Monday, January 15th the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee will be hosting their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast.Among singers and a variety of speakers, this year’s keynote speaker will be Tony Franklin. Dwight White, President of the Galesburg Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee says 100% of the proceeds raised during the event will go towards scholarships. “We have an essay contest,” White said. “It’s (for) 6th, 7th, and 8th graders (from) Churchill, Lombard, and Costa. They write an essay on whatever we come up with. This year’s theme is Thurgood Marshall. We’re going to have the essay winner come out and read their essay. Come out. We’re going to have a good time – all the money raised goes towards the scholarships.” This year’s breakfast just so happens to fall on Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday. The event is being held at the First Lutheran Church on East Water Street in Galesburg with doors opening at 7:30am. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for kids ten years old and younger. WGIL Host Tom Meredith will be broadcasting Galesburg’s Morning News live from the event.
Knox College is welcoming a nationally known author and activist who is primarily known for her advocacy on behalf of restaurant workers.
The Knox County Finance Committee approved a handful of resolutions at Wednesday night’s meeting regarding additional gate fees to the Landfill, as well as allocations for the revenues from those fees.
A new business will be hosting it’s grand opening Saturday at the Sustainable Business Center on West Main Street in Galesburg.
The two female juveniles who that suffered severe burns from a mishap with a fire pit Friday in Galesburg are in stable condition but will be “scarred for the rest of their lives.”