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Local News Highlights

  • Knoxville Schools Look at Budget Deficit >

    While the just-ended fiscal year was six-figures in the black for the Knoxville School District, the superintendent says the just-started fiscal year will likely be just the opposite. District-202 Superintendent Steve Wilder, when asked by WGIL, declined to say just how much he's anticipating a budget deficit to be in the 2015 Fiscal Year, he does think it won't change Read More
  • City Council To Consider Bunker Links Proposals >

    The Galesburg City Council could be providing some direction Monday night about Bunker Links Golf Course. The City has considered proposals to operate the course differently in the past because landscaping and maintenance is already provided. A $1.5-million budget deficit is being faced this year - something Aldermen considered addressing during the last work session meeting. First Ward Alderman Ken Goad Read More
  • Warren County Fair Wraps-up Festivities >

    The sounds of livestock and a gathering of people can only mean one thing in Roseville. This week, the Warren County Fair has been ongoing and with it came its annual competitions. Chief among those competitions is giving area youth in Warren County the opportunity to show livestock in their respective categories. Warren County Fair President Dan Byers tells WGIL Read More
  • Balloon Race Draws Enthusiasts >

    It began Friday night with craft vendors and a night glow. That wasn't the end of the activities, however, for the annual Galesburg Great Balloon Race. Dozens gathered at Lake Storey this weekend - some of whom are from around the Midwest to both fly their balloons or simply watch the pilots do their work. Since 2000, the Balloon Race has Read More
  • Unemployment Down Year-to-Year in Knox County >

    Things are looking better around the state of Illinois as far as unemployment rates are concerned. The Illinois Department of Employment Security says non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates fell in all 102 counties - the first time that has happened since February of 2011. In Knox County, unemployment was reported at 7-percent; that's almost two full percentage points lower than this period Read More
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Local Sports Highlights

  • Local Sports 7/25/14 >

    The opponent has changed, but the destination remains the same for the Galesburg American Legion baseball team. Post 285 is headed for the state tournament next week in Arlington Heights, but instead of playing the hosts, they will now open with the winner in the St. Louis area on Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Galesburg head coach Steve Cheeseman reported Read More
  • Local Sports 7/24/14 >

    The Galesburg Post 285 American Legion baseball team is looking for its ninth-straight win today, as they battle Peoria in the championship matchup at the Division 3 Tournament in Jerseyville. Galesburg enters the day's action with a record of 32-15, while Peoria is 20-7, following yesterday's 10-7 win over East Moline. A win by Galesburg would give them the title, Read More
  • Local Sports 7/23/14 >

    A trip to the St. Louis Zoo was on the agenda today for the Galesburg American Legion baseball team, as they enjoyed a day off at the Third Division Tournament in Jerseyville. Post 285 earned the free time by defeating Peoria 6-to-2 in last evening's winner's bracket game. Cal Morling went the distance to get the pitching victory, as he Read More
  • 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
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Interview: Ray Whitehead, Pegasus Mfg.

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Pegasus Mfg. is a leading supplier of complex machined parts and assemblies to the food processing, automotive, and contract manufacturing industries.

Pegasus relocated from California to Galesburg. They are currently looking to hire qualified individuals. Ray Whitehead is the Director of Operations for Pegasus. Ray joined us on the WGIL Morning News to talk about their business and the move  to Galesburg.