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Posts Tagged ‘Carl Sandburg’

Local and Nationwide Amtrak Ridership Declines

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Ridership on local Amtrak routes isn’t as high as it has been, but there’s one obvious reason for it.

Amtrak Government Relations Director Derrick James says ridership in the Chicago-to-Quincy corridor which makes stops daily in Galesburg, is down about seven percent for the first half of the current fiscal year — lower than declines seen nationwide averaging around two percent.

Celebrating Sandburg in Statue Form

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Lonnie Stewart

Lonnie Stewart

The unveiling of the new Carl Sandburg Statue and its welcome to its temporary home was a time not to celebrate one artist, but two.

That’s according to Sandburg Historic Site Association president Barry Swanson, who told a ceremony at the former Ameren building yesterday he feels the honoring of Galesburg’s native son is something the entire community should embrace.