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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.

Interview: Adam Ruehmer, Warner Bothers Records

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Adam Ruehmer


We talked with GHS grad Adam Ruehmer who works for Warner Brothers Records on the WGIL Morning News.

Adam Ruehmer is a Galesburg High School graduate, attended  Augustana College and got a bachelor’s degree from McNally Smith School of Music College of Music in St. Paul, MN. He traveled the world with the band Linkin Park as their Strategic Marketing Manager for over 5 years and currently works in Interactive Marketing for Warner Brothers Records.

Galesburg’s Rich Horse Racing History

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Galesburg’s history has so much to do with the railroad, and a local historian says a sport that will be in the national spotlight next weekend was practiced in town, thanks in part to the railroad.

Historian Rex Cherrington says a year after the railroad came to town in the 1850’s, a horse racing track was formed, but it was small — in that only one horse was taken around the track for harness racing at a time.

Local Sports 4/24/14

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Wednesday’s local scores:

B/E 10 A/W 0
United 4 Knoxville 3

Brimfield 6 Knoxville 0
North Fulton 10 A-Town 1

Augustana 12 Knox 4


Today’s Schedule

High School Baseball: A-Town at Illini West
B-PC at Knoxville
ROWVA at West Prairie
West Central at United
Galva/Williamsfield at Mercer County

High School Softball: Macomb at Galesburg

College Track: Monmouth at Drake Relays

Celebrating Sandburg in Statue Form

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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.