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Galesburg man with a long history of burglary….wanted for attempted burglary

Galesburg Police on Tuesday, June 14th responded to the 1400 block of Meadow Drive for a suspicious person. A male victim told police he was notified by his neighbors that a man was in his yard. The victim’s neighbors and the victim, who was watching along on his security cameras, observed an unknown male enter the backyard, take a patio chair and place it near a garage window. The suspect then pushed a window unit – which fell into the garage and landed on a vehicle parked inside. Neighbors yelled at the man who they believed to be under the influence of drugs. The man, identified as 59-year-old Leroy McMahill of Galesburg, told neighbors he was “hiding from his girlfriend’s husband.” According to police reports, McMahill has an extensive history of burglaries. McMahill was just arrested back on June 11th after he attempted to steal a chainsaw from Walmart. Officers were able to speak with McMahill over the phone the following day, but have not been able to locate him at the time of the police report. He was added to the GPD’s pending arrest list and is facing charges of Attempted Burglary, Criminal Damage to Property, and Criminal Trespassing.
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Woman charged with 37 counts of identity theft in Knox County. Here's how it happened

GALESBURG — A woman has been charged with 37 counts of identity theft or aggravated identity theft in Knox County. On June 23, 2022, Knox County State’s Attorney Jeremy S. Karlin filed new criminal information against Christine Greene containing 37 counts of identity theft or aggravated identity theft. According to a news release, it is alleged she possessed personal identity information for 37 people in Knox County and other places with which she intended to commit other felony offenses.
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Macomb man life-flighted to hospital after crash

MCDONOUGH COUNTY, Ill. (KHQA) — A Macomb man involved in a rear-end crash on Wednesday was life-flighted to a hospital with serious injures. The wreck happened on Illinois Route 336 in McDonough County around 2:51 p.m. According to a preliminary Illinois State Police investigation, the driver of a Mack...

Monmouth Man Arrested for Attempted Aggravated Arson

On June 23, 2022 William L. Frakes 51 of Monmouth was arrested on a Warren County warrants for the Manufacture or Possession of Explosive or Incendiary Device and Attempt to Commit Aggravated Arson. The warrants were issued by the Warren County State’s Attorney stemming from an incident that occurred on June 9, 2022 in the 800 block of S. 1st St. Monmouth. The Federal Bureau of Investigation also conducted a search warrant at Frakes’ residence in the 600 block of W. Euclid Ave. Monmouth. Frakes is being held in the Warren County jail with a $35,000 bond, awaiting court proceedings.

Police: Man arrested for threatening to shoot campground managers

MCDONOUGH COUNTY, Ill. (KHQA) — A Galesburg man is facing numerous charges after authorities say he threatened to shoot employees at a campground and then eluded deputies. McDonough County deputies on Thursday responded to 23200 N. 2000th Rd. in Bushnell for a report of disorderly man who threatened to shoot managers at a campground.

City sets meeting about lead remediation grants

The City of Galesburg was awarded a Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Help Eliminate Lead Program Grant in 2019, funded through a Lead Based Paint Hazard Control Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Grant monies are being used for lead hazard remediation in low-to-moderate-income, privately-owned,...

'He spent his whole life assisting others:' Galesburg players, friends remember popular coach

A popular beloved former Galesburg basketball coach known for kindness, empathy, humor and his dedication to kids has died following a battle with cancer. Wendell Don “Donald” Brannon, also affectionately known as "Duck," died June 17. Brannon was 70. He died nearly four years after being diagnosed with a rare form of kidney cancer. At the time,...

Alleged shooting threat, scuffle with police leads to arrest in Macomb

MACOMB (WGEM) - A Galesburg, Illinois, man was arrested Thursday in Macomb near the Heritage Days carnival after he allegedly threatened to shoot at least one person and assaulted police, according to the McDonough County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Nick Petitgout said 51-year-old Jeffrey A. Griswold was charged with aggravated...

Winner of the St. Louis Stadium Tour Getaway!

From all who had entered to win at over the last week or so, The Laser congratulates our Stadium Tour winner drawn at random on Friday (6/24):. Shasta won two tickets for the biggest stadium tour of the summer with Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts set to rock Busch Stadium in St. Louis on July 5th! Also, she has an overnight stay at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch.

Around the Tri States: Judge killed when bicycle hit by truck; bids over budget for WIU performing arts center; West Burlington pool shooting suspect in custody

A current 8th District circuit court judge and former Schuyler County state’s attorney died after being hit by a truck while riding his bicycle. Illinois State Police said Ramon Escapa, 42, of Rushville was hit from behind while bicycling near Frederick on June 19. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

WIU sets plan to trim utility usage

MACOMB, Ill. (KHQA) — As many Illinois residents are experiencing higher utility rates, some college campuses are feeling the impact as well. Western Illinois University have asked students and staff still on campus to do things such as turn off appliances not in use, turning lights off at the end of the day and adjusting window unit A/C thermostats to help conserve energy and maintain the most favorable utility rate possible.

Monmouth’s rebuilt airport hangar to open after 2019 fire

Nearly three years after the Monmouth Municipal Airport hangar was destroyed in a fire, the rebuilt facility is set to open. The fire on Oct. 24, 2019, fully engulfed the hangar and also destroyed administrative offices, historic documents, memorabilia, and eight airplanes. The city of Monmouth had to wait for...

Illinois Duck Hunters Share Insane Video Of Tornado Heading Straight For Their Blind

When the duck hunters become the “sitting ducks” themselves… It’s no secret that storms seem to be rising in the lately. Whether it’s devastating tornadoes, destructive hurricanes, storms, droughts, wildfires… Mother Nature just seems to be angry. And while there are always crazy videos from any storm, I don’t think I’ve seen one like this. A few years back, a group of Illinois duck hunters got a front-row seat to a tornado near Havana, Illinois. According to NBC 25 News, Jace […] The post Illinois Duck Hunters Share Insane Video Of Tornado Heading Straight For Their Blind first appeared on Whiskey Riff.