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Former Maytag Plant Workers Reunited

Oct 1, 2014
T.J. Carson

Ten years is a long time.

Ten years is how long it's been since the Maytag plant in Galesburg produced its last refrigerator. The factory's jobs were moved to Mexico in September, 2004.

Pedestrian Safety Concern near Galesburg Overpass

Sep 17, 2014
T.J. Carson

A Galesburg alderman is concerned about the safety of pedestrians once construction of an overpass is complete.

Proposed Marijuana Growing Facility in Knox County

Sep 14, 2014
Wiki Commons

A medical marijuana cultivation center in Galesburg would initially employ 35 people.

City of Galesburg

Members of the U.S. Marshal's Violent Fugitives Task Force arrested the man wanted for a murder in Galesburg.

Cortney Hill / TSPR News

Galesburg teachers and the school district are back at the bargaining table after a marathon meeting Tuesday. 

Cortney Hill / TSPR News

Galesburg teachers and administrators have another negotiation session with a federal mediator this morning.

TSPR's Cortney Hill

Negotiations have resumed between the Galesburg school district and its teachers.

Galesburg Teachers On Strike

Aug 13, 2014
Cortney Hill / TSPR News

Members of the Galesburg Education Association voted down the latest contract proposal from administrators Tuesday night.

Coffeehouse Battle Brewing in Galesburg

Aug 8, 2014
Cortney Hill

Starbucks plans a return to Galesburg after leaving the city six years ago.

Fremont Street Gets Controversial Upgrade

Jul 23, 2014
The City of Galesburg

The City of Galesburg is reworking one of its major streets. 

lance robotson / Flickr Creative Commons

The city of Galesburg is warning residents about energy suppliers that are going door to door to drum up business.

McDonough District Hospital Adding Services

Jul 16, 2014
burlingtonneurology.com

McDonough District Hospital is expanding its services by adding a psychiatric ward. 

Children Can Learn to Garden in Knox County

Jul 11, 2014
mbasic.facebook.com

Children will have an opportunity develop a "green thumb" thanks to the Knox Prairie Community Garden.

en.wikipedia.org

Galesburg city council members are reviewing new zoning rules that accommodate medical marijuana facilities.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

The city of Galesburg is experiencing the financial benefits from the state's decision to allow businesses to install video gaming machines, just as some new establishments are looking to cash in.

Screencap / Galesburg's website

Parts of the region are making more of an effort to go green.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Jun 29, 2014
TSPR's Emily Boyer

The summer travel season is in full swing. Festivals over the weekend in Macomb and Galesburg showcased planes, trains and automobiles. Buckle up for the ride.

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Organizers of Galesburg’s Railroad Days said they expect the event to draw a much larger crowd due to a change in scenery.

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Conservationists are raising concerns with a proposed transmission line from Galesburg to Peoria. 

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Galesburg was founded by abolitionists and it was a stop on the Underground Railroad.  Now anti-slavery forces are at work in the community again.

A New Plan for Galesburg Economic Development

May 7, 2014
Rich Egger

Aldermen agreed to form a new partnership with the Galesburg Regional Economic Development Association (GREDA).

Helping Children Overcome Domestic Abuse

May 5, 2014
Wiki Commons

Safe Harbor Family Crisis Center in Galesburg will start a mentoring program for children exposed to domestic violence.

Sandburg Statue’s Temporary Home

May 1, 2014
Wikipedia

The nine-foot tall statue of Galesburg native Carl Sandburg is not yet installed at its final site in Galesburg.  But it can still be seen by the public.

Big Donation to Yield New Building at Knox

Apr 20, 2014
Rich Egger

Knox College is in the process of selecting an architect to design a new building for studio art and art history.

Chromebooks for All Galesburg Students

Apr 16, 2014
google.co.in

Galesburg School District #205 board members voted unanimously to begin a One-to-One computer program this fall so all District #205 students will get free Chromebooks of their own at the beginning of next year.

Simon Keynotes Democratic Women's dinner

Apr 15, 2014

With her banjo in hand, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon arrived at the Kensington Ballroom in Galesburg to keynote the 17th annual Knox County Democratic Women’s Camelot Dinner April 12.

The Tri States Public Radio Galesburg Bureau is Open

Apr 14, 2014
TSPR Staff

Our recent on-air expansion into the Galesburg area prompted the opening of a new bureau office to better serve our new listening area.

City Council Approves Library Funds

Apr 9, 2014
Jonathan Ahl

The Galesburg city council voted five to two in favor of investing $2 million to help the public library qualify for a $16 million state grant.

Two Destructive Fires in Galesburg

Apr 9, 2014
City of Galesburg

Galesburg fire fighters fought blazes at a vacant two-story wood frame house in the 400 block of South Academy Street and at two vacant buildings in the 100 block of East Main Street during the early morning hours Tuesday.

Oman Rail Delegation Could Visit Galesburg

Apr 1, 2014
Wikipedia

A small group of railroad-related businesses from the Galesburg area took part in a trade mission to Oman in February.  Now they're hoping Oman reciprocates.

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