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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The Next Could Be Your Last
The Next Could Be Your Last
Illinois State Police Trooper Tammy Welborn was at Hutsonville High School last Wednesday morning to talk with students about the dangers of distracted driving. Welborn brought the Lacy's Last Text truck to show students how the distraction of texting can cause a fatal accident. Lacy was a 16-year-old from Benton, who texted 19 times with no problem, but on the 20th text she lost control of her four-wheel drive truck, went off the road, struck a utility pole and was killed. The truck in now part of an ISP safe driving campaign. (Tom Compton photo)

City council moving ahead on Allen Sanitarium demo
Robinson City Council squared away a few items on the former Allen Sanitarium during its meeting Tuesday.

During a previous meeting, the city agreed to buy the abandoned property with the goal of demolishing it.

Tuesday, aldermen agreed on a payment to redeem taxes for the property. They also received a quote for asbestos removal and began seeking bids for the building's demolition.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Local News

Hutsonville fills vacant police-chief position, discusses drainage
The Village of Hutsonville reviewed a water drainage proposal and appointed a new chief of police during Tuesday night's meeting.

The first order of business Tuesday night was to administer the oath of office to recently elected trustees John Brooks, Bruce Callaway and Janice Zellers. Mayor Tina Callaway then passed out committee assignments, and reminded trustees that annual personnel reviews are do this month as well as the fiscal budget.
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Scoresheets | High School Sports | College Sports

Maroons win five-team meet
Wins in a dozen events led Robinson High School's boys' track team to a win in a five-team meet on the RHS track Monday (April 29).

The Maroons racked up victories in 12 of the 18 events on their way to scoring 94 points to outdistance the rest of the field. Paris was second with 78 points, followed by Lawrenceville (39), Effingham (39) and Olney (23).

• Maroons pull away from Lawrenceville for 11-3 LIC win
• Statesmen hold off Rend Lake, 9-7
• Lady Panthers cruise past Martinsville, 9-2, in LOVC SE play
• Panthers split pair of road games

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Local sports foundation has big plans

We wanted to take this opportunity to get the word out about our foundation, since we have already been in the newspaper a couple times concerning our first large proposed project. Crossroads Sporting Events, or CSE Foundation, is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization and are a fundraising entity organized to assist local youth athletic and academic programs with venues and/or events.
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