Abingdon (Illinois, United States)

Type: City
Name: Abingdon (Illinois, United States)
Country: United States
Latitude: 40.804501
Longitude: -90.401802
population: 3,378
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Briefs: Parade marshal, Pekin assault, battery theft, Citizens Lake recovery, Canton hero

Stan Shover marshal of Labor Day ParadeGALESBURG — Stan Shover, 86, will be the 2014 Galesburg Labor Day Parade marshal.Galesburg’s Labor Day Parade is the second oldest continuously running Labor Day parade in the United States. Shover was elected president ... [Published Taft Midway Driller - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Union says strike not about money

Members of the Galesburg Education Association hold picket signs in front of Galesburg High School Wednesday morning. The teacher's union rejected District 205's latest offer without a vote during a meeting Tuesday night at First Lutheran Church. STEVE ... [Published Taft Midway Driller - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

Regional update, Aug. 11, 2014

Yuengling enablesfest to be freeBETHLEHEM — One of the biggest festivals at SteelStacks is about to get even bigger thanks to the support of its presenting sponsor, D.G. Yuengling & Son Inc., Pottsville.According to a press release, when “Oktoberfest ... [Published Pottsville Republican & Evening Herald - Aug 11 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 04 2014 - 1 reports

Obituary: Brian L. Fortner

Brian L. Fortner, 67 of Canton, died July 30, 2014, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. He was born on Jan. 19, 1947, in McPherson, the son of Archie Warren and Elda Luella (Weyand) Fortner. He grew up in Canton, along with brother Keith, and graduated ... [Published McPherson Sentinel - Aug 04 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

Batterers' counseling to be phased out

Two counseling classes for men convicted of domestic violence will be phased out at the end of the year because some men are skipping the sessions and most are not paying the fees needed to support the service.The board of directors of the Western Illinois ... [Published McDonough County Voice - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Agencies call for blood donors

GALESBURG — With blood donations down, agencies are reaching out to remedy the problem. According to a news release from the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, Central Illinois Community Blood Center and Community Blood Services of Illinois, the ... [Published Galesburg.com - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Citizen arrested for videotaping police encounters file freedom of speech suit

As it was reported July 26 by MSN News through Reuters, the widow of the man who died while police officers were trying to take him into custody said her husband was a non-violent person and that she was afraid for his safety on the city streets. Eric ... [Published Examiner.com - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Gaming revenue higher than expected

Galesburg residents can play video slots at one of the five machines in the quiet Suzi's Video Poker & Slots. MARTY HOBE/The Register-Mail GALESBURG — According to the Illinois Gaming Board, the city of Galesburg received $13,292 from video poker machines ... [Published Taft Midway Driller - Jul 26 2014]

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Board member Nancy Jameson of Macomb said, "I think this would really be quite special for our area. I think we could help some kids who get left by the wayside."
...The judges acknowledged that some conversations that happen in public should remain private, but that the ambiguous statute "obliterates the distinction between private and nonprivate by criminalizing all nonconsensual audio conversations regardless of whether the communication is private in any sense. " The Court found in favor of the ACLU saying that the law would have to be revised so to not trample the citizen's First Amendment rights to freedom of...

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Briefs: Parade marshal, Pekin assault, battery ... [Published Taft Midway Driller - Aug 30 2014]
Union says strike not about money [Published Taft Midway Driller - Aug 14 2014]
Regional update, Aug. 11, 2014 [Published Pottsville Republican & Evening Herald - Aug 11 2014]
Obituary: Brian L. Fortner [Published McPherson Sentinel - Aug 04 2014]
Batterers' counseling to be phased out [Published McDonough County Voice - Aug 01 2014]
Agencies call for blood donors [Published Galesburg.com - Jul 29 2014]
Citizen arrested for videotaping police encount... [Published Examiner.com - Jul 28 2014]
Gaming revenue higher than expected [Published Taft Midway Driller - Jul 26 2014]
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