Mike Weaver

Juvenile arrested for Disorderly Conduct-School Threat @ West Central

By Mike Weaver / November 30, 2018 / Comments Off on Juvenile arrested for Disorderly Conduct-School Threat @ West Central

Henderson County Sheriff, Steven Haynes releases that a juvenile has been arrested for Disorderly Conduct-School Threat. On Wednesday, November 28th at 2:00pm, Deputies arrested the juvenile in connection with a threat made to the West Central School. The Sheriff’s Office was made aware of the threat over the school’s Thanksgiving break. Deputies interviewed several witnesses…

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Monmouth College to merge two holiday traditions on December 1st

By Mike Weaver / November 28, 2018 / Comments Off on Monmouth College to merge two holiday traditions on December 1st

by Barry McNamara This year’s annual Monmouth College “Christmas at Monmouth” concert will merge with the College’s annual Christmas convocation to create a can’t-miss holiday program. Five Monmouth musical ensembles will perform during “Christmas at Monmouth: The Realms of Glory,” which will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 in the Kasch Performance Hall of…

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Cancellations 11/26/2018

By Mike Weaver / November 26, 2018 / Comments Off on Cancellations 11/26/2018

Snow Emergency is in effect for the city of Monmouth. Parking on the streets is prohibited and subject to a ticket during the snow emegergency Abingdon-Avon School District #276| Closed Alwood School District | Closed Augustana College | Closed Bushnell-Prairie City #170 | Closed Burlington Schools| Closed Carl Sandburg College | Closed Costa Catholic School…

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Knoxville man dies in single-vehicle crash in Warren County

By Mike Weaver / November 25, 2018 / Comments Off on Knoxville man dies in single-vehicle crash in Warren County

 A Knoxville, Illinois man is dead following a single-vehicle crash in Warren County Wednesday afternoon. Scott Monroe, 18, of Tremont was driving on Illinois 116 at 105th Street at 3:11 p.m. Illinois State Police say Monroe was distracted from inside the vehicle while speeding. That’s when he swerved and lost control of the vehicle. The…

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Packed Summer Schedule Ahead for Galesburg Parks & Rec

By Mike Weaver / May 15, 2018 / Comments Off on Packed Summer Schedule Ahead for Galesburg Parks & Rec

A busy summer is ahead for the parks & recreation department in Galesburg. Recreation Supervisor Chelsea Moberg previewed an event going on this weekend: “This weekend, something that is near and dear to my heart, is the fishing derby. We are going to have out at the Lincoln Park a free fishing derby. There is…

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Former Walmart to House Four New Retailers in Galesburg

By Mike Weaver / May 15, 2018 / Comments Off on Former Walmart to House Four New Retailers in Galesburg

Ken Springer with the Knox County Area Partnership for Economic Development shared some exciting news regarding the state of what was formerly Walmart on South Henderson St. in Galesburg: “The big news of last week was the official announcement of the Galesburg Crossings Development; that is the rehabilitation of the former Walmart on South Henderson.…

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Arrest Warrant Issued in Galesburg Shooting

By Mike Weaver / April 3, 2018 / Comments Off on Arrest Warrant Issued in Galesburg Shooting

 On Tuesday 04/03/2018 Galesburg Police obtained an arrest warrant for the person of Jonathan I. Kelly D.O.B. 12/01/1989 for three (3) counts of Murder in relation to the incident that occurred on 4/1/2018 involving the shooting death of Jenni M. McGruder. The warrant issued is a nationwide warrant with a bond amount of $1,000,000.00. Any…

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National Water Dance Looking for Participants

By Mike Weaver / March 27, 2018 / Comments Off on National Water Dance Looking for Participants

National Water Dance is an organization that uses dance as a vehicle for social change. The organization’s primary objective is to stimulate awareness for water conservation through performance. Knox College will be one of over 100 locations in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Puerto Rico that will participate in the 2018 nationwide simultaneous event…

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Abdulrazzak leverages social media to break ground with research on Syrian refugees

By Mike Weaver / December 18, 2017 / Comments Off on Abdulrazzak leverages social media to break ground with research on Syrian refugees

A Monmouth College student is leading the way on research related to Syrian refugees, and she’s only scratching the surface.             Syrian refugee Iman Abdulrazzak, a senior who now calls Turkey home, broke what is possibly new ground with her research on almost 1,500 fellow refugees scattered in more than three dozen countries, and she…

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Sen. Tracy announces two crucial community capital programs will receive remaining grant funds

By Mike Weaver / December 12, 2017 / Comments Off on Sen. Tracy announces two crucial community capital programs will receive remaining grant funds

State Sen. Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) announced that Gov. Bruce Rauner has ordered the release of grant funds for two crucial capital programs in the 47th Senate District, Eagle View Community Health Systems and the Macomb Public Library District. “Both of these organizations are pillars of the community that are open to the public and important…

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