East Galesburg, IL

Intoxicated Galesburg man arrested after found on rooftop of Weinberg Arcade.

Galesburg Police just before 8:30 pm on Sunday, May 22nd, responded to the Weinberg Arcade in downtown Galesburg for a well-being check. Dispatch advised officers a male subject had climbed the fire escape of the building. Knox County Sheriff’s deputies were already on the scene speaking with 46-year-old Kevin M. Wilson of Galesburg who was on the roof of the building standing on the ledge. According to police reports, Wilson was heavily intoxicated. Sheriff’s deputies and officers told Wilson to come down and he slowly complied. When Wilson reached the bottom, law enforcement asked why he was up there to which Wilson said he was just using the restroom. Wilson became agitated and began yelling at officers – who had trouble understanding what he was saying due to his slurred speech. He was taken into custody and transported to the Knox County Jail. Wilson was charged with Trespassing and Public Intoxication.
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Going to the Galesburg Memorial Day Parade? Here's what you need to know

GALESBURG — The Memorial Day parade will return to Galesburg on Monday, May 30, after a two-year hiatus during the pandemic. Frances Hawthorne, president of the Galesburg’s Veteran of Foreign Wars auxiliary, said the parade will start at 10 a.m. at Main and Chambers streets and march west on Main Street before turning south on Cherry Street and finishing at the Knox County Courthouse.

Kewanee VFW welcomes a new look with a new logo

In the Fall of 2018, The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., America’s largest and oldest major combat veterans organization, deployed a new look. The new VFW logo and visual language embraces the organization’s storied 123 years of service to America’s veterans, service members and their families, while underscoring its forward-thinking approach to service and distinguished membership base.

Crews respond to a house fire in Galesburg Wednesday

GALESBURG, Ill. (KWQC) - The Galesburg Fire Department responded to a structure fire Wednesday. Firefighters responded to the 200 block of Lake Street about 7:34 p.m., the fire department said in a media release. Heavy smoke was coming from the roof of a two-story structure, firefighters said as they arrived...

Illinois McCouple Does McD’s Drive Thru Naked at 2am, Get McArrested

Two all beef patties, special sauce and no pants...Chicagoist. What seems funny at 2am, probably isn't...But this couple thought it was hilarious. Paul Kosur of El Paso and Megan Gutierrez Galesburg, Illinois got hungry for McDonalds at 2am and decided to hit up the drive their birthday suits. I'm totally sure drugs and alcohol had NOTHING to do with this brilliant idea.

Suspect Wanted in Monmouth Shooting Incident Turns Himself into Authorities

On May 25, 2022 at 9:15pm, Spencer Sage, 18, of Monmouth turned himself into local authorities and is currently being held at the Warren County jail charged with 1st Degree Murder for the shooting death of Romel Gilliam on Monday the 23rd. Sage was a suspect in the shooting incident. Sage is awaiting his initial court appearance.

Man charged in fatal Monmouth shooting turns himself in

MONMOUTH, Ill. (KWQC) - A Monmouth man turned himself in Wednesday in connection to the shooting that killed 26-year-old Romel Gilliam, according to police. Spencer Sage, 18, is charged with 1st degree murder, according to Monmouth police. He is being held in the Warren County Jail on a $500,000 bond.

Knox County will continue to pay salary of fallen deputy

The spouse of a Knox County Sheriff’s deputy killed in the line of duty will continue to receive his salary. Nicholas Weist, 34, of Viola, was killed April 29 near Alpha in rural Henry County. The deputy was setting spike strips in the road to stop a car chase...

Dean Karau Kewanee history column: 1935 Boss Mfg. Co. Strike Part II

(Part I of this story traced the history of Kewanee inventor H. H. Perkins and his early companies which grew into the Boss Manufacturing Company. Despite the Depression, the early 1930s were an era of further growth for Boss, and it became the leading glove producer in the nation. But the seeds of labor strife were sown during this period, and soon Kewanee would face a strike that would have national implications.)

Levitt AMP Music Festival Returns to Galva

Music series President John Taylor says each year the Levitt Foundation awards grants to small communities across the country, to help them put on free, family friendly concerts. And winning the highly competitive grants requires local residents to vote each year to show their support. "Without the community support, without...