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Galesburg man arrested after not paying Cherry Street bar bill…twice

A Galesburg man was arrested on Wednesday, August 3rd, after ordering food and drinks at Cherry Street bar two days in a row and not paying for it. On Tuesday, officers responded to the bar and met with employees who said a male subject came in on July 23rd and on July 24th, ordered food and drinks and left without paying. The man’s server observed the man across the street at Monkey Business and provided police with a picture. Police, due to previous encounters, identified the man as 48-year-old David Heatherly of Galesburg. Employees also provided police with Heatherly’s receipts – which he actually signed his name. Heatherly was located the following day at Casey’s on West Main Street and he was taken into custody. According to police reports, Heatherly stated his “wallet was stolen” and “he knew what this was about.” He was transported to the Knox County Jail and charged with Theft of Services.
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SEMO soccer wins BIG in the classroom

The Southeast Missouri State women’s soccer squad notched a 1-1 tie in its 2022 debut on Sunday in an exhibition match at Western Illinois in Macomb, Ill., but looking at the bigger picture, the Redhawks have proven to be emphatic winners. The Redhawks were recently named as one of...
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Man wanted for Tennessee murder of his girlfriend captured in Galesburg

Officers were called to the Rescue Mission, 435 E. Third St., by an employee regarding a man who had been staying there for two weeks who was asked to leave due to suspected drug use. He was known to be from Tennessee due to giving the Rescue Mission a Tennessee identification card and driving a vehicle with Tennessee license plates.

Little Giants open football practice

CANTON — The Canton Little Giants are hoping to show what a difference a year makes when they took to the field Monday for their first official practice for the 2022 season. The Little Giants, 3-6 a year ago, will open their season at Eureka  Aug. 26. Coach Nick Wright who is starting his...

Through Outreach and Partnerships, Monmouth College’s Educational Studies Department is Moving Learning and Literacy Forward

While Monmouth College’s educational studies department makes great use of the school’s educational farm, it has no use for a silo. Over the past several months, the department has increased its partnerships with local schools and community organizations, working together with them to help educate the next generation of students.

Woman catches and confronts female who stole items from sister’s vehicle

Galesburg Police on Tuesday, August 2nd, responded to Maurice’s in Galesburg for a theft complaint. Two women who are sisters agreed to meet at the store. While waiting for her sister to arrive, one of the women observed 55-year-old Julie Larson of Galesburg attempting to enter vehicles in the parking lot. The woman and her sister then confronted Larson after realizing numerous items were missing from their vehicle. Items taken included a phone charger, Starbucks cups, wet wipes, and other random items. Galesburg Police arrived and Larson was detained. Officers are familiar with Larson – they had responded to a report of Larson attempting to break into vehicles at St. Mary’s Medical Center earlier that day. Larson was also in possession of an IV needle and a sodium chloride flush syringe that she had taken while receiving treatment at the hospital. The women had confronted Larson and retrieved their items. Larson was transported to the Knox County Jail and charged with Burglary from a Motor Vehicle.

Property transfers for July 22-29

355 E North St., Good Hope/19-000-291-00/150'x72'/$15,000/Charles Wrenn to Brent Wrenn. 329 S Lafayette St., Macomb/11-400-174-00/77'x190'/$55,000/Scott R Collins to Greysteele Properties, LLC. 10210 N 1400th Rd., Macomb/07-000-229-15/5.02 acres/$235,000/Richard R and Rosa Lee Gray to Jon E and Jodi A Downie. 127 E Carroll St., Macomb/11-100-177-05/.15 acres/$140,000/Todd A Hamilton to Cambridge Property...

Suspect in theft at Grand Liquor arrested after returning to the store

Galesburg Police on Monday responded to Grand Liquor in the 1200 block of Grand Avenue for a disturbance. Police arrived and observed a male subject standing in the doorway of the store visibly upset and yelling. The store’s owner told police the man was the suspect in a previously reported case of a male subject stealing a bottle of alcohol valued at nearly $50. Officers viewed security footage of 35-year-old Jerry Moore of Galesburg approaching the counter with the bottle of alcohol, stand in front of the card reader for a moment, and then just departing the store without paying for it. Moore refused to provide officers with identification stating that disorderly conduct was “not a law, only a statute” and “he knows his laws” and to take him to jail. Officers then took Moore to jail. Moore continually yelled threats at officers and banged his head repeatedly banged his head on a holding cell door while at the jail. Moore was charged with Retail Theft, Disorderly Conduct, and Obstructing ID.
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Fired up rail workers rally in Galesburg, Illinois, as potential national strike looms

Last month, for The Real News, I reported on the egregious working conditions that rail workers on Class I freight railroads are facing, including punitive and inhumane attendance policies, chronic understaffing (after rail companies collectively laid off 30% of their workforce since 2015), stagnant wages, and dire safety threats as trains have gotten longer and heavier while rail carriers have simultaneously sought to reduce crew sizes down to one person. This long-simmering crisis recently came to a head when a coalition of negotiators representing more than 115,000 rail workers were unable to come to an agreement with the rail carriers, who have left workers without a contract for nearly three years. Even the National Mediation Board was unable to broker an agreement, declaring negotiations at an impasse on June 14, which opened the door for the unions to strike or for the carriers to initiate lockouts after a 30-day “cooling off” period—unless, that is, the Biden administration intervened.

GPD respond to Churchill Junior High for reports of juvenile trespassers

Galesburg Police responded to the now City-owned Churchill Junior High Thursday, August 4th for a report of a burglary. Officers received the same complaint the day prior. Police met with the complainant who said the last couple of days, kids had been breaking into the building. He told police the lights had been left on, fire extinguishers had been sprayed and kids were going through the classrooms and playing basketball in the gym and hallways. Since the report, all the doors and windows have been properly secured. A rear entrance that did not lock properly was secured with a chain. According to police reports, extra patrols will be issued to the area of the building.