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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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