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Another country music legend gone, but Loretta Lynn will never be forgotten. Rest in peace, Loretta.
10/04/2022

Another country music legend gone, but Loretta Lynn will never be forgotten. Rest in peace, Loretta.

We are heartbroken to learn about the passing of Country Music legend Loretta Lynn, the Coal Miner’s Daughter. She paved the way for so many, inspired generations of female musicians and has forever left a mark on Country Music’s history. Our deepest sympathy goes out to her family and loved ones during this difficult time.

Fans of the Blue Bullets, Silver Streaks, or Cougars...get your votes in for your team to have a shot at being Hometown ...
10/04/2022

Fans of the Blue Bullets, Silver Streaks, or Cougars...get your votes in for your team to have a shot at being Hometown Heroes of the Week!
You can vote for Knoxville volleyball, Galesburg boys golf, or ROWVA-Williamsfield football through Wednesday (10/05) night. This week's winning team gets a shot at $1,000 for their high school's athletic department at the end of the season!
https://www.fm95online.com/hometown-heroes/

For handmade items and crafts along with incredible food, be sure to make Reed Park in the heart of Farmington one of yo...
10/01/2022

For handmade items and crafts along with incredible food, be sure to make Reed Park in the heart of Farmington one of your stops on the Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive this weekend or next!

09/30/2022

It’s Friday & you’re ______________

State's Attorney Jeremy Karlin says Ivy’s murder of her daughter was the “most gruesome crime” he’s been involved with i...
09/29/2022
Galesburg mother sentenced to 53 years for strangulation murder of daughter

State's Attorney Jeremy Karlin says Ivy’s murder of her daughter was the “most gruesome crime” he’s been involved with in his three-decade legal career.

The Galesburg woman who pleaded guilty to strangling her 7-year-old daughter to death has been sentenced to decades in prison. Circuit Court Judge Andrew Doyle sentenced 31-year-old Hazel Ivy to serve 53 years in the Illinois Department

Another concert ticket winner with "High \ Low I Wanna Go See A Show"! Merschman Seeds and FM 95 congratulate Ashley fro...
09/29/2022
High \ Low I Wanna Go See A Show!

Another concert ticket winner with "High \ Low I Wanna Go See A Show"! Merschman Seeds and FM 95 congratulate Ashley from Knoxville who guessed that the winning number for Round 2 was 613...and she was correct!! She selected the Keith Urban concert tickets for his show this fall in Peoria!
Round 3 begins this afternoon and we still have Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett concert tickets to choose from when you are our next winner!

Tune in to Country 94.9 FM 95 for chances to win concert tickets for one of four big country tours coming around this fall from Merschman Seeds and FM 95! Play High\Low I Wanna Go See A Show

A new report shows about half of the nation’s school principals felt their schools were short workers in late summer, an...
09/29/2022
Bustos submits bill to improve teacher retention; what it could mean for current and future educators

A new report shows about half of the nation’s school principals felt their schools were short workers in late summer, and that they’ve had trouble filling unopen positions.

A new report shows about half of the nation’s school principals felt their schools were short workers in late summer, and that they’ve had trouble filling unopen positions. That’s according to a survey conducted by the National

Here are six things to know about the Knox County Scenic Drive. What are your favorite stops or activities?
09/28/2022
Ready for the Knox County Scenic Drive? Here’s 6 things to know

Here are six things to know about the Knox County Scenic Drive. What are your favorite stops or activities?

The season has changed, the calendar will soon flip and the leaves are starting to turn colors. That means it’s time for the Knox County Scenic Drive. The Knox County Scenic Drive gets underway Saturday and Sunday

Sam Rice of Toulon talked to WGIL about writing his tale of redemption and remembrance on Tuesday.Rice will be signing c...
09/27/2022
Vietnam vet pens the story of his search for childhood friend

Sam Rice of Toulon talked to WGIL about writing his tale of redemption and remembrance on Tuesday.

Rice will be signing copies of "Finding Monte Henderson" this Saturday at Wordsmith Bookshoppe in Galesburg.

Sam Rice spent over a decade tracking down the details of his childhood friend Monte Henderson’s life. Henderson’s difficult life which included enduring abuse was cut tragically short when he was killed in the Vietnam War. Rice

Caius Jennison with Farnsworth Group presented his findings after studying Churchill Junior High, the Hawthorn Pool/Gym ...
09/27/2022
Galesburg Council downloads info on Community Center Monday night

Caius Jennison with Farnsworth Group presented his findings after studying Churchill Junior High, the Hawthorn Pool/Gym Facility, the current Galesburg Public Library, and Gunther Construction.

Galesburg Council heard a presentation on Monday that showed sketches of what a community center could look like at four different sites, as well as what each would cost. Caius Jennison with Farnsworth Group presented his findings

Galesburg currently has eight coffee shops or drive-thrus, with more on the way.
09/27/2022
Coffee craze! You’ll soon have 4 new options in Galesburg

Galesburg currently has eight coffee shops or drive-thrus, with more on the way.

Ground will soon be broken on two new coffee shops in Galesburg, and another two are in the works. Dame Fine Coffee recently secured property at the corner of East Main Street and Illinois Avenue where it

Gerald Smith will start as City Manager in the next 30 to 45 days.But some council members thought his compensation pack...
09/26/2022
Gerald Smith hired as Galesburg City Manager in divided vote

Gerald Smith will start as City Manager in the next 30 to 45 days.

But some council members thought his compensation package was too generous.

Galesburg aldermen on Monday approved the hire of a new City manager as a part of a work session but the council was divided. Gerald Smith was not present at the meeting but is expected to start

The police report from the incident says the driver told police she always has trouble with kids playing in the street i...
09/26/2022
No serious charges filed for driver who struck child with a vehicle

The police report from the incident says the driver told police she always has trouble with kids playing in the street in the 200 block of Huston Street.

She says she didn’t see the child, there was some sun in her eyes and her vehicle sideswiped the c

Only a minor citation has been given to the Galesburg resident who hit a child with their car near a bus stop last week. Knox County State’s Attorney Jeremy Karlin says the driver was issued a ticket

Winner winner ... today's the day for the annual Costa Chicken Dinner.
09/25/2022
65th annual Costa Chicken Dinner

Winner winner ... today's the day for the annual Costa Chicken Dinner.

The 65th annual Costa Chicken Dinner will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 at Costa Catholic Academy, 2726 Costa Drive, Galesburg. Meals will be served in the gymnasium, or drive-thru service is available

Galesburg Aldermen have a work session planned for Monday night where they likely will hire a new city manager and may p...
09/25/2022
Big work session: New City Manager and future for Community Center on Monday’s agenda

Galesburg Aldermen have a work session planned for Monday night where they likely will hire a new city manager and may provide direction on the future of a community center.

Galesburg Aldermen have a work session planned for Monday night where they likely will hire a new city manager and may provide direction on the future of a community center. Peoria-based Farnsworth Group was hired by the

Starting tomorrow, you’ll be able to enjoy a glass of wine or a specialty cocktail at a popular Galesburg coffee shop.
09/23/2022
Coffee, tea or … Downtown coffee shop adding wine, specialty cocktails to menu

Starting tomorrow, you’ll be able to enjoy a glass of wine or a specialty cocktail at a popular Galesburg coffee shop.

Starting Saturday (Sept. 24), you’ll be able to enjoy a glass of wine or a specialty cocktail at a popular Galesburg coffee shop. Innkeeper’s Fresh Roasted Coffee, 80 N. Seminary St., announced this week it is adding

WGIL talked to organizers Brittany Grimes and Christina King on Wednesday about how the event goes towards supporting lo...
09/22/2022
Only a few tickets left for NAACP Fight for Freedom Gala

WGIL talked to organizers Brittany Grimes and Christina King on Wednesday about how the event goes towards supporting local initiatives, what kind of speakers, food, and silent auction items you can look forward to, and more.

The NAACP of Galesburg’s Fight for Freedom Gala is right around the corner. WGIL talked to organizers Brittany Grimes and Christina King on Wednesday about how the event goes towards supporting local initiatives, what kind of speakers,

The Galesburg Public Library is getting a $50,000 grant courtesy of T-Mobile to create a Skills Lab in the new library.
09/22/2022
Library receives big check for new building’s skills lab

The Galesburg Public Library is getting a $50,000 grant courtesy of T-Mobile to create a Skills Lab in the new library.

The Galesburg Public Library is getting a $50,000 grant courtesy of T-Mobile to create a Skills Lab in the new library. The grant will also cover other equipment that will help prepare the community workforce. The grant

09/22/2022

Early game of the week for area high school football is tonight as Annawan-Wethersfield travels to Abingdon-Avon High School to take on the Tornadoes on their newly renovated field.

The offer is contingent upon approval of an employment agreement, which is scheduled for City Council consideration at t...
09/21/2022
Galesburg announces new city manager, pending council approval

The offer is contingent upon approval of an employment agreement, which is scheduled for City Council consideration at the Monday council meeting.

GALESBURG — Galesburg has tentatively selected its new city manager. According to a news release, the city has extended a conditional offer of employment to Gerald Smith to fill the role of Galesburg’s next City Manager. The

WGIL talked to the new GAVC Director Adam Seaney on Tuesday about this rapid growth and how vocational programs can bene...
09/21/2022
68 percent enrollment jump: Listen to the GAVC Director talk about how this happened

WGIL talked to the new GAVC Director Adam Seaney on Tuesday about this rapid growth and how vocational programs can benefit nearly any student.

The Galesburg Area Vocational Center continues to become a crucial lifeline for students as well as the local workforce. Some proof of that can be seen in a 68 percent jump in the program’s enrollment this year.

What's the construction project going on next to the car wash on East Carl Sandburg Drive? We have the details ...
09/21/2022
Construction begins on new dental office on East Carl Sandburg Drive

What's the construction project going on next to the car wash on East Carl Sandburg Drive? We have the details ...

A Galesburg dental practice is seeking more room, better accessibility and increased visibility with a new office building on East Carl Sandburg Drive. Ground was broken this week near the intersection of East Carl Sandburg Drive and

What's the construction project going on next to the car wash on East Carl Sandburg Drive? We have the details ...
09/21/2022
Construction begins on new dental office on East Carl Sandburg Drive

What's the construction project going on next to the car wash on East Carl Sandburg Drive? We have the details ...

A Galesburg dental practice is seeking more room, better accessibility and increased visibility with a new office building on East Carl Sandburg Drive. Ground was broken this week near the intersection of East Carl Sandburg Drive and

A scary situation turned out to have an upside; the student is ok.It's not yet clear if anyone will face charges.
09/20/2022
King Elementary student hit by vehicle while waiting for the bus

A scary situation turned out to have an upside; the student is ok.

It's not yet clear if anyone will face charges.

A Galesburg District 205 student was hit by a vehicle this morning while waiting for the school bus to arrive. District 205 Superintendent John Asplund tells WGIL the student goes to King Elementary and was waiting at

It's official.Galesburg Police will work 12-hour shifts starting on Jan. 1. Mayor Peter Schwatzman called it a "big deal...
09/19/2022
Galesburg Police are officially moving to 12-hours shifts next year

It's official.

Galesburg Police will work 12-hour shifts starting on Jan. 1.

Mayor Peter Schwatzman called it a "big deal" and that it was an attempt to listen to officers wants and needs.

Galesburg City Council approved an addendum to the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the city’s police union on Monday night that will shift police employees to a new schedule. Officers would work 12-hour shifts instead of 8 hours,

Galesburg City Council meets tonight.Click here to find out what Aldermen will discuss and vote on at 5:30 p.m.
09/19/2022
Galesburg Council deciding on police schedules, Cherry St. makeover and new fees

Galesburg City Council meets tonight.

Click here to find out what Aldermen will discuss and vote on at 5:30 p.m.

Galesburg City Council meets tonight at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall will a full agenda.   Some of the items Aldermen will address tonight include- an agreement that would change Galesburg Police to a 12-hour shift schedule.

09/16/2022

It’s Friday & you’re ______________

BBQ Cook-Off results from Saturday's "Shiner Bock Grills & Guitars" at Big Catz BBQ in Knoxville...
09/13/2022

BBQ Cook-Off results from Saturday's "Shiner Bock Grills & Guitars" at Big Catz BBQ in Knoxville...

𝐆𝐫𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐬 & 𝐆𝐮𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐨𝐤-𝐨𝐟𝐟 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐬

𝑮𝒓𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑪𝒉𝒂𝒎𝒑𝒊𝒐𝒏 – 𝑺𝒎𝒐𝒌𝒊𝒏 @ 𝑵𝒐𝒐𝒏𝒊𝒔𝒉

1st Place Ribs – Smokin @ Noonish
Runner Up – Fat Roosters

1st Place Chicken – Double D’s
Runner Up – Smokin @ Noonish

People’s Choice Award – Double D’s

Thanks to all those who participated in our inaugural event.
Thank you to all of our sponsors: Shiner Beer, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Galesburg, US Foods, Big Catz BBQ, Courteous Jerk, and G & M Distributors, Inc.!

Thank you to the Knoxville Booster Club and the Knoxville Wrestling Team for all your hard work! And of course, thank you again to Big Catz BBQ for partnering with us and providing a fantastic event space! We hope to see you all again next year!

It’s been two years since the Knox-Galesburg Symphony had a full season.But they announced their 70th concert season thi...
09/12/2022
Knox-Galesburg Symphony announces 70th season, new position, new conductor and new venue

It’s been two years since the Knox-Galesburg Symphony had a full season.

But they announced their 70th concert season this weekend which begins in October.

It’s been two years since the Knox-Galesburg Symphony had a full season. But they announced their 70th concert season this weekend which begins in October. And with the new season brings a new conductor and new venues.

Make sure and wish a Happy Birthday today to the hardest working man in local radio, FM 95's own Brian Prescott! He's th...
09/11/2022

Make sure and wish a Happy Birthday today to the hardest working man in local radio, FM 95's own Brian Prescott! He's the heart and soul of this whole she-bang and the reason why FM 95 continues to be the number one station in the land!

Talkin' with Clayton Shay ahead of his concert at 6pm at Shiner Bock Grills & Guitars at Big Catz BBQ in Knoxville! Free...
09/10/2022

Talkin' with Clayton Shay ahead of his concert at 6pm at Shiner Bock Grills & Guitars at Big Catz BBQ in Knoxville! Free outdoor show, including Dylan Marlowe at 8:15! Hope to see you here!

A Galesburg man was sentenced to 5 years in prison on Thursday for pleading guilty to aggravated battery of a peace offi...
09/10/2022
Galesburg man sentenced to 5 years in prison for battering cop

A Galesburg man was sentenced to 5 years in prison on Thursday for pleading guilty to aggravated battery of a peace officer.

30-year-old Kelly Hawkinson was facing a number of charges that were dropped in exchange for his plea.

A Galesburg man was sentenced to 5 years in prison on Thursday for pleading guilty to aggravated battery of a peace officer. 30-year-old Kelly Hawkinson was facing a number of charges that were dropped in exchange for

A Galesburg man was sentenced to 5 years in prison on Thursday for pleading guilty to aggravated battery of a peace offi...
09/10/2022
Galesburg man sentenced to 5 years in prison for battering cop

A Galesburg man was sentenced to 5 years in prison on Thursday for pleading guilty to aggravated battery of a peace officer.

30-year-old Kelly Hawkinson was facing a number of charges that were dropped in exchange for his plea.

A Galesburg man was sentenced to 5 years in prison on Thursday for pleading guilty to aggravated battery of a peace officer. 30-year-old Kelly Hawkinson was facing a number of charges that were dropped in exchange for

WGIL talked with YPN Co-Chairs Abby Colvin and Tessa Jones about the Dress for Success Drive, the Knox County CEO Progra...
09/09/2022
Young Professionals Network hosting Dress for Success Drive

WGIL talked with YPN Co-Chairs Abby Colvin and Tessa Jones about the Dress for Success Drive, the Knox County CEO Program and the Young Professionals Network.

The Young Professionals Network of Galesburg is asking the community to donate gently used, washed, business attire. Donations will be presented to Knox County IL CEO students first and then other aspiring professionals in the community can

09/09/2022
WGIL spoke with author Janet Pogue-Tolle and illustrator Dusty Scott on how they collaborated on this project, what it t...
09/09/2022
Pogue-Tolle and Scott talk to WGIL about “Silas, The Great House Cat”

WGIL spoke with author Janet Pogue-Tolle and illustrator Dusty Scott on how they collaborated on this project, what it takes to self-publish a book, and the importance of supporting local bookstores.

“Silas, The Great House Cat” is a uniquely Galesburg children’s book. Featuring a local landmark, and written and illustrated by Galesburg residents, and it’s also available at a Galesburg bookstore. WGIL spoke with author Janet Pogue-Tolle and

09/09/2022

It’s Friday & you’re ______________

Haley Reinhart will perform with a full band at Galesburg's Orpheum Theatre on Tuesday, Sept. 13, in support of her albu...
09/08/2022
Haley Reinhart talks to WGIL ahead of Orpheum Theatre performance

Haley Reinhart will perform with a full band at Galesburg's Orpheum Theatre on Tuesday, Sept. 13, in support of her album, "Off the Ground."

WGIL's Cameron Line talked with Reinhart on Tuesday about Midwestern audiences, channeling Bill Burr, and stayi

Haley Reinhart is an Illinois native who placed 3rd on the 10th season of American Idol, toured the world, and is starting to put together an impressive acting resume. Reinhart will perform with a full band at

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Volunteers from Dallas City Illinois and surrounding communities asked to support “The Flagman’s Mission Continues” setting up US Flags for the funeral of Navy Fireman First Class George F. Price, WWII KIA onboard the USS OKLAHOMA (BB-37) during the attack on Pearl Harbor

Help is needed to set up 2,000 plus US 3x5 foot flags on Tuesday May 3rd for the funeral of Navy Fireman First Class George F. Price, WWII KIA during the attack on Pearl Harbor onboard the USS OKLAHOMA (BB-37). Petty Officer Price was originally from Meredosia, Illinois. After the event concludes, help is needed on Thursday May 5th to take the flags down and reload them into the van.

Flags will be set up on Tuesday May 3rd. Meet at 4:00 PM at the Banks & Beals Funeral Home at 579 East 3rd Street in Dallas City. Jeff Hastings, President of “The Flagman’s Mission Continues”, will provide instruction on how to use the post drivers and how to unfurl the flags for display. Please bring work gloves and wear comfortable walking shoes! Anyone able to walk and carry 10 pounds can help. Rain or shine. Pickup trucks are most welcome and are very useful in taking the flags from the van at the funeral home to the setup locations. We prefer volunteers 12 years and older.

Banks & Beals Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements for repatriation and the burial service. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday May 4th at the Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Dallas City with George’s niece, Minister Joyce Martin, officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Harris Cemetery near Dallas City. After the funeral service concludes, the community is encouraged to line the es**rt route from the funeral home to the cemetery. Rolling Thunder will provide es**rt from the funeral home to the cemetery with the assistance from other veteran motorcycle organizations. The obituary is located at this URL: https://www.banksandbeals.com/obituary/navy-fireman-1st-class-george-price

Flags will be taken down on Thursday May 5th. Meet at 4:00 PM at the Banks & Beals Funeral Home. Jeff will provide instructions on how to prepare the flags to put back in the van. Pickup trucks are again most welcome. Please bring work gloves!

Normally setup and take down can each be completed in about 2 hours or thereabouts. A very worthwhile and enjoyable use of your volunteer time! Bring your cameras – the flags provide a lot of photo opportunities that can be shared with the family and others in the community! Show your support for the Price family and the Dallas City and nearby communities!

Questions, call or text Jeff Hastings at 618-409-0323. For information about “The Flagman’s Mission Continues”, please visit www.theflagmanmission.org
It was a beautiful day for Hands Around the Courthouse. Thank you to everyone that joined us. Thank you Eric Hanson & FM 95 for providing the sound!
Health Professions Career Expo happening Friday, March 11th from 11-1 in the gymnasium at Carl Sandburg College. Free and open to the public. See which businesses are participating at www.sandburg.edu/careerexpo.
For last 3 days I have tried to enter the fly away. I post the song you say an have tried entering the artist. Every time it comes back sorry that's not the song. I guess this is a rigged .
Talking 2s, in a couple of weeks, 22222 and it's a Tues day
Check it out! 🎤Chris Postin from FM 95 spotted @ FSB with customer Kim D.! She's recording a testimonial about her experience here at Farmers State Bank! 👂Tune into FM95 Country to hear what she has to say! 💚
The last snow we had a nice lady that came into hyvee fast and fresh bought my lunch.she
thanked me for keeping her safe on the roads as a plow truck operator.
Chris Postin , in the vein of what you are talking about with psychological conversations..... when someone asks you a gossip question about someone answer- I don't know, but next time I see them I will tell them you asked. 🙂
How about Wichita Lineman for all the lineman who were out in the storm fixing out powerlines Wednesday night and Thursday morning.
Hey Eric--something obviously is wrong with your phone there---I have not made it on the wish list yet!!!!!!!!
Did you hear the AMAZING news on WGIL 93.7 FM and 1400 AM and FM 95 this morning? Dave Dunn & Natalie Kessler of Daves Auto Body/ Masters Educational Services will be matching G & M Distributors, Inc.'s original match of up to $5,000! That means if you give $10, we actually receive $30! Please donate today to help us unlock this $10,000 match!

Donate to United Way of Knox County this Giving Tuesday by giving on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/donate/630308194671671/

By donating on our website: https://unitedway-knoxcounty.org/donation

OR by sending us a check at United Way of Knox County, P.O. Box 807, Galesburg, IL 61402. If you intend to send a check, please give us a call at (309) 343-4434 so that we can add your contribution to our total.

United We Win.
I was just wondering why FM 95 didn't broadcast the ONLY Saturday Nite football game last Saturday(Oct. 16th) - Knoxville hosting Abingdon Avon. We finally found WRAM on our phones(couldn't find it on the car radios even) and it was poor broadcasting at its best. These 2 teams deserved to be on the local radio, not broadcasted on a Monmouth station.....Abingdon won by 1 point.........20-19
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