City announces plans for Navy Pier hotel

CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago says construction of the first hotel at a popular tourist attraction Navy Pier will begin next year.

Races back on at Arlington Park after legal dispute resolved

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — Opening day at Arlington International Racecourse is back on following an agreement to resolve a lawsuit that threatened the summer horse racing season at the suburban Chicago track.

Chicago Democrat’s law firm helps Trump hotel get tax breaks

CHICAGO (AP) — A law firm headed by one of Chicago’s most powerful Democrats has helped Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump and investors in his luxury downtown hotel receive nearly $12 million in property tax breaks.

Illinois man crushed by garbage dies in landfill accident

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — The death of a 54-year-old man buried under the weight of a tipped-over garbage truck and its contents at a Rockford landfill is under investigation by a federal workplace safety agency.

U of Illinois reaches agreement with non-tenured faculty

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois and faculty members who are not on a tenure track say they have reached a new labor agreement.

Disbarred Naperville attorney gets 4-plus years for scheme

CHICAGO (AP) —  A disbarred Naperville attorney has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison and ordered to pay nearly $240,000 in restitution for her role in a mortgage fraud scheme.

Naperville must spend $2.5M on handicap accessibility

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The city of Naperville says work needed to make nearly two dozen city-owned properties compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act will cost $2.5 million.

After ‘Mr. Irrelevant’, comes UDFA talent acquisition for the NFL

CHICAGO (AP) — Gary Shipman was at his desk at noon Saturday, thumbing through depth charts and occasionally looking across the room at the wall-mounted TV trumpeting the start of the NFL draft’s final day.

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Bears take Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with former Houston Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer, giving them a veteran backup to Jay Cutler.

College choices continue at GHS
More senior athletes at Galesburg High School are making their college...
GHS events rained out
Following a week-long run of great spring weather, the rains arrived...
Galesburg Youth Baseball Begins
The Galesburg Youth Baseball League is gearing up for another season,...