Galesburg man charged with meth possession

A Galesburg man is in the Knox County jail following an early morning arrest today for a small amount of meth.

Knox County Farm Bureau elects new president

As of last month’s Knox County Farm Bureau Board meeting, Grant Strom is the organization’s new president.

Public library seeks to divert landfill tonnage with demolition

The Galesburg Public Library’s Board of Trustees has given Library Director Harriet Zipfel the go-ahead to inquire about diverting landfill tonnage when they demolish recently purchased properties.

Second suspect arrested in check-writing scheme

Knox County Sheriff’s deputies pulled a driver over for speeding this morning, leading to the arrest of an Abingdon man on a $15,000 forgery warrant.

Chicago FBI: ‘Pinball Bandit’ suspected in 5 bank robberies

CHICAGO (AP) — The FBI is asking for help identifying a suspect they’ve dubbed the “Pinball Bandit” because of the frequency and locations of the banks they say he’s robbed.

Amtrak, Illinois reach deal to maintain instate service

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Amtrak and the Illinois Department of Transportation say they have reached an agreement to maintain existing service on state-supported routes while reducing costs.

New commemorative quarter features Shawnee National Forest

HARRISBURG, Ill. (AP) — A commemorative coin featuring a scene from the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois has entered into circulation.

Court upholds TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau’s 10-year sentence

CHICAGO (AP) — An appeals court in Chicago has upheld a 10-year prison term for a best-selling author whose name is synonymous with late-night TV pitches.

Thornton’s 2nd-period goal lifts Sharks over Blues 3-1

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Joonas Donskoi and Joe Thornton scored in the second period, Martin Jones made 26 saves and the San Jose Sharks beat the St. Louis Blues 3-1 on Thursday night.

Demps, McIntosh lead Northwestern over Minnesota 82-58

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Tre Demps scored 23 points with eight assists and Bryant McIntosh added 20 points and six rebounds as Northwestern snapped a five-game losing streak with an 82-58 win over Minnesota on Thursday night.

Westendorf buzzer-beater lifts Seattle past Chicago St 59-56

SEATTLE (AP) — Brendan Westendorf scored 12 points and hit a game-winning, running 3-pointer from near half court with a second left as Seattle extended its Western Athletic Conference win streak to four, beating Chicago State 59-56