Lawrence G. “Larry” Emond, 74, of Kewanee, died at 4:55 p.m., Monday, May 13, 2019, at the Kewanee Care Home. Cremation will be accorded and no services will be held. Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee is in charge of arrangements. He was born August 13, 1944, in Oak Park, IL, the son of Wilfred and Dorothy Emond. He married Patricia “Pat” Gillespie on December 18, 1996, in Cambridge. Survivors include his wife, Pat, two daughters, Patricia Burns and Christina Byers and five grandsons; Sean (Krysten) Kline, Trevor and Brandon Burns and David and Jonathan Byers. He was preceded in death by his parents. Larry had worked as a fireman and paramedic in Oak Park and then as a fireman and EMT in Monmouth. He later became State Fire Marshall until his retirement. He was an animal lover and enjoyed fishing, hunting and watching movies. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.
The City of Galesburg’s new Community Development Director has over 11 years of experience in community and economic development.
The Knox County Sheriffs Department says one of their deputies pulled over a vehicle driving very fast Wednesday, only to determine the vehicle had a bunch of stolen cell phones.
A Farmington man was arrested late last week for a drug-induced homicide that occurred nearly a year ago.
Knox County Board members approved a bid for a $1.4 million loan at their meeting February 26th.