A winter weather advisory is in effect from 6 p.m. Wednesday until 6 p.m. Thursday. Snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches and some ice accumulations are expected.
Honor Guard members from the Robinson VFW 4549 fired a 21 gun salute and played Taps in honor to close the Veteran's Day service at the Robinson American Legion Post 69 Monday. Sunday marked the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 1918. (Tom Compton photo)
The Village of Hutsonville Tuesday night recognized its new police officer, discussed increased water rates and heard reports on nuisance properties. Julie Kraemer has been officially recognized by the Village of Hutsonville as a part-time police officer. Kraemer, who is the Hutsonville School District superintendent, recently graduated second in her class...
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...
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?