The Galesburg City Council has signed off on a plan to move to the east the new Carl Sandburg statue in the city’s public square or Central Park area.
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The Carl Sandburg statue will still be put on the public square next year, but not where it was originally intended.
A woman with a nearly direct tie to Galesburg, but known more for writing about Galesburg’s most famous native son, has died.
$1.1 million in cuts in the budget to the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency have not affected one local historic site, and that has the local tourism director breathing a sigh of relief.
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.
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.