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Knox County tornado classified as EF-1

KNOX COUNTY (HOI) - An overnight tornado on June 18, 2021 in southern Knox County has been confirmed and classified as an EF-1, according to a post damage survey conducted by the Central Illinois' National Weather Service. This severe storm did produce damaging wind gusts up to 80 mph for...
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Storms cause damage, knock out power in Heart of Illinois

(HOI) - Severe storms pounded the Heart of Illinois late Friday night and during the pre-dawn hours Saturday, causing damage and knocking out power in several areas. Many of the damage reports came from Fulton County, and a viewer sent Heart of Illinois-ABC a picture of severe damage to her mother's home in rural London Mills, just south of Route 116.
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Confirmed tornado touches down outside of Abingdon, Illinois Friday night

ABINGDON, Ill. — Severe thunderstorms late Friday night produced several reports of wind damage and even a confirmed tornado in Knox County, Illinois. The National Weather Service in Lincoln, Illinois survey storm damage Saturday and found that an EF1 tornado with winds of 110 miles per hour touched down four miles east of Abingdon, Illinois around 11:50 pm Friday night.
Galesburg, ILGalesburg Register-Mail

Many Paths: Dawn of a new day for Galesburg

Many of us have never just sat down and thought about what racism is and, where does it comes from? Society imposes the false belief that skin color or country of origin is the most significant thing that defines a person’s worth as a human being. We realize that there...

Cuba Middle School reports 8% truancy rate

The truancy rate at Cuba Middle School rose to eight percent during the 2018-19 school year, according to a Illinois Business Daily analysis of the latest Illinois schools report card. The school's average daily attendance rate was 95 percent. Students are considered chronically truant if they miss five percent of...
Knox County, ILGalesburg Register-Mail

Pet of the Week: Ben

"This is big Ben," writes shelter staff. "His owner has passed away and he came in with other cats. He is older and a gentle sole. Ben is fixed, microchipped and current on shots." If interested in Ben, please contact Erin at (309) 368-0669, or you can see Ben at...
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3 famous people who lived in Galesburg, Illinois

When I went to college in Galesburg, the one name that kept popping up was Carl Sandburg. Carl Sandburg's name was called out as being Galesburg's most famous resident. Sandburg is the renowned poet and author who won three Pulitzer Prizes in poetry and for his biography of Abraham Lincoln.

McVey, Linda L.

Linda L. McVey, 60, of Quincy, Il formerly of Monmouth, IL passed away at 7:39 p.m. Thursday, June 17, 2021, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL. Linda was born October 15, 1960, in Monmouth, IL the daughter of James Andrew and Stella Mae (Cain) Stotler. She was raised and educated in Monmouth, attending Monmouth High School.

Donald Dieke

Macomb - Graveside services will be at 11 AM Wednesday June 23, 2021 at Oakwood Cemetery. Rev. Jim Eddy will officiate. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Avow Hospice of Naples via their website:. or by mail: Avow Hospice, Attn: Foundation, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL...
Galesburg, ILPeoria Journal Star

Need a ride? Bird Scooters are now set to be rented in Galesburg, Monmouth

Bird Scooters began operating in both communities. The rental rechargeable electric scooter service touts itself as environmentally friendly and as a fun alternative way to commute in cities. For more information, the Register-Mail reached out to a spokesperson for the scooter service. The scooters are placed in authorized areas in...

Canton’s Fine Arts festival returns after a canceled 2020

Canton residents got out to enjoy the weather and some locally-made art at the Canton Fine Arts Festival Saturday. The festival featured 31 local artists, including some students from around the area, showing off a variety of works, from paintings to photography, and sculptures. Artists were thrilled to show off...