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For the Record – Thursday, June 23, 2022

06/22/22 – 9:35 a.m. – Fort Madison police responded to a report of larceny/theft in the 5000 block of Avenue O. 06/22/22 – 5:15 p.m. – Fort Madison police responded to a report of larceny/theft in the 1900 block of 48th Street. 06/22/22 – 5:42 p.m....
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Macomb man life-flighted to hospital after crash

MCDONOUGH COUNTY, Ill. (KHQA) — A Macomb man involved in a rear-end crash on Wednesday was life-flighted to a hospital with serious injures. The wreck happened on Illinois Route 336 in McDonough County around 2:51 p.m. According to a preliminary Illinois State Police investigation, the driver of a Mack...

Trump to attend rally in Illinois Saturday

ADAMS COUNTY, Ill. (WMBD)— Former President Donald Trump will be in Illinois Saturday. Trump is scheduled to attend a rally at the Adams County Fairgrounds in Mendon at 7 p.m. Organizers say doors will open at 2 p.m. The rally comes just days before the Illinois Primary Election.

Police: Man arrested for threatening to shoot campground managers

MCDONOUGH COUNTY, Ill. (KHQA) — A Galesburg man is facing numerous charges after authorities say he threatened to shoot employees at a campground and then eluded deputies. McDonough County deputies on Thursday responded to 23200 N. 2000th Rd. in Bushnell for a report of disorderly man who threatened to shoot managers at a campground.

Alleged shooting threat, scuffle with police leads to arrest in Macomb

MACOMB (WGEM) - A Galesburg, Illinois, man was arrested Thursday in Macomb near the Heritage Days carnival after he allegedly threatened to shoot at least one person and assaulted police, according to the McDonough County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Nick Petitgout said 51-year-old Jeffrey A. Griswold was charged with aggravated...

Former Pres Trump Visiting Illinois Saturday, Congressman Rodney Davis discusses his relationship with the former President

Former President Donald Trump is in Illinois Saturday. Trump is speaking Saturday night at a Save America rally at the Adams County fairgrounds in Mendon. The rally is being held to support Congresswoman Mary Miller, who Trump endorsed for re-election in January. Miller is facing Congressman Rodney Davis in Tuesday’s primary for a seat in the newly drawn 15th Congressional District.

Ahead of Illinois visit, Trump endorses Miller, hints at Bailey

(The Center Square) – President Donald Trump is coming to Illinois Saturday evening for a rally in Mendon. He’s making at least one endorsement, and maybe another. In an interview with The Center Square Thursday, the former Republican president said he is endorsing U.S. Rep. Mary Miller, R-Oakland, in the newly drawn 15th Congressional District.

Trump to hold rally in Illinois Saturday

Former President Donald Trump is scheduled to hold a rally in Illinois Saturday ahead of Tuesday’s primary elections. The event will be held outside Quincy as a stump for Congresswoman Mary Miller. Miller is in a close primary with Congressman Rodney Davis due to new redistricting lines. The event will be held at the Adams […]

Around the Tri States: Judge killed when bicycle hit by truck; bids over budget for WIU performing arts center; West Burlington pool shooting suspect in custody

A current 8th District circuit court judge and former Schuyler County state’s attorney died after being hit by a truck while riding his bicycle. Illinois State Police said Ramon Escapa, 42, of Rushville was hit from behind while bicycling near Frederick on June 19. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ticket details announced for Trump visit

MENDON – Free tickets are available for Saturday’s Save America Rally, featuring former President Donald Trump, at the Adams County Fairgrounds in Mendon. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at There is a limit of two tickets for each cellphone number.

WIU sets plan to trim utility usage

MACOMB, Ill. (KHQA) — As many Illinois residents are experiencing higher utility rates, some college campuses are feeling the impact as well. Western Illinois University have asked students and staff still on campus to do things such as turn off appliances not in use, turning lights off at the end of the day and adjusting window unit A/C thermostats to help conserve energy and maintain the most favorable utility rate possible.

Man charged with DUI after vehicle goes airborne

MACOMB, Ill. (KHQA) — A man is facing charges after a vehicle went airborne and he ran away from the scene. Macomb Police were called around 11:45 a.m. Monday to the 200 block of East University Drive for a crash. Witnesses told police a vehicle went off the roadway...