Postseason play for area class 1A and 2A baseball and softball teams begins at many sites in Illinois today. As for the Galesburg Silver Streaks, there is one more week of regular season play, including the makeup of the girls softball doubleheader this afternoon against United Township at GHS. Tomorrow, the baseball team was to have played at Rock Falls, but that contest has now been cancelled according to a release from the Galesburg High School Athletic Department. The GHS girls soccer team will be playing tomorrow, as they host Peoria Notre Dame on Tuesday at 4:30 in the opening game of the class 2A regional tournament.
A judge on Wednesday struck down a proposed referendum that would allow Illinois voters to give the power to draw state legislative districts to an independent commission.
Family, friends and colleagues gathered today at the Galesburg Area Convention and Visitors Bureau to honor a longtime employee who passed away in March.
Galesburg firefighters extinguished their second fire in two days today after a home at 285 Knollcrest Drive ignited this morning.
Though heat indices are expected to reach as high as 110 degrees tomorrow, a number of events are still planned to entertain and take place for worthy causes throughout the area this weekend.