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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.
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River Bend Food Bank adds distribution center in Galesburg

GALESBURG, Ill. — After months of hard labor, construction is almost complete on River Bend Food Bank's new branch in Galesburg. "We actually started talking about this project, way back in 2017. There was a work that was being done in the community to identify needs of social determinants of health. And one of the things that that group came together to talk about was the need for food. So food, pantries would have faster, more access to food," CEO of Galesburg Community Foundation, Joshua Gibb said.

Celebrating the Fourth of July: 5 things to do near Peoria this holiday weekend

Independence Day weekend is full of activities. Here are five events you might want to check out in the Peoria area. Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service, along with First Baptist Church of Peoria and Connect Church of Washington, is hosting a Concert for the City on Saturday, July 2, at Dozer Park in Peoria. Gates open at 6 p.m. and performances by Jordan Feliz, a top-selling Christian pop artist, and Victor Solomon, Peoria's very own finalist on "The Voice," begin at 6:30 p.m. The night will be capped off with a fireworks show. Concessions will be open throughout the concert.

Galesburg man charged with DUI after striking another vehicle.

Galesburg Police on Saturday, June 25th, responded to the intersection of West Main and Linwood Road for a reported hit-and-run accident. A female driver and her male passenger told police that while northbound on Linwood Road, a black sedan took a wide turn onto Linwood and struck the back driver-side of the vehicle. The female caught up with the sedan near Fremont Street and the male driver admitted to the man and woman that he had been drinking. Police made contact with a cooperative 56-year-old Terry Poole of Galesburg who said he had been drinking at home and at the bar and agreed to conduct a field sobriety test. Poole indicated signs of impairment and he was placed under arrest. At the Public Safety Building, he provided a breath sample which indicated his BAC as .215. Poole was charged with Aggravated DUI – No Insurance, DUI A1, DUI A2, Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle, and Improper Lane Usage.

Winners of Big Bang BOOM VIP Tickets!

From those who signed-up yesterday (6/29) 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!

We asked: What are your favorite things about Galesburg living? Here are 33 to start with

Favorable statistics helped Galesburg get recognized as one of the top 20 best small cities in America. But why do people really enjoy living here? In case you missed it, Galesburg ranks as the 18th Best Small City to Live in America, according to a Census Data Report carried out by consumer finance startup, The report analyzed numerous variables including...

Police: Galesburg woman charged with theft, identity theft

GALESBURG, Ill. (KWQC) - A Galesburg woman was arrested after police say she collected over $500,000 in unemployment benefits from multiple states. The Galesburg Police Department on June 22, arrested 57-year-old Diane J. Wall on an arrest warrant issued by the Knox County State’s Attorney’s Office. Wall is...

Josh Turner & Joe Nichols At Knox Co Fair!

One of country music’s most recognizable voices is coming to the Knox County Fair on Thursday, July 14, 2022! Josh Turner, who has sold more than 8.5 million units and has amassed over 2.5 billion online streams, will headline the night with multi-platinum and three-time Grammy-nominated Joe Nichols!. The...

GPD Make Theft and Identity Theft Arrest

On June 22, 2022, the Galesburg Police Department arrested Diane J. Wall (female, age 57) on an arrest warrant issued by the Knox County State’s Attorney’s Office for multiple counts of theft and identity theft in excess of $500,000. An investigation in conjunction with the US Inspector General’s...