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  • BREAKING NEWS: Galesburg Teachers Vote to Send Intent to Strike to State >

    Breaking News UPDATE 10:45pm   Members of the Galesburg Education Association have voted overwhelmingly to file an intent-to-strike notice with the state of Illinois. A meeting held at Galesburg High School Thursday evening invited the entire membership of the teacher's union to both gather information and ask questions about ongoing contract negotiations and the Read More
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Local News Highlights

  • Extra Patrols After Possible Attempted Arson >

    IL-GalesburgPD Galesburg Police responded to the Lincoln Park bathrooms of all places on Wednesday morning to a report of an attempted arson using toilet paper. An employee responsible for unlocking the facilities each morning explained someone had tried to light the men's restroom on fire using the product. According to police, a large amount of toilet paper was strewn across the Read More
  • Positive West Nile Test In Knox County >

    The Knox County Health Department says they've found traces of West Nile Virus in Knox County. Employees of the health department take regular samples of birds, mosquitoes, and other animal species to track the spread of the disease. According to a press release, a bird recently tested in the area provided positive results for West Nile Virus. Finding a bird Read More
  • Illinois Touts Record Tourism Numbers >

    Tourism1 The State of Illinois says there were record numbers of tourists visiting the state last year, and it can happen again. The Illinois Department of Tourism has been on a "road show" all week touting that almost 106-million people visited Illinois last year, up four-and-a-half percent from 2012. In Galesburg, there's a reported four percent increase in hotel room nights Read More
  • Changes Come to Galesburg, Monmouth Super Pantry Stores >

    There will be another Circle K taking up residence in Galesburg thanks to an agreement between Tri Star Marketing and a company out of Canada. Earlier this week, Tri Star Marketing agreed to sell 55 Super Pantry stores to the Canadian company. According to a press release from Tri Star Marketing the acquisition means those stores will now become Circle Read More
  • Local Carnival Aims to Bring Community Together >

    It's not everyday you get to celebrate a milestone like turning 90. But that's what the Calvary Assembly of God Church is celebrating this year, and they're doing it with a carnival. This weekend, the church is hosting a community carnival and they're hoping everyone will come out and help them celebrate. Pastor Jeff Morrow tells the WGIL Morning News Read More
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Local Sports Highlights

  • Post 285 Beats Another Opponent at State Tourney >

    The Galesburg American Legion baseball team took another step towards a possible state title Thursday afternoon by defeating Elk Grove 4-3. Cal Morling was the winning pitcher, with some late relief help from Drake Sykes. Carson Cheeseman had the big hit, a. 2-run triple in the 7th inning. We will talk with head coach Steve Cheeseman Friday morning at about Read More
  • Local Sports 7/31/14 >

    Area youth golfers continue to tune up for the high school fall golf season with impressive performances at summer tournaments. The latest to play well is Silver Streak girls golfer Taylor Nesselroad. She finished in a tie for 5th place at the Illinois Girl's Golf Championship yesterday in Champaign. Nesselroad shot a two-day total of 159. Other area golfers competing Read More
  • Post 285 Wins at State Tournament >

    Make it 10 straight wins for the Galesburg American Legion baseball team, as Post 285 got by Fairview Heights 10-9 in the state tournament opener Wedneday afternoon. Dylan Klinck pitched the final 4 innings to get the win, and drove in the go- ahead run in the 8th inning. Next up for Galesburg is a 3pm game Thursday against Elk Grove. Read More
  • Local Sports 7/30/14 >

    The state tournament is underway for the top six American Legion baseball teams in Illinois. Among that group is Galesburg Post 285, which is paired up against Fairview Heights in this afternoon's opening round. Galesburg enters the tournament with a mark of 33-15, while Fairview is 32-9.   Read More
  • Local Sports 7/28/14 >

    The baseball season continues into another week for the Galesburg American Legion team. Fresh off of their title at the Third Division tournament last week in Jerseyville, Post 285 will begin play on Wednesday at the State Tournament in Arlington Heights. Galesburg's first opponent in the 6-team, double-elimination tournament will be Fairview Heights from the Fifth Division--St. Louis area. Fairview Read More
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