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  • WGIL Live Coverage Saturday: First Lady Campaigns for Bustos >

    Listen Live Congresswoman Cheri Bustos will get some big name political support on Saturday -- and this time, it will be close to Galesburg.  First Lady Michele Obama will be campaigning in the 17th District for Bustos, Governor Pat Quinn, and Senator Dick Durbin.  Mrs. Obama will be close to Galesburg, using Wharton Read More
  • Election Preview Special Saturday on WGIL's "Galesburg Live" >

    SpotLight-Election-Preview- WGIL's "Galesburg Live" will focus Saturday on some the people you'll be asked to vote for in Tuesday's General Election.   Will Stevenson, Tom Meredith, and Jim Lee have talked with candidates for the Knox County Board, Knox County Clerk, and Knox/Henderson/Mercer/Warren Regional Superintendent of Schools. We'll air those interviews from Read More
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Local News Highlights

  • Lawmaker Says Obamacare Repeal Still Needed >

    A local lawmaker says as long as they're serving, they will continue to try and repeal the Affordable Care Act. Problem is, however, not in getting legislation to a vote in the House. Congressmen Aaron Schock says he's glad to hear that former Congressman Bobby Schilling -- running for his seat again - is supportive of continued efforts to try and get Read More
  • Convicted Killer Apologizes for 2011 Viola Murder >

    William White ALEDO, Ill. (AP) -- An Illinois man convicted of killing his estranged wife tells a Moline newspaper he pleaded guilty earlier this week because he "couldn't deal with it" anymore. William "Pete" White Jr. bludgeoned Melissa White to death outside their Viola home three years ago. White spoke with The (Moline) Dispatch on Wednesday, his legs shackled in the visiting room Read More
  • Questions Answered About Proposed Stormwater Utility Tax >

    10-29-14 Stormwater Tax Meeting The City of Galesburg wants to do a better job of maintaining the city's storm sewers, but needs more money to do it. The first of two public meetings on a proposed storm water utility tax was held yesterday at City Hall. Another is tonight at 5:30. The city says it needs as much as a million dollars a year Read More
  • County Board Approved County IT Position >

    Knox County Seal Although the measure passed by a vote of 13 to 1 some Knox County Board members still had questions to why the County wanted to move forward with hiring a new full-time IT person. Both Cheryl Nache and Paul Stewart questioned the sense behind spending the money on a full-time position which includes benefits when the County is in such Read More
  • More Political Heavyweights 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
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Local Sports Highlights

  • Local Sports 10/30/14 >

    Here's today's sport's schedule Volleyball High school volleyball regional championship matches will be played tonight around the state. Locally, the 3A title is at stake in Galesburg where top-seeded Bartonville Limestone will face second-seeded Monmouth/Roseville. In Abingdon, the 2A title matchup features #1 seed United against #3 seed Farmington. And in Oneida, highly-touted Kewanee Wethersfield will square off against the Read More
  • 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
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Interview: Julie Lindstrom, worked on Draft Day

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Galesburg native Julie Lindstrom worked on the  set of “Draft Day”. We had the chance to chat with  her about her experience on the WGIL Morning news.

Julie is a graduate of Galesburg High School, Knox College and graduate school at Northwestern University. She has done electrical work on numerous movie sets including her role as Best Boy Electric for the new Kevin Costner movie “Draft Day”.