The Draper family was busy decorating their family tree along the Wabash River Sunday for the annual Trees on the River display in Hutsonville. This year an estimated 150 trees are expected to be lit and decorated. The lights will be turned on for Thanksgiving weekend, with the big tree lighting and Santa arrival scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 30. (Tom Compton photo)
Several questions remain unanswered, but Robinson Unit 2 has a tentative tax levy for the coming year.
Unit 2 board members, meeting at Lincoln Elementary School Monday, approved the tentative 2020 levy.
The levy, which does not include money needed to pay off bonds, is almost $12.4 million, up about $100,000, or 6.22 percent, from this year's tax extension. Including bonds, the total levy is closer to $14.6 million.
Despite the rain, 40 people still participated in the 10th Annual Oblong Spooktacular 5K Saturday. Nearly 100 registered men, women, and children were poised and ready for the event, but the number who crossed the finish line was much smaller, chiefly due to the continual rain. Those who did finish ranged in age from 7 to 76.
A plan to use solar panels to power Lincoln Trail College may not only save Illinois Eastern Community Colleges money, it could help train students to work in a growing technological field. First, however, LTC must be approved for participation in a state program that will drastically cut the net cost of the project. The IECC board of trustees this week...
A local business suffered thousands of dollars in damage in a fire Friday. Trimble Industries pallet factory on Illinois Route 1A north of Robinson was destroyed by the blaze reported shortly after noon, Robinson Fire Chief Travis Miller said. No one was injured but Miller estimated the loss at $100,000. The cause is unknown, but employees said they first...
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