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T.J. Carson

Milwaukee-based Phoenix Investors has announced the acquisition of the two buildings that housed the Maytag facility in Galesburg. Phoenix is a commercial real estate firm.

Last year NPR Illinois toured the state in partnership with NPR member stations to hear how the two-year state budget impasse impacted communities in Illinois. The adoption of a budget provided some clarity for those affected but many challenges remain. 

This year, we aim to seek solutions to many of the fiscal problems that persist and discuss the prominent issues in the 2018 elections. 

A New Use for the Former Maytag Plant in Galesburg

Nov 23, 2016
T.J. Carson

The parking lot at the former Maytag plant in Galesburg will be in use again this week.  BNSF Logistics has agreed to lease the 50-acre property at 1801 Monmouth Blvd. from its owner, Industrial Realty Group, LLC. 

Winery Project Moves Forward After Lawsuit Dropped

Aug 24, 2016

The people who want to build a winery in Knox County were prepared to go to court in a battle over the proposed location of their business.  Instead they reached agreement with Knox County on a different site.

Knox County Economic Group Lays Out Four-Year Plan

Apr 12, 2016
T.J. Carson

Now in its second year, the Knox County Area Partnership for Economic Development is ready to move forward with a plan to boost the local economy.