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Plans Still on Hold for Galesburg Community Center

Apr 21, 2015
T.J. Carson

The Galesburg City Council this week voted in favor of making the Boys and Girls Club the city’s community center. But the plan will not be allowed to proceed -- at least not yet.

April 7 Election Results: Cities and Villages

Apr 8, 2015
T.J. Carson

One incumbent city council member lost in both Macomb and Galesburg. Rushville voters chose to elect a different mayor.  The election for mayor in LaHarpe was decided by just a couple votes.

Community Center Decision Delayed

Apr 7, 2015
T.J. Carson

It will take the city of Galesburg a little while longer to decide on a location for a community center.

T.J. Carson

After next week's municipal elections, the Galesburg Board of Education will include two new representatives from Galesburg Township.  Incumbents Molly Palmer and Tom Colclasure chose to seek another term.

The three candidates vying for the two spots are Phillips Slaton, Tianna Cervantez, and H. Wayne Statham. All three believe they can build a better relationship between the school board and teachers.

Slaton, who is a teacher in the Orion School District, said the current board lacks respect for teachers.

Professor vs Fireman in Galesburg Ward 5

Mar 17, 2015
Rich Egger

One of the contested races for the Galesburg City Council next month will be in an area that includes the city’s downtown. Incumbent Peter Schwartzman will face a challenge from Ted Hoffman in Ward 5. 

Galesburg Underpass Project Delayed

Mar 13, 2015
City of Galesburg

City leaders announced that the East Main Street Underpass Project will now have a projected start date of January 2016.

It was originally scheduled to begin in August of this year.

Galesburg Considering Housing Program

Feb 26, 2015
T.J. Carson

City leaders in Galesburg hope a program for subdivision development will lead to an increase in population.

Galesburg Examines Community Center Options

Feb 25, 2015
TSPR's T.J. Carson

The city is looking to a site for youth in Galesburg to serve the entire community.

Alderman plan to consider a proposal as early as next month to establish a five-year agreement with the Boys and Girls Club to serve as the city's community center.

T.J. Carson

Galesburg’s superintendent is cautiously optimistic about a proposed increase in K-12 funding.  But he also is skeptical the full amount will come.

Annual Chocolate Festival Held in Galesburg

Feb 16, 2015
T.J. Carson

The Galesburg Historical Society's biggest fundraiser of the year is a sweet treat.

T.J. Carson

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner's budget address on February 18 will be watched carefully by at least one group in Galesburg.

Workshops To Address Police Interactions

Feb 10, 2015
T.J. Carson

The Galesburg NAACP chapter wants to create a better understanding between citizens and law enforcement.

Future Bright at Discovery Depot

Feb 9, 2015
T.J. Carson

A renovation project paid off for the Discovery Depot in Galesburg.

Galesburg Organization Promotes Endowments

Jan 31, 2015
T.J. Carson

The Nonprofit Endowment Match program aims to encourage organizations in Knox and Warren Counties to raise more money and establish endowments.

Magic Attracts Galesburg Following

Jan 28, 2015
T.J. Carson

Magic the Gathering is played by millions across the world. But it's more than just a card game in Galesburg.

T.J. Carson

The city of Galesburg could bring back a department to oversee its parks and its recreation programs.

Galesburg Approves Energy Aggregation Contract

Jan 21, 2015
T.J. Carson

The city said rates will increase in its electric aggregation program this summer but it believes participants will still save money.

Honoring MLK in Macomb and Galesburg

Jan 19, 2015
Rich Egger

A couple communities in western Illinois continued their long traditions of commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Galesburg Seeking to Make Up Missed School Days

Jan 14, 2015
T.J. Carson

Bitter cold temperatures and snow covered roads kept many school districts in the tri states closed for most of last week.

Galesburg Food Pantry Needs Help

Jan 6, 2015
T.J. Carson

The holiday season centers around the spirit of giving and assisting those in need. The Fish Food Pantry does that by providing food to Knox County families in need.

T.J. Carson

At least 50 people attended the forum at the Boys and Girls Club. 

Galesburg VA Clinic Named After Lane Evans

Dec 17, 2014
T.J. Carson

Galesburg’s VA clinic will officially be named after the late Congressman Lane Evans.

Stone Alley Books Moving To Bigger Spot

Dec 12, 2014
Rich Egger

Even in the digital age, a Galesburg store is enjoying success in the old fashioned business of selling books.

Bickerdyke Bridge Opens in Galesburg

Dec 1, 2014
T.J. Carson

There is now another way to avoid being delayed by trains in Galesburg.

Galesburg Storm Water Fee Delayed

Nov 25, 2014
T.J. Carson

The city of Galesburg will not implement a new storm water utility fee in the near future.

Galesburg Fishery Receives National Recognition

Nov 23, 2014
T.J. Carson

Food and Wine Magazine named Sitka Salmon Shares one of the 20 "Best Food Artisans" in America.

Galesburg Breaks Ground on Transportation Projects

Nov 21, 2014
T.J. Carson

Two projects are underway to help transportation in Galesburg.

Galesburg Storm Water Fee Questioned

Nov 18, 2014
T.J. Carson

Concerns are being raised about how Galesburg businesses will be impacted by the city's proposed storm water utility fee.

Illinois Educators Call for Funding Changes

Nov 17, 2014
Rich Egger

More than 200 school superintendents, principals and administrators from throughout Illinois are expected to descend upon Springfield this week to push for passage of Senate Bill 16.

Congress Might Honor Lane Evans

Nov 13, 2014
T.J. Carson

The late Lane Evans might end up with his name on a building in Galesburg.