OSF St. Mary Medical Center has named its new president in Lisa DeKezel, a woman already familiar with the community as well as rural healthcare.
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.
While no action was taken Monday night, District 205 administrators appear to be focusing the high school renovation work towards closing the building down during the 2020-21 school year.
Few details are known at this time but Monmouth Police say emergency personnel responded to a Monmouth home on Monday for a deceased child.
District 205 board members approved the removal of the prairie plot located behind Steele Elementary School at last night’s meeting.
The District 205 Board of Education has a new member.
An inmate held in custody in the Henry County Sheriff’s Jail was found dead on Saturday.
Lombard Middle School has spearheaded a new way for students who may be dealing with issues reach out. And that method has now gone district-wide.
The District 205 Board of Education will be seating a new member at Monday night’s meeting.
Congressional Democrats from Illinois Rep. Cheri Bustos and Sen. Dick Durbin have introduced legislation that aims to better protect roadside first responders across the country.
Another area school district is looking into capturing savings on their electricity bills through solar energy.
There is a benefit supper on Friday, October 11th for the Roseville Amish school.
A Galesburg man was arrested Wednesday on charges of intent to deliver methamphetamine and heroin.
Roof work has come to a temporary halt at District 276’s Hedding Grade School in Abingdon.
Join and help support the Discovery Depot Children’s Museum in Galesburg with an event on Thursday, October 10th that has grown over the past 4 years.
Live2Lead is a world-class leadership experience packed into a half-day format, full of rich content, key takeaways, and easy-to-implement action plans.
Illinois farmers and ranchers in a number of counties may be able to shield themselves from a big tax hit after severe weather forced them to sell off their livestock.
33-year-old Kristopher D. King of Monmouth was arrested over the weekend for burglarizing a business in the Maple City.
A unique playground that District 205 and the City of Galesburg collaborated to bring to Lombard Middle School is now open for use.
The James Kelly Law Firm has concluded a review of the City of Galesburg’s policies and handling of sex and race discrimination complaints, and they’ve determined the city’s on the right course.
Back in February, the Knoxville Community Fire Protection District Board of Trustees met to discuss the possibility of receiving grants or reimbursements for capital improvements to the Knoxville Fire Station.
Aldermen in the City of Monmouth have made no decision on whether to expand or be more restrictive of video gaming.
Galesburg City Council on Monday night approved an engineering services agreement to correct some drainage issues on the Sibley Underpass on East Main Street.
A 13-year-old male student has been suspended after making an alleged threat to a school, according to a Galesburg police report.
Following the construction of the Sibley Underpass on Main Street, a drainage issue was discovered that resulted in erosion underneath and next to one of the concrete slope walls.
A former Abingdon man has been running a Ponzi scheme for the past five years according to a civil complaint filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission against 59-year-old Mark Ray.
The Walk of the Dead Haunted Trail presented by the AGES Community has returned October 4th.
An independent investigator says the Galesburg Police Department mishandled several aspects of their investigation of Tyler Smith, the 23-year-old man found dead in Galesburg’s Cedar Fork in September of 2018.
Bond was set Friday afternoon at $500,000 for a New York man accused of trafficking cocaine through Amtrak.
It’ll take much more than rising river waters to stop the 2019 Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive October 5th-6th and 12th-13th.
One of the state lawmakers representing this area isn’t speaking very highly of his other colleagues in the Illinois General Assembly.
A 19-year-old New York man was arrested Thursday at the Galesburg Amtrak Depot with approximately 2.2 pounds of cocaine.
Bond stands at $30,000 for an Abingdon man facing a litany of charges in separate cases.
The Galesburg Fire Department has been approved for a federal grant that will allow the department to purchase 20 new self-contained breathing apparatuses.
It was announced Wednesday, October 2nd that over the next 14 months, Gates Rubber Co. in Galesburg will be transitioning from a hose production facility to a core compounding mill.
David Vancil has served as the 9th Judicial Circuit’s Chief Judge since 2015 but recently he was re-elected for another 2-year term.
Deere and Company announced 163 layoffs at two Quad City locations Tuesday, citing decreased customer demand.
The District 205 Board of Education will be conducting interviews with potential candidates of the board’s vacancy at a special meeting this week.
UPDATE 10/1 10:30 am: A Monmouth man is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond on felony drug and weapons charges.
Chief legislators behind Illinois’ recreational marijuana program have been vocal about how the state’s legalization of pot should benefit communities hit hardest by its prohibition.
The United Way of Knox County is kicking off their annual fundraising campaign Monday, September 30th.
A 38-year-old man was hospitalized at OSF St. Francis Medical Center with a reported fractured skull and spleen injury after a rollover accident in Galesburg.
As vaping continues to grab headlines across the nation the Director of the Illinois Department of Health says that they are working hard to spread the message about the dangers of vaping.
With all the talk last week on impeachment, a local college professor gives some perspective on the matter.
The Deer hunting season is getting underway starting on Tuesday, October 1, when archery season kicks off.
Multi-nominated and 2014 Blues Music Award “Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year” artist John Nemeth will be performing at Fat Fish Pub in Galesburg on Sunday night.
Bacon fried rice, bacon-wrapped pork loins, bacon-wrapped mushrooms, bacon-wrapped pickles. These are just a few of the items waiting for you at Saturday’s 5th annual Baconfest.
An employee of the Macomb Walmart is said to be recovering after being stabbed Thursday morning.
A November pretrial conference has been scheduled for a Little York man accused of striking a pedestrian in August and leaving the scene.
The Knox County Area Partnership for Economic Development has a new Client Manager.
The investigation continues into a “shots fired” call that went out early Friday morning.
According to the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration, three out of four children’s car seats are installed incorrectly.
Illinois farm advocates have scored a $2.2 billion commitment from one of the state’s biggest trade partners.
Area unemployment continues to go down.
There’s a yearly event returning to the Knights of Columbus Hall on Thursday, September 26th featuring performances, costumes, and more.
Knox County Board members were split on recreational cannabis but did vote in favor of opting-in to the business of recreational pot on Wednesday night.
A Galesburg man sits in the Knox County Jail on $500,000 bond for allegedly holding two women at gunpoint.
A Monmouth man with a felony conviction had his bond set in Warren County Circuit Court on weapon and drug charges.
This week – September 22nd through the 28th is Rail Safety Week in Illinois.
The Knox County Board have a series of considerations at Wednesday night’s meeting.
Galesburg Alderman and Knox College professor Peter Schwartzman has been announced as this year’s recipient of the Mike Kroll Community Service Award given by the Galesburg Public Library Foundation.
32-year-old Roger Reed of Galesburg had already been facing charges of delivering methamphetamine and cocaine in Warren County but now he faces meth possession charges in Knox County.
The Galesburg Public Library Foundation has hired an executive director, Heather Sipes who is also a part-time library employee in financial services.
The Knox County Health Department has announced that eligible households can begin scheduling Home Energy Assistance Program appointments.
No injuries were reported after a fire consumed a truck in the 700-block of Pennsylvania Avenue in Galesburg.
It’s the first official day of fall which is a signal that the Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive Fall Festival is around the corner.
An investigation continues into an alleged armed robbery that occurred over the weekend.
Higher education veteran Melony Sacopulos has been named Monmouth College Vice President for Finance and Business.
Friday, September 20th at approximately 9:45 pm, Monmouth Police officers responded to 1001 West 1st Avenue for reports of an individual that was expressing threats involving homemade explosive devices.
With help from the Carl Sandburg College Foundation Office and River Bend Food Pantry in Davenport, Sandburg has expanded its food pantry service available to students and employees.
As pressure builds to get the USMCA trade deal done, Democrats are still holding out for some changes.
The Galesburg Community Foundation has named Shawn Hedden as its new Director of Finance and Operations.
Mark Thomas has been Knox County Coroner for 14 years and he would like to do it for at least four more.
Roof work continues at Hedding Grade School in the Abingdon-Avon School District.
The District 202 Board of Education continues to explore solar energy as a means for cost savings.
The new school year is about a month in, and a popular destination for school field trips is the Discovery Depot Children’s Museum.
Some infrastructure work is on its way in Knoxville after the City Council on Monday approved some bids.
Hundreds if not thousands of students have learned to dance in downtown Galesburg at All That Dance.
A “milestone” presentation into the long-term strategic plan to revitalize downtown Monmouth was given to the City Council Monday night.
The District 205 Board of Education could see some options for new school boundaries next month.
The District 205 Board of Education discussed, among many things, the ever-changing plan of attack for the buildings renovation project.
Galesburg City Council voted Monday night to purchase a bundle of properties in town with the intention of demolishing them.
No injuries were reported after several gunshots were fired at vehicles along the 1000-block of West Berrien Street in Galesburg this weekend.
The Galesburg City Council will consider a service contract involving Carl Sandburg College students and faculty riding city buses for free at their Monday night meeting.
Three people were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries after a traffic crash causing a rollover on the south side of Monmouth.
One man has died after a traffic collision Saturday night in rural McDonough County.
Time to clean out the attic, basement, and garage as Galesburg’s Fall Clean-up Days is coming up this week.
Galesburg’s first escape room is on the way.
“Goodbye tension, hello pension,” Galesburg Fire Chief Tom Simkins joked as he reminisced on the past and talks about his future.
A Knoxville man accepted a plea deal Thursday in Knox County Court on a count of child pornography.
New charges have been filed against a Galesburg man who has been in and out of the Knox County Court system for the last year.
There’s a lot of local opportunities this weekend to get out, do some good and maybe even fun while at the same time.
The Galesburg Register-Mail is going to go through some more changes.
Now that Galesburg has a new police chief, it appears it is time to find a new fire chief.
Congresswoman Cheri Bustos received the Fueling Growth Award from Growth Energy on Tuesday, September 10th.
A Knox County judge denied a motion on Wednesday to dismiss the civil lawsuit Jenni McGruder’s family filed against the operators of the Seminary Street Pub.
The City of Galesburg has once again remembered those who lost their lives due to the worst terrorist attack on American soil — 18 years ago Wednesday.
Farmers who have considered growing hemp as a cash crop but are unaware of the best practices have an opportunity to learn from someone how’s been at it for a few years now.
Both of the area’s liberal arts college are once again moving up the national rankings as decided by U.S. News and World Report.
Galesburg has spent the last three years working to replace the town’s lead water service lines.
A ceremony honoring the tragic events of September 11th, 2001, is happening Wednesday morning at the Galesburg Fire Department’s Central Fire Station.
Kiwanis International is a global community of clubs, members and partners dedicated to improving the lives of children.
After nearly 13 years, Acapulco Restaurant in Galesburg will be closing its doors later this month.
East Galesburg Village Trustee Darrell Corbin had his felony eavesdropping case dismissed in Knox County court on Monday.
It’s official. Russ Idle is the new Galesburg Police Chief.
A 55-year-old man, reported missing last Tuesday, was found late last week and arrested, along with his wife.
17th District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos submitted the framework for policies that she says will combat climate change and spur economic growth.
Illinois reported a decline in the number of West Nile virus cases so far this year amid a cooler summer.
Tara Guidinger has learned a lot about the neurodegenerative disease, Huntington’s disease since her mother was diagnosed in 2011.
Several regional economic development executives have told their local Congresswoman there are a number of things that can be done in order to help keep people in the area and give them jobs.
Two 37-year-old women are in the Knox County Jail awaiting bond rehearings next week on drug charges.
Predatory criminal sexual assault charges have been filed against a Davenport, Iowa man who authorities are accusing of having sexual contact with a victim under the age of 13.
Corpus Christi Church in Galesburg is having their annual Quarter Raffle fundraiser Friday, September 6th at the Knights of Columbus Hall.
After nearly 37 years with the department and nearly 40 years in law enforcement, Galesburg Police Chief David Christensen will be officially retired Friday afternoon.
Should they be called upon, Ameren Illinois is ready to mobilize resources in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.
Galesburg Council accepted a bid Tuesday night to stabilize the wall of a building adjacent to Park Plaza.
The City of Monmouth saved themselves a sizeable chunk of money in water main replacement last month.
There are now two Republicans who are looking to be the Congressman for Illinois’ 17th Congressional District.
The 2020 election cycle started Tuesday for Illinois candidates seeking election or re-election.
Galesburg Aldermen approved a zoning ordinance that will officially clear the way for a cannabis business to enter the town.
Long-time Public Defender Thomas R. Siegel announced his election bid last week for Warren County’s State’s Attorney.
A Galesburg man is to be arraigned on Thursday in Lake County after he was arrested this last month for allegedly selling firearms to undercover investigators.
Galesburg native Kevin Trueblood is a general manager for a group of public television and radio stations in the Fort Myers area of Florida.
Galesburg Aldermen can approve a package of economic development incentives tonight that has been in the works for most of 2019.
New eligibility guidelines have been set for the school year’s free and reduced-price meal program.
Things are changing with the Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce.
Labor Day weekend may signify the “end of summer” for many – so the Illinois State Police are making traveling safely a top priority.
Warren County’s top prosecutor announced this week that he’s running for a circuit judge position in the Ninth Judicial Circuit.
One of three lawsuits that were settled between the Knox County Board and State’s Attorney John Pepmeyer in June was dismissed in court Thursday.
A door was damaged by an apparent drive-by shooting in Galesburg.
A 21-year-old woman from Waukegan, Illinois was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash early Thursday morning.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker officially requested a federal disaster declaration on Thursday for damaging floods that ravaged large swaths of Illinois since February.
Backstage Jazz returns Friday, August 30th to the Prairie Players Civic Theatre.
The post office in Alpha — one of the areas where Army Captain Joshua Steele grew up — is now named in his honor.
A 22-year-old Galesburg woman facing a single count of forgery will return to Knox County Circuit Court next month.
The compensation study that the Knox County Board approved last year is nearly ready to be considered.
The walking school bus shows no signs of slowing down.
The cause of a Monday night apartment fire in Galesburg in being investigated.
A 40-year-old Monmouth woman was arrested Monday on a warrant of violating probation related to a 2017 case where she pled guilty to Concealment of a Homicidal Death.
The Ninth Circuit Court judge appointed to replace Judge Paul Mangieri last month has announced her candidacy for a full term on the bench.
The Knox County board could approve a conditional use permit for a solar garden at the Williamsfield school district at tonight’s meeting.
It was announced Tuesday, August 27th that Knox County Sheriff K9 officer Juri has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.
State Representative Dan Swanson is sharing information on grants available to help eligible schools defray costs for field trips to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum in Springfield.
Retired former KCCDD Executive Director Mary Crittenden passed away Monday at the age of 77.
UPDATED A longtime Galesburg bowling alley is closing again, not long after it re-opened following a summer break.
The former Aldi Store on Main and Henderson will soon be selling produce again.
Galesburg Police officers discovered cocaine and made two arrests after a traffic stop early Sunday morning.
A Galesburg woman was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence after allegedly striking the back of a stopped vehicle.
A rural Little York man is facing criminal charges after he allegedly caused a hit-and-run accident with a pedestrian almost a week ago.
After years of sitting vacant, the former Aldi building at Main and Henderson Streets in Galesburg is going to get new life, and just in time for state law legalizing recreational marijuana use as of January first.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed House Bill 2078 Thursday to increase the minimum salary for Illinois’ teachers to $40,000 a year by 2023.
It’s time to pay the taxman.
There’s a new program coming to the Knox County YMCA to designed to help kids ages 8-15 and their families with healthy lifestyles and healthy eating habits.
Knox County residents probably know Matthew Hansen from his family business, making and serving beer at the Knox County Brewing Company.
Bond has been set at $5,000 for a Galesburg man facing firearms felony charges.
The Abingdon Community Festival returns this weekend (August 23rd, 24th, & 25th).
Knox County’s unemployment rate raised slightly in July over June, but it seems largely to be a result of a larger labor force from the prior month.
Knox County Board members will be deciding if they want to bid out the county’s engineering agreement later this month.
The Warren County Sheriff’s office is seeking information on hit and run resulting in injuries to a pedestrian.
An East Moline real estate lawyer and small business owner has announced her candidacy for Illinois’ 17th Congressional District.
An East Galesburg Village Trustee is facing a felony charge of eavesdropping without consent related to a conversation he had with the village’s mayor.
It appears unlikely that recreational cannabis dispensaries will be coming to the Maple City.
Galesburg Police say they have arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with the shooting of a 14-year-old juvenile Tuesday.
A Texas-based energy production company says it’s closing four facilities in Illinois, including one in Fulton County, and in part blames existing regulations for doing so.
A public meeting is being held tonight about the City of Galesburg’s plan to extend the walking and biking path around Lake Storey to actually go around the entire lake.
The City of Monmouth is reapplying for a Community Development Block Grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
One female victim suffered a gunshot wound in 100 block of North Chambers St. in the day Tuesday.
They likely didn’t get the area out of the minor drought situation being experienced, but storms during the morning hours in the area Tuesday likely got our attention.
West Central Community Service Inc. has received a federal grant from the Department of Health and Human Services.
The Galesburg City Council had an item on first reading that if approved that aims to help motorists get in and out of driveways more easily.
The Knoxville School District 202 heard some encouraging words regarding the financial stability of the district at last night’s meeting.
Cottage Hospital named its new CEO Monday in Bob Moore, the man who has served in the role on an interim-basis since June.
A 26-year-old Bushnell native in June has announced his candidacy for State Representative in Illinois’ 93rd District.
A Galesburg man has a September 3rd preliminary hearing scheduled on charges of sexual assault.
Galesburg Council will hold a discussion at their meeting Monday night on the proposed ordinance regulating cannabis business in town.
Director of Planning and Public Works for the City of Galesburg Wayne Carl gave updates on some ongoing local projects.
Two seasoned axe slingers will be at the Fat Fish Pub this Monday night.
An Illinois woman’s photo was a second-place finisher in a national contest and because of that, a rural school district’s ag department will be getting some new educational materials.
The City of Galesburg named its next police chief today; Galesburg Police Department’s current Captain of Staff and Services Russell Idle.
The bulk of reconstruction on downtown Galesburg’s Park Plaza and adjacent parking lots should be finished by the end of September.
The 25th Annual Galesburg Heritage Days embark on Lake Storey Park August 17th and 18th.
Illinois State Police arrested a Mercer County man Thursday charging him with 14 counts of child pornography, as well as counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault and sexual abuse.
Back for its 15th year, August 16th is the River 2 River Car Cruise in downtown Galesburg.
Galesburg Police have recruited a new K9 officer to join their ranks.
Back to school is here for some and just around the corner for others.
Galesburg police have recovered a “skimmer” device from a Galesburg gas station.
This week, Governor JB Pritzker is expected to sign House Bill 889.
Abingdon Police say they have caught the individual alleged to have vandalized the side of Abingdon United Methodist Church early Saturday morning.
Three finalists for the Galesburg Police Chief job had a full day Monday in the final official step before one is selected, likely before the month’s end.
The District 205 Board of Education approved the tentative fiscal year 2020 budget at last night’s meeting.
There’s a new opening on the District 205 School Board.
Steven Coleman’s lawsuit against the City of Galesburg now has a trial date, along with a schedule for discovery.
The Knox County YMCA has announced a brand new program to be offered for kids from 6-months old to 18 years.
Legislation backed by 74th District Representative Dan Swanson was signed into law on Friday, August 9th.
The District 205 Board of Education will consider bids for work on the district-wide construction projects — specifically Lombard Middle School and Steele Elementary School at tonight’s meeting.
Abingdon Police say that they are investigating spray paint of the side of a church with what they describe as “numerous hate symbols.”
Sunday is August 11th and Ameren Illinois is joining utility companies across the country in recognizing it as Nationally 8-1-1 Day by reminding customers and contractors to dial 8-1-1 before starting a digging project.
Two new associate judges were selected for the Ninth Judicial Circuit this week.
Another home burglary, another stolen gun.
There’s a free event Saturday, August 10th that each year, aims to get the community together.
Knox County has filled an Assistant State’s Attorney role that was left vacant when Andrew Stuckart departed for Warren County in July.
An Abingdon man was arrested Thursday following a foot and vehicle pursuit with officers.
East Galesburg Trustees on Wednesday night voted down installing equipment in one of their police squad cars to allow the police chief to patrol with a K9.
The City of Monmouth will be getting several city roads resurfaced after aldermen approved the lowest bid on Monday.
The Galesburg Public Library’s new director is now on the job after her hiring was announced in July.
Cigarettes and liquor were taken in a break-in robbery at Grand Tobacco Monday night.
A Chicago man is facing felony weapons charges in Knox County.
A search warrant led to the arrest of a Canton man on drug and weapons charges.
Dates for the Knox-Galesburg Symphony’s 68th season have been announced featuring new Music Director Vlad Vizireanu.
The City of Monmouth is looking to revitalize its public square.
Jessica Linder announced her impending resignation as Executive Director of the Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, almost exactly three years after she took the job.
The cause of a residential structure fire in Monmouth is currently under investigation.
Galesburg Council unanimously approved a change last night that makes the City Treasurer an unpaid, part-time position.
This week is National Health Center Week. National Health Center Week is an annual celebration with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers over the past five decades.
No injuries and no arrests were reported related to two separate “shots fired” calls from the weekend.
The Galesburg City Council Monday night will render a decision on making the city treasurer an unpaid position appointed by the mayor, as opposed to a part-time elected position.
A rural ambulance service is holding a Trap Shoot Fundraiser to the north of Galesburg on Sunday, August 4.
Three people are facing methamphetamine possession charges in Knox County Circuit Court.
Mark Artcher, the former teacher in Aledo, appeared in court Thursday as the judge allowed a continuance in the 60-year-old’s sexual assault and sexual abuse case.
Cruise towards the Maple City August 2nd to see one of the biggest displays of automobiles in the state during the 2019 Monmouth Cruise Night.
The District 205 Board of Education officially approved the resignation of Galesburg High School head basketball coach Mike Reynolds on Tuesday.
Galesburg Election Commission Director Lisa Watson says for registered voters in the City of Galesburg to be on the lookout for new voter cards being mailed out this month.
22-year-old Tristan S. Blank has pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court to the child exploitation charges he faces.
One of the Galesburg Police Department’s K9 officers is expected to retire in December and so a replacement has been found.
Last week, WGIL reported that a 30-year-old man has been served an arrest warrant on attempted first-degree murder charges.
UPDATE 8/1/19: The Illinois State Police have released the name of the individual killed on I-74.
A 31-year-old Galesburg woman is facing felony battery charges for allegedly attacking an employee at Watson-Thomas Funeral Home.
A Galesburg man will be back in Knox County Circuit Court on charges of armed violence and meth possession in August.
Late last week, the Northgate Family Recreation Center in Galesburg addressed some rumors on a possible closure.
Since 2004, the Non-profit organization Defenders of Freedom has connected the community to Veterans and provides donors with the organization they need to support all veterans.
A number of police agencies executed a search warrant in Monmouth this morning that resulted in one man facing charges of possession of cannabis with intent to deliver.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved an extended deadline Tuesday for Illinois to conduct damage assessments from extreme flooding this Spring.
An Adair man was Life Flighted with serious injuries after a Saturday night crash in McDonough County.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A mass departure of top aides has shaken House Democrats’ campaign arm after Hispanic and black members of Congress complained that the staff lacked diversity.
The finishing touches on a new grocery store in Monmouth are being made in time for the store’s grand opening this week.
Two firearms were reported stolen in a residential burglary on Friday.
Knox County Sheriff’s deputies seized around 1.5 pounds of ICE methamphetamine on Saturday in an investigation at the Galesburg Amtrak Depot.
A Rock Island County man facing drug charges made an appearance in Knox County Circuit Court Friday afternoon.
Although momentum continues for Chicago to become the 51st state, State Rep. Dan Swanson believes it’s nothing more than symbolic in nature.
City reveals survey results of residents hopes for next Police Chief
A September 23rd trial has been scheduled for a Geneseo man on federal child sexual exploitation charges.
Knox County unemployment remained stable from May to June according to preliminary numbers released Thursday.
The 19th Annual Great Balloon Race in Galesburg will take to the sky starting Friday, July 26th totaling 22 balloons from all over the Midwest.
Starting in December of 2020, there will be no Knox County Recorder.
The Fulton County Coroner has identified the man who drowned in Rice Lake over the weekend as 44-year-old Charles M. Smith Jr. of Cuba, Illinois.
The Taste of Galesburg returns Thursday, July 25th for its 33rd year.
The Knox County Mental Health 708 Board has awarded grant funding to 11 organizations, dishing out $1,178,064.
The Galesburg Orpheum Theater announced Wednesday they’ve booked the musical art troupe Artrageous to play the historic theater in September.
32-year-old Roger Reed entered a not guilty plea and demanded a jury trial Tuesday in Warren County Circuit Court on charges including meth delivery and cocaine manufacturing/delivery.
Governor JB Pritzker has proclaimed Wednesday, July 24th as Illinois Speed Awareness Day.
Knox County Board members could decide to consolidate the county’s Recorder Office at tonight’s meeting.
The Knox County Sheriff says that a 30-year-old man has been served an arrest warrant on attempted first-degree murder charges.
A 34-year-old man has been charged in Monmouth with predatory criminal sexual assault of a child under the age of 13.
Farmers in the state are having a difficult year, what with the wet spring that led to late planting and now with the hot and dry summer.
Girls on the Abingdon-Avon cheerleading team will have the opportunity to compete in the district’s first competitive cheerleading team in the winter.
Authorities are now saying two men were trying to fish on a Fulton County lake when one of them drowned, and couldn’t be recovered until almost a day after the accident.
The Superintendent of Mercer County School District 404 was charged in Iowa over the weekend with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence.
A new, locally owned and operated weekly newspaper hit newsstands last week.
No injuries were reported after a weekend shooting in Galesburg.
$12,589 in Apple iPhones were stolen last week from the Galesburg Walmart store on Knox Square Drive.
Authorities in Fulton County say they found a body in a lake after searching over parts of two days.
A Monmouth man may be facing charges after he allegedly set his house on fire then barricaded himself inside.
Some recent social media posts by a local restaurant are ending with one that may be quite a blow: the restaurant is closing.
A foundation started after the September 11th terrorist attacks in the honor of a fallen New York City firefighter is now providing help to the family of fallen Fulton County Sheriffs Deputy Troy Chisum.
Sugar High Theatricals presents “Dreams” July 20th and 21st. It’s theatre for kids, by kids.
Moon of Hope Studios presents the Broadway musical Godspell to the Orpheum Theatre in Galesburg July 19th-21st.
The parent organization of OSF Saint Mary Medical Center in Galesburg, and OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth says it expects to grow again.
It looks like the City of Monmouth is on their way to having another fast-food chain set up shop.
Despite the increased enforcement and public awareness of Scott’s Law, there was an accident on Interstate 74 near Knoxville Wednesday afternoon.
Demolition of the former Lombard Middle School Gym or “Zephyrdome” began July 15th.
School is just a month away for many area schools and summer projects continue as the first day of class fast approaches.
27-year-old Grace Simpson, an Alexis native and 2010 graduate of United High School is giving voters in her home county the chance to cast a ballot for her as a Republican Mercer County State’s Attorney candidate in
An Avon man accused of opening fire on a Fulton County sheriffs deputy several weeks ago has entered his first plea in the case.
No arrests have been made and an investigation continues into a “shots fired” call that occurred Monday night at The Villas of Carl Sandburg.
Congresswoman Cheri Bustos continues to urge the USDA to issue a statewide agricultural disaster declaration.
The Monmouth City Council approved a number of ordinances Monday night to create, annex, and tax a parcel of land that will be the home of a Love’s Travel Stop.
Galesburg City Council on Monday night approved bids to reconstruct Monroe Street from North to Losey Street.
Trash pick-up will begin earlier than usual Wednesday through Friday this week, in both cities of Galesburg and Knoxville.
McDonough District Hospital has named Peter Rao as their new VP for Ambulatory Services concluding a nationwide search.
Legislation sponsored by Republican State Representative Dan Swanson of Alpha which will help streamline background checks on substitute teachers was signed by Governor Pritzker on Friday.
The Knoxville School District is nearly ready for the coming school year.
Monmouth Police obtained a warrant to enter a residence Tuesday morning where in excess of 75 cats were found.
The Mary Davis Home is slated to get a significant bump in state aid.
Galesburg Aldermen Monday night approved a new law firm to conduct a review of city procedures for handling harassment and discrimination complaints.
A Galesburg man awaits his July 30th preliminary hearing on a number of charges, including Class X Home Invasion.
Judge Paul Mangier’s replacement on the 9th Circuit bench has been announced.
Galesburg attorney and former alderman Jeremy Karlin officially announced his candidacy on Friday for Knox County State’s Attorney in 2020.
Galesburg Aldermen Monday night may approve a letter of engagement hiring a new law firm to conduct an investigation into the city’s handling of harassment complaints.
Galesburg Police officers recovered a 9mm gun from a property along West Main Street this week.
Galesburg High School Boys Basketball Coach Mike Reynolds is expected to take a job as the new coach of Dekalb High School’s boy’s basketball program.
The Galesburg Public Library has a new director.
Rev. Christine Ikete is visiting Galesburg this week from the Democratic Republic of Congo, the native country of many Galesburg residents.
If you’re looking for some entertainment this weekend, why not take in an Agatha Christie play at Prairie Players Civic Theatre.
Interested parties can ride a 1956 railroad passenger car this fall that will transport riders back to a bygone era.
Illinois State Police will be swapping squad cars for big-rigs in an effort to catch distracted drivers.
Several local cultural groups are organizing a candlelight vigil to protest the treatment of detained migrants around the U.S.
A $200 million community bank in Monmouth has a new president.
A 33-year-old man is in the Knox County Jail on aggravated arson charges for allegedly setting a fire in an apartment building.
The window to apply to be Galesburg’s next police chief has closed and city administration says David Christensen’s successor could be named as soon as next month.
Attorneys for the City of Galesburg have responded to a federal lawsuit alleging among other things that city officers used excessive force while making an arrest.
The District 205 Board of Education on Monday night approved the funding of a therapy dog pilot program at Steele Elementary School.
Over five years ago the Galesburg Public Library applied for a state construction grant program for public libraries.
The District 205 Board of Education approved the bid specifications for the Lombard and Steele school renovations, despite the budgets for both increasing significantly.
A new business in Galesburg says “the best revenge is gorgeous hair.”
The District 205 school board will consider accepting bid specifications at Monday night’s meeting.
The 169th Annual Knox County Fair gets underway today in Knoxville.
A 21-year-old Galesburg man faces sex crimes after his arrest over the weekend.
Warren County State’s Attorney Andrew Doyle has been elected by his peers to serve two years on the Illinois State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor Board of Governors.
On the eve of our nation’s Independence Day, keep in mind: there are no kinds of fireworks that are legal in Illinois.
Those affected by the springtime flooding have until Friday to submit an individual damage assessment to the Knox County Emergency Management Agency.
Bob Meredith passed away late last week at the age of 87, leaving behind a rich legacy as a teacher and coach.
Galesburg council on Monday night accepted a donation of a downtown property at 120 E. Main St. While the city is planning on putting $290,000 into stabilizing a leaning wall and the roof.
OSF HealthCare has recently named Jennifer Junis, as senior vice president of OSF Saint Gabriel Digital Health.
He was “a brave and honorable man.”
Emma Hanson is your new Miss Knox County Fair Queen, crowned at The Orpheum Theatre Saturday night.
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.
Fire personnel battled an early morning fire in Galesburg that seems to have been caused by severe weather the night before.
Galesburg Alderman will consider accepting the donation of a downtown property that will come along with some pricey repairs at their Monday night meeting.
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White’s legislative initiative strengthening the law on texting while driving takes effect Monday, July 1.
OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth has announced the hiring of a new president; Jackie Kernan.
Fake money led to the discovery of a stolen firearm and the arrest of two people.
An agricultural community project in Williamsfield made it to the top-ten group of finalists in a national competition, where the winner could win $10,000.
The Illinois State Police and the Fulton County Sheriffs Department have provided a statement made by the family of fallen Fulton County Sheriffs Deputy Troy Chisum, killed in the line of duty earlier this week. Below is
The Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce has been re-examining the purpose of their organization with a new strategic plan.
Backstage Jazz at the Prairie Players Civic Theatre in Galesburg continues Friday, June 28th.
UPDATED: Funeral arrangements have been announced for the Fulton County Sheriffs Deputy shot and killed in the line of duty two days ago.
The City of Galesburg saw a dip in its unemployment rate labor force from preliminary year-over-year numbers for the month of May.
The Knox County Board approved the incorporation of a mass transit district to service both Galesburg and rural communities.
The long-running Fourth of July fireworks display in the Warren County village of Cameron may be in doubt after this year. Longtime Cameron firefighter and the one who shoots off the show, Allen Otten says there are
The Illinois State Police says fundraising efforts to benefit the family of Fulton County Sheriffs Deputy Troy Chisum, who passed away Tuesday, are forming.
After Monmouth Police and Warren County prosecutors sorted through at least nine individuals version of events, seven adults and one juvenile are being charged with felony mob action.
Police in Kewanee say they’ve arrested a man in connection with a shooting incident earlier this week at a home there.
UPDATED: A standoff outside of Avon that resulted in the death of 39-year old Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputy Troy Chisum came to an end Wednesday morning — almost 19 hours after it started.
Knox County Emergency Management Agency received notice late last week that Knox County was added to the State Disaster Proclamation for the recent flooding in Illinois.
Illinois State Police have now confirmed that a Fulton County Sheriff Deputy was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon as a result of a standoff in rural Avon.
An initiative to provide public transportation for rural Knox County residents could be making a big jump Wednesday night.
Three canines are in the care of the Knox County Humane Society after being rescued Saturday by personnel from Galesburg’s fire and police departments.
A Wisconsin-based real estate investment firm has bought three closed Illinois properties with the intent of reviving them — and one of them is the former Galesburg Maytag Plant.
There’s a new bookstore coming to downtown Galesburg.
One adult has so far been arrested in relation to an incident that occurred last week at Railroad Days, where an 18-year-old man was run over by a car after a fight broke out.
It’s official — Galesburg’s Sirloin Stockade is closed.
Not many details have been released, but police in the largest city in Henry County say two people are injured following a suspected shooting there.
If you were hoping for cooling assistance through Ameren’s Warm Neighbors Cool Friends program this summer, a change in the program’s qualifications may impact you. The utility’s Shane Hartman says the program opened statewide June 1 with
Illinois State Police made an arrest in Milan earlier this month that landed a man in the Warren County Jail for indecent solicitation of a minor, and child porn possession.
The Carl Sandburg College Board of Trustees have adopted their 2020 fiscal year budget with a 3.87-percent increase in revenue over 2019.
One man was seriously injured after a fight broke out Thursday night.
Illinois Congressman Darin LaHood and the Illinois Farm Bureau are among those calling on Governor Pritzker to make a disaster declaration for the state in order to help farmers plagued by both the wet weather and the
The Buchanan Center for the Arts in Monmouth presents: “Play On!” at the Fusion Theatre this weekend.
Drew Pearman, the Monmouth man who pleaded guilty to murdering Zackery Talley Dec. 24, 2017 in Monmouth, was sentenced to 32 years in prison today.
60-year-old Mark Artcher, the former Aledo teacher charged with sexually assaulting a child, made a request to have his bond modified Thursday.
There’s literally something for everyone during the 42nd Annual Galesburg Railroad Days.
A McDonough County man has been arrested on three counts of attempted murder and one count of aggravated domestic battery.
Two Stark County employees had their jobs with the district terminated, following a unanimous vote from the school board on Monday night.
Legislation introduced in the Illinois Senate back in March created a gun seizure measure for those with a revoked FOID card.
A man who can surely take some of the credit for Railroad Days success is Dennis Clark, who announced on Monday that after this year he would step down from chairing Railroad Days after 15 years in
The Monmouth City Council has approved a development agreement with Love’s Travel Stops
Galesburg aldermen last night talked about accepting the donation of a downtown property with structural deficiencies.
A settlement agreement was approved Monday night by the Knox County Board to resolve litigation between the board, Knox County Treasurer Robin Davis, Knox County State’s Attorney John Pepmeyer, and one of Pepmeyer’s employees.
A 32-year-old man had his bond reduced to $3,000 after making a video appearance in Knox County Circuit Court.
Illinois State Police are identifying the driver of an SUV that was killed when her vehicle collided with a cement truck has been identified as 48-year-old Gretchen Decker of Little York.
There’s a new coffee shop on Main Street in downtown Knoxville.
Be aware of a possible ban on smoking in cars with kids coming in Illinois.
A local lawmaker and a regional healthcare organization are expressing concern for farmers facing a difficult year in the fields and at the market.
The owner of a downtown building with structural deficiencies looks to donate his property to the City of Galesburg.
According to the US Social Security Administration – scam calls of people posing as officials is still an issue.
Bond was set and a July 2nd preliminary hearing has been set for two people charged with burglarizing storage units in Galesburg.
At approximately 12:23 pm on Thursday, June 13th two vehicles collided on Illinois Route 81 one mile west of Cambridge.
The Macomb Investigations Office of the Illinois State Police is conducting an investigation into an alleged suicide attempt by a Fulton County Jail inmate.
The discussions are still very preliminary, but the City of Galesburg is looking into what it would take to essentially expand its transit system to cover most — if not all — of Knox County, through the
The 28th Annual Canton Cruise-In is Friday, June 14th at 4:00 pm.
A national deli chain with a handful of nearby locations is coming to Galesburg in the development Mike Martin is working on just off of North Seminary Street.
Competitive cheerleading could be coming to the Abingdon-Avon school district in the near future.
The Warren County Health Department has confirmed mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile Virus in Monmouth.
Carl Sandburg College next month, as part of the summer offerings, will be hosting a camp for computer coding.
A Galesburg man facing three drug felonies had his preliminary hearing set for July 16th.
Two people were injured and another was killed after a two-vehicle accident in rural Fulton County.
An annual fundraiser event is this Friday to benefit free exhibition and arts education programming.
A Canton woman is dead after a weekend motorcycle crash in a nearby county — likely caused, authorities say, by freshly-mowed grass.
The Knox County Sheriffs Department and the County Coroner have identified the two people who died as a result of Sunday’s house explosion in Rapatee, near the Knox-Fulton County line.
Every June the Knox County 4-H hosts their Dog Show at the Knox County Fairgrounds.
The Orpheum Theatre is helping to bring a renowned voice on National Public Radio to Galesburg in September.
The District 205 Board of Education took some time at Monday night’s meeting to recognize a former member and the first African-American board member Joan Milam Kelley.
Several local organizations are to benefit from funding for major projects thanks to grants from the G.L. Vitale Foundation.
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) – A group that represents alumni at Western Illinois University is urging the president to resign.
If you want to do something, you should do it right.
Some additional details on the house explosion Sunday in Rapatee have been released.
There’s a blues/rock guitarist coming to Galesburg tomorrow night who, according to Rolling Stone Magazine, “rivals Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton.”
Two lives were claimed in an apparent gas explosion at a home Sunday, in the small community on Rapatee in southern Knox County.
The $40 billion state budget, the largest Illinois has ever had, was signed by Governor J.B. Pritzker last week.
A slew of bills, including the new budget, were signed this week by Governor J.B. Pritzker.
Two 9th Judicial Circuit Judges, that currently preside in Knox County, have not been retained on the bench by a vote of state circuit judges.
It was announced Friday, June 7th that Knox County 2018 real estate tax bills have been sent out.
The Annual Antique Tractor Show is June 8th & 9th at United High School.
Knox County businessman Keith Vaughn wants to give people a place to gather.
Governor. J.B. Pritzker signed a nearly $40 billion state budget Wednesday afternoon after it passed the House and Senate over the weekend before the spring session came to a close.
Two Canton residents are in the Fulton County Jail, awaiting their first appearance in court after sheriff’s deputies pursued them in a stolen vehicle and arrested them Wednesday morning.
Now that most school’s have slowed down for the summer, the Discovery Depot Children’s Museum in Galesburg shows no signs of stopping.
The Galesburg Community Foundation is once again starting up there yearly round of grant funding, which they call The Turnout.
With the spring legislative session wrapped up, area lawmakers are getting back into their districts after the late night passing of the budget last weekend.
Knoxville teachers will get a raise as they finalized a three-year contract with the District 202 Board of Education.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the single largest year-round fundraising movement benefiting Special Olympics Illinois.
Fareway Foods in Monmouth is close to setting an opening date and when they do they’ll be selling alcohol.
The District 205 School Board says that prior to their meeting on Monday, June 10, they will honor the late Joan Kelley, Galesburg’s first African-American school board member.
41-year-old Jeffery Mason of Monmouth took a plea deal last week in Warren County Court, but he’ll be sentenced on residential burglary charges next month.
Galesburg Aldermen last night gave their ok to paying $100,000 to settle a legal judgment that they are not required to pay. The U.S. District Court in Rock Island awarded city employee, Lisa Wilson, the judgment in
In the eleventh hour, the Illinois House and Senate approved the state budget, but without the vote from Representative Dan Swanson or Senator Chuck Weaver.
Galesburg City Council approved a lease agreement to have timber frame and restoration company Trillium Dell use part of the Broad Street Armory on Monday night.
The 9th Judicial Circuit’s Chief Judge has been elected to a position on Friday.
Legislation had been introduced in February for Illinois to allow downstate public safety pensions to consolidate into one system.
A Quad Cities resident is facing some charges after causing Interstate 74 in part of Henry County to all but completely come to a standstill for several hours on Saturday.
After a long two-year search and after over 50 applicants, dozens of interviews, and a several-months-long audition process, the Knox Galesburg Symphony have announced their next Maestro: Vlad Vizireanu.
The Illinois Senate voted 38 to 17 in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana on Wednesday, May 29th.
The City of Galesburg says it intends to pay the judgment reached in a federal lawsuit involving a city employee and the city’s now-former Human Resources manager.
Knox County Treasurer Robin Davis says that property tax bills will soon be on the way.
The Knox County Sheriff’s Department says they have arrested a Galesburg man for possession of 40 grams of cocaine, as well as scales, baggies and U.S. currency.
A trustee from Happy Hollow Lake Association says that the small lake community in Dahinda is blocked in by water.
An Avon woman and former pet store owner has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty, after dozens of dead animals were found inside the store this time last year.
Choral Dynamics of Galesburg’s spring show hits the Orpheum Theatre stage this weekend with Sail Away.
32-year-old Sean Billingsley has reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors after working its way through the U.S. Central District Court in Rock Island for 15 months.
The Stark County School District says two employees acted improperly in putting a bucket over a student’s head in order to solve a disciplinary issue.
Carl Sandburg College has wrapped up its spring semester and first-year President Dr. Seamus Reilly is reflecting back on the past year.
Low wage Illinois workers are set to get a dollar raise starting next year, sending the state minimum wage from $8.25 to $9.25, with it eventually creeping up to $15 by 2025.
Two Carl Sandburg College instructors are the latest recipients of the 2019 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Awards.
It has rained in Galesburg 21 days out of 28 this May, including the last 13 in a row.
As Illinois taxpayers were observing Memorial Day on Monday, largely Democrat members of the House of Representatives voted 73-44 to put the question to voters on whether Illinois should change to a graduated income tax system.
Area school districts have been winding down their academic year but there’s still plenty of activity in school facilities throughout the summer.
Memorial Day brings lots of travel and the increased awareness of being safe on roadways.
Legislation sponsored by State Representative Dan Swanson mandating insurance coverage for long-term antibiotic therapy for a person with a tick-borne disease was sent to the Governor on Wednesday, May 22nd after passing in the State Senate.
Poppy Days with the Galesburg American Legion and the Legion Auxiliary is May 24th and 25th. The Legion and Legion Auxiliary will be distributing red poppies at various businesses locally.
Knox County’s unemployment situation improved from March to April, as more are finding seasonal work.
Knox County Board members approved a new resolution for criminal fees and the schedule for civil fees at Wednesday night’s meeting.
UPDATE: A Macomb man has died following a crash on US Highway 67 involving a commercial motor vehicle and a farm tractor.
58-year-old Walter Eugene Kemplin of Monmouth faces charges of indecent solicitation of a child after he was caught in an Indiana county’s Internet predator operation.
A new app being used by the City of Galesburg is up and running, and if you using the technology seems daunting – you can learn more during some upcoming training sessions.
One of three men charged in relation to the nearly 100 guns that were stolen from The Tac Shack and Galesburg Farm King in March, appeared in U.S. District Court Monday.
Like other school districts in Knox County, Knoxville School District 202 is expecting a revenue shortfall by the turn of the fiscal year.
Persistence — and a lot of learning and practicing — have finally paid off for the winner of this year’s “Great Galesburg Shake.”
Galesburg City Administration is concerned after a city council vote Monday night that they might struggle with a shallow applicant pool in hiring the next police chief.
Knox College is getting to work to find someone new to lead the college’s academic program.
Mark R. Artcher, the 60-year-old Aledo teacher charged with predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, filed a motion for a new judge to oversee his case on Monday.
Galesburg City Council will meet Monday night with aldermen scheduled to discuss raising the salary scale for future police and fire chiefs.
The glut of rain seen in the Midwest this year has delayed some farmers planting, but there will be a new crop in the soil for many local growers this year.
Federal prosecutors say three Peoria men are facing charges for stealing what turned out to be nearly 100 guns from two area businesses back in March.
A Galesburg man sits in the Knox County Jail as he awaits his preliminary hearing on attempted murder and nearly a dozen gun charges.
Two California women were arrested Thursday after detectives found they were transporting nearly 10 pounds of heroin, with an approximate street value of $450,000, on an Amtrak train.
Several of our local lawmakers are sponsors of a bill that strengthens penalties for texting and driving when it results in serious injury. Sen. Jil Tracy is the chief sponsor in the Senate and Representative Norine Hammond
The Galesburg Public Library Spring Book Sale begins Friday, May 17th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Admission is $5 for non-members.
Ten more Galesburg School District 8th graders have the chance to go to Knox and Carl Sandburg Colleges tuition-free if they keep their grades up and meet other requirements during high school. That’s because they’re the newest
UPDATE 5/18: A Roseville man has died from injuries sustained this week in a single-vehicle crash.
State Representative Dan Swanson of Alpha announced the official launch of his Third Annual Summer Reading Club Program for 1st through 5th grade students who live within the 74th Legislative District.
The Levitt AMP Galva Music Series is offering a free summer youth photography mentorship.
Galesburg City Council is considering whether they should give a pay bump to future police and fire chiefs.
Michelle Kim is out as Galesburg Tourism Director.
The Great Galesburg Shake began Tuesday with 120 students from around District 205, but there were only eight when the day was finished.
Knox College Coordinator for Residential, Fraternity and Sorority Life Frantz Salomon was found dead in his on-campus apartment Monday.
Singer-songwriter Paul Thorn returns to Galesburg Thursday, May 16th bringing his Southern rock, Americana, blues mix to the Fat Fish Pub.
A Galesburg man is in the Knox County Jail on $100,000 bond after his arrest over the weekend.
By the end of the month, District 205 could be on their way to running significantly on solar energy.
The City of Galesburg has new projects underway, projects about to finish, and even more on the horizon.
The District 205 Board of Education could be asked to approve the issuing of $17 million in debt certificates in June towards paying for the building renovation work.
Six attorneys from all around the 9th Judicial Circuit have applied to fill the remainder of Judge Paul Mangieri’s term on the bench, when he retires on July 3.
A long-time Aledo social studies teacher appeared in Mercer County Court Monday morning where conditions of his bond were changed to allow supervised contact with his minor child.
The Park Plaza make-over has begun. Starting this Monday, May 13th the eastern portion of the parking lot south of Park Plaza has been closed off and crews have begun removing trees from the plaza.
The Great Galesburg Shake is an opportunity for students in grades 4 – 12 to use their manners and conversational skills in a professional environment.
After learning the state of Illinois collected $1.5 billion more in tax revenue than was expected in April, House Republican leadership last week argued that the good news is proof that new taxes are not needed to
The Abingdon-Avon school district will hold their graduation ceremonies next weekend but some of those seniors have already got college degrees.
A 32-year old Avon man is being charged with three felonies in Warren County in relation to the crash that killed 31-year-old Justin Howell of Bushnell on Sunday.
The man who’s been in charge of the Galesburg Police Department for the last 13 years is stepping down.
Jonathan Kelly will likely never be a free man again after he received a 75-year sentence Friday morning for the shooting death of Jenni McGruder in 2017 at the Seminary Street Pub.
STORY UPDATED The Long 20th Century: Modern and Contemporary Works from the Knox College Permanent Collection is Friday, May 10th from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm at the Ford Center for the Fine Arts at Knox College.
Steven “Champ” Coleman of Galesburg filed suit in federal court Wednesday against the City of Galesburg and four Galesburg police officers.
Due to delays in property taxes this year, revenue will appear to be coming in short for the Abingdon-Avon school district before the fiscal school year ends.
May 5th through May 11th is National Small Business Week 2019.
The largest food drive in the nation is Saturday, May 11th. The 27th Annual National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is held in more than 10,000 cities across the nation.
ROWVA Superintendent Joe Sornberger says the junior high building was on a soft lockdown Thursday, while they investigated a threat viewed on Snapchat.
Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced the winner and runners-up of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition in Illinois’ 17th Congressional District.
A 20-year-old Western Illinois University student from Warren County died Saturday, after being found unresponsive in his dorm room.
Three individuals are in the Knox County Jail after having detention hearings Monday after the discovery of drugs during a traffic stop.
A Roseville man made his first appearance in court today after being charged Monday with Class X felonies of attempted murder and home invasion.
The Knoxville City Council swore-in and sat its newest members Monday, May 6th – but all were already familiar faces.
Galesburg Firefighters battled a structure fire at a what appeared to be an abandoned home early this morning on Lake Street.
A few weeks ago three Galesburg Aldermen didn’t want to approve the extension of a purchase agreement that could allow Kit Wilcox to purchase two Mulberry Street properties.
A Galesburg man facing a Class X felony charge of meth delivery had his bond reduced in Knox County Court on Monday afternoon.
Several Galesburg residents had their mail opened or damaged last night in a series of thefts.
Galesburg City Council will be adding a few new faces when they convene this evening.
The Illinois State Police is investigating a Friday afternoon death at the request of the Stark County Sheriffs Department.
An area man is dead after the vehicle he was in crashed early Sunday in Warren County.
The West Theater is coming down, slowly but surely and while the city says they have confidence in the work contractors have done, there have been some unforeseen delays.
The Monmouth College Class of 2019 will get a little inspiration at their commencement ceremony in May, as they announced Friday that Ron Gold will speak at the event.
Bond was set at $10,000 for a Galesburg man on a residential burglary charge from earlier in the week.
The Galesburg High School FFA Ag Fair is Friday, May 3rd beginning at 8:00 am until 2:15 pm. Various animals, machinery, a bale maze and more will be at the fair.
Earlier this week, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
State Senators Jil Tracy and Chuck Weaver, along with Republicans in the Illinois Senate, stood in opposition of a package of bills tied with a constitutional amendment changing Illinois’ income tax from a flat tax to a
Over 700 eighth graders from across Knox and Warren County joined the University of Illinois Extension and Delabar CTE System for their annual “Welcome to the Real World” Event last Friday, April 26th at the Galesburg High
Marshalls is set to open in two weeks at Galesburg Crossings on National Boulevard.
Local school boards this week seated new members, following elections in early April.
26-year-old Justin Stubbs pleaded not guilty in Knox County Circuit Court Tuesday, to predatory criminal sexual assault of a child charges.
UPDATE: The fire hydrant flushing and testing program has been postponed until a later date.
The Knox County Sheriff’s Department released results from the recently increased efforts for Scott’s Law – also known as the “Move Over Law” in Illinois.
The recount in Ward 3 is canceled.
The Mercer County High School teacher who was arrested last week for an alleged sexual assault of a child made his first appearance in court Monday.
Sunday, April 21st, Galesburg native and Knox College Grad Chris J. Heimann passed away at the age of 37.
UPDATE: Due to the weather, “Touch-a-Truck” has been postponed until possibly May 8, depending on availability of participants.
Mike and Heather Accera’s company, LUX Blox have taken off since they came out in 2015, being sold in over 1,000 stores and getting used in schools, offices, and clinics.
The build-up to a first-time event began over the weekend, designed to raise funds for a local family who lost a loved one almost a year ago.
Galesburg firefighters started their day battling a house fire on Monroe Street this morning.
There appears to be an interest in creating a Catholic secondary school in the area.
A unique collection of student entrepreneurs will be showcasing their business ideas in a trade show-type setting on Tuesday, April 30th.
When apple orchards bloom and oak leaves grow bigger, the season to hunt for morels has arrived.
The three-year initiative run by the Clinton Foundation to promote healthy living and reduce gaps in health disparities in Knox County has concluded.
Knox County Board Chairwoman, Pamela Davidson has been nominated by the governor to serve as Chair of the Illinois Local Records Commission.
A large number of drugs were seized through a coordinated effort by several area law enforcement agencies.
A Mercer County High School teacher has been arrested and charged with two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, which are Class X Felonies.
A report on the Warren County Jail, its history, and perhaps whether or not the county needs a new jail, among other things, has been produced.
Cottage Hospital confirms that their Chief Executive Officer, James Flynn, has announced his resignation and will be leaving in mid-May.
Knox County saw its unemployment rate barely moved in the month of March, with moderate growth in the labor force.
Galesburg police have confirmed that at least two shots were fired in the 500 block of West Brooks Street Thursday, just after noon.
It was business, as usual, for the Knox County Board at their Wednesday night meeting.
41-year-old Jeffrey Mason of Monmouth entered a not guilty plea Tuesday to felony residential burglary, one of two separate felony cases he’s facing in Warren County.
No injuries and only minor damage to a patio door and door frame were reported in a Tuesday morning shots fired call in Galesburg.
A new breakfast program began Monday, April 22nd at Steele Elementary in Galesburg.
26-year-old Justin Stubbs of Galesburg is being charged in Knox County with a pair of counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child.
A 23-year-old man made a video appearance in Knox County Circuit Court on Monday for near identical charges he faced last week.
Two men were in Knox County Circuit Court on Monday for separate crimes committed over the weekend.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois is honoring a former state agriculture department director who also led the U.S. Department of Agriculture under President Ronald Reagan.
April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month.
Two teenagers were arrested over the weekend in Warren County for car and gun theft charges stemming from Galesburg.
What could be considered the latest attempt to revive the property that Sandburg Mall sits on will get its first once-over tomorrow Tuesday night. The Galesburg Planning and Zoning Commission will consider two proposals regarding the mall
There’s another opportunity coming up soon to here in Galesburg to safely get rid of any unused prescription medications.
More roadwork is beginning in the area now that Spring seems to have finally sprung.
A Stark County resident is jailed in Henry County after allegedly pulling a gun on a police officer a week ago.
Monmouth College hosted the school’s 3rd Annual Scots Day of Giving on Wednesday, April 17th where a record number of gifts were given.
A performance this weekend paying tribute to musicians from the past nearly 80 years is April 19th and 20th.
A proposal to act quickly in granting Kit Wilcox a one-year extension on his option to buy a Mulberry Street property got derailed Monday night.
The newly elected Abingdon-Avon school board was seated at last night’s meeting.
Knox County property owners may be getting their tax bill a little later than usual this year.
State Sen. Chuck Weaver of Peoria was one of four lawmakers who talked with Chicago leaders earlier this week about the Constitutional Amendment proposed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
23-year-old Braden Mallery is charged with felony discharge of a firearm and aggravated assault for an incident on Tuesday.
A Galesburg man is facing Class X meth delivery charges after police discovered over 100 grams of ice meth in his “crotch” Wednesday morning.
The Monmouth City Council approved the hiring of a consulting group to provide a comprehensive strategy to jumpstart the Maple City’s downtown.
Knox College has hosted U.S. Presidents, Secretaries of State and world-renowned comedians for their past commencements, but this year it will be one of their own who has made her mark on the world.
Knoxville Alderman approved the roof replacement of the larger pavilion at James Knox Park.
School Board members for District 202 heard a presentation Monday night for the installation of solar panels to offset electricity costs.
Galesburg City Council last night hired a law firm to do a review of city administration and policies.
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction on U.S. 34 in Monmouth from south of 11th Avenue to east of 87th Street will begin Monday, April 22.
A 23-year old Galesburg man is facing felony charges for allegedly shooting a BB gun at two families’ cars passing by Saturday.
A 22-year old Galesburg man is facing felony charges for possessing and delivering about a half pound of cannabis last Wednesday morning.
There is an event later this week where attendees will have an opportunity to hold a discussion on race: where we as a society are going and where we’ve been.
Road work in rural Fulton County is expected to take two months to complete.
A Galesburg High School teacher said several months ago he was being forced out of teaching a number of technology-related courses he claims he developed. While district administrators said the courses were still being offered and being
Another four individuals were arrested for meth possession on Thursday and Friday in Galesburg, driving the number of meth related felonies charged in Knox County this year to 68.
The Village of East Galesburg may be getting a police dog to help patrol city streets for a nominal cost, yet some residents are still unhappy.
The Illinois Senate is voting to lower the age that children have to start school.
The 12-year-old Rio girl that created the viral social media campaign to promote Scott’s Law and help protect emergency personnel was recognized this week at the Illinois State House.
Friday, April 12th is the 8th Annual Paladin’s Medieval Auction Adventure to benefit the Knox County Child Advocacy Center.
The Illinois Power Agency has announced that all distributed generation solar energy project applications will be funded, including for the Galesburg water treatment plant in Oquawka.
A popular History Channel show is returning to film in Illinois at the end of May.
State Representative Dan Swanson of Alpha welcomed area leaders to Springfield on Tuesday for a women’s brunch that honored the contributions of emerging female leaders from throughout the state.
70-year-old Dennis Donnelly will ask a judge to dismiss charges against him that he sexually assaulted a boy in his foster care in the ’80s.
A 19-year-old man, as well as two juveniles, are facing charges of felony mob action for allegedly using “force or violence in disturbing the public peace.”
There may be changes coming to the quality and delivery of food to students at District 205.
A former Knox County State’s Attorney who later became a 9th Judicial Circuit Judge is retiring from that post in less than three months.
The warm weather is bringing everyone out and that includes avid motorcycle riders. State Police Trooper Matt Frizzle says motorists need to double check then triple check for bikers.
34-year-old Ronald Warden of Galesburg pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges he faces related to meth possession and delivery.
A 27-year-old Gilson man is facing aggravated battery charges for striking a man and woman at the Roadside Sportsbar in Knoxville on March 30.
Someone apparently foresees a lot of moving in Knox County as another U-Haul location has emerged in Knox County, at the Knoxville Mobile station.
The District 205 Board of Education approved an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Galesburg to build a new playground at Lombard Middle School, as part of the city’s masterplan for Parks and Recreation.
Last week 17th District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced federal funding from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Center Cluster Program for the Knox County Health Department.
The District 205 Board of Education approved the new floor plans for Lombard Middle School and Steele Elementary at their April meeting on Monday night.
Monmouth College has named someone new to their Vice President for Enrollment Management position.
Several vehicles were burglarized over the weekend in Galesburg.
Butterburgers and fresh frozen custard have arrived in Galesburg.
The District 205 School Board will be looking at and considering floor plan additions to Lombard Middle School and Steele Elementary at their Monday meeting.
Spring cleaning is in full swing this week as the City of Galesburg holds their clean-up days April 8th through the 12th.
A Warren County man who went missing on Mar. 23 has been discovered dead in Little Swan Lake.
A bill introduced in February that aims to addresses the ongoing issue of a lacking substitute teachers pool has passed the Illinois House.
A 24-year-old Galesburg man took a plea deal from prosecutors on Thursday that will send him to prison for possessing a stolen vehicle out of Springfield.
It’s opening weekend of the Prairie Players’ Civic Theatre production of Calendar Girls.
Another piece of the Galesburg Crossings puzzle looks like it’s falling into place next month.
Even before Galesburg residents went to the polls Tuesday to elect new Aldermen voter turnout was expected to be low, despite three competitive city council races.
Bustos helps introduce legislation to Honor Cadet Nurses; House Resolution to drop Health Care Lawsuit
Earlier this week, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos helped introduce bipartisan, bicameral legislation to honor Cadet Nurses who served during World War II by distinguishing them as honorary veterans, as well as providing them with burial privileges. This piece
The City of Galesburg will soon unveil a new mobile app that’ll make reporting problems much easier.
Galesburg Board of Election Commissioners Chairperson Roger Williamson talks about recounts and how they work, along with voter turnout, given the Ward 3 race in Tuesday’s consolidated election will now be subject to a recount. Williamson was
UPDATED He says it’s the right thing to do, and voters asked him to make sure it happened.
A Galesburg man is being charged with forgery and possession of methamphetamine after being arrested in the Broadview Inn and Suites Monday morning.
Galesburg City Council bid out the Park Plaza project for the second time Monday night after the last round of bids came in over budget.
Three new faces could be sitting on the Galesburg City Council once all the votes are certified.
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Expectant mothers will have to go somewhere other than Galesburg Cottage Hospital to have their babies starting May second.
The Knoxville City Council met Monday, April 1st. A variety of topics were covered – and the majority were tabled until more information was gathered.
Galesburg Aldermen remained subdued and fairly apolitical at last night’s meeting on the eve of an election where up to 3 seats could change hands.
Today is election day and voters will be hitting their polling places to determine several local races.
Larry Cox, who retired several years ago after a long career as Public Works Director in Galesburg among other roles, is looking to get back into public service by becoming Ward 7 Alderman. Incumbent Alderman Jeremy Karlin
Angela Bastian is looking to serve Galesburg’s Ward 1 residents for a second term, but faces some strong opposition from local real estate agent Bradley Hix. Bastian speaks about her campaign and various issues with Will Stevenson
A 23-year-old Galesburg man plead not guilty Monday to five Class X charges related to meth and weapons.
Galesburg Police are seeking more information in an apparent hit and run accident that occurred this weekend.
A man is believed to be in the Knox County Jail, arrested over the weekend in relation to an alleged break-in and assault several weeks ago.
The 39th Annual Knox-Rootabaga Jazz Festival returns this week starting Tuesday.
A Raritan man has been arrested after leading police officers on a chase across four Southeast Iowa counties, and stealing a car in the process.
Galesburg City Council tonight, in their last meeting before tomorrow’s consolidated municipal elections, will discuss adding several four-hour parking spots to a downtown lot.
Live music from a new band, featuring longtime members of various musicians from the Galesburg music scene, will be hitting the stage this afternoon to raise money for the restoration of the city’s most historic theater. Old
Someone new will be Galesburg’s 7th Ward Alderman after Tuesday’s consolidated election, as incumbent Jeremy Karlin opted not to see re-election. One of those running is local attorney Ashley Worby, who continues our series of City Council
Galesburg Police are investigating an apparent early morning break-in at the Farm King on West Main Street, that involved the theft of several firearms.
State Representative Dan Swanson of Alpha passed legislation in the Illinois House on Thursday, March 28th that will give Lyme sufferers insurance coverage for antibiotics and testing.
The woman accused of aiding Jonathan Kelly in his flight from law enforcement and then lying to police about it has taken a plea deal.
GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) – A western Illinois woman charged with trying to suffocate one of her children is facing prison time in a plea deal with prosecutors.
Illinois ranks as having the worst tax rate, according to from financial website WalletHub.
The Annual Galesburg Christian School Dinner and Auction is Friday, March 29th at Cedar Creek Hall in Galesburg. The annual event benefits the school and helps their general fund and operating costs. Silent auction items are divided
A 21-year-old Galesburg man was handed a 21-month prison sentence on Monday in federal court on charges of impersonating a federal officer.
Third Ward Alderman Russell Fleming‘s opponent in next Tuesday’s Galesburg City Council election is local real estate agent Lindsay Hillery. Hillery — a first-time candidate — joins Will Stevenson on Galesburg’s Evening News.
Local real estate agent Bradley Hix is another of the political newcomers looking for a seat on the Galesburg City Council. Hix is running against incumbent Angela Bastian in Ward 1, and joins Will Stevenson for an
The two Peorians accused of robbing First Mid Bank and Trust in Galesburg with a purple TASER last month pleaded not guilty today in federal court.
The Knox County Nursing Home has a new administrator.
With 14 state troopers struck by motorists while working outside their vehicles this year, including one dead, the Illinois State Police announced Monday they will begin cracking down on drivers who don’t slow down and move over
The Big Read is kicking off in Galesburg once again this Saturday, as the Galesburg Public Library and their partners plan a month of events around a particular book.
A 70-year old Arizona man accused of sexually abusing a boy in his foster care in the 1980s appeared in Knox County Court Tuesday where probable cause was found in the charges he faces.
The Knox County Board will consider hiring a new administrator for the Nursing Home at their Wednesday, March 27th, meeting.
A Grand Jury has returned federal charges of armed bank robbery against Dante Williams and Iretha Belton, the Peoria pair accused of robbing First Mid Bank and Trust in Galesburg last month.
Russell Fleming has been Galesburg’s Ward 3 Alderman for 12 years, and is looking to serve at least another four. We begin our series of interviews of City Council candidates in next Tuesday’s Consolidated Election on “Galesburg’s
A Galesburg Police Officer who had some pretty good intuition the day of a robbery last year at the Fremont Street Walgreens is the Galesburg-Area CrimeStoppers Officer of the Year.
UPDATE 3/26/19 10:26 a.m.
The Galesburg NAACP in a partnership with the Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Candidates Forum on Wednesday, March 27th.
Probably few local residents would have expected to hear that plans to revitalize the Sandburg Mall are in the process, but that’s exactly what a local developer is telling us.
Bond will stand at $100,000 after a Galesburg man made a video appearance in Knox County Circuit Court on Monday afternoon following his weekend arrest.
The Warren County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the disappearance of a 70-year-old man from Little Swan Lake.
The Monmouth Police Department has been investigating a robbery last week at the Tac Shack in Monmouth.
Knox County Clerk Scott Erickson is on an election safety task force.
A 5-year-old AlWood student has received national attention thanks to his part in creating a community library in the village of Alpha.
State Representative Dan Swanson of Alpha had legislation approved in the Illinois House Wednesday, March 20th honoring Armed Forces.
A 33-year old Galesburg man took a plea deal Wednesday in Knox County Court that allowed aggravated arson charges against him to be dismissed.
Two bridge projects are getting work done starting April 1.
The Knox College Choir will perform its Home Tour Concert Friday, March 22nd in the Kresge Recital Hall on the Knox Campus.
Kirk Mustain was named as coach of Carl Sandburg College’s first eSports team, one of the first two-year colleges in the county to offer.
It’s been a year and a half since Elisha French resigned after several months as Galesburg City Treasurer. French claims the city just doesn’t care about the office and that the Mayor doesn’t care either about appointing
UPDATED “Numerous handguns” were reported stolen from a gun store in the Maple City early Thursday morning.
It was revealed during the Knox County Finance Committee Wednesday night that preliminary data is in for a wage compensation study that board members approved back in May of 2017.
A term of life in prison will stand for an Elmwood man convicted in 2016 for predatory criminal sexual assault of a 7-year old girl.
We’re not far off from another election (municipal elections on April 2), and that means continued concerns over the safety of voting in Illinois after problems were found during the 2016 elections. Knox County Clerk Scott Erickson
17th District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos expressed concern over President Trump’s budget proposal.
A semi-truck carrying 17,000-pounds of explosives made too fast of a turn and rolled over near Monmouth.
Legislation is making its way through the State House that will again require schools to put a minimum of five-hours into their school day for it to count towards their required days of school count.
A judge has dismissed the Knox County’s Board’s motion to deny State’s Attorney John Pepmeyer the authority to hire a special prosecutor to handle juvenile cases.
A new campaign at Monmouth College aims to increase the liberal arts college’s endowment by $75 million.
A Galesburg man who lost his life in the process of saving his son’s life has been awarded the Carnegie Hero Award.
The District 202 Board of Education approved the 2019-2020 school calendar at last night’s board meeting.
Galesburg aldermen approved 19 non-profits for funding Monday night in their annual round of external agency funding.
It’s official, the Knoxville Blue Bullets will be competing in the Lincoln Trail Conference.
The Peoria woman accused of driving the getaway van for an armed robbery of First Mid Bank And Trust in Galesburg last month was denied a bond reduction.
It’s not been a good couple months for retailer Shopko.
It shouldn’t have been the first time President Donald Trump used his veto pen.
Galesburg City Council will consider external agency funding requests, with 19 groups poised to get a share of $102,000, at Monday night’s meeting.
Representatives Norine Hammond and Dan Swanson are among ranks of Illinois Republicans digging their heels in against Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s proposal for a graduated income tax.
Looking at Illinois unemployment data for the month of January, the picture doesn’t look too bad.
A Gilson man made a video appearance in Knox County Circuit Court Friday afternoon where he faces drug and weapons felonies.
A duo from Indianapolis had their case in Federal Court continued Thursday.
The Galesburg VFW Auxiliary Quarter Raffle returns March 15th.
The century-old gymnasium that sits on Lombard Middle Schools’ campus, long known as the Zephyr Dome, survived talks to tear it down in 2000, 2008 and 2011.
UPDATED The Knox County Sheriffs Department says a months-long investigation involving multiple agencies has resulted in an Abingdon man being busted on nine felony drug charges.
The Abingdon-Avon Board of Education officially accepted the invitation to join the Lincoln Trail Conference at Wednesday night’s board meeting.
The biggest fundraiser of the year is coming up for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Knox County.
A Wyanet man is charged with methamphetamine delivery made a video appearance in Knox County Circuit Court Wednesday where bond was set at $75,000.
Drew Pearman appeared in Warren County Court Wednesday morning and surprised the court when he plead guilty to first-degree murder.
A Galesburg man has been sentenced to four years in federal prison after admitting he lied when he purchased multiple guns from a licensed firearms dealer.
The Knox County Nursing Home Committee is expected to have selected a new administrator by the end of the week.
Amy Pickrel resigned her seat on the District 205 school last month, but she’s not going too far.
Judge Sara Darrow was elevated to Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court For the Central District of Illinois on Tuesday.
A presentation was given to the District 205 Board of Education at Monday night’s meeting about the timeline of work with the district’s building renovation project.
Seminary Estates in Galesburg is continuing a program this week to help you keep your wits.
It was announced Monday morning on FM95 that music will be coming back to the grandstand at the Knox County Fair this summer.
The Illinois Lottery says someone who purchased a lottery ticket in Abingdon is a bit richer.
The District 205 Board of Education will consider amendments to the capital project for Lombard, King, Steele, and Galesburg High School at tonight’s meeting.
A suspicious device found following a motor vehicle accident in Monmouth remains under investigation.
Elementary and middle school students in Illinois taking the state’s new standardized test this spring will find similar questions and a similar format to previous tests. The test, however, is administered differently and results are to be
The director of the Galesburg Public Library has resigned his position after less than a year on the job.