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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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WIU seeks to cut back on utility usage

MACOMB, Ill. (KHQA) — Just like many universities during the COVID-19 pandemic, Western Illinois University saw a significant spike in their utility usage and are still feeling those effects today. "Our utility usage definitely increased during the pandemic because we had to increase the amount of fresh air that...
MACOMB, IL

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.
GALESBURG, IL
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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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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...
GALESBURG, IL
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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.”

Property transfers for June 17-27

7 Marty Lane, Macomb/17-000-349-00/3.9 acres/$349,000/Nader Vakil, Co-trustee to Jessica Lin. Rural Route, Plymouth/01-000-281-45/19.66 acres/$148,000/Wendell Eugene SAPP to John L and Cynthia Denise Moore. 1155 Stacy Lane, Macomb/11-401-110-00/130'x80'x130'/$212,000/Benjamin and Katherine Staupe to Melanie and Mark Purcell. 405 S Charles St., Macomb/05-000-914-00/66'x127'/$61,400/Reginald E Owens to Erica Hartman. 314 E Jefferson St., Macomb/11-300-122-00/70'x150'/$198,500/Melanie...
MACOMB, IL
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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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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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Georgia A. Rader- Services 7/6/22

Georgia A. Rader, 95, of Aledo, Illinois passed away Thursday June 30, 2022, at Unity Point/Trinity in Rock Island, Il. Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday July 6, 2022, at the Aledo cemetery. Visitation is from 5-7 PM Tuesday at the Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo where Mercer County VFW Auxiliary Post 1571 will conduct rites at 7:00 PM. Memorials may be left to the Joy United Methodist Church or the Mercer County VFW Auxiliary Post 1571.
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Macomb Lions Club to host screenings in Bushnell

MACOMB – The Macomb Lions Club will host free hearing and retinal screenings from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, July 15 at Greenbriar Apartments, 770 W. Hurst St., Bushnell. The mobile screening unit is sponsored by the Macomb Lions and the Lions of Illinois Foundation. The hearing screenings are open...
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Macomb Lions Club to host hearing and retinal screenings

MACOMB, Ill. (KHQA) — The Macomb Lions Club will host free hearing and retinal screenings from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday, July 15 at Greenbriar Apartments, 770 W. Hurst St., in Bushnell. The mobile screening unit is sponsored by the Macomb Lions and the Lions of Illinois Foundation. The...
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