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Light the Night Blue in Memory of Deputy Troy Chisum

CANTON — Saturday, June 25 marked three years since Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputy, Troy Chisum, lost his life in the line of duty. To honor and remember him, Light the Night Blue in Memory of Deputy Troy Chisum, a day full of fun filled activities took place including a Fun Run followed by music, a bounce house, bags tournament, food and more at Lakeland Park.
CANTON, IL
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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
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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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Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara responds to abortion clinic opening in Forest City

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - During his latest media availability, Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara touched on a number of subjects including abortion rights. McNamara was asked about the planned abortion clinic coming to Rockford. 23 News first reported that Dr. Dennis Christensen is taking his business out of Wisconsin and bringing it to the Forest City.
ROCKFORD, 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.
SANGAMON COUNTY, IL
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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.
MECHANICSBURG, IL
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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!
GALESBURG, IL

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...
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Plans on hold for wind turbines in Tazewell County

PEKIN (Heart of Illinois ABC) - It may be months before Tazewell County’s government approves more wind energy projects. The Tazewell County Zoning Board of Appeals voted Thursday evening to approve a six-month moratorium on wind turbines. About 60 people attended the public hearing in Pekin. The board hopes...
TAZEWELL COUNTY, IL
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KHQA Student Athlete of the Week: CONNOR HAMM, Macomb High

KHQA STUDENT ATHLETE OF THE WEEK PRESENTED BY BLESSING HEALTH SYSTEM. College: Bradley University (Golf) On Wednesdays at KHQA, we scrap the traditional format and devote our entire three minute six o'clock newscast to honoring the outstanding student-athletes in Tri-State Sports. The minimum requirement to be considered for this award is a 3.5 GPA with participation in at least one sport. And you must be a High School Senior. At year's end, our independent nominating committee will choose and reward the top Male and Female from the 36 candidates appearing in our Wednesday Night honor roll with a college scholarship. If you know of a deserving candidate, you can obtain a nomination form from your High School's Athletic Director or Principal, who must sign off on the nomination for it to be considered. Or print one from the KHQA Website, but be sure to have your AD and Principal sign off on it. We don't want to miss out on introducing the Tri-States to deserving candidates so help us put the spotlight on these amazing Young Men and Women in our communities. There is a dinner banquet as well to honor all of our nominees in June. Please help us add to the list below. Our second (and second to last) nomination vote is set for January 10.
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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...
MACOMB, IL
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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...
MACOMB, IL
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PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Local fireworks stands are gearing up for their busiest weekend of the year. Co-owner of CNC Fireworks in Mapleton James Slater said his business is ready to go. “First week and a half was pretty slow, but since then, it’s been pretty overwhelming. We’re expecting...
MAPLETON, IL
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Becoming one with nature can take a team effort

Prior to reading In The Spirit of Wetlands, I was not familiar with the term “eutierria,” which is defined as a secular meditative experience that can occur in nature when boundaries between self and the environment seem to evaporate — creating a sense of oneness with the natural world.
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Fines Follow Deadly Fall at Caterpillar Foundry

Two central Illinois contractors face nearly $100,000 in combined penalties for violating federal rules related to fall protection. The investigation stemmed from a fatal accident at construction and mining equipment giant Caterpillar’s foundry in Mapleton, Illinois, late last year. Lead contractor Illinois Crane and fellow Peoria company Schaefer Electric...
MAPLETON, IL
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Christina Marie Stull

Christina Marie Stull, 58, of Avon, IL, passed away at 6:40 a.m., Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at home. She was born on November 15, 1963 in Wurzburg, Germany, the daughter of Libby Bent of Galesburg, IL and the late Paul Bent of Washington. Tina was preceded in death by her...
AVON, IL
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