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Local News Highlights

  • City Council Adopts Medical Cannabis Uses, Businesses Interested >

    galesburg The cultivation and dispensing of medical cannabis is now legal in Galesburg. The City Council, last night, shared some final considerations before adopting the proposal to make the two designations a legal use under City zoning ordinances. Changes to the City's zoning code were recommended in preparation for the state of Illinois' "Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program" Act. Read More
  • New Fees and Ordinance Violations for Knoxville >

    For the first time in about 20 years the City of Knoxville has changed the parking fines and added ordinance violations to their ticket books. The changes comes after City Attorney Rob McCoy and Police Chief Ron Poyner decided it was a good time to make changes to the existing ordnances. Poyner tells WGIL the new forms give officers a Read More
  • Probable Cause Found For Man Found On Railroad Tracks >

    A Missouri man found on the railroad tracks in Galesburg last month, allegedly because he was drunk, will stand trial on charges accusing him of stealing the liquor that caused him to be on the tracks. Knox County Circuit Court Judge Stephen Mathers today found probable cause for 23-year-old Adam Coffman to be tried on charges including Burglary, Theft, and Read More
  • New Food Choices Come to Carl Sandburg College >

    Carl Sandburg College Changes coming to Carl Sandburg College will give students, faculty, and staff a taste of something different. The school decided after its contract with its current food vendor was up to look for something new, and they just happeedn to go with a company right here in Galesburg. Lieber's Boxcar Express will now be handling the food service at the Read More
  • Regional Superintendent Defends Audit Criticism >

    Bonnie Harris. Photo from www.roe33.net

    A recent audit into the finances of the Knox County Regional Office of Education turns up a finding it made the last time an audit was conducted. The Illinois Auditor General's Fiscal Year 2013 audit into the local R.O.E. finds that there are not sufficient internal financial controls in order to adhere with generally accepted Read More
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Local Sports Highlights

  • Post 285 Wins to Open District 3 Tournament >

    The Galesburg American Legion baseball team has now won seven straight games, including a pair of contests to open the Division 3 Tournament yesterday in Jerseyville. Post 285 easily won its opener, scoring five runs in the first inning in 9-1 romp over Calhoun County. Logan Davis was the winning pitcher. It was Galesburg's 30th win of the season. Win Read More
  • Local Sports 7/20/14 >

    Mack Foster's lead continues at the Galesburg All-City Men's Golf Tournament. Foster's two day total of 131 leads the pack after play yesterday at Soangetaha Country Club. Foster shot a three-under 69 yesterday. Three players are in second place and are five shots off the pace: Kelby Rescinito, David Blake, and Jackson Wetherbee. Defending champion Cody Reiber is in 5th Read More
  • Local Sports 7/19/14 >

    The Galesburg American Legion Baseball Team won its 8th straight 15th District championship yesterday, by beating the Oneida post at the Quincy Tourmament 17-5. Drew Claeys and Drew Nall each scored home runs en route to a victory, which saw post 285 score five runs in the first inning, and six runs in the 7th inning. Logan Davis was the Read More
  • Local Sports 7/18/14 >

    The championship of the District 15 American Legion baseball tournament is at stake this afternoon as Galesburg plays Oneida. A win by Galesburg in the afternoon game would give them the title in the double elimination format, but a win by Oneida would force a second game to be played this evening to decide the champion. Both teams advanced with Read More
  • Local Sports 7/17/14 >

    The final round of the Galesburg All-City Women's Golf Tournament will be played tomorrow at Soangetaha Country Club. Taylor Thompson continues to lead the event following yesterday's second round at Bunker Links. Thompson fired a 5-under-par 68 to build a six-stroke lead over Taylor Nesselroad. Thompson's 2-day total stands at 139, while Nesselroad's 2-under-par 71 yesterday left her at 145. Read More
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Local Reaction to Comic Book Legend’s Death

WGIL Newsroom 174

From www.firstcomicsnews.com

Superheroes die all the time, but Archie isn’t one of them.

Nevertheless, some controversy was drawn this past week when in the most recent edition of the “Life with Archie” comic series, the comic book icon was shot and killed defending his friend Kevin Keller, a gay Senator, and proponent of gun control.