Police officers and city employees gathered at Robinson City Hall today to witness the promotion of Robinson Police Officer Eric Schmidt to sergeant. Schmidt was approved for promotion at last week's Robinson City Council meeting, where aldermen also accepted the retirement of the previous sergeant Dan Strauch. Here Schmidt shakes hands with Mayor Roger Pethtel after reciting the oath of office. (Blake Nash photo)
Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike urges everyone six months and older who has not been vaccinated, to get their flu shot this week as part of National Influenza Vaccination Week.
For the 30th consecutive Christmas season, Santa Claus will be coming to town by train. Children living in communities in southern Indiana and eastern Illinois served by The Indiana Rail Road Company will get a chance to see St. Nick aboard the company's Santa Train Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
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...
In January 1942, barely a month after the United States was brought into a World War it wished it could have stayed out of, the idea of the United Nations was given voice by Franklin D. Roosevelt, our president. At the time, the whole world was involved in a war in some way or other.