Galesburg

T.J. Carson

Galesburg's city manager believes a business registration program could help the city and local businesses. Aldermen will be asked as early as next month to amend the municipal code to create the program.

T.J. Carson

A new event from the Galesburg Civic Art Center aims to liven up an area of the city that is neglected.  The organization will host its first ever street art contest Saturday, July 18 in the alley behind the art center. The event is being called “Battle for the Alley.”

Rich Egger

Macomb aldermen are contemplating whether to end the city's relationship with the Macomb Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and instead have the duties handled by City Hall.  It's an issue worth watching because of the economic impact of tourism.

T.J. Carson

Galesburg aldermen voted 4-to-2 in favor of implementing a new tax on gas and electric utilities for residents and businesses.

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.

T.J. Carson

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.

T.J. Carson

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.

T.J. Carson

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.

T.J. Carson

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.

T.J. Carson

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.

T.J. Carson

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. 

T.J. Carson

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

T.J. Carson

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
T.J. Carson

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.

T.J. Carson

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

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