Robert I. I. (Bob) Bondi

Galesburg Address:

On February 18, 1993, Bondi made the following speech, inspired by Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, to the Noon Rotary Club of Galesburg, in an effort to fire up the community on some projects.

















The Galesburg Address, inspired a group of 11 citizens to envision plans to develop a community welcome/visitor's center on East Main Street, created a national hall of fame for the railroad industry and developed a better local awareness around Carl Sandburg's accomplishments through a spring festival in his honor.

The group, know as East Portal, was made up of the following members: Jay Hedges, John Mellican, Jack Wyatt, Denny Morrison, Kit Wilcox, John Hattery, Bob Lindsay, Jay Matson, John Pritchard, Don Crist, Terry Tulin and Bob Bondi.

Bondi Building Corporation

311 East Main Street, Suite 207

Galesburg, IL 61401

To contact me:

Phone: 309-343-9261

Fax: 678-392-4461


Projects that the Galesburg Address started:

I believe that Galesburg's best days are ahead. Join me in voting, on Tuesday, April 9th, 2013, to start working on a new beginning for our future.

Red Lines of the Congressional House and Senate Resolutions designating Galesburg, IL as the home of the National Railroad Hall of Fame.

Galesburg Visitor and Welcome Center on the property that East Portal took the leadership role to acquire for the City of Galesburg in the mid 1990's.

Sandburg Days Festival got its start in 1996 and continues today with the leadership of Carl Sandburg College and the Sandburg Birth Place.

Galesburg/Knox County wants to grow.

Lead, follow or get out of the way!