Thursday Aug 7
Illinois firefighter pleads guilty to arson
The Register-Mail reports 24-year-old Blake Walsh accepted a deal Wednesday in a Knox County court to plead guilty to three counts of arson.
The Daily Gazette
Cancer survivor thriving today
Amber Hendricks-Pecaj, 28, shown July 3 in Galesburg, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and her battle started with radiation therapy in July 2010.
Letter: DeKalb, Galesburg similar college towns
We moved here from Galesburg in 2006, and the friendliness is similar. Knox College and Carl Sandburg College are similar to Northern Illinois University and Kishwaukee College.
Knox County wants to sell e-cigarettes to inmates
The Knox County sheriff told county board members on Monday that he has found a vendor that has designed e-cigarettes that are safe for inmates.