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Dr. Seamus Reilly has served as Carl Sandburg College president for about two years. The school's Board of Trustees is pleased with his work and agreed to give Reilly a four-year contract extension. 

Carl Sandburg College

Dr. Seamus Reilly became president of  Carl Sandburg College on July 1, 2018. He's spent time the past five months giving brief presentations at local government meetings to introduce himself and talk about possible collaborations. 

Rich Egger

On January 13th, in the basement of Spoon River College's Washington Street Campus, Adult Education Program Coordinator Cynthia Johnston patiently encouraged me as I struggled to read a paragraph aloud.

T.J. Carson

The Galesburg Promise was created to help the city's students afford college, but the program itself is in need of a cash infusion. So the city is considering a nearly 2% hike in the hotel-motel tax.

The 93rd Illinois House District includes one public university and two community colleges.  Incumbent Representative Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) believes she's served higher education well and she's running for a fourth term. Her Democratic opponent John Curtis believes the state should be doing a better job of supporting higher education and thinks he can help reverse course on the trend of declining state aid.

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The school is looking for ways to maintain a presence in Bushnell even after it closes down the building it owns.  The college will close the building on June 30 to save money.

Carl Sandburg College to Sell Another Building

Feb 25, 2016
T.J. Carson

The first building Carl Sandburg College sold this year is in Carthage. Now the college hopes to unload its building in Bushnell.

The Carl Sandburg College auditorium in Carthage might soon have a new owner. Aldermen agreed to buy the building for $100.

Carl Sandburg College Strengthens Ties with Cuba

Nov 19, 2015
T.J. Carson

The budding relationship between a west central Illinois community college and a country just south of the United States was on display this week. 

Carl Sandburg College students heard a presentation from Mario Masvidal in the college’s Student Center on Wednesday. Masvidal is a professor at the University of the Arts in Havana, Cuba.

Hammond Concerned About Higher Education Funding

Oct 14, 2015
T.J. Carson

K-12 schools in Illinois have received financial support from the state; their funding was the only part of the budget signed this year by Governor Bruce Rauner.  That leaves a western Illinois lawmaker worried about funding for students who choose to continue their education after high school.

Stories of Kindness at Carl Sandburg College

Oct 10, 2015
T.J. Carson

A native of England shared a message of hope and kindness with an audience at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg. Leon Logothetis is the host of the National Geographic International show, "Amazing Adventures of a Nobody."

Carl Sandburg Biographer Honored

Apr 23, 2015
T.J. Carson

As part of this year's Sandburg Days festival in Galesburg, organizers honored a woman who wrote a biography of Carl Sandburg.  The celebration of her life was held in the art gallery at the community college that bears his name.

College Partnership To Benefit Honor Students

Mar 26, 2015
T.J. Carson

Students who graduate from Carl Sandburg College's honors program will now have an easier path to a four-year school. Honor students will be able to transfer directly from the two-year community college into Western Illinois University's Centennial Honors College.

Carl Sandburg President Visits Cuba

Mar 5, 2015
T.J. Carson

Eleven representatives from Carl Sandburg College, Illinois Central College, and other community colleges in Illinois traveled to Cuba last month.

T.J. Carson

Carl Sandburg College invited welders and artists to unleash their creativity as part of a collaborative effort to create metal sculptures.

Artists and welders were paired up and given seven-hours to create their  masterpiece.

T.J. Carson

Carl Sandburg College is cautiously optimistic about where they may stand after Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s budget address.

CSC Extends Sundberg's Contract

Jan 29, 2015
T.J. Carson

The president of Carl Sandberg College said it is a "privilege" to have a chance to continue in that role.

Rich Egger

A couple community college presidents in western Illinois are generally supportive of a proposal from the White House.

Carl Sandburg College Children's School Closes

Jun 6, 2014
Carl Sandburg College

The final classes ever have been held at the Carl Sandburg College Children’s School.

Partnership Improves Wireless Performance

Jun 4, 2012

The partnership between Illini West High School and Carl Sandburg College has grown to include support for the high school's wireless network.

The two already offer dual-credit classes.

Superintendent Kim Schilson says the district has looked for help with limitations of its wireless network for years.

The school board turned to the college's information technology department in March for help.

Schilson says this is the first time the high school has seen progress.

Illini West High School students have seen computers on the school's wireless network freeze up with annoying regularity. The episodes often cause students to lose some of their work.

Superintendent Kim Schilson said the latest attempt won't involve a commercial firm.

She said, “We're working with Carl Sandburg College and their technology department. And they're coming and installing some new equipment and new wires. And hopefully, that's going to solve the problems.”