In mid-March of this year, King Gyros on the corner of North Broad and East Fremont in Galesburg was acquired by Luis Ricardo Vallatares and his family. By mid-April of this year, the establishment had a new exterior look, an expanded menu featuring breakfast items, and new specials. As of Saturday, June 22nd, the business closed its doors. A simple Facebook post on the business’ page stated: “Sorry, We’re Closed” and “Thanks for everything, Galesburg.” Vallatares tells WGIL business had gotten just too slow over the past couple of weeks and said it was overwhelming. He said they prided themselves on good service and popular menu items – but sometimes things “just don’t work out.” In the meantime, Vallatares, who still works full-time in construction for BNSF, said he wished to thank his customers and appreciates all the help he got from his family, friends and the public.
Several items, including a television, soundbar, and money were taken in a series of burglaries at Swing’s Mobile Estates this week.
A long-time communication professor at Monmouth College, Trudi Peterson, has been named the college’s 2019 recipient of the Hatch Award for Distinguished Teaching.
The school boundary map was discussed at length during Monday, October 14th’s District 205 Board meeting.
A 19-year-old man was arrested last week for allegedly stealing power tools from a Knoxville apartment complex.