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Ghost Town Choir Members Touch on Changes in Music

Ghost Town Choir is a four-man rock group based out of Monmouth, Ill. Members of the band, Chris Carr and Brian Glasgow, talked about their latest project, Common Ground Eclipse, and how the entire landscape of music has changed in recent years.“You could write a song, record a song, and put it out on the…
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BCA's Kristyne Gilbert Talks Upcoming Art Events.

Kristyne Gilbert, Executive Director at the Buchanan Center for the Arts, shared some updates on upcoming events for the Center. The 36th Annual Security Savings Bank Photography Show, which started July 18th, is in the midst of it’s last week. The show closes Saturday, Aug. 19th, and features 100 images from area photographers. Gilbert also…
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United's Jeff Whitsitt Talks About State of School District 304

The United School District will resume classes on Wednesday, August 23rd. Superintendent Jeff Whitsitt discussed various projects the district has been working on throughout the summer. “We’re doing a big technology upgrade, so we’ve been doing some wiring and things like that, particularly out at our West campus building,” Whitsitt said. We’ve had a reasonable…
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United's Jeff Whitsitt Talks About State of School District 304

The United School District will resume classes on Wednesday, August 23rd. Superintendent Jeff Whitsitt discussed various projects the district has been working on throughout the summer. “We’re doing a big technology upgrade, so we’ve been doing some wiring and things like that, particularly out at our West campus building,” Whitsitt said. We’ve had a reasonable…
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Craig Allaman of Munson Hybrids Discusses Outlook for this Year's Crops

Craig Allaman of Munson Hybrids discussed this year’s agronomy landscape, and how the weather has affected the crop ahead of harvest. “We started out with a cool wet spring, so we’ve had a slow start. We had that one period of real high heat, which probably took a little bit off the tips of the…
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ILLINOIS MISSES SCHOOL AID PAYMENT FOR FIRST TIME EVER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                     Thursday, August 10, 2017   CONTACT:      Abdon.Pallasch@illinoiscomptroller.gov 312-835-3317                                                                                                                                                 ILLINOIS MISSES SCHOOL AID PAYMENT FOR FIRST TIME EVER Comptroller sends out Categoricals payment   SPRINGFIELD –  On the day Gov. Rauner’s void in leadership caused the state to miss General State Aid payments to K-12 schools for the first time…
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Sidewalk Café Application- 112 Bistro

A model and application was presented to council. 112 bistro is requesting the ability to set up a series of mobile structures for outdoor dining around their current location in Market Alley. The structures are handicap accessible and would be from May-October only. It was discussed about the potential disruption during Market Alley Music Days…
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WIU Organic Farm Field Day

“Capturing the Benefits of Biodiversityin Agriculture” is the theme of Western Illinois University’s 2017 Allison Organic Research and Demonstration Farm Field Day, slated for Friday, Aug. 11. According to WIU School of AgricultureAssociate Professor Joel Gruver, the daylong event will feature presentations in the morning and field tours and equipment demonstrations in the afternoon. The…
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Monmouth-Roseville Presents Deficit Spending Budget

  Monmouth-Roseville Superintendent Ed Fletcher and the Board of Education face challenges again this school year due to decisions surrounding education funding through the State of Illinois. At this month’s regularly scheduled school board meeting, Fletcher presented to the board a deficit budget that contained approximately $3.8 million dollars in state aid that is currently…
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Galesburg Community Improvement Blue Ribbon Award

G.S. and Lisa Bond have been recognized as the August residential award winners of the Community Improvement Blue Ribbon Award for work on their property at 260 East Fremont Street. They were nominated by Tyler Bond and Paulina Dickson for renovating the former Danner’s Bakery into a single family home. Neighbors have indicated they are thrilled with the project.…
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OSF HealthCare Signs Letter of Intent with Presence Health

(Urbana, IL | August 8, 2017) – OSF HealthCare and Presence Health have signed a Letter of Intent for OSF HealthCare to take ownership of Presence Covenant Medical Center in Urbana and Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville, Illinois. The two organizations are currently finalizing the agreement and will then seek all necessary regulatory…
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Knox County 4H First Lego League Robotics Team Robostorm Competes

As a result of their 3rdPlace Champions award finish at the Central IL First Lego League Championship in January at the University of Illinois, the Knox County 4H Robostorm team represented the state of IL at the Mountain State Invitation tournament at Fairmont State University in West Virginia. This 40 team Invitational tournament included teams…
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