Kelsey Crain

'Our Economy Updates'

By Kelsey Crain / January 22, 2019 / Comments Off on 'Our Economy Updates'

The Knox County Area Partnership for Economic Development is excited to announce a new quarterly event series called Our Economy Updates. The series is designed to provide high quality local economic data information to area decision makers. Ken Springer, President of the organization, offers more details: “Each quarter we are going to have a 90…

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OSF Healthcare Christmas Light Recycling Effort Exceeds Expectations

By Kelsey Crain / January 22, 2019 / Comments Off on OSF Healthcare Christmas Light Recycling Effort Exceeds Expectations

Contact: Amber Wood | Community Relations Coordinator | (309) 734-1605 An OSF HealthCare campaign among five hospitals to keep non-working Christmas lights out of the landfill was incredibly successful, resulting in diverting one-and-a-half tons from the waste stream. It is estimated household waste increases by 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, adding an…

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Monmouth College Begins Annual Day of Service as Part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

By Kelsey Crain / January 22, 2019 / Comments Off on Monmouth College Begins Annual Day of Service as Part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

“Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” – Martin Luther King Jr. Monmouth College’s inaugural all-campus day of…

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Galesburg Civic Art Center Kicks Off Their Exhibtion Year

By Kelsey Crain / January 22, 2019 / Comments Off on Galesburg Civic Art Center Kicks Off Their Exhibtion Year

                                                                                       Img1: Open Source, Andrea Ferrigno              …

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Bustos to Continue Serving on Agriculture Committee in 116th Congress

By Kelsey Crain / January 21, 2019 / Comments Off on Bustos to Continue Serving on Agriculture Committee in 116th Congress

Bustos will continue to fight for family farmers across Northwest and Central Illinois by serving her fourth consecutive term on the Agriculture Committee Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) was appointed by the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee to serve her fourth consecutive term on the Agriculture Committee. As the House Appropriations Committee is an exclusive appointment,…

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Elizabeth Folk Exhibit at Monmouth College

By Kelsey Crain / January 21, 2019 / Comments Off on Elizabeth Folk Exhibit at Monmouth College

For California artist Elizabeth Folk, whose work will go on display this month at Monmouth College, the creative process comes down to answering a series of questions. “Does it look like art?” she asks. If the answer is “Yes,” her reply is to start over. Among other questions: Is her creation interactive? Does it start…

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‘Foregone Conclusions’ Featured at Sandburg Jan. 21-March 18

By Kelsey Crain / January 18, 2019 / Comments Off on ‘Foregone Conclusions’ Featured at Sandburg Jan. 21-March 18

Carl Sandburg College will showcase pieces by two Western Illinois University instructors in a new show that will run Jan. 21-March 18 on the Main Campus in Galesburg. “Foregone Conclusions: The Work of Ian Shelly and Tyler Hennings” will be featured in the Lonnie Eugene Stewart Art Gallery, located in Building D on the Main…

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Durbin And Duckworth Back Bill To Raise Federal Minimum Wage

By Kelsey Crain / January 17, 2019 / Comments Off on Durbin And Duckworth Back Bill To Raise Federal Minimum Wage

Raise The Wage Act Would Increase Federal Minimum Wage To $15 Per Hour By 2024 U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) joined fellow Senate Democrats in introducing a bill to raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2024 to help more families make ends meet, expand economic opportunity, and help build an…

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Winter Storm Watch for Our Area

By Kelsey Crain / January 17, 2019 / Comments Off on Winter Storm Watch for Our Area

A significant winter storm will affect the area starting Friday afternoon and continuing through Saturday. Unlike the last winter storm, the snow from this storm will be of the dry, fluffy type. Additionally, winds will be stronger and will create drifting snow with some blowing snow possible. Snow/rain ratios will be increasing during this winter…

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Gov. Pritzker Signs SB 337, Requiring State Certification for Gun Dealers

By Kelsey Crain / January 17, 2019 / Comments Off on Gov. Pritzker Signs SB 337, Requiring State Certification for Gun Dealers

Surrounded by gun violence survivors, prevention advocates, community leaders and elected officials who have worked for years to require licenses for gun dealers, today Governor JB Pritzker signed SB 337 to combat the scourge of illegal gun trafficking, finally making Illinois the 16th state to require gun dealers to be certified by the state after…

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