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home : local news : local news April 24, 2015 


Hearing in Springfield on ACE cut
The public will have a chance to weigh in on the suspension of funding to youth programs and other government services in Springfield Wednesday.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Hutsonville gets some 'good' fiscal news
The Hutsonville Unit 1 school board Monday night heard a new law is responsible for a little good news on the district's budget.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

$700K internal loan helps Unit 2 cash flow
With the school year winding down, Robinson Unit 2 board members approved loaning $700,000 from the district's working cash fund to the education fund to help with cash flow.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Sports boosters report to Oblong board
Getting a helping hand from groups supporting the school districts has helped keep many programs going during the Illinois school budget crisis.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Local 'riverman' becomes TV star
Folks in Crawford County know him as one of the last of the old-time river rats, and now that he has been featured on the History Channel's Rivermen show, he is known all over the country.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Soil/water programs threatened
Soil and water conservation programs in Crawford and other Illinois counties are on hold since funding has been suspended by the state.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

As planting begins, experts worry about prices
Nature has not been cooperative, but area farmers continue to get ready for planting.

Meanwhile, a University of Illinois agricultural economist is warning too much supply and not enough demand could push corn prices down this year.

Limited fieldwork continued last week in areas not receiving spring showers.

Monday, April 20, 2015

County board OKs refinery appraisal funds
Spending money to have the Robinson Marathon Petroleum refinery appraised is an investment that will help secure tax revenues, Crawford County Board Chairman Gareld Bilyew told the board Thursday.
Monday, April 20, 2015

More pool work needed; S. Eaton project moving
Robinson City Council's meeting Tuesday night was dominated by the city's two largest projects in years - renovations of the city pool and South Eaton Street.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hutsonville board reviews bids on wastewater project
The new water distribution system will cost the Village of Hutsonville just under $200,000.

The village board Tuesday night reviewed the bid specifications for the project and were presented with several bidders.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Jones society once again offering writing contest
Area residents with an interest in creative writing have an opportunity to win $500 as a part of the James Jones Lincoln Trail Creative Writing Contest.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Giant flag going back up soon
A recent windstorm has brought Old Glory down for the moment, but the Robinson Veterans of Foreign Wars post plans to have it flying again in a few weeks.

The 30-by-50-foot flag fell when its rope broke during heavy winds Friday.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Musgrave's ACE story highlights volunteerism
Volunteers helped Kayla Musgrave when she needed it, so when it became her turn she stepped up.

Lincoln Trail College is participating in a statewide program designed to boost volunteerism across Illinois. Year of the Volunteer is designed to showcase how volunteers can help communities and to increase volunteerism.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Suspended-license charge gets prison
A Robinson man has been sentenced to prison on a charge of driving while on a suspended license.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Stand at RHS nearly finished
The exterior of the Robinson High School concession stand is nearly complete and the public can help put on the finishing touches.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Local support keeps ACE program alive
Funding for a local afterschool program has been suspended by Gov. Bruce Rauner, but efforts to help local students continue thanks to donations.
Friday, April 10, 2015

School boards will see new faces; 4th Unit 2 winner not official yet
Three of Crawford County's four school boards have new members following Tuesday's consolidated election.
Friday, April 10, 2015

Medical-marijuana dispensary proposed for area
Lawrenceville may soon be getting a medical marijuana dispensary. 

President, CEO and Director of Nutritional High International Inc., David Posner is in the final stages of the application process to become a fully licensed Illinois medical marijuana dispensary. 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Barely 10% of county voters make it to polls
Turnout was lower for Tuesday's consolidated election was the lowest for an election of its kind in a decade.

According to Crawford County Clerk Fayrene Wright, only 10.25 percent of the county's registered voters participated in the balloting to elect school, city, village and local officials.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Hill to receive treatment after jury's decision
The jury called for Gregory Hill's fitness hearing have found him unfit to stand trial.

Hill is facing charges in two cases - one alleging violation of an order of protection and one with four counts of falsely making a terrorist threat.

Thursday, April 02, 2015


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