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Galesburg rally – ‘We won’t go back’

A couple hundred people gathered on the lawn of the Knox County Courthouse to protest the U.S. Supreme Court decision eliminating the constitutional right to abortion. “I’m not going to let nobody turn me around,” sang Knox County Board member Pam Davidson as the crowd applauded. She said, “That was a Civil Rights song when they marched. (And) women’s rights is civil rights. Human rights is civil rights.”
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Galesburg community rallies for women’s rights

GALESBURG, Ill. (WMBD) — Dozens of people gathered at the Knox County Courthouse for the “We Won’t Go Back” rally. The protest is a response to the overturn of Roe V. Wade. Knox County Board Member Pamela Davidson said the ruling is unjust for women across the country.
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Celebrating the 4th of July: Here are 5 things to do in Galesburg this holiday weekend

GALESBURG — Looking for Fourth of July activities in Galesburg this holiday weekend? Here are a few things you can do:. Galesburg Parks and Recreation will celebrate Big Bang Boom at Lake Storey Park on Monday along with WGIL and The LASER. Fireworks are scheduled to begin at dusk. The fireworks launch site will be on the south side of the lake on the edge of the campground, and residents can find the best viewing locations on the lake's north bank.
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Identity theft arrests in Galesburg

Galesburg police say they’ve arrested two women for identity theft. In one case, Christine Greene, 25, was found to have personal identity information for 37 people in Knox County and elsewhere, according to Knox County State’s Attorney Jeremy Karlin. That includes dates of birth, driver’s license information, social...
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Winners of Big Bang BOOM VIP Tickets!

From those who signed-up yesterday (7/01) at wgil.com, congratulations to our final three winners of Big Bang BOOM VIP tickets:. They were drawn at random this morning and each get a 4-pack of tickets to the VIP viewing area for Big Bang BOOM on July 4th at Lake Storey Park in Galesburg!
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Galesburg sets ‘Big Bang Boom’ at Lake Storey

Galesburg Parks and Recreation will celebrate “Big Bang Boom” at Lake Storey Park on Monday, July 4, along with WGIL and The LASER. Fireworks are scheduled to begin at dusk. The fireworks launch site will be on the south side of the lake on the edge of the...
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Robbery spree lands Sangamon County man 12-year prison term

PEORIA — A Sangamon County man who pleaded guilty in January to federal charges in connection with a string of robberies at banks and convenience stores in Central Illinois in spring 2021, including the robbery of the Village Pantry in Paxton, was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in federal prison.
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Don’t Be a Target; Lock Your Doors

If you have anything that is not nailed down, it might get stolen as burglary and theft has been on the rise, explains McDonough County Sheriff Nick Petitgout:. “Right now, we have seen a real uptick in your copper and metal and scrap type thefts. I believe a lot of this type of behavior is used to purchase drugs to fund a drug habit, but yes, if you have stuff lying around, if you have scrap metal that you haven’t taken to scrap yourself or you have copper laying around, it will get stolen right now. We have been watching that trend the last couple of months.”
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Winners of Big Bang BOOM VIP Tickets!

From those who signed-up yesterday (6/30) at wgil.com, congratulations to three more winners of Big Bang BOOM VIP tickets:. They were drawn at random this morning and each get a 4-pack of tickets to the VIP viewing area for Big Bang BOOM on July 4th at Lake Storey Park in Galesburg!
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Man gets federal prison sentence for series of robberies, jail escape

PEORIA, Ill. – A Mechanicsburg man who robbed several businesses, ending with one in Elmwood, will go to federal prison for the better part of 12 years for his crimes. The U.S. Attorney’s office says a federal judge this week sentenced John Beck, 55, to 120 months in prison on each of four counts of Interference with Commerce by Robbery, with each sentence being served concurrently.
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Small Towns Struggle With Fireworks Costs For Fourth Of July

Kewanee, Illinois, is technically a city, but feels very much like small-town America. Population: A little more than 12,000 people. It is about a three-hour drive from Chicago and an hour from Davenport, Iowa. "Ever since I've been a little boy, we've always had a 4th of July fireworks celebration,"...
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