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home : local news : local news May 30, 2016 

Funding reform ideas worry school officials
Lawmakers in Springfield continue to consider deeper cuts to education funding, much to the concern of local educators.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Substitute teachers needed in region
Could you be a sub?

Each year, schools across Illinois need qualified, motivated substitute teachers.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Jr. Police Academy returns to Oblong
This year, the Oblong Police Department will conduct its sixth Junior Police Academy under the direction of Chief Chad Pusey.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Survey: CMH in top 5%
Crawford Memorial Hospital is marking eight years of continued improvement as a place to work.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Driver's license issuance/renewal sees changes
Big changes are on the way for the process of getting your driver's license renewed.
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Unit 1 board OKs committee on merger issues
Creation of a special committee for review of consolidation issues was approved at Monday's meeting of the Hutsonville Unit 1 school board.
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Unit 3 board looks at more summer projects
Data and communication will be crucial as Palestine Unit 3 looks towards summer repairs and the future of the district.
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Unit 2 budget should be balanced; board prepares for 2016-17
Robinson Unit 2 should still see a balanced budget at the end of the school year.

But school officials and local residents should enjoy it while it lasts, Superintendent Josh Quick warned Monday.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Oblong board approves agreement with OTA
The Oblong Unit 4 Board of Education prepared for the end of the school year and summer activities at Monday's meeting.
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Brownfield grant helping evaluate former pottery
A brownfield environmental assessment and investigation could go a long way towards the cleanup and reuse of the old Briggs pottery.
Friday, May 13, 2016

Motorists get a gas-price break before summer
While gasoline prices at the pump have been slipping back toward the $2-per-gallon mark in recent days, motorists should still expect them to go back up as the summer driving season gets rolling.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Effort to feed the needy 'going postal' Saturday
Local post offices will be helping area food banks Saturday through the Stamp Out Hunger program.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Area man, woman charged in Clark Co. death
A missing Tolono man has been found dead and two people are in the Clark County Jail in connection with his disappearance.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Elks bridge the summer gap with lunch for kids
An organization involved in the Robinson community for more than 100 years is stepping up to fill a void for local schoolchildren.

Beginning May 31, Robinson Elks Lodge 1188 will sponsor an Elks Summer Food Program at Washington Park.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Oblong OKs $1.3M appropriation
With a tightened belt, the Village of Oblong started the new fiscal year by appropriating $1.3 million for its expenses.

Last month, the board approved a budget of $1,043,959.48, which reflects an $8,783 decrease from last year.

Monday, May 09, 2016

One of two units at Newton plant may shut down
Citing depressed energy prices, the company that owns the Newton power plant has announced plans to shut down one of its electrical generating units.
Monday, May 09, 2016

Unit 1 school board meets on co-op, merger issues
Former athletes and coaches, as well as parents of current athletes, made it clear at Hutsonville Unit 1's special meeting Monday that tradition must continue in the future - whether as a Pioneer or a Tiger.
Monday, May 09, 2016

Missing man found south of Oblong
A missing Robinson man has been found after the search was suspended Thursday afternoon.

Friday, May 06, 2016

Council votes to advertise for new police chief
Even though the Robinson City Council had the option of approving a new salary and fee ordinance at Tuesday's meeting, the council decided to take different action.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

CEO trade fair coming in May
Crawford County CEO will be hosting its third annual trade show Wednesday, May 11.

The show is the final class project for students in the Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities program.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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