Poll watchers at the Crawford County Democrat headquarters Tuesday watch as national results roll in on television while in the background others check for updates on their phones. Their gubenatorial candidate, J.B. Pritzker, carried the day, but lost in the county to Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner. (Randy Harrison photo)
Crawford County Sheriff William Rutan won a second four-year term in Tuesday's general election. Rutan, a Republican, held off Democrat challengers Floyd Brinkman, garnering 4,657 ballots to Brinkman's 2,292, or more than 67 percent of the vote.
A Robinson High School alumnus has returned to his hometown with a surprising - and artistic - donation for local schools. Wynn Ritch, RHS Class of 1963, presented Robinson Unit 2 Superintendent Josh Quick, RHS principal Victoria McDonald and Lincoln Elementary School principal Kathy Bemont with three prints of classic Saturday Evening Post covers signed by...
Building boxes out of plastic squares to make a house for dinosaurs may seem childish, but to a three-year-old it is fun, play, imagination and adventure, to teachers and aides at Storybrooke Preschool it is a way to evaluate motor skills and a child's ability to learn. Storybrooke Preschool has a new home and bright future on the campus of Lincoln Trail...
The state is turning over Illinois Route 1A to Crawford County, but it will be months before the hand-off is complete.
It was announced recently that the Illinois Department of Transportation has offered to transfer control of the state highway from Trimble to Prison Road to the county highway department. It will also pay $1.8 million into the county's Motor Fuel Tax Fund in compensation for accepting the 4.4-mile stretch of road.
Just over a half-dozen volleyball players from Crawford County were recognized for their play on the court this past season by being named to their respective All-Conference teams recently.
Robinson had four players chosen to the All-Little Illini Conference teams, while Hutsonville-Palestine had two named to the All-Little Okaw Valley Southeast Division teams and Oblong had one representative.
"Voting is not my thing," said the 20-something waiting for a bus. The others watched the interview between glances at their phones. Voting is an ancient and archaic means for determining the popular will after all, and it's the 21st century now - shouldn't there be an app for this?