Governor JB Pritzker’s office Monday announced that it is asking FEMA for an extension of the deadline with which to request a Federal Disaster Declaration. This is mainly because a number of counties in Illinois are still dealing with flooding, and an assessment can’t yet be complete. Knox County is one of the areas now playing a waiting game. Knox County Emergency Management Agency Director, Galesburg Fire Chief Tom Simkins, explains the situation to Will Stevenson on Galesburg’s Evening News.
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.