Jason Parrott / TSPR

Lee County Conservation Director Tom Buckley said it's hard to believe what's going on right outside his office window.

"To see the actual groundwork started and to know that there is a completion date within a few months... is really inspiring," said Buckley.

Rich Egger

The 14th edition of the booklet includes new listings about a Parkinson’s disease support group at The Elms and about services offered by the VFW. As in the past, it also provides information about home health care, transportation services, medical equipment, support services, and more.

T.J. Carson

The next superintendent of the Galesburg School District considers the district a “diamond in the rough.” Ralph Grimm, the current superintendent of the West Central School District in Henderson County, will replace the retiring Bart Arthur on July 1.

Library of Congress

The Justice Department is investigating Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL).

The federal government is trying to determine whether Schock committed crimes with his office expenditures and business dealings.

A sex abuse lawsuit filed against the Keokuk School District by a former student has been dismissed.  District Court Judge Michael Schilling's ruling came down to the timing of the lawsuit.

T.J. Carson

Originally, there was just one candidate for two open seats on the Galesburg School Board for people outside of Galesburg Township.  But write-in candidacies changed that.

In Praise of a Liberal Arts Education

Mar 19, 2015
Rich Egger

This is an open letter to State lawmakers Norine Hammond and John Sullivan:     

As an alumna and faculty member of Western Illinois University's College of Arts and Sciences, I ask you to consider my testament to the value of Western's liberal arts-based education. 

The charges have been dropped against former McDonough County Assistant States Attorney Charles Munson.

Munson, 39, of Macomb was fired by State's Attorney James Hoyle after being accused of injuring his girlfriend's hand during an argument.

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