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News Recap from the Illinois Senate

From the Lisa Sims, News from State Senator Chuck WeaverNon-citizens ‘accidentally’ registered to vote According to media reports, more than 500 people who are not citizens and are not legally eligible to vote in elections, were registered to vote through the state’s Automatic Voter Registration (AVR) system, which was signed into law in 2017. The…
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ISP Arrest Officer for Criminal Sexual Assault

Springfield, IL- Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Agents arrested an East Moline Police Officer, Kirk DeGreve, 47 years of age, on Thursday, Jan. 23, at approximately 11:05 a.m. on two felony counts of criminal sexual assault and two felony counts of possession of child pornography. In August 2019, then East Moline…
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Monmouth College Lecturer Robin Johnson’s Students Learn About the American Deam

For more information contact: Duane Bonifer 309-457-2321, dbonifer@monmouthcollege.edu/Story courtesy of Barry McNamaraMONMOUTH, ILL. A group of Monmouth College students received a lesson in the American Dream while working on a project about the region’s efforts to recover from an economic catastrophe. Twenty Monmouth students added to the “Voices of Maytag” project, which was started last…
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Ag Mech Club’s 50th Annual Farm Expo and School of Agriculture 100th Anniversary Dinner

This year will mark the 50th annual Farm Expo, hosted by Western Illinois University’s Agriculture Mechanization (Ag Mech) Club. The expo will take place Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 8-9 in Western Hall. Admission to the expo is open free to the public from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Free parking for the event…
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LOCAL SPORTS

Local High School and Junior High Sports Update for Jan. 24, 2020

Basketball The Monmouth-Roseville Titan girls basketball team broke a 4-game losing streak on Wednesday night with a win over Abingdon-Avon and were looking to start a new multi-game streak last night with a trip to Augusta to play perennial power Camp Point Central/Southeastern. The Titans ran their new streak to two wins in a row…
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Sandburg Men Pull Away From Black Hawk for 3rd Straight Win

Aaron Frey, PR Specialist, 309.341.5301 afrey@sandburg.edu GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team used a tiebreaking run midway through the second half to defeat Black Hawk 75-66 on Thursday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium for its third straight Arrowhead Conference victory. Sandburg (17-6, 3-2) led 49-37 four minutes into the second half…
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Sandburg Women Top Black Hawk, Move Into Tie for 1st in Conference

Aaron Frey, PR Specialist, 309.341.5301 afrey@sandburg.edu GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team moved into a tie atop the Arrowhead Conference after holding off a furious Black Hawk rally for an 80-74 victory Thursday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium. The Chargers (10-12, 3-1) won their third straight game to pull into a…
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M-R Girls Looking to Bounce Back

After four straight losses, The Monmouth-Roseville Titans girls basketball time are learning from their mistakes and are looking to bounce back. Head Coach Scott Weber says the team needs be more consistent: “There’s times where we’ve been very, very good; but there are other times where we’ve been really bad, like I’m going to throw…
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Doc McStuffins Family Fun Night

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

At the Discovery Depot in Galesburg. Bring your stuffed animals for their Teddy Bear Clinic. Enjoy Doc McStuffins activities, art, and snacks! $7 for members and $3 for siblings. For…

The Great Buster

January 24 @ 7:00 pm

Part of The Orpheum Theatre Docu-Series. Admission is $5. For more information, visit http://galesburgorpheum.org.

4th Annual Wild Game Feed

January 25 @ 12:00 pm

To be held at the Abingdon American Legion. Free will donation for the meal. Bring your favorite wild game dish, a side dish, or a dessert if you wish. All…

Medicare Seminar

January 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Senior Health Insurance Information Program will present a welcome to Medicare seminar at Great River Medical Center. It will cover Medicare Parts A and B benefits, Part D, Medicare…

Hands On Minds On

January 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Enjoy 2 hours of family playtime at the Discovery Depot Museum with a special activity in the Science Classroom. How do penguins stay dry? $2 admission for non-members. Members are…

Say Amen, Somebody

January 31 @ 7:00 pm

Part of The Orpheum Theatre Docu-Series. Admission is $5. For more information, visit http://galesburgorpheum.org.

Fused Glass Heart Plate

February 1 @ 11:00 am

11am Saturday, February 1 How sweet it is … right!?! A favorite for all ages, call 309-734-3033 and reserve your spot today in the BCA classroom to create a fused…

First Christian Church Community Blood Drive

February 4 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Located at 514 N Sunny Lane in Monmouth.

Gerlaw Christian Church 65th Annual Pancake and Whole Sausage Day

February 5 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

All you can eat. Free will donation. Carry out available. 948 245th Ave, Gerlaw, IL.

Galesburg Noon Lions Club Community Blood Drive

February 7 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Will be held inside the Galesburg City Hall Lower Level, 55 W Tompkins Street.

OBITUARIES

Raymond E. Defenbaugh

Raymond E. Defenbaugh, 73, of Biggsville, IL, passed away at 8:20 a.m., Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at the Great River Medical Center, West Burlington, IA .  Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 2, 2020 at the West Central High School Gym (1514 US 34, Biggsville, IL 61418).  Interment will be in Beulah…
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Donna K. Brush

Donna K. Brush, age 74, of Knoxville, Illinois, died at 12:29 P.M. on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on July 20, 1945 in Banner, Illinois, the daughter of Ernest Paul and Alice Marie (Fairburn) Hallam.  She…
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Delbert Ray Tally

Mr. Delbert Ray Tally, 82, of Knoxville, Illinois, formerly of Peoria, Illinois died 7:55 p.m. Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Monmouth Nursing Home, Monmouth, Illinois.  He was born December 12, 1937 in Kansas City, Kansas to Wesley Jordan and Elsie Louise Hasenbank Tally.  He married Judith Ann Chrisman June 11, 1960 in Kansas City, Missouri. …
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Lester C. Olin

Mr. Lester C. Olin, 94, of Galesburg, Illinois passed away at 2:51 pm Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Heartland Health Care Center. Lester was born April 27, 1925 in Oneida, Illinois the son of Charles and Florence Malmstrom Olin. He married F. Jane McMichael on September 3, 1949. She preceded him in death on April…
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Betty D. Carmean

Betty D. Carmean, 84, of Stronghurst, Illinois passed away January 21, 2020 at her home. She was born on December 1, 1935 in Media, Illinois the daughter of Jim and Leona Littrel Carnes. On August 1, 1956 she married Robert Carmean in Stronghurst. He survives.  Betty worked as a CNA at the LaMoine Christian Nursing…
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Margaret Anne Wetmore Weber

Margaret Anne Wetmore Weber, 90, of Galesburg and formerly of Rio, IL, passed away on January 17, 2020. Born in Evanston, IL, she was the daughter of Henry and Marion Wetmore.  Margaret graduated from Niles Township High School.  She attended Knox College, a family tradition, where she met her future husband. She married James L.…
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Harold Wadsworth Flinn, Jr.

Harold Wadsworth Flinn, Jr., 96, of Elmwood passed peacefully at 4:30 A.M. Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Country Comfort Retirement Home in Elmwood. Harold was born on December 1, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Harold W. Flinn, Sr., and Claire (Pfirfenschneider) Flinn. He graduated from Maine Township High School where he competed in…
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Elbert “Leo” Simmons

Elbert “Leo” Simmons, age 80, of Knoxville, Illinois, died at 4:35 P.M. on Friday, January 17, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on May 11, 1939 in Hardin County, Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, the son of Elbert “Ebby” Young and Beulah “Dessie” (Fields) Simmons.  In February of 2000, Leo was married…
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Local Spotlight

National Girls and Women in Sports Day Clinic

Western Illinois University will commemorate the 34th annual celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) Wednesday, Feb. 5, and will hold activities Saturday, Feb.1. This celebration inspires girls and women to play and be active and to realize their full power NGWSD is held annually on the first Wednesday in February to…
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M.O.V.E. Vision for Monmouth

The newly formed economic and community development group M.O.V.E. continues to meet and expand on ideas to enhance the quality of living including new business, cultural diversity and downtown improvements.   Michelle Reyburn, Human Resource Director at Smithfield foods shares the vision of the group: “So the group is obviously interested in growing Monmouth as a…
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Illinois State Police Issue 281 Move Over (Scott’s) Law Citations During “Operation Lambert”

503 Total Scott’s Law Details Conducted During Special Enforcement Period Illinois State Police (ISP) announced the results of the special enforcement memorial operation dedicated to fallen ISP Trooper Christopher Lambert, who was killed in the line of duty on Jan. 12, 2019, when his squad was struck while he was on scene of a three-vehicle traffic crash.…
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The Explosion of Business Email Compromise (BEC) Scams

The FBI recognizes at least six types of activity asBusiness Email Compromise (BEC) fraud. The types differ by who appears to be the email sender: The CEO directing the CFO to wire money to someone. Vendors or suppliers asking that invoice payment be made to a different bank account. Executives requesting copies of employee tax…
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Scots’ Goddard to Retire Following 2020 Softball Season

For more information contact: Dan Nolan 309-457-2322, dnolan@monmouthcollege.edu Monmouth College softball coach John Goddard – the winningest coach in Scots’ softball history – has a clear vision for the 2020 season, telling his team this season will be his last in the dugout. “My body has spoken and it’s time to retire,” said Goddard, who…
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