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Galesburg Chamber of Commerce Bringing OneVision Founder to Galesburg

The Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce, are hosting a dine and develop luncheon today at 11:30 am at the Packinghouse in Galesburg. Three topics are going to be discussed: Time, money, and profit. The topics growth and turnover will also be discussed. Reservations are required for…
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Young Professional Network Meeting Coming to Galesburg Tomorrow

The Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting their Young Professional Network Meeting Wednesday, August 7 at 5:30 pm at the Knox County Brewing Company. The event is open to any professionals under 40. Young professionals do not need to be members of the Chamber to attend. Kelsey Litchfield of Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce…
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What One Can (and Cannot) Recycle

Not every piece of waste can be recycled, and the Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Monmouth wants to clarify what can, and cannot, be recycled. Chad Braatz says that most paper material, such as newspaper; corrugated cardboard; hardback, paperback, and telephone books; office paper; and junk mail can be recycled. Aluminum, including scrap like…
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China’s Restriction on Plastic Bags Leaves Monmouth in a Bind

China’s restriction of plastic bag recycling from the United States is causing a ripple effect in Monmouth. China’s so-called “green fence” restriction on items including plastic bags coming into the country has led the City of Monmouth to stop receiving plastic bags to be recycled. Sustainability Coordinator Chad Braatz says the City is looking for…
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Jason Keller Talks On Local Labor Force

Last week, Jason Keller of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago spoke about the local economy at Cedar Creek Hall in Knox County. Keller covered a variety of problems in the local economy, including the declining labor force, and outlined potential solutions. Keller offers solutions to the ongoing problems with the labor force of Knox…
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Notable Items from West Central School District’s Recent Board Meeting

West Central School District had their regulary scheduled board meeting July 17, with a number of items on the agenda. According to the Henderson County Quill, the West Central School District operated under budget in most areas during Fiscal Year 2019 as of June 30, with the only deficit coming from the Life/Safety fund. As…
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Better Business Bureau Warns of Work at Home Scheme Claiming to be in Bloomington, IL

Work at home scams topped BBB charts for 2018 and continues their trend this year, only now one is claiming to set up shop right here in Central Illinois.   Just a few days ago, the Better Business Bureau received a Scam Tracker report for a company, Ship2Fast, which claims to recruit individuals to be…
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Durbin Pays Tribute To Illinois Service Member Killed In Afghanistan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today paid tribute to Specialist Michael Isaiah Nance, of Chicago, Illinois, who was killed on July 29 in Afghanistan.  In a speech on the Senate floor, Durbin expressed his condolences to Nance’s family and friends. “The motto of the 82nd Airborne is, ‘Airborne all the way!’  Isaiah lived…
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Fall Sports are Here and That Means Sports Related Injuries

With the school year starting back up, sports are also back in full swing, and that means sports-related injuries. Doug Price from Cottage Rehabilitation Clinic says that this time of year is busy for the company, as sports-related injuries become more common. Price stresses the importance of stretching and hydration by giving an example of…
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Monmouth Cruise Night is Tomorrow

Monmouth Cruise Night 2019 is tomorrow at the public square in Monmouth. While the event is advertised to run from five to ten pm, Cruise Night will be an all-day event and is free of charge. Cruise Night organizer Clifford Adams says 3,500 cars will be on display, with an estimated 30,000 people attending the…
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CASA Hosting Annual Lip Sync Battle Fundraiser

CASA of West Central Illinois are holding their fifth annual Lip Sync Battle Fundraiser at Knights of Columbus in Galesburg on Friday, September 26. The fundraiser will be an 80’s themed costume event with a live band performing. Individuals can vote online prior to the event and during the event for their favorite performer. Tickets…
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Local Schools Reopening Soon

Local schools are gearing up for another schoolyear. With summer coming to an end, classes will resume this August. Monmouth-Roseville school district on-site registration begins on August 7th, with online registration available as of July. Classes begin on August 21st, with Monmouth College starting classes on the same day. United Township school district registration is…
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