Chicago’s Whitney Young captured its fourth state championship with a 60-50 overtime victory against Chicago Simeon in the Class 4A title game Saturday at Carver Arena. Justin Boyd hit a 3-pointer to start the overtime and the Dolphins iced the game with five of six free throws. Simeon, which was denied its eighth state title, missed eight consecutive shots in the final two minutes as Whitney Young pulled away. Lucas Williamson scored 19 points and Boyd 17 for Whitney Young (27-7). Simeon (29-3), which has six titles under coach Robert Smith, received 16 points from all-stater Evan Gilyard _ all in the first half.
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.