GALESBURG, ILL. — Student Senate is holding elections to find a new Diversity Chair after the elected chair, junior Rebekah Mahon, stepped down from the position. In an email sent through Campus Life Tuesday, Senate called for students to apply to be the new chairperson. Any student is eligible to apply, as long as they will be on campus for the remainder of the academic school year. The campaign guidelines were also distributed in the email. Applications closed Wednesday night. The ballot will be sent out on Thursday, Oct. 8, and will remain open until Saturday night, Oct. 10.
ABINGTON, ILL. — Rip Rack Lanes, 409 S. Western Ave., opened Sept. 1 in Abingdon. The bowling alley was formerly called Abbe Lanes. Steve Carter of Silvis, Ill., decided to lease the building from owner Steve Franklin. Carter chose to lease the building because he didn’t want to see it close down. Abbe Lanes originally opened in 1960 and closed earlier this year. Carter is leasing the building for now, but said he eventually hopes to purchase it. (Source: The Register-Mail)
GALESBURG, ILL. — A United High School student accused of conspiring with another student also allegedly expressed a desire to perform a mass shooting at the graduation ceremony in May. The intentions of Anthony Bruns, 19, were brought to the attention of the school administration and law enforcement after he made a comment to another student. Superintendent of District 304 Jeff Whitsitt said that Bruns will not be returning to school. Bruns is currently being charged with disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor. Bruns is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 27. If found guilty he could face up to 30 days in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. (Source: The Register-Mail)