One Galesburg Police Officer has been trained to draw blood as part of a test for impaired drivers — especially as municipalities deal with the legalization of cannabis for recreational use. And, Galesburg Police Chief Officer Russ Idle says more officers could soon be trained. Idle talks about that, how officers patrol in cold weather, and a potential new fleet of squad cars, with Will Stevenson on Galesburg’s Evening News.
Republican State Sen. Chuck Weaver of Peoria says local governments concerned about the impact a $15 minimum wage will have on local economies should be allowed to decide what is best for their communities.
The Carl Sandburg College nursing program has replaced some outdated equipment thanks to a donation from a local hospital.
The Knox County Health Department recently received a donation from Carpetland USA in Galesburg to support the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP).
The Orpheum Theatre is bringing another well-established and award-winning country music artist to its stage later this spring.