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Galesburg Projects Funded with New Revenues

Mar 22, 2016
T.J. Carson

Infrastructure projects planned for this year in Galesburg share a common thread: they’re being funded with a new revenue source for the city.

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.

Galesburg Building Might House Railroad HoF

Oct 9, 2014
T.J. Carson

A building acquired by the city of Galesburg could be turned into a new home for the National Railroad Hall of Fame and Museum.

Galesburg Honors "Mother" Bickerdyke

Oct 7, 2014
T.J. Carson

The Seminary/Kellogg Street overpass is not yet complete in Galesburg, but it does have a name.

Pedestrian Safety Concern near Galesburg Overpass

Sep 17, 2014
T.J. Carson

A Galesburg alderman is concerned about the safety of pedestrians once construction of an overpass is complete.

Rich Egger

Aldermen have a couple weeks to decide whether to allow a proposed hotel development to proceed on North Seminary Street at Highway 34.

Mayor Sal Garza said there is a great deal for aldermen to consider. He said development of the four-story hotel would create jobs, generate revenue for local governments, and it could spur further economic development in that part of town.

Rich Egger

Once upon a time, browsing through a book or record store was one of life’s simple pleasures. But now many people prefer to browse on-line, which is making it more difficult for independent stores to remain in business, especially in small towns.

But there are independent stores that are finding ways to keep the doors open. One example is Stone Alley Books & Collectibles in Galesburg. Owner Ben “Stone” Stomberg said he once sold comics on-line. But when the Walden Bookstore in town closed, he got a loan and a grant from the city and set up shop on Seminary Street.