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Local News Highlights

  • More Political Heavyweight Campaign for Former Congressman >

    shillingairport More politicians are lining up to help support a former local Congressman trying to get his seat back. Congressman Adam Kinzinger -- whose district includes parts of Henry and Stark Counties -- and Congressman Aaron Schock -- whose district used to include a part of Knox County -- were in Galesburg this afternoon supporting 17th District Republican Bobby Schilling. Kinzinger didn't mention incumbent Cheri Read More
  • Candidate for Comptroller Talks Issues >

    After Tuesday's election Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon will either find herself with a new job title or out of a job completely. Simon is running for Illinois Comptroller against incumbent Judy Baar-Topinka and says she knows the Comptroller race isn't the hottest race around the state, but it's still important. But Simon says what is nice about Comptroller being a Read More
  • Treasurer Candidate Stops in Galesburg >

    (Mike Frerichs, meeting potential voters in March in Galesburg.  WGIL News File Photo.)

    (Mike Frerichs, meeting potential voters in March in Galesburg. WGIL News File Photo.)

    The Democratic candidate for Illinois Treasurer has made another campaign stop in Galesburg. Mike Frerichs spoke with Galesburg residents yesterday, and students at Knox College. The Champaign-area State Senator faces former House Republican leader Tom Cross in the November election next week. Frerichs tells the WGIL Morning Read More
  • Monmouth-Roseville School Board Holds Special Meeting on Tax Referendum >

    vote Residents within the Monmouth-Roseville School District were invited to hear a special presentation regarding the tax referendum question they'll be seeing on Tuesday's ballot. Superintendent Ed Fletcher and the Board of Education Tuesday wanted to give residents a rundown of why the district's asking residents to pay an extra 75-cents per $100 of assessed valuation on their property tax bills. Currently Read More
  • Galesburg Police Investigating String of Copper Thefts >

    IL-GalesburgPD Over the last month Galesburg police have received a number of calls from residents regarding break-ins to abandoned homes. Almost all the calls reported copper wire and piping being stolen from the homes, something Galesburg Police Captain Rodney Riggs says is more common than one might think. Riggs says in some of the cases you can't always tell when the actual Read More
  • Housing Authority Successfully Fights Bed Bugs >

    If you were to call it a war, it would be one the Knox County Housing Authority says it's winning. Specifically, against bedbugs. Executive Director Derek Antoine told the Housing Authority's Board of Commissioners today that the number of apartments at Moon Towers in Galesburg that have had reported run-ins of bedbugs ranging from one bug to an infestation is Read More
  • City Council to Investigate Community Center Options Further >

    (The Galesburg City Council tours the Boys and Girls Club.)

    (The Galesburg City Council tours the Boys and Girls Club.)

    In short, the Galesburg City Council thinks there might be merits to having a temporary home for a Community Center, and providing some potentially-much-needed help to a local agency. Aldermen last night during a work session and after touring both the former Moose Lodge on North Cherry Street and the Read More
  • Building Committee Approves Courtroom Renovations >

    Knox County Seal The Knox County Building Committee has approved sending on a recommendation to the entire Knox County Board for renovations to the main second floor courtroom. The project will cost $180,000 and will consist of asbestos removal, new carpet, upgraded jury box with ramp and renovations to the witness stand. Committee members agreed the work needed to be done and the time Read More
  • Viola Police Chief Reacts to Murderer's Guilty Plea >

    (Mercer County Assistant State's Attorney Meeghan Lee, left, meets with law enforcement and other officials Monday outside the Mercer County Courthouse.)

    (Mercer County Assistant State's Attorney Meeghan Lee, left, meets with law enforcement and other officials Monday outside the Mercer County Courthouse.)

    He said it didn't matter how he was brought to justice, but even the police chief of Viola in Mercer County says he was surprised 46-year-old William "Pete" White confessed to killing his estranged wife three years ago. "It Read More
  • Court Date for Accused Burglar >

    Dustin Johnson A Galesburg man facing a dozen felony charges for a string of suspected break-ins over a two-months period has had another court appearance. 31-year-old Dustin Johnson was in court yesterday for a series of hearings -- one where Judge Stephen Mathers granted a public defender, and another where a preliminary hearing date was set. Johnson was arrested last week after being Read More
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Local Sports Highlights

  • Local Sports 10/29/14 >

    A pair of area class 1A football teams are at the top of the final Associated Press high school rankings as they go into the opening weekend of the playoffs. Stark County has moved up to the #1 spot this week, while Abingdon/Avon holds down the #3 ranking. Stark County will host United on Saturday, while Abingdon/Avon welcomes Flanagan. In Read More
  • Local Sports 10/28/14 >

    Semifinals will be played at several area host sites tonight in the IHSA volleyball regional tournaments. Here in Galesburg, the third-seeded Silver Streaks will play second-seed Monmouth-Roseville at 6:30. The winner of that match will move to the championship on Thursday against either Limestone or Macomb, who will play the early match at 5:30 today at John Thiel Gymnasium. In Read More
  • Local Sports 10/27/14 >

    Postseason play begins tonight for high school volleyball teams around the state of Illinois. Locally, Galesburg is hosting the class 2A regional, where Macomb and Canton will play in tonight's only match. Tomorrow, the Silver Streaks will take on #2 seed Monmouth-Roseville. The Streaks split a pair of matches over the weekend, falling to Moline, and then defeating United Township. Read More
  • Local Area IHSA Football Playoff Assignments >

    Here are the assignments for the opening round of the Illinois High School Association football playoffs: In class 6A, the Galesburg Silver Streaks will play at Peoria Notre Dame. In class 2A, the Knoxville Blue Bullets will play at Spring Valley Hall. In class 1A, Abingdon/Avon will host Flanagan, also in 1A United will play at Stark County The dates Read More
  • Local Area High School 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
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Interview: Pete Weber, TV voice of the Nashville Predators

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Pete Weber

Peter Weber is a long time NHL color and play-by-play announcer with stops in LA, Buffalo and currently the television play-by-play announcer of the Nashville Predators. It all started here in Galesburg. He is a graduate of Costa and the University of Notre Dame. We talked with Pete about his journey as well as the NHL playoffs on the WGIL Morning News.