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GALESBURG — Hundreds of pinwheels line the sidewalks of the Knox County Courthouse and hundreds more have been spread throughout the county and much of Illinois.In recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, which April has been designated for more than 30 years, agencies are spreading awareness and hosting events to bring communities together in light of the ongoing problem.At 2 p.m. Thursday, local agencies are hosting the annual Hands Around the Courthouse,...

Updated at 7:35 PM

The YWCA Stand Against Racism is going national this year with 144 of America’s 250 YWCA associations taking part.

Updated Apr 20, 2015 at 7:08 PM

GALESBURG — Mayor John Pritchard presented the Adult Service to Youth Award to Linda Lewis on Monday night for her outstanding efforts volunteering with children in the community, particularly with local student Kelsie Green.Lewis...

Updated Apr 20, 2015 at 6:40 PM

MONMOUTH — The Monmouth City Council approved Monday night an increase to the city's hotel and motel tax, bringing the rate to 7 percent from 5 percent.

Updated Apr 20, 2015 at 4:33 PM

Patchy's Toy Drive is kicking in early this year. The family of the late Sgt. Schuyler Patch has announced the first fundraising raffle to get a head start on the annual campaign to help the Kewanee Salvation Army. This year, for...

Updated Apr 20, 2015 at 3:47 PM

GERMAN VALLEY — Beth Randall thought her family was welcoming two new pets when her school-aged children adopted two ferrets roughly 15 years ago. Then, friends and acquaintances started asking the Randalls to assist with...

Updated Apr 20, 2015 at 3:44 PM

East and West Side schools got a treat Thursday afternoon as members of the community visited the classrooms to read.

Posted Apr 20, 2015 at 3:00 PM

FREEPORT — Aquin's Interact Club was awarded a grant of $2,500 by the In Youth We Trust Grant program of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois.The grant will be used to spread random acts of kindness and encourage others to...

Posted Apr 20, 2015 at 2:00 PM

FREEPORT — The University of Illinois Extension will hold a free workshop on energy consumption at 11:30 a.m. April 23 at the Stephenson County Farm Bureau, 210 W. Spring St.“Be Energy Smart!” will look at energy use...

Updated Apr 20, 2015 at 1:47 PM

The 20th annual Bishop Hill Swedish Stomp and Skamperoo is Saturday, April 25.

Updated Apr 20, 2015 at 1:41 PM

ROWVA High School students will present the play "Little Shop of Horrors" as their spring theater performance at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 26 in the ROWVA Cafetorium, Oneida.

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