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Brimfield man sentenced to 20 years in fatal crash

GALESBURG, Ill. (WEEK) — A Brimfield man was sentenced to 20 years in prison last week for a 2016 fatal crash. Troy Patch, 47, was sentenced in the May 4, 2016 death of 71-year-old Drienne Kruzan of Abingdon last Friday, Knox County Court records show. The Illinois State Police said Patch’s pickup a

WEEK.COM - 2018-12-11 21:14:23

Galesburg School District 205 passes tax levy option

GALESBURG — During its school board meeting Monday night, District 205 voted on two tax levy options, meant to allow the district to increase its tax levy in order to pay some of its pending Health Life Safety expenses.

GALESBURG REGISTER-MAIL - 2018-12-11 05:47:00

Governor-Elect and Lieutenant Governor-Elect visit Galesburg

Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker says when he takes office next month, he will make sure Illinoisans have actually affordable health care. As part of a statewide “thank-you” tour after defeating incumbent Governor Bruce Rauner in the November election, Pritzker told Galesburg supporters Monday that will

WGIL.COM - 2018-12-10 14:35:06

Ag Department writing rules to govern industrial hemp

The Illinois Department of Agriculture is currently writing rules that would govern how industrial hemp can be grown in the state. Senate Bill 2298, sponsored by State Representative Dan Swanson, was signed into law back in August.

WGIL.COM - 2018-12-12 06:56:22

Discarded shotgun recovered by GPD

A shotgun that may have been stolen in 2016 was recovered Sunday night in Galesburg. According to a police report, officers were on patrol in the 400-block of South Prairie Street at around 10:15 when a hooded male, holding an object too big to hold in his hand, was seen riding a green bicycle south

WGIL.COM - 2018-12-10 13:50:11

Wellness and education all part of OSF plan for area youth.

It’s not quite the peak of flu season yet, but OSF St. Mary’s Medical Center in Galesburg is taking steps for preventative measures with school children. According to a news release, The Kleine Pediatric Wellness Center is tapping a steering committee with representatives from the community, which h

WGIL.COM - 2018-12-11 07:56:01

Soldier’s drowning death sparks investigation into Galesburg police

The city of Galesburg is launching an internal investigation into its police department after a woman claimed her son’s death was not seriously investigated. A grieving mother is still searching for answers after her son was found dead in September.

WEEK.COM - 2018-12-07 21:46:28

Bickell a defensive force for Knoxville

Entering the 2016-17 season Knoxville head girls basketball coach Dean Axcell was in a bit of a predicament. The Blue Bullets were coming off 30 wins and a Sweet 16 run but had not finalized their starting lineup. He started to ask for feedback.

GALESBURG REGISTER-MAIL - 2018-12-12 20:51:00

Galesburg Silver Streaks Girls Basketball vs Macomb Bombers

The Galesburg Silver Streaks host the Macomb Bombers in a non-conference game tonight at John Thiel Gym. The Streaks are 4-2 after a loss to U.T. Friday night. The Bombers are struggling this season coming off a loss to West Hancock. Brad Bennewitz and Steve Cheeseman bring you the action.

WGIL.COM - 2018-12-11 06:57:47

The Spot coffee shop providing opportunities for all

PEORIA - The Spot coffee shop in Peoria is located off N. Knoxville Ave. in Peoria and has a mission to make a difference in the community. Owner Sara Skolaski and her husband started the shop after she was diagnosed with breast cancer a few years ago. The Spot first started in a blue camper in 2016

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-12-11 23:39:00

Knox County moving forward with energy savings project

An energy savings project that had been presented to the Knox County Building Committee earlier in the year is moving forward. Orry Cummings with SmartWatt presented the committee with a qualification package for his company to do the work. SmartWatt was the only firm to respond to the request for q

WGIL.COM - 2018-12-11 21:09:08

Weather conditions may be to blame for I-74 semi rollover

Weather may be to blame for an early morning crash on Interstate 74, just across the Knox County line. Police said a semi driver lost control around 6 a.m. in thick fog. Conditions were slick.

WEEK.COM - 2018-12-10 21:01:35

Hunger Check: Living day-to-day on PB & no J

GALESBURG — As last month drew to a close, and her finances dwindled, Jennifer Damm resorted to the fall-back plan. The 62-year-old took the jar of peanut butter off the shelf and bought a cheap loaf of bread.

GALESBURG REGISTER-MAIL - 2018-12-09 14:00:00

Gov-Elect Pritzker stopping in Galesburg Monday to say ‘thank you’

Gov.-Elect J.B. Pritzker is touring the state thanking volunteers and voters that carried him to victory last month.Pritzker will be stopping in Galesburg Monday as a part of a thank you tour.

WGIL.COM - 2018-12-08 21:07:36

High School Girls Basketball: Lady Giants streak past Galesburg

On a day of celebration, the Canton Lady Giants were not about to let the Galesburg Silver Streaks spoil the party. Celebrating 40-plus years of Lady Giant basketball, the hosts took control after the opening minutes and pulled away for a 52-25 non-conference victory Saturday afternoon at Alice Inge

CANTON DAILY LEDGER - 2018-12-10 19:57:00

Candidates begin filing for April municipal races

Few surprises came out of the first day that candidates could file petitions to run for municipal offices in this April’s consolidated elections.Three candidates for Galesburg City Council turned in petitions by 4:30 p.m. Monday.

WGIL.COM - 2018-12-10 18:13:57

April consolidated election filings opens today

Those seeking to sit on area city councils, school boards, or various township positions can begin filing the necessary paperwork to run on the ballot in the April consolidated election today.

WGIL.COM - 2018-12-10 06:22:29

Parents of 23-year-old found dead in Galesburg file complaint against police

GALESBURG, Illinois - There's still a small memorial along Cedar Fork in Galesburg, Illinois keeping the memory of Tyler Smith alive, but his parents say the Galesburg Police Department has already forgotten him.

OURQUADCITIES.COM - 2018-12-07 04:52:00

Galesburg Silver Streaks Girls Basketball @ Canton Little Giants

The Galesburg Silver Streaks play a non-conference game on the road against the Canton Little Giants. The Streaks are 6-3 after a win at Alleman Thursday night. The Little Giants are 4-3. Tom Meredith and Erik Gibson bring you the action at 12:10 for the pregame and a 12:30 tip.

WGIL.COM - 2018-12-08 07:38:57

All Aboard the Galesburg Express and more this weekend.

The Third Annual Galesburg Express has plenty of activities to put the whole family in the Holiday Spirit Saturday, December 8th. The day begins at 8:00 am with Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus at the Kensington Ballroom. The Galesburg Downtown YMCA will be having a Reindeer Ramble Fun Run beginnin

WGIL.COM - 2018-12-07 05:00:09