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...
A service provided by the city of Robinson has been met with confusion and a lot of phone calls by residents to city officials. Every week the city provides limited service to residents for disposal of tree branches, yard and garden waste and lawn trimmings with a curb pick-up service. But similar to all services, there are guidelines residents must follow...
United Way is kicking off its annual pledge drive and is seeking local residents' support.
The United Way of Crawford County and Knox County, Ind., work together to improve the lives of people in these communities through better health, education and financial stability. Every year UWCC donates thousands of dollars to local organizations to help facilitate the specific objects of those organization that benefit our community as a whole.
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Robinson High School senior Emmma Goff goes after a player on the sophomore flag football team during powder puff football games at RHS Wednesday. The annual games are part of homecoming week. The Maroons take on Lawrenceville in the homecoming football game at 7 p.m. Friday. The homecoming dance is Saturday with the queen coronation at 9:30 p.m. (Randy Harrison photo)
Tourism continues to grow in the State of Illinois and Crawford County.
The Illinois Office of Tourism recently announced both international and domestic travel expenditures reached $41.7 billion in 2018 which is a $2 billion boost to the state's economy since 2017. More than 117 million visitors came to Illinois in 2018 - the eighth consecutive year of record tourism growth in the state - contributing to an increase of visitor spending, tax revenue and local jobs.
Sorting facts from opinions is relatively easy if you have them presented in a way that is not intended to mislead you. The trouble is those presenting, on both sides, have an agenda. They believe something, or they work for someone, or they want you to think a certain way.
In a way we all work for the same big boss - America. This is our country and we are citizens, which requires certain things of us. One of those things is to not be fooled by someone trying to mislead us. That is not partisan, that is universal.