Inland Nobody

Joe Hicks
Newsletter for a Stronger Galesburg
Created 06 Jul 2021
  • Investing in our Neighborhoods
    06 Jan 2022 • 3 min read
    As part of the American Rescue Plan, a federal relief bill passed in 2021, a ton of money was sent all over the economy. You’ll most likely remember that it sent out $1400 checks to most people, somet...
  • How to Redevelop the OT Johnson Lot
    30 Dec 2021 • 5 min read
    The OT Johnson lot downtown has been a fascination of mine since it became an empty lot. This interest may seem quite evident since I’ve now used it as the thumbnail photo for my newsletter 3 times in...
  • Happy Holidays!
    23 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    Hey gang, hope you’re all as ready as possible for your respective holiday traditions! I’ve been busy this week getting ready and seeing friends and family such that I was not able to write a proper a...
  • Why Galesburg Has No Money
    16 Dec 2021 • 21 min read • 1 2
    At the last city council meeting there were a few more people attending than normal, and they had issues they wanted to talk about. A couple people spoke passionately about how they wanted the Hawthor...
  • One Simple Change to Slow Bridge Speeders
    09 Dec 2021 • 5 min read
    Speeding down the North side of the Bickerdyke Bridge has been an issue since it opened over seven years ago. It was written about again this year in this Register-Mail article. It seems to be a probl...
  • The Case For Small Businesses
    02 Dec 2021 • 11 min read • 1 0
    Sprinkle & Spoon at 108 S Seminary St Last Saturday, November 27th 2021, was national Small Business Day. It’s a holiday created to promote shopping at small businesses to counter the shopping done at...
  • Happy Thanksgiving!
    25 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 2 0
    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you are having nice festivities with your families and loved ones. I had intended to put out a full post today for you all to read in the lull after dinner about wh...
  • Bringing Neighborhood Businesses Back To Galesburg
    18 Nov 2021 • 12 min read • 1 0
    Over my last few posts I’ve had a focus on Downtown Galesburg. While I believe our downtown is important to the strength and future of Galesburg, we have to take steps to make every neighborhood stron...
  • Small Progress
    10 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    Looking West on Simmons St Last Monday, 11/1/2021, the Galesburg City Council voted to reconsider the project chosen for the Rebuild Downtown and Main Street Grant Program, a small but important victo...
  • Monday Can Be a Turning Point for Galesburg
    31 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    Parking Lot H in Downtown Galesburg The City Council meets this Monday, November 1st 2021, and there is a big item on the agenda that has the potential for big impacts. The item in question is seen he...
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