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  • City Preparing to Update Building Codes >

    The City of Galesburg is hoping to update the their current building codes to a more recent edition. The second half of Monday night's Galesburg City Council work session meeting focused attention on the process for adopting new codes. Currently, eight code editions are being enforced within the City both through national organizations and codes required by the state of Read More
  • Appeal of Public Housing Inspections Worked >

    The Knox County Housing Authority says they weren't expecting it, but their appeals of some recent inspection audits at two of their properties worked. Executive Director Derek Antoine told the Housing Authority's Board of Commissioners this morning that he recently learned that points taken off audits of Moon Towers in Galesburg and Bluebell Towers in Abingdon were put back on. Read More
  • Knoxville City Council Approves Health Insurance Switch >

    7-28-14 Knoxville City Council The Knoxville City Council went with what the employees said they wanted. Aldermen last night held a special meeting, where they approved switching to an employee health insurance plan from United Health Care-River Valley, versus the plan they currently have through Blue Cross-Blue Shield. Dan Hiett is the city's insurance agent, and told employees and aldermen last night the change Read More
  • Designs for New Silas Willard School Approved >

    205logobw The Galesburg School Board has given its blessing to building a new Silas Willard Elementary School, despite one big concern. The District-205 Board at a special meeting yesterday voted to approve the design development documents for construction of the new school, estimated to cost 18-million dollars by the time work is completed in 2016. But, until the existing structure is Read More
  • Contract Talks Prompt School Board Comments >

    Now that the Galesburg Education Association released specifics of their contract proposal, District 205 is releasing a few specifics of their own. In a press release sent out Monday evening, the Galesburg School Board says they are seeking a settlement that accommodates both taxpayers and teachers. The District faces a $2.7-million deficit going into the next fiscal year and has previously Read More
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Local Sports Highlights

  • 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
  • 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
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