Galesburg Aldermen on Monday night, with little fanfare, granted Galesburg Public Library trustees eminent domain authority by a 4-1 vote, with Wayne Allen opposed.
The Galesburg Public Library has hopes that funding will soon become available to construct a new library and they want to be prepared to build.
Galesburg City Council will discuss Monday night an ordinance to grant the Board of Trustees for the Galesburg Public Library authority to use eminent domain to acquire properties populating the site of the future library.
The Galesburg City Council approved a resolution Tuesday night that recommits the city’s police department to bridge the gap of mistrust between police and communities of color.
Galesburg Aldermen Tuesday night, on the day after the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, is expected to adopt a resolution designed to bridge divides between the police and people of color.