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T.J. Carson

Knox County leaders are working to balance the county's budget for the next fiscal year.

The preliminary budget shows a deficit of about $668,000 in the general fund.

The county has estimates of $10,909,678 in expenditures, and $10,241,438 in revenues.

Treasure Robin Davis says numerous factors contributed to the deficit.

“Fines and fees are decreasing, property taxes are probably going to go down, and expenditures are continuing to go up.”

TJ Carson

Supporters of a proposed public safety tax in Knox County are using a “team approach” this time around.

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

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Veterans in Knox County can now enroll in a free program to receive discounts at area businesses. 

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Knox County is turning to some of its longest serving employees to help it save money.

Knox County Historical Museum

The Knox County Historical Museum is marking the 100-year anniversary of the passenger pigeon’s disappearance from the planet.

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.

Knox County Treasurer: Pay Raises Not Her Decision

Nov 14, 2013

The Galesburg Election Board has filed a petition to have Knox County Treasurer Robin Davis held in civil contempt for not paying wage increases the panel has called for. 

Proposed Knox County Budget Includes Tax Hike

Nov 5, 2013

Knox County’s proposed new budget includes a temporary property tax increase.

Knox County Works on Draft Budget

Oct 10, 2013

The Knox County Board is getting ready to issue its draft budget for the next fiscal year.

A Third of IL Residents in or very Near Poverty

Jan 16, 2013

A third of Illinois residents live in, or a very near poverty levels. That’s the finding of a  new report which also shows some of the counties with the highest poverty rates are in Western Illinois.