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Friday: Cloudy. High 84. Low 62.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 92. Low 72.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 85. Low 65. 


Mark Your Calendar

Friday, June 28

Lipanda Day Celebration for Kids, 3 p.m., Galesburg Public Library, 264 W. Main St. There will be activities, stories, and more. Free event. 


Carl Sandburg College

Sandburg has announced the names of students who have completed graduation requirements and graduated from the college at the end of the 2024 spring semester.

ASSOCIATE DEGREES

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS

Abingdon — Addisyn Anderson, Tyler Condreay, Nicholas Prescott, Quinton Rakestraw, Asa Stegall, Mary Tucker

Alexis — Austin Davis, Bella Ponce Voss

Dahinda — Jada Abraham, Jacob Cooper, Jennifer Hodges, Avery Rigg, Delaney Traphagan

East Galesburg — Chevy Marsh

Galesburg — Marco Aona, Joshue Barrera, Elisabeth Bentley, Rebekah Bruington, Jean Cabezas Ortiz, Joshua Cole, Murillo Costa, Emily Davies, Mathias Dickerson, Mackenzie Edwards, Eric Epperson, Azaria Foshay, Nayana Foshay, Jason Gabriel, Brais Gonzalez, Cristina Heras Marcos, Rachel Hernandez, Daniel Hummel, Kizumi Jackson, Ava Kersh, Whitney McCormick, Teresa Mfutila, Molly Miller, Alexander Morris, Isaiah Mowen, Lily Nelson, Tucker Peters, Armani Revis, Kaylee Ross, Kyle Shaw, Isaac Smith, Jordyn Smith, Kadin Spencer, Ryne Straker, Ryan Ullrich, Tiara Waters, Amirah Wenstrom, Bree Williams, Corissa Wright

Henderson — Emma Smith

Knoxville — Payton Hankins, Eric Henness, David Hise, Jennifer Oliveros, Mika Osborne, Geoffrey Paris, Bryn Wright

Oneida — Adam Chasteen

Rio — Joseph Karjala, Carli Starr, Aidan Wagner

Victoria — Sally Flater

Williamsfield — Kendra Bennett, Cade Farquer, Sullivan Powers, Dylan Tucker

ASSOCIATE IN GENERAL STUDIES

Abingdon — Tyler Carlson Juhl

Galesburg — Josue Bashombe, Kristin Bland, Joshua Cole, Brittany Hicks, Amos Kipkemoi, Jeff Kipkorir, Alexander Morris, Grecia Ojeda Sanchez, Tucker Peters, Ashley Randall, Isaac Smith, Jenilee Smith, Kadin Spencer, Jacob Vaughn

Henderson — Bailey DelaCruz

Victoria — Sally Flater 

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE

Dahinda — McKenna Clark

Galesburg — Tommy Bandle, Ava Morales, Alyssa Stephenson

Henderson — Kayla Broussard

Knoxville — Geoffrey Paris

Lewistown — Grace Evans

Rio — Carli Starr 

ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE

Accounting

Galesburg — Rodel Ryner

Business administration

Galesburg — Kyle Coziahr, Casey Folger, Nicole Raska, Stephen Short

Oneida — Gavin Gerard

Dental hygiene

Galesburg — Simran Malla, Tabitha Miller, Annika O’Dell, Abbie Wingert

Information technology & cyber security

Galesburg — Michael Christensen, Devon Gavel, Nicholas Lombardi

Medical office professional

Galesburg — Leslye Mercado

Mortuary science

Alpha — Kristopher Bloomberg

Nursing

Galesburg — Baylee Bramlett, Brianna Purcell 

Radiologic technology

Alexis — Kalyn Lee

Galesburg — Jessica Fletcher, Ivy Peed

Knoxville — Joseph Niles

Welding

Galesburg — Alayna Fuller, Kaden Johnson

CERTIFICATES

Administrative office assistant

Galesburg — Jacqueline Holmes, Tabatha Hootman

Advanced welding 

Abingdon — Brycen Devine

Galesburg — Ethan Alderson, Cajun Hulse, Lucas Wilson

Automotive technology 

Abingdon — Zachary Roller

Galesburg — Aron Gater, Draven Leady, Tyler McWilliams

Basic welding 

Abingdon — Brycen Devine

Galesburg — Ethan Alderson, Tavian Campbell, Cajun Hulse 

Computer technician 

Galesburg — Benjamin Otten

Entrepreneurship & small business management

Alexis — Tammy Davis

Medical office assistant 

Galesburg — Jordan Belville, Cindy Douglas


CASA

CASA of West Central Illinois’ Executive Director, Kelly Radeke, has been selected by the National CASA/GAL Association to serve on its Rural Leadership Council. The purpose of the Rural Leadership Council is to advise and partner with

National CASA/GAL on policies, resources, and strategies that impact rural programs, bring a voice to National CASA/GAL’s work on developing a network-wide growth process and strategy, and to conceptualize and develop support systems, tools, and communications specific to the needs of rural programs.

“Over the past seven years, the leadership councils and National CASA/GAL have partnered in our efforts to strengthen and grow the CASA/GAL network, and most importantly, to generate better outcomes for the children we serve,’ said National CASA/GAL Chief Executive officer, Tara Perry. “We look forward to Kelly bringing her positive enthusiasm and support to our work and collaborating on the important efforts ahead.” Radeke will serve a two-year term with monthly meetings focused on the specific needs of rural programs.

Radeke joined CASA of West Central Illinois in April 2021. Prior to this, she spent over 18 years in nonprofit leadership. Radeke has her Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Lincoln College, and an Associates in Applied Science Degree in Business Administration and a Certificate in Accounting from Carl Sandburg College. Radeke’s extensive volunteer experience with the Galesburg Noon Lions Club, Galesburg Kiwanis Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Orpheum Theatre, Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois, Galesburg Business Network, Macomb Altrusa

Club, Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce, Western Illinois Red Cross, and the United Way of Knox County helped her better understand the needs of the community and gain skills in collaboration and volunteer recruitment. Radeke was also chosen as Illinois CASA’s Staff Partner of the Year for 2023.

“It is an honor to have been invited to participate in the Rural Leadership Council. With over half of all CASA programs being rural based, it is important our specific needs are heard in the National CASA/GAL network,” said Radeke,

Executive Director, CASA of West Central Illinois. “Our program serves over 175 children in foster care each year in our four-county service area with over 40 volunteers, with many more children waiting for a CASA volunteer. I look forward to sharing the work being done in Central Illinois and helping to make the entire CASA/GAL program stronger.” said Radeke.

The mission of CASA of West Central Illinois is to speak up for and support the best interests of abused and neglected children in the court system. CASA is celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2024. CASA is always seeking new volunteers to help “Change a Child’s Story”! More information on how you can make a difference can be found at casaofwestcentralillinois.org.


Choral Dynamics 

Choral Dynamics of Galesburg is preparing for their Christmas show “North Pole Shenanigans” on December 6th, 7th, and 8th. Choral Dynamics Board of Directors chooses a community organization each show to partner with as their beneficiary. Their unique formula allows local not for profit groups to apply to sell advertising in their program book, and use the profit to fund projects, and expenditures that advance their goals. Over the last 48 years, over 66 different organizations have worked with Choral Dynamics to raise a total of over $638,644. 

If your organization would like to be considered as the beneficiary for the Christmas Choral Dynamics show, please submit an application. You can apply online at their website www.choraldynamics.org under the heading “Our Beneficiary.” Applications must be received no later than August 12th. 


Church Women United

The Church Women United Picnic was canceled on June 19 due to high weather temperatures. Their next meeting will be July 17 at 11:30 a.m. they will be returning to First Church of God office entrance, 1080 Harrison Street to learn why “We are a Candle.” Feel free to join them and bring a friend.


City of Galesburg

On June 17 Aldermen approved a bid in the amount of $2,189,342 submitted by Brandt Construction Co. of Milan for the road repair. The contract will require the contractor to mill and resurface areas of deteriorated asphalt surface, replace bad sections of curb, and replace sidewalk and sidewalk curb ramps where necessary. 

The following locations will be repaired:

Losey Street from Broad Street to Seminary Street. 

Isle Royale Road from North Street to Losey Street.

Losey Street from Florence Avenue to Farnham Street.

Meadow Lark Drive from 250 feet east of Oriole Drive to Bluebird Drive. 

Bluebird Drive from Farnham Street to Oriole Drive. 

Flamingo Drive from Farnham Street to Oriole Drive. 

Robin Court from Oriole Drive to dead end.

Cardinal Drive from Oriole Drive to Meadow Lark Drive.

South Street from Academy Street to Kellogg Street. 

Canterbury Court from Winchester Circle to dead end. 

Buckingham Road from South Lake Storey Road to dead end. 

Buckingham Road from Whitehaven Circle to dead end. 

Whitehaven Circle from Buckingham Road to Winchester Circle. 

The projects will be funded through proceeds from “$5,005,000 General Obligation Bonds, Series 2023.” When approved earlier in 2023, the entire $5 million in bonds were designated to go to a community center. However, aldermen amended the bond allocation to allow:

Community Center costs $2,500,000.

Asphalt resurfacing projects $1,950,000.

Irwin Street storm sewer and street reconstruction $550,000. 


Congress

Following a push by Congressman Eric Sorensen (IL-17), Congresswoman Angie Craig (MN-02), and Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) to block a pay raise for Congress, the House Appropriations Committee scrapped plans to increase member pay in upcoming government funding legislation. 

“While I am working to lower costs for working families, the last thing Congress should be doing is increasing pay for members,” said Sorensen. “I’m glad to see congressional leaders heard our call to not give Congress a pay raise on the taxpayer’s dime. My neighbors sent me to Washington to make government work better for our region and I’ll continue to do that as a trusted voice for Central and Northwestern Illinois.” 

Sorensen previously joined his colleagues to call on congressional leaders to focus on lowering costs for working families instead of giving themselves a raise. 


Galesburg District 205

Eric Matthews, athletic director for Galesburg District 205 for the past six years, was unanimously approved as the new principal at Monmouth-Roseville High School at the June 18 District 238 school board meeting. Matthews will start his duties at Monmouth on July 22. 

The Galesburg Junior Senior High School Athletic Director position was posted June 20 in hopes to have a new athletic director candidate to present to the board of education by the July 8 meeting. 


HT Custer Park

The park renovations at HT Custer Park have been completed. There is a new playground, picnic shelter, restrooms, walking path, bicycle training area, rain/butterfly garden, and a parking lot. 


Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association

When it gets hot outside, pet owners need to remember to keep their dogs, cats, horses and any other beloved pets cool in the good ‘ol summertime!

“Consider if you had to live outdoors when the temperature gets hot outside, what would you do to try to keep cool?” asks Nicole Johnson, DVM, Pekin Animal Hospital and President of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA).

“Pet owners need to think of more than just how they’re going to keep cool when they have to be outside: What about your dog or cat when you take them for a walk or to enjoy the backyard? Or any outdoor animals that call ‘outside’ home? Every pet owner needs to think about their pet’s safety in any weather, and summer is no different” says Dr. Johnson.

Here are some helpful tips Dr. Johnson suggests pet owners follow as the temperature outside rises:

  • Never leave a pet in a hot car. Within a few minutes, even with windows rolled down, the heat in a car soars into triple digit temperatures!

  • Hot walks on outdoor surfaces. If a sidewalk or parking lot would be too hot for you to walk on barefoot, it’s too hot for your dog to walk on, too. Pavement baking in the summer sun can burn tender paw pads. Walk them in the cooler grass and look for shaded areas in which to walk. Also schedule walks in cooler times of day, like early morning or evening hours.

  • Keeping cool. Regarding shade, make sure that when your pet is outdoors that it is in a shady area, especially in the heat of the day. Bowls of frequently changed cool clean water also help keep the temperature manageable and water parasites at bay.

  • Plants beware! There are a number of poisonous decorative plants that may be in your yard. Some are hazardous to animals. Research what is in your yard that may be harmful to your pet. Also keep fertilizers and other yard chemicals out of your pet’s reach.

  • Avoid drowning hazards. Have a swimming pool or water feature in your yard? Make sure you’re around to supervise your pet so that they remain safe from drowning. Or block pet access to the pool or water feature. Consider using a pet life jacket anytime your pet is near water or in a boat.

  • Avoid heat stroke! Pets with thick fur, who are overweight or have respiratory issues are especially prone to heat stroke. Consider giving your pet’s fur a summer cut and brushing him or her frequently.

  • Window and door safety. Make sure open windows or patio doors have screens on them or keep open windows/doors closed altogether.

The Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA) predicts, monitors and confronts issues that affect the licenses of Illinois veterinarians. More than 1,900 ISVMA member veterinarians, veterinary students and Certified Veterinary Technicians depend upon the representation and services provided by the ISVMA. Their participation ensures the continued strength of the veterinary profession in Illinois, advancing the well-being of veterinary medical professionals, the public and the environment.


La Michoacanita

La Michoacanita has been reopened at 319 East Main Street. Their hours are Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. In addition to their ice cream they have elotes, bubble waffles, burritos, mangoneadas, and taco in a bag on their menu. 


Prairie Players

Prairie Players Civic Theatre is proud to present The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a Tony-Award winning musical that follows an endearing group of spelling bee hopefuls as they compete to be the spelling champ. The play is being performed at Prairie Players Civic Theatre, 160 South Seminary Street in Galesburg. Production dates and times are July 12, 13, 19, 20 at 7:30 P.M. and at 2 p.m. on July 14 and 21. Ticket prices are $16 for adults and $9 for students.

Directed by Melissa Agar with Music Direction by Julie Agar, the production includes music and lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin, the play was conceived by

Rebecca Feldman and additional material provided by Jay Reiss. The play is set in fictional Putnam County, with the musical offering a charming and insightful exploration

of such universal subjects as; identity, belonging and the pursuit of excellence.

The cast includes: Olivia Rogers, Charlie Vestal, Taylor Redington, Drew Carlson, JoyLinn Reynolds, Katy Redington, Greg Herrington, and Hadley Mollman.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERG LIMITED on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of New York City and is supported by the Illinois Arts Council. This production contains mature

themes. For more information and to order tickets go to PrairiePlayers.com.


Sandburg

Sandburg has released the names of students who qualified for the dean’s list and honors list for the 2024 spring semester.

To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours) and earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale). To qualify for the honors list, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a grade point average of 3.0-3.49.

The college also makes dean’s and honors list designations for students who were enrolled part-time during the semester (less than 12 credit hours) and have completed a total of at least 12 credit hours overall. 

DEAN’S LIST

Abingdon — Seth Austin, Parker Stoneking

Alexis — Shelbie Lair, Addison Murray, Bella Ponce Voss

Alpha — Kristopher Bloomberg, Larry Kamara

Dahinda — Kathryn Cruise, Delaney Traphagan

East Galesburg — Chevy Marsh

Galesburg — Bailey Adams, Daniel Albino, Madason Alvear, Konner Bechtel, Kayleigh Bertram, Natalie Burden, Mataya Caldwell, Tian Capilla, Chase Casteel, Ivine Chemutai, Michael Christensen, Paige Clark, Breanna Conger, Murillo Costa, Ashley Cruz Lopez, Taylor Deroo, Koen Derry, Alexander Dismang, Abigail Dolen, Felipe Dos Santos, Mackenzie Edwards, Dulce Felix-Lopez, Casey Folger, Michelle Gallegos, Felipe Garcia, Devon Gavel, Brais Gonzalez, Cristina Heras Marcos, Cajun Hulse, Daniel Hummel, Katie Jackson, Ascar Jepchirchir, Kaden Johnson, Miah Johnson, Tanner Karns, Aaron Kennelly, Ava Kersh, Isabel Kersh, Damaris Kimaiyo, Amos Kipkemoi, Faith Kiprop, Dalton Klossing, Kaylee Krisher, Nicholas Lombardi, Simran Malla, Lucas Maranhao, Molly McCants, Kiara McToy, Tyler McWilliams, Tabitha Miller, Mario Munoz, Annika O'Dell, Brianna Organista, Benjamin Otten, Josie Parish, Lilian Perez, Tucker Peters, Tiffany Peterson, Katie Ponce, Madison Potaczek, Zoe Rains, Kaylee Ross, Emma Salman, Vinicios Sartorello, Britney Schmidt, Lorenzo Schons, Zachary Shepler, Sariah Simmons, Isaac Smith, Jordyn Smith, Diego Soto, Ryne Straker, Mia Sturm, Sheri Swan, Carlie Thompson, Riley Tuthill, Ryan Ullrich, Kaylynn Voorhees, Bree Williams, Kaidence Wilson, Abbie Wingert, Sharon Yego

Henderson — Tyler Angell

Knoxville — Caden Ericson, Taylor Haga, Payton Hankins, Eric Henness, Pia Irizarry, Cassie James, Elliot Lewis, Mika Osborne, Bryn Wright

Maquon — Jenna Clark, Ashton Ennis

Oneida — Briana Chavez, Jaren Gerard, Emily Short, Wesley Spilman

Victoria — Daniel Dickerson, Elliott Watts

Wataga — Esther Gibb, Jessica Havelock, Jacob McGarry, Brendan Oneil

HONORS LIST

Abingdon — Maleaha Nagel, Quinton Rakestraw, Easten Schisler, Michaela Simmert

Alexis — Caden Murray, Addison Olmsted

Dahinda — Karleigh Whiteside

Galesburg — Makenzi Aguirre, Ethan Alderson, Joshue Barrera, Cheyenne Bruning, Derek Castillo, Collines Chelak, Emily Davies, Nicholas Dechow, Shauna Dotson, Jacob Ettinger, Emily Fought, Brittany German, Caroline Gonzalez, Heather Grindle, Adriana Guerrero, Nicole Hans, Rylee Harris, Alexis Harrison, Blayne Healey, Babra Jepkirui, Savannah Johnson, Frank Kelch, Meshack Kimutai, Brian Kipchemis, Nathan Laake, Gabriel Lima, Dhane McCormick, Darius McGill, Teresa Mfutila, Alexander Morris, Jerome Mujanayi, Benjamin Nelson, Lillian Park, Rodrigo Perez, Matteo Prado, Summer Pulse, Maya Schwarz, Jayme Stevenson, Tyler Sutton, Austin Ullrich, Amirah Wenstrom, Allison Whitcomb, Erika Wignall, Hayle Woolsey, Lainey Jensen

Knoxville — Courtney Cecil, Colton Harlan, Jennifer Oliveros

Rio — Carli Starr

DEAN’S LIST (PART-TIME)

Alexis — Tammy Davis, Anne Gregory, Madisyn Hepner, Kalyn Lee, Nathan Switzer

Avon — Emma Rauschert

Dahinda — Jada Abraham, McKenna Clark, Jacob Cooper, Isabella Nelson, Ella Rigg, Owen Rigg, Marin Shane, Victoria Wheeler

East Galesburg — Jillyen Kirgan

Galesburg — Adjowavi Afantodji, Madison Aldridge, Josue Bashombe, Jocelyn Behymer, Tylynn Bell, Elisabeth Bentley, Sara Blakewell, Kristin Bland, Faith Brill, Paige Brooks, Rebekah Bruington, Kyle Bundza, Madelyn Burford, Jean Cabezas Ortiz, Manuel Campos, Samuel Carr, Imya Carson, Kirsten Chapman, Travis Cole, Aleah Crowl, Veronica Denisar, Letha Dennison, Cynthia Dickson, Caiden Dougherty, Brooke Duarte, Britney Fields, Jessica Fletcher, Azaria Foshay, Nayana Foshay, Jason Gabriel, Carlie Garcia, Alexis Hankins, Karen Harlan, Jennifer Harrison, Alexandria Hess, Jacqueline Holmes, Sharnae Jackson, Tabitha Johnson, Finley Kane, Michaelah Keith, Kiarra Kilgore, Emily Klossing, Alyssa Lujan, Amanda Lybarger, Brandon Lybarger, Elizabeth Maffit, Amy Magana, John Martinez, Whitney McCormick, Keri McKay, Ashlee Mechtel, Leslye Mercado, Molly Miller, Ava Morales, Vanessa Morrison, Yolanda Nanez, Bonnie Nielsen, Mark Ojeda, Ivy Peed, Matthew Potter, Armani Revis, Ava Ritchie, Alexia Rodriguez, Naomi Rosenberry, Richard Schlosser, Brooke Shafer, Stephen Short, Jenilee Smith, Kaitlyn Smith, Brooklyn Stanley, Caslie Traff, Braden Wallace, Tiara Waters, Mary Williams, Trinia Williams, Angel Wilson, Eleazar Zuniga

Henderson — Emma Smith, Kara West

Knoxville — Teylar Green, David Hise, Lauren King, Joseph Niles, Geoffrey Paris, Benjamin Plattner, Lauren Rickard, Kinley Scalf

Oneida — Maggie Blust, Madison Hatch, Vivian Haynes, Desiree McKinney, Carson Miller, Elijah Spilman, Kathleen Wilson

Rio — Grant Alexander, Abigail Cain, Bailey Hedrick, Joseph Karjala

Wataga — Elizabeth Johnston, Tanner White

Williamsfield — Cade Farquer, Landon Hannam, Haven Manning, Henry Powers, Sullivan Powers, Dylan Tucker

HONORS LIST (PART-TIME)

Abingdon — Bailey Jamerson, Breanna McClain, Jakob McKee

Dahinda — Spencer Brown, Keagan Gerlach, Ellis Rogers, Caitlin Sherman

East Galesburg — Grace Donovan, Kendra Rogers

Galesburg — Juan Agudelo, Temitope Ajetunmobi, Destiny Allen, Jessica Alvarado, Adrian Banks, Jordan Belville, Baylee Bramlett, Dashay Burnett, Haleigh Burnett, Lanette Cravotta, Kailea Custer, Ashley Davis, Mathias Dickerson, Seth Dickson, Maria Dominique, Eric Epperson, Elizabeth Flesher, Alexander Galarza, Jackson Hillhouse, Amanda Hinderliter, Tabatha Hootman, Mallory Idle, Doran Imler, LaShawn James, Cheyenne Jones, Kailey Jones, Dorine Kaseka, Isaiah Mowen, Caitlin Mowrer, Destini Munson, Lily Nelson, Brittney Niles, Kaitlyn Oelberg, Isabel Perez, Kaylyn Rohn, Miguel Rojas Castano, Tonya Rose, Alexandra Runbom, Lauren Schlomer, Kailyn Shepherd, Melissa Sparks, Joseph Steele, Christine VanVelsor, Jacob Vaughn, Jessica Vens, Kayli Wells, Abby Wilson, Corissa Wright, Jazmin Zavala Vega

Henderson — Kayla Broussard

Knoxville — Hope Hawkinson, Rylie Jansen, Ariel Niles, Marcey Younge

Oneida — Riley Danner, Aleesha Jones

Victoria — Emily West

Wataga — Sydney Kuberski, Lakee Nache

Williamsfield — Nicholas Little, Nicala Yoho


Smokin’ Willies BBQ

Smokin’ Willies officially opened at their new location (161 North Cherry Street) on June 25. They are open Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. They will be having a buffet as well.  


WIRC

The Weatherization department at WIRC-Community Action Agency (WIRC) in Macomb received two awards of excellence at a recent state-wide conference. The first award recognized that the department placed 3rd out of 30 other weatherization departments across Illinois for excellence in completing projects and spending their budget. Tim Manock, Weatherization Coordinator at WIRC, personally received the second award of Excellence in Leadership.

Weatherization is a social service program that helps income-eligible homeowners with making their homes safer and more energy efficient by eliminating heat loss and air infiltration areas in the home. Examples of improvements include sealing cracks, insulating attics, repairing windows and doors, or other similar projects.

WIRC’s five-person weatherization team received the two awards from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) in June 2024.

This is not the first time that WIRC’s Weatherization Team has been recognized at the state level. In August 2023, they received an Exceptional Performance Award from DCEO. That award was given for their outstanding accomplishments in serving communities in Hancock, Henderson, Fulton, Knox, McDonough and Warren counties. Manock wants to acknowledge that he and his team members are thankful for the partnerships they have with local contractors to be able to help as many eligible homeowners as possible each year.

Funding for the Home Weatherization program at WIRC is provided through a grant by the Illinois DCEO.

WIRC-Community Action Agency is a nonprofit that helps people and communities in multiple western Illinois counties.

The Agency is one of over 1,000 community action agencies across the United States working to end poverty.

WIRC offers a wide range of social service and community development programs to improve the quality of life in their service area. To learn more, call WIRC’s Macomb office at (309) 837-2997 or Galesburg office at (309) 837-5115, find them on social media, or visit the website wirpc.org. WIRC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


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