Seminary Street en Galesburg Rezoning Decision Forthcoming <p>Aldermen have a couple weeks to decide whether to allow a proposed hotel development to proceed on North Seminary Street at Highway 34.</p><p>Mayor Sal Garza said there is a great deal for aldermen to consider. He said development of the four-story hotel would create jobs, generate revenue for local governments, and it could spur further economic development in that part of town.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 00:47:49 +0000 Rich Egger 22423 at Galesburg Rezoning Decision Forthcoming Independent Stores in an On-Line World <p>Once upon a time, browsing through a book or record store was one of life’s simple pleasures. But now many people prefer to browse on-line, which is making it more difficult for independent stores to remain in business, especially in small towns.</p><p>But there are independent stores that are finding ways to keep the doors open. One example is Stone Alley Books &amp; Collectibles in Galesburg. Owner Ben “Stone” Stomberg said he once sold comics on-line. But when the Walden Bookstore in town closed, he got a loan and a grant from the city and set up shop on Seminary Street.</p> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 18:51:06 +0000 Rich Egger 22312 at Independent Stores in an On-Line World