is not disclosing exactly what it will be discussing during two special work session meetings this week. Topics such as "Administrative Adjudication" and "Business Licensing" have been described in the documents, but no indication has been given as to what will be the focus of those issues. The City is considering Administrative Adjudication in a similar Read More
  • Moffitt Hosts Annual Family Farm Picnic >

    Don Moffitt Dozens gathered amongst the soybeans in Gilson at 74th District State Representative Don Moffitt's family farm. Apart from the invitations to hear from those seeking political office, the picnic is often used to gain volunteers for the various campaigns. For the 11th time, Moffitt was honored by the Knox County Farm Bureau with the "Friend of Agriculture" award.  Farm Bureau Read More
  • Legion Post Raising Scholarship Funds in Maulden's Name >

    The Galesburg American Legion Post is hoping to dedicate a scholarship in a former player's name. Legion Post 285 held a dinner on Saturday to help raise funds for the scholarship they're creating in 16-year-old Jason Maulden's honor. Some time has passed since Maulden died while he and his family were travelling to Galesburg from the Legion Baseball State Championship in Arlington Read More
  • Police Confirm Armed Robbery, Details Lacking >

    Galesburg Police confirmed Saturday that an armed robbery took place on Thursday. The incident occurred just after 3:30 p.m., but despite the incident allegedly occurring several days ago, police claim they don't have the police report completed. Officers available for comment on Saturday have said it's unusual the police report wouldn't be done as of yet and have said Sunday morning that Read More
  • New Overpass To Have Familiar Name >

    (Mayor John Pritchard.  File Photo.)

    (Mayor John Pritchard. File Photo.)

    There have been a lot of suggestions one way or another, but Galesburg's top elected official say in this case, simple is better. Mayor and WGIL owner John Pritchard says he will ask the City Council October 6th to officially name the under-construction Seminary and Kellogg Street overpass, the "Seminary and Kellogg Street Overpass." Pritchard Read More
  • "Restore 174" Files Request for Review of District 205 >

    Continuing-Coverage They brought out dozens of speakers during this month's school board meeting, but Restore 174 is not satisfied with the result. While the District 205 Board of Education has informally agreed not to further change the school year calendar, finalized in a return-to-work agreement, efforts are still being made to restore the six days lost.  Those six days were removed Read More
  • Haunted School Moves to Haunted Drive-In >

    9-19-14 Haunted Drive-In The organizers of a pretty popular place for kids to be scared during the Halloween season couldn't hold their event last season, so they're taking the show on the road, so to speak, this year. The group who put together "Fright High" at the old Abingdon High School is moving their efforts to the Blue Moon drive-in theater on Galesburg's Read More
  • Library Board Shaping Goals, Revenue Requests Considered >

    Meeting a few goals currently in development could take some additional revenue. That's according to the Galesburg Public Library's Board of Trustees who met for a special work session meeting yesterday to continue honing a strategic plan for their services. A point repeatedly brought up by the Galesburg City Council during budget season are the hours currently operated at the Read More
  • Cannabis Operation Busted in Fulton County >

    Several arrests were made in Fulton County on Wednesday which involved dozens of cannabis plants. The West Central Illinois Task Force says they executed a search warrant in the 8-thousand block of East Buckeye Church Road in Smithfield, Illinois. According to the press release, the plants and material were allegedly located both inside and outside of the residence. In total, 118 Read More
  • Four Indicted on Federal Drug Charges >

    Four people presumably from Henderson County are in federal custody accused of making and distributing a deadly illegal drug over the last two years. Authorities say Marvin Kaywood, Jr; Chelsea Forrester, Catherine Williams, and Andrew Bruner all were arrested September 9th on charges of Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine. Documents filed in U.S. Federal Court in Peoria indicate a federal grand Read More
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Local Sports Highlights

  • 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
  • Local Sports 9/17/14 >

    Second round play continues today at Soangetaha Country Club, where the Illinois State Senior Women's Golf Tournament is being played. Galesburg's Gail Hannam carded a first round score of 81, which was good for third place heading into today's action. In high school play, the Galesburg Silver Streaks boys team is in Peoria against Notre Dame and Limestone at the Read More
  • Interview: KWQC-TV6's Thom Cornelis >

    Thom Cornelis KWQC-TV 6 Sports Director Thom Cornelis called it a career Tuesday night , retiring after 44 years in Quad Cities broadcasting.  Cornelis talked with the WGIL Morning News in July, not long after he announced his retirement. Listen to the full interview below. Read More
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Lieutenant Governor Candidate Visits Galesburg

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3-11-14 Maria RodriguezA candidate for Lieutenant Governor in next week’s Republican primary election spoke to GOP faithful in Galesburg last night.

Maria Rodriguez is running with State Senator Bill Brady, after a change in Illinois law allowed lieutenant governor candidates to run on the same ticket as candidates for Governor, instead of separately.