205 Board of Education to consider approval of mental health pilot program
District 205’s Board of Education will consider the approval of an agreement with Bridgeway for a pilot program of Mental Health Services for Lombard Middle School at tonight’s meeting.
Concern for Galesburg and Knoxville school funding if AV override fails
The Illinois Senate on Sunday took the first step towards overriding Gov. Bruce Rauner’s amendatory veto of SB1, the bill that would fund Illinois schools under a new evidence based model.
Asplund says 205 is looking into solar power opportunities
Newly hired District 205 Superintendent Dr. John Asplund is getting ready to start his tenure with Galesburg where he says he wants to spend a lot time listening to the concerns of parents and make changes based
JT’s Carmel Korn Station finds its ideal location in downtown Galesburg
One of the newest stops that’s popped up in downtown Galesburg is JT’s Carmel Korn Station.
Applebee’s to close restaurants nationwide
The parent company of a casual dining restaurant with a location in Galesburg is planning on closing stores as sales continue to decline. A press release from, and a conference call with, California-based Dine Equity indicates that
Court records: plea deal in child porn case rejected
The case of a Galesburg man facing felony child pornography-related charges starts all over, after a Knox County judge did something not all that common in local cases – rejected the plea deal. Knox County Circuit Court
Police seize large amount of pot
Galesburg Police and Knox County Circuit Court records indicate a Galesburg man faces felony drug charges after he allegedly had 20 pounds of marijuana in his possession a week ago. Records indicate 34-year-old John Thielbert faces Class-X
John Curtis announces a second run for the 93rd District seat
John Curtis, a teacher, farmer and small business owner from Macomb is throwing his hat in the ring for another shot to represent part of Knox County in Springfield.
Asplund says TIF changes in school formula hurts everybody
The first payments to schools from the state were to be made yesterday, and without a funding formula, those deposits were seemingly not made.
Clarification: no special election needed for City Treasurer replacement
Now that Elisha French is resigning as Galesburg City Treasurer, the city’s election authority says she agrees with the assessment that, unlike other elected offices, a special election will not be needed for the replacement. Lisa Watson