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New Illinois Laws to Take Effect on January 1st

By pwsadmin / December 13, 2019 / Comments Off on New Illinois Laws to Take Effect on January 1st

As a New Year approaches, Illinois residents may want to know about several notable laws that take effect on Jan. 1.  The new laws kicking off 2020 cover everything from transportation safety and increased traffic penalties, to supporting our military personnel. Strengthening Scott’s Law 2019 has been a very tough year for the Illinois State…

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Balanced Chargers Women’s Basketball Climb Past Hilltoppers With 65-51 Triumph

By pwsadmin / December 13, 2019 / Comments Off on Balanced Chargers Women’s Basketball Climb Past Hilltoppers With 65-51 Triumph

Three Chargers scored in double figures and another finished a point away from a double-double in the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team’s 65-51 victory over MacMurray JV on Thursday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium. Sandburg (6-5) scored the game’s first six points and closed the first half on a 10-0 run to take…

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Local High School and Junior High Sports Update for Dec. 13th, 2019

By pwsadmin / December 13, 2019 / Comments Off on Local High School and Junior High Sports Update for Dec. 13th, 2019

Basketball The Monmouth-Roseville Titan boys basketball team hosted the Ridgewood Spartans at the Shoebox at Monmouth-Roseville High School. The Titans squeezed out an overtime win over the Spartans at the Orion Tip-off Classic a few weeks ago. This one came down to the wire as well. Ridgewood opened the game with great energy, scoring 23…

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United School District Receiving Increase in Tax Levy

By pwsadmin / December 13, 2019 / Comments Off on United School District Receiving Increase in Tax Levy

A Truth and Taxation hearing was held at a recent United School District board meeting with the school district receiving an estimated seven to eight percent increase in their tax levy. The school district issued eight million dollars in bonds last year. United Superintendent Jeff Whitsitt says $300,000 of sales tax income will be used…

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United Applies for Maintenance Grant

By pwsadmin / December 13, 2019 / Comments Off on United Applies for Maintenance Grant

The United School District has applied for a maintenace grant to complete life safety projects for the school district. The grant, which is worth $50,000, will help complete projects either replacing the United football field’s lights or a well issue that needs to be improved. United Superintendent Jeff Whitsitt describes the timeline for the grant…

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United Logo Under Discussion

By pwsadmin / December 13, 2019 / Comments Off on United Logo Under Discussion

Back in September, United School District Superintendent Jeff Whitsitt was contacted via email from a PR firm representing the University of Miami regarding the use of the school’s split U logo, which the school district has now used for 16 years. The PR firm stated United’s logo was similar to theirs as both schools use…

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Beware of Scams this Holiday Season

By pwsadmin / December 13, 2019 / Comments Off on Beware of Scams this Holiday Season

Now that it is the holiday season, scams are likely to be more prevalent. Package scams, which is ordering a gift online and never having it delivered, is common. Dorothy Ricketts, Vice President of Security Savings Bank says to be cautious when browsing a website, go to the direct website, and to not click on…

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IBHE Board Approves Budget Request That Puts Students First

By pwsadmin / December 13, 2019 / Comments Off on IBHE Board Approves Budget Request That Puts Students First

The Illinois Board of Higher Education has approved a fiscal year 2021 budget that increases funding for direct student support through the Monetary Award Program (MAP) and AIM HIGH, as well as for college and university operations. The request includes $193.8 million in new dollars, or a 9.5 percent increase in funding. “We were excited,…

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Heat Your Home Safely This Winter

By pwsadmin / December 13, 2019 / Comments Off on Heat Your Home Safely This Winter

Brrr! Your home’s heating systems are working double time to keep you warm this winter. The Galesburg Fire Department says safety must be your top priority since heating is the second leading cause of home fires. Follow GFD’s suggestions to keep your home warm and safe. “The biggest mistake is putting something too close to…

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Merle Irene Miller

By pwsadmin / December 12, 2019 / Comments Off on Merle Irene Miller

Mrs. Merle Irene Miller, 98, of Galesburg, Illinois passed away at 6:15 pm Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center. Merle was born October 21, 1921 in Galesburg the daughter of Herbert and Mildred Bowman. She married James L. Miller on June 26, 1960 in Galesburg. He preceded her in death on…

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