A new statue of Abraham Lincoln, modeled after one in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, was recently unveiled and greets departing passengers at the Galesburg Amtrak Depot.
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We're going to break this spell, parts I and II by Peter Schwartzman and Bruce Weik
Governor's Office Shrinking Under Pat Quinn by Norm Winick
Dorothea Tanning at 100 by Paulette Thenhaus
Pets and Petty People by Mike Kroll
The surprising Aaron Schock by Mike Kroll
What Mother Bickerdyke did during the Civil War by Barbara Schock
Katfish ponders: A true crime blogger in the burg by Mike Kroll
The unstoppable Aaron Schock by Norm Winick
The Rise and Fall of Central Church by Gayle Keiser
Patrick Fitzgerald: Maximum Prosecutor in Galesburg by Norm Winick
Consultants grab big bucks by Norm Winick
The fall of Circuit City: a Journal by Jon Gallagher
Not (Welcome) in Our Town by Mike Kroll
17-count indictment read against Nicholas Sheley by Mike Kroll
Nicholas Sheley's Bloody Trail by Mike Kroll
Knox College's Old Main in the fog, January 2009
Expatriate Galesburgers! Send a letter to Mother Burg or read everyone else's. There are hundreds of submissions.
Congressman Lane Evans brought a young State Senator to Galesburg in late 2003 and said he was supporting Barack Obama in his run for the U.S. Senate. Evans was the highest ranking official in Illinois to support Obama and took him throughout his district to introduce him to downstaters -- starting in Galesburg. Evans, who was forced to retire from Congress because of his advancing Parkinson's Disease, joined Obama and his closest friends and advisors to watch election returns in Chicago on November 4th. Obama reportedly told Lane, "I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for you." Behind Barack Obama, in this picture taken by Norm Winick at The Cherry Street Restaurant and Bar in Galesburg, is a photo of Stephen Douglas, whose seat Obama held in the U.S. Senate.
Former President Bill Clinton walks with Knox College President Roger Taylor as he prepares to receive his honorary degree and present the Commencement Address June 2, 2007.
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Turmoil in the Knox County State's Attorney's office
EEOC complaint filed against State's Attorney by Norm Winick
$1,200 a page special audits reveal little by Mike Kroll
State's Attorney mea culpa by Mike Kroll
Fiasco in the courthouse: we don't know what we don't know by Norm Winick
Journalistic responsibility by Mike Kroll
The former OT Johnson's Department Store in flames early Monday morning January 23, 2006.
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The O.T. Johnson fire: blazing into Galesburg history by Mike Kroll
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