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Feds Accuse Galesburg Man of Inciting Riots in Chicago

A Galesburg man arrested in Chicago over the weekend had homemade bombs in his car and had been seen on videos posted on the internet participating in the looting and rioting in Minneapolis and Chicago, according to federal charges filed Monday. According to the Chicago Tribune, 28-year-old Matthew Rupert was charged in U.S. District Court…
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FSA Office to Open Clear30 Summer Signup

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will open signup this summer for CLEAR30, a new pilot program that offers farmers and landowners an opportunity to enroll in a 30-year Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contract. This pilot is available to farmers and landowners with expiring water-quality practice CRP contracts in the Great Lakes…
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Court Back in Session, Access in Warren County Courthouse Remains Limited

The Supreme Court ordered the courts back open again on June 1st, but access is still limited to the Warren County Courthouse, says Sheriff Martin Edwards: “If you have a court case scheduled, come in by yourself. Please don’t bring an entourage. We only want people in there that are specifically involved with the case.…
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OSF HealthCare Western Region Allowing Support Person in with Patient

The number of patients needing hospitalization has significantly declined, as well as, less newly diagnosed COVID-19 cases in the Western Region. OSF HealthCare in the Monmouth, Galesburg, and Kewanee areas continue to be diligent in how they are opening up services, says Chief Medical Officer Dr. Cliff Martin: “We are allowing now, for instance, a…
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Henderson County Courthouse Open for Business

***Report Courtesy of the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office***
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Burlington Man Facing Multiple Charges

On Thursday, May 28th, at 12:11 p.m., the Burlington Police Department responded to the 1200-block of Dehner Street in reference to multiple complaints of shots fired in the area. Upon officer’s arrival, they began speaking with witnesses and learned a male and female had been seen in the area arguing just prior to the shooting.…
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Galesburg Area Chamber Assisting Small Businesses with Navigating Through Phase 3

As businesses begin reopening in the State of Illinois under Phase 3, the Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce is helping businesses navigate one on one through these unprecedented times, says Executive Director Pam Gaither: “This soft reopening is wonderful. It is still challenging for our businesses. There is no doubt about the hardship they have…
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Big Summer Events Tentatively Cancelled in Monmouth; Farmer’s Market Going On as Usual

Under Governor Pritzker’s Phase 3 Restore Illinois Plan, only groups up to ten are allowed to gather and moving into Phase 4 by next month, gatherings of up to 50 are allowed. With those restrictions, the big summer events put on by the Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce have been tentatively cancelled. Executive Director Amy…
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Knox County hits 100 COVID-19 cases

Over the weekend, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) announced four additional cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), bringing the total positive cases to 100. The new cases include 2 males in their 30s, a female in her 40s and a male in his 90s. Public health officials are working to identify and actively monitor individuals…
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Structure Fire in Monmouth

On Friday, May 29th, at 03:22 P.M., the Monmouth Fire Department responded to reports of heavy smoke coming from the inside of an apartment complex located at 323 East 4th Avenue in Monmouth. Upon arrival, firefighters found the structure to be producing a large volume of smoke and started a search for occupants and attempted…
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McDonough County Up to 11 COVID-19 Deaths

Over the weekend, the McDonough County Health Department announced the deaths of two additional McDonough County residents who tested positive for COVID-19 in May. The new deaths include two women – one in her 50s and one in her 80s. On Sunday, the Health Department announced one additional McDonough County resident, is a female in…
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Security Savings Bank Looks To Reopen Lobby June 15th

Monday, June 15th is the target date Security Savings Bank is aiming for to reopen their lobby to the public. President and CEO Brad Ray shares over the past two months the bank had been operating in two team shifts: “The Last two months we have been working, we split up into two teams just…
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