A Friday afternoon ride turned out to be a painful one for Michelle Plew, 43, West Union. According to Crawford County Sheriff Bill Rutan, Plew was driving a 2010 Harley-Davidson motorcycle on Illinois Route 1 at Gordon Junction when the vehicle ran into a ditch and struck a culvert on the west side of the THJ Murphy gas station. Plew sustained a broken pelvis and was taken to the hospital by a United Life Care Ambulance. Damage to the vehicle was estimated to be over $500. Robinson Fire Protection District assisted at the scene. (Blake Nash photo)
Authorities are still investigating an apparent suicide that happened in the New Hebron area Wednesday morning. Aaron Harper, 40, was found dead at his residence, 10803 E. 775th Ave, Robinson, around 11:40 a.m. Wednesday.
Fantasy films and television series carry audiences to amazing worlds beyond reality. A Robinson native is among the effects artists who bring those worlds to life. Jason Pethtel is a matte painter at DreamWorks Animation. For seven years, he has worked in the film and television industry as an environment artist and matte painter, adding his touch to...
Positive thinking, good planning and a little bit of luck made for the best Pioneer City Rodeo in recent years. "We had an excellent year," said Rodeo Chairman Marcus Deckard. "Matter of fact the best year since we came back to the PRCA." The return of legendary clown Rudy Burns, great weather and a sold-out crowd all contributed to this year's Labor Day...
Recreational marijuana will become legal in Illinois Jan. 1, but it won't be available for sale in most parts of Crawford County.
The Crawford County Board Thursday unanimously approved an ordinance prohibiting licensed cannabis dispensaries in the unincorporated parts of the county. While the ordinance will have no impact on what happens inside the municipal limits of Robinson or the county's villages, it means that no dispensaries can be created in places such as Annapolis, New Hebron or Bellair.
As I write this letter it is Sept. 11 and the cable stations are filled with broadcasts of the horrors of that awful day 18 years ago. The memorials and speeches abound and the sentiment for the fallen has been fully expressed by most.