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Student suspended for punching another student gets record expunged by Galesburg board

GALESBURG — A District 205 seventh grade student who violated school rules with “gross disobedience and misconduct by punching another student repeatedly in the head” had their suspension expunged from their record by the District 205 board of education in a 4-2 vote May 2. The minutes from the board’s special meeting show that board members Courtney Rodriguez, Tera Boettcher, Tianna Cervantez and Maury Lyon voted in favor of expunging the suspension as “the administration’s decision to...
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Barnes bidding farewell to Canton softball

CANTON — The postseason will be a farewell tour for Canton softball coach Bob Barnes. The Lady Giants' coach 14-year run at the head of the program enters the home stretch with Class 2A regional tournament action scheduled for this week and hosted by Canton. Actually, the entire season...

Police beat for Tuesday, May 17

• Gerald D. Jackson, 29, of 819 S. College St., Springfield, was booked into the Morgan County jail at 2:31 a.m. Sunday on charges of aggravated fleeing or eluding a peace officer, reckless driving, driving while license is revoked or suspended, leaving the scene or failing to report an accident, obstruction of justice/destruction of evidence and two traffic control violations.

City remembers fallen police

MACOMB — A moment of silence was held at the beginning of the Macomb City Council meeting on Monday to remember members of the police who have lost their lives. Sunday was the National Police Memorial Day proclaimed in 1962 by President Kennedy. The Class D liquor license for...

Knox County girl to become registered nurse at 17

Goodbye Doogie Howser, hello Caitlin Evans. As Evans gets set to graduate Thursday from Carl Sandburg College’s associate degree nursing program at only 17 years old, it’s natural that she’s drawn comparisons to the teenage doctor (Doogie Howser) played by Neil Patrick Harris on the early 1990s sitcom.

Congresswoman Bustos Announces Federal Grants & Loans to Clean Up Local Polluted Brownfield Sites

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee,announced that the Biden Administration has awarded Prairie Hills Conservation and Development, Inc. $1.5 million in grants and loans that will go toward cleaning up contaminated brownfield sites in Galesburg, Canton and Monmouth. “Communities across Northwest and Central Illinois...

Local Community Organizer Karla Wallace Serving Students During 9th Annual Backpack Program

On Thursday, May 26th, Local Organizer Karla Wallace will host the first of three events benefitting the Monmouth Backpack Program fundraiser. Beginning at 6 pm, a $3 cover includes three BINGO cards for the evening, Walking Taco’s and hotdogs will be available for purchase, plus a cash bar and local vendor tables will be set up. Fundraising for the 9th year, Wallace shares the inspiration behind this community project:

Garfield residence struck by gunfire on Friday

Galesburg Police early Friday afternoon (May 13th) responded to Garfield Avenue for a shots fired complaint. A home on Garfield Avenue was struck numerous times. A suspect vehicle was stopped near the intersection of Losey Street and Maple Avenue. According to police reports, a male subject heard about 15 shots while in his backyard and observed a blue Honda sedan traveling at a high rate of speed. Another male subject was able to provide dispatch with a license plate number. The witness also described a male suspect as a bald, shirtless, muscular man who departed on foot. Based on the witness’ accounts, the male subject in custody was released. A total of 13 shell casings were found in the area. The investigation is ongoing.

Therapy start-up awarded first grant from new Galesburg programs

GALESBURG, Ill. (KWQC) - A women-owned business in Galesburg was the first recipient of a grant from four new programs. In late February Galesburg City Council approved four new programs the city aimed at attracting diverse businesses. At its May 2 meeting, it awarded the first grant for women and minority-owned start-up businesses.

Williamsfield 17-year-old set to become RN

GALESBURG – Caitlin Evans came home one day and had a question for her parents. Who is Doogie Howser?. As Evans gets set to graduate today, May 19, from Carl Sandburg College’s associate degree nursing program at only 17 years old, it’s understandable that she’s drawn comparisons to the teenage doctor played by Neil Patrick Harris on the 1990s sitcom.

April Nagel Award winner announced

CANTON — Grace Spencer is the April recipient of the Steven R. Nagel Distinguished Student of the Month Award at Ingersoll Middle School. An eighth grader, she is the daughter of Jen and Scott Roos, Canton and Jason and Jodi Spencer, Astoria. Grace was nominated for this award because...