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Galesburg Writes Checks to Non-Profit Groups

Feb 23, 2017
T.J. Carson

The city of Galesburg gave a total of $92, 858 to be split by 16 local not for profit organizations.  The money comes from the city's economic development fund. The city chose the groups based off of their ability to boost tourism within Galesburg.

Galesburg Tap Water Showing Less Lead

May 4, 2016
T.J. Carson

A series of water quality tests in Galesburg last fall revealed that some residents are being exposed to high amounts of lead.  Now a new round of testing at the same 30 homes showed some improvement. 

T.J. Carson

Federal regulators suggested the city provide bottled water or filters to residents affected by high levels of lead in their drinking water.  The U.S Environmental Protection Agency also urged the city to pay for testing of lead for all water customers who request it.

T.J. Carson

The current city budget for Galesburg went into effect just a couple months ago, yet aldermen are already starting the process of creating the next spending plan.  And they have already encountered a difficult issue.

Galesburg Borrowing to Pay for Street Projects

Jan 22, 2016
T.J. Carson

Galesburg aldermen voted in favor of a $10 million bond issue so the city can catch up on a  backlog of road and bridge projects throughout town.

Galesburg City Appeal Court Created

Dec 23, 2015
T.J. Carson

Galesburg residents will soon be able to take cases against them straight to the city.  Aldermen this week approved creation of an administrative adjudication system for appeals of ordinance violations.

Events Center Possible for Galesburg

Oct 22, 2015
T.J. Carson

Galesburg has commissioned a study to determine two things: whether the city could support an events center, and whether the vacant Armory on Broad Street could serve that purpose.

Rich Egger

A backlog of long-overdue infrastructure improvements has the city of Galesburg consider borrowing millions of money to try and catch up on the workload.

Galesburg Business License Plan Rejected

Aug 18, 2015
T.J. Carson

A plan to register and license businesses in Galesburg didn't receive support from aldermen. They unanimously voted down a proposal that would have amended the city's municipal code to add a general business license.

T.J. Carson

Galesburg's city manager believes a business registration program could help the city and local businesses. Aldermen will be asked as early as next month to amend the municipal code to create the program.

T.J. Carson

Aldermen this week received the first look at the budget for fiscal year 2016 which starts January 1st.

Those preliminary numbers show the city will have a budget deficit of $997,211.

Budget Process Begins in Galesburg

May 12, 2015
T.J. Carson

The city of Galesburg will try something new in crafting a budget for 2016. City Manager Todd Thompson said a priority based budget will be used for the first time. He said it will help the city identify where its resources should be focused.

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.

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.

Galesburg Begins Budget Process

Nov 6, 2014
T.J. Carson

Galesburg is considering whether to implement new and increased fees to make up for a projected budget shortfall.