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Teacher, author Erin Gruwell to speak in Galesburg next week

GALESBURG - The United Way of Knox County, in partnership with Knox College, Galesburg District 205, the Regional Office of Education 33 and the Western Illinois Reading Council, will host several events this month featuring acclaimed teacher and author Erin Gruwell. Gruwell created the Freedom Writ

GALESBURG REGISTER-MAIL - 2017-09-19 21:18:21

Galesburg Volleyball: Streaks top Rocks, Pioneers at WB6 Tourney

QUINCY - The Galesburg High School volleyball team won a pair of match against Rock Island and Alleman at the Western Big 6 Tournament at Quincy on Saturday. The Silver Streaks' handled the Rocks 25-22, 25-13. Hannah Huppenbauer led Galesburg with four kills and two aces. Emily Meinert had four kill

GALESBURG REGISTER-MAIL - 2017-09-17 04:40:18

Galesburg Girls Swimming: Streaks compete at Iron Invite

NORMAL - The Galesburg High School girls swimming and diving team finished seventh out of eight teams at the Normal Community Girls Iron Invite on Saturday. Galesburg scored 163 points. Edwardsville won the meet with a 350. Normal Community was second with 334 and Metamora took third with 317. Unite

GALESBURG REGISTER-MAIL - 2017-09-17 04:30:51

Top Regional News: Governor signs revamped business tax-credit

The following stories are among today's top news of central Illinois. NEWS Governor signs revamped business tax-credit CHICAGO - Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation that reestablishes an economic-development tax incentive with greater transparency. The governor signed the revamped EDGE tax credit

GALESBURG REGISTER-MAIL - 2017-09-19 18:00:00

D205 board discusses video recording, late-start schedules

GALESBURG - The District 205 board meeting Monday night opened with a presentation by the Galesburg Area Vocational Center. They reported they had not lost any programs through funding, besides the EMT program. The Perkins funds have been released due to passing of the state budget. The meeting move

GALESBURG REGISTER-MAIL - 2017-09-19 03:15:45

AP Interview: Phelps has 'no desire' to return to swimming

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2016, file photo United States swimmer Michael Phelps encourages his teammates in the final of the men's 4x100-meter freestyle relay during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Phelps says he has "no desire" to return to competitive

QUINCY HERALD-WHIG - 2017-09-19 12:00:00

Abingdon resident concerned about drug crime

ABINGDON - After the light agenda was covered at Monday's Abingdon City Council meeting, visitors Logan and Michael Taylor spoke to the council about issues at the trailer park. "We'd like to have some help to clean up the park, take care of the criminal activity, and a lot of the drug dealing, a lo

GALESBURG REGISTER-MAIL - 2017-09-19 22:05:36

Romario seeks senate probe into Rio Olympic organizer Nuzman

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Brazilian Senator Romario de Souza Faria, the star of Brazil's 1994 World Cup winning team, hopes to open a congressional investigation into Carlos Nuzman, who headed the local organizing committee of last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Nuzman, an honorary IOC member, was held f

QUINCY HERALD-WHIG - 2017-09-19 12:00:00

Tom Wilson: Hope Cemetery home to area's movers and shakers

Hope Cemetery on the western edge of downtown Galesburg is the final resting place of hundreds of the original movers and shakers who established the town that Rev. George W. Gale envisioned and built more than 180 years ago. Hope Cemetery, originally known as "The Burying Ground," was established b

GALESBURG REGISTER-MAIL - 2017-09-18 22:57:05

Sandburg Mall seeks to subdivide property

GALESBURG - A plan to subdivide the property of the Sandburg Mall is going before a zoning committee Tuesday night. Kevan Cooper, president and an engineer of Bruner, Cooper and Zuck, said he has been working with the mall, 1150 W. Carl Sandburg Drive, for about six months on splitting up the proper

GALESBURG REGISTER-MAIL - 2017-09-19 00:21:27

Starbucks scheduled for fall opening, city says

GALESBURG - The soon-to-be Starbucks location on North Henderson Street plans to open just in time for pumpkin spice latte season. While Starbucks has not given the city of Galesburg a precise date for the store's launch, City Building Inspector Matthew Carlson said the specialty coffee chain is "a

GALESBURG REGISTER-MAIL - 2017-09-18 23:19:01

Top Regional News: Target receives bomb threat

The following stories are among today's top news of central Illinois. NEWS Target receives bomb threat GALESBURG - Galesburg police and firefighters responded to a bomb threat at 8:10 p.m. Saturday at Target, 1071 W. Carl Sandburg Drive. While a police report on the incident was not yet available,

GALESBURG REGISTER-MAIL - 2017-09-18 18:00:00

Republicans map out goals at annual Reagan BBQ

MILAN - Erika Harold is used to overcoming challenges. But the 37-year-old Urbana, Ill., attorney and former Miss America recently had a beauty of an obstacle removed from her political path, as Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is not seeking a fifth term. "I announced my candidacy on Aug. 15

QUAD CITIES ONLINES - 2017-09-18 01:22:00

Cassie Parrish enjoys treating her clients at Mama Cass & Co. hair salon

GALESBURG - Cassie Parrish is a true product of Galesburg, having been raised in town and attending local schools from the elementary level through college. After graduating from Carl Sandburg College, Parrish took her business degree to Maytag and worked there for eight years before the plant annou

GALESBURG REGISTER-MAIL - 2017-09-17 14:00:00

Driver bumps into construction workers, keeps on going after passing 'road closed' signs

Construction workers tried to wave off a driver on Monday to a safer area, but he wasn't having it, according to a news release from Fairview Heights Police. Instead, he repeatedly bumped into the road construction workers so he could drive on a closed road. The driver drove past the "road closed" s

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-19 20:04:00

Taste of Illinois Beef: It's good to be back on the farm

A journey of a thousand miles may begin with a single step, but in our case, a journey of 4,642 miles began with a flat tire. Well, almost. We were to set out early on Wednesday morning to drive to Pacifica, California, for a beloved nephew's wedding. AJ had decided a few days earlier that we needed

GALESBURG REGISTER-MAIL - 2017-09-18 16:00:00

Dixon man fatally shoots 5-year-old son, self

A northern Illinois man authorities say was being investigated for child abuse fatally shot his 5-year-old and later turned the gun on himself. Dixon police and the Lee County Sheriff's office say they received a report of two shots fired at a home in Dixon. Investigators found Christopher Michaels

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-19 05:00:00

Aledo moves to demolish remains of military school

ALEDO -- Forty-four years after it closed in 1973, the dilapidated Roosevelt Military Academy on NW 4th Avenue soon will be demolished. On Monday, the city council voted to hire Klingner and Associates to do a service agreement for $5,100, which includes demolition specifications, bidding and constr

QUAD CITIES ONLINES - 2017-09-19 23:49:31

Rolling Stone magazine to be sold

NEW YORK (AP) Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner plans to sell his company's controlling stake in the legendary magazine that chronicled the music and politics of the counterculture movement and changed music journalism forever. The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/2fcqsIo ) reported Sunday that Wenner

QUINCY HERALD-WHIG - 2017-09-17 12:00:00

DAILY RECORD: births, fire calls

Joseph and Kaitlyn Lilly, Bettendorf, boy, Sept. 16. TRINITY MOLINE Nicole Coleman and Joseph Urbain, Colona, Illinois, girl, Sept. 16. Lorena Diaz and Rafael Almanza, Moline, boy, Sept. 13. Morgan Laleman and Casey Hicks, Carbon Cliff, Illinois, girl, Sept. 14. Carrington Underwood, Orion, Illinois

QUAD-CITIES TIMES - 2017-09-18 05:00:00