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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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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.

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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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.

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...

Winners of Big Bang BOOM VIP Tickets!

From those who signed-up yesterday (6/30) at, 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!

Inland Art | Rapport to explore

If you have seen Janis Mars Wunderlich’s work, it is not simple to feel neutral about or easily forgotten. Table-top-sized, ceramic sculptures are full of allegorical, symbolic and personal story telling. Vividly colorful paintings, embellished to the edges with flora and fauna, challenge us to see and feel our way through a story that tells us about ourselves.

Galesburg woman wanted for vehicle theft after taking van, leaving it in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Galesburg Police on Thursday, June 23rd, responded to a reported vehicle theft in the 100 block of South West Street. The alleged theft occurred on Monday, June 20th. Officers met with a 32-year-old female victim who said she was at an apartment with a female friend on the 20th and the female friend wanted a ride from the victim. The victim declined to give her friend a ride, and when the victim returned from using the restroom her friend and her car keys were gone. The victim told police she waited three days to file the report because she was in constant contact via Facebook messenger with her friend – identified as 22-year-old Delaney Sorenson of Galesburg. When Sorenson eventually blocked the victim, she called police. According to police reports, Sorenson eventually told her mother that she left the stolen vehicle at a Walmart parking lot in West Des Moines, Iowa. Sorenson messaged that she left the van in Iowa because she “wasn’t going to jail for a stolen car.” The 2004 Honda Odyssey was listed as stolen and Delaney Sorenson was added to the Galesburg Police pending arrest list facing charges of Vehicle Theft.

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...

Recharge Teen Center Teens to Sell Fresh Produce at Monmouth Farmer’s Market

Eagle View’s Recharge Teen Center in Monmouth offers a safe place for local teens to hang out with their peers and participate in fun programs and events all summer long. One of the programs teens can be involved with is gardening, which produce will eventually be sold at the Monmouth Farmer’s Market, says Services Coordinator Amy Rogers:

Jury indicts Illinois woman for COVID unemployment fraud totaling over $500K

GALESBURG, Ill. — An Illinois woman was charged in Knox County with 10 counts of theft and identity theft totaling over a half-million dollars, according to the Galesburg Police Department and Knox County State's Attorney Jeremy S. Karlin. An investigation by the U.S. Inspection General's Office, the Knox County...

Area High School Baseball Players Take Part in the QC Area vs. QC Metro All-Star Game

Four local high school baseball players were a part of the Quad Cities Metro vs. Quad Cities Area High School All-Star Baseball Game at Douglas Park in Rock Island on Wednesday night. The game featured 34 players from 12 different schools, including three coaches for each squad. All proceeds from the game went towards the continued renovation of historic Douglas Park.