A downtown district's success depends a lot on whether people can easily access its retail shops and restaurants. A couple local cities are taking steps to make sure anyone who wants to visit their downtown districts can find a place to park.
A native of England shared a message of hope and kindness with an audience at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg. Leon Logothetis is the host of the National Geographic International show, "Amazing Adventures of a Nobody."
An art project by this fall's Artist-in-Residence at Knox College aims to capture the essence and variety of Galesburg. John Bakker, who's from Chicago, called his three-month effort the "Galesburg Portrait Project."
A plan to register and license businesses in Galesburg didn't receive support from aldermen. They unanimously voted down a proposal that would have amended the city's municipal code to add a general business license.
Street art – also known as graffiti art – is often done under cover of night. But on a sunny, hot, and humid mid-summer afternoon in Galesburg it was done during the light of day in a small downtown plaza.
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.
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.”
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.