A Republican southern Illinois congressman who has criticized recent raucous town hall meetings around the country has created an online forum to collect comments about health care. Reports U.S. Rep. Mike Bost of the 12th District announced the forum launch Friday. Participants can complete a short survey about the Affordable Care Act. Bost calls it a “one-stop shop for constituents to share their real life health care stories.” Bost previously has held tele-town halls instead of in-person meetings. Earlier this month he compared the in-person meetings to the practice of “cleansing” by “Orientals.” He later said he “used a poor choice of words” in describing “coordinated disruptions” he says are taking place across the country. Crowds at some rowdy town halls involving congressional Republicans have expressed concerns about President Donald Trump’s policies.
37th District Senator Chuck Weaver was featured on the Galesburg Morning News show on WGIL this morning.
Pi Beta Phi, the nation’s first sorority was born at Monmouth College in 1867 but the Greek life organization has over century old roots at rival Knox College as well.
Earlier this year the Galesburg Downtown Council approved the purchasing and installation of five cigarette recycling receptacles with the goal of cutting down on the amount of used cigarette butts on city sidewalks and ledges.
Knox College’s two directors of their Lincoln Studies Center have been awarded for a career of studying the life and works of Abraham Lincoln.