Galesburg

T.J. Carson

Glory Days Barbershop is more than just a barbershop. The small one-room building is also utilized as a concert space and to display works from local artists.

Kyle Rohweder purchased it two years ago as his career in a punk rock band was winding down. Rohweder said the shop needs of renovations.

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One new exhibit planned for the Discovery Depot in Galesburg could bring in a flow of visitors.  The children’s museum said it will add a water exhibit as part of its expansion plans.

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The Boys and Girls Club in Galesburg will not serve as a community center for the town but it will still receive some support from the city.  Aldermen this week agreed to provide $65,600 for repairs to the facility on Depot Street.

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Galesburg will not have an official home for a community center in the near future.  Aldermen this week rejected a proposal to have the Boys and Girls Club serve as a home for the center.

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Aldermen this week received the first look at the budget for fiscal year 2016 which starts January 1st.

Those preliminary numbers show the city will have a budget deficit of $997,211.

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The city of Galesburg will try something new in crafting a budget for 2016. City Manager Todd Thompson said a priority based budget will be used for the first time. He said it will help the city identify where its resources should be focused.

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Students at Lombard Junior High School in Galesburg created a club to lessen the impact of bullying.  Seventh grader Katie Dunbar came up with the idea for the "Take A Stand Club." Dunbar said she's well acquainted with the stress caused by being bullied. 

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The first step in the process to move the Carl Sandburg statue to its permanent home began on Wednesday.

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The Galesburg City Council this week voted in favor of making the Boys and Girls Club the city’s community center. But the plan will not be allowed to proceed -- at least not yet.

April 7 Election Results: Cities and Villages

Apr 8, 2015
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One incumbent city council member lost in both Macomb and Galesburg. Rushville voters chose to elect a different mayor.  The election for mayor in LaHarpe was decided by just a couple votes.

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It will take the city of Galesburg a little while longer to decide on a location for a community center.

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After next week's municipal elections, the Galesburg Board of Education will include two new representatives from Galesburg Township.  Incumbents Molly Palmer and Tom Colclasure chose to seek another term.

The three candidates vying for the two spots are Phillips Slaton, Tianna Cervantez, and H. Wayne Statham. All three believe they can build a better relationship between the school board and teachers.

Slaton, who is a teacher in the Orion School District, said the current board lacks respect for teachers.

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One of the contested races for the Galesburg City Council next month will be in an area that includes the city’s downtown. Incumbent Peter Schwartzman will face a challenge from Ted Hoffman in Ward 5. 

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City leaders announced that the East Main Street Underpass Project will now have a projected start date of January 2016.

It was originally scheduled to begin in August of this year.

Victor & Penny- 7:00pm, September 12, 2015 The Box in Galesburg

Mar 8, 2015
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Victor & Penny hail from Kansas City, MO, America’s roaring 1920s “Paris of the Plains.” With tight vocal harmonies, fearless feats of guitar daring and a fiery ukulele, Victor & Penny bring a modern voice to prohibition era jazz and clever original tunes. Celebrating a time when style mattered, antique pop duo Victor & Penny impress and delight with charm and hot licks - they are "...an absolute rollicking blast."

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