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home : local news August 27, 2015 


Unit 1 OKs hires, looks at budget
Even though the school year began Tuesday, the Hutsonville Unit 1 school board was not finished adding to the current faculty.
Thursday, August 20, 2015

Man wanted for home-repair fraud here caught in Indiana
An Indiana man wanted in connection with home repair fraud in Crawford County has been arrested in his home state.
Thursday, August 20, 2015

IECC board approves budget, Marathon tax agreement
As the new school year gets underway for Lincoln Trail College and other Illinois Eastern Community College campuses, the IECC Board of Trustees is working on financial matters.
Thursday, August 20, 2015

Local hunger-relief effort needs volunteers, funds
Help is still needed for a local effort to get food to hungry children around the world.

Highland Church of Christ is once again sponsoring a Feed My Starving Children meal-packing event Sept. 12-13. Over the two days organizers expect 100,000 meals to be packed locally.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Unit 3 balances school budget for new fiscal year
Palestine Unit 3 is out of the red this year.

Interim Superintendent Chris Long presented the school board with a balanced budget to start the 2015-16 school year.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Black ink projected for Oblong school district
If everything goes according to plan, the Oblong Unit 4 school district expects to end the fiscal year in the black, according to the tentative budget passed Monday.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Unit 2 puts off budget action until Aug. 27
Robinson Unit 2 board members took care of some last-minute items to prepare for today's start of the 2015-16 school year Monday, but one important item was tabled until later this month.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

School officials optimistic about funding outlook
Despite the budget battle in Springfield, local schools are ready to start.

Earlier this year the governor signed legislation increasing general state aid payments to local districts - at least promising to reduce the amount of discount. Last year school districts received only 89 percent of the promised GSA payments. This year they are expecting around 92 percent of that money.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Back-to-school time means focus on safety
With the start of the 2015-16 school year just a day away, school and state officials are reminding students, parents and drivers to be careful.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Righter: Rauner wants to break 'stranglehold'
The Illinois House agreed Wednesday to unlock $5.2 billion in federal funding for such things as energy assistance, family nutrition and cancer screenings after Democrats backed off their push to include some state spending in the bill.
Friday, August 14, 2015

New connection for H'ville water online this week
Hutsonville's new water supply should go on line by the end of the week.

At Tuesday night's meeting of the Hutsonville Village Board, Shannon Woodard of Connor and Connor Engineering reported the new water connection between Hutsonville and Robinson-Palestine Water Commission is scheduled to be tested on Thursday and go online Friday.

Friday, August 14, 2015

2nd liquor license OK'd for potential business
The Robinson City Council has created a new liquor license for a local entrepreneur.

The potential business, which was not disclosed at the meeting, has hope of opening a new restaurant in town, but needed a liquor license to attract investors to the venture.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Refinery issues create 'bump' in downward trend
A weekend problem with one of the nation's largest refineries will likely cause a temporary bump in a gasoline-price trend that has been on the decline overall.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Video camera helps with vandalism arrests
After an almost 48-hour investigation, and with the help of a video camera recording, police arrested three people on charges of vandalism to Washington Park Thursday.
Monday, August 10, 2015

Rear-end collision near U.S. 50/Rt. 33 is fatal
The Illinois State Police District 12 is reporting a fatal crash that occurred on U.S. Route 50 near Illinois Route 33 in Lawrence County about 9:08 p.m. Sunday. 
Monday, August 10, 2015

Flat Rock Homecoming is just that for Sagaser
The spirit of homecoming will be present in Flat Rock this weekend. After being a supporter and committee member for the Flat Rock Homecoming, one long-time Flat Rock resident will be serving as this week's guest of honor.
Wednesday, August 05, 2015

School signup starts for units 1, 4 this week
With the first day of school only two weeks away, it's time to get Hutsonville Unit 1 and Oblong Unit 4 students registered.
Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Courthouse-lawn veteran signs being moved to museum for preservation
Signs on the northeast corner of the courthouse square that honor veterans will soon have a new home.

The three vinyl signs listing the names of the men and women of Crawford County in post-9/11 military actions responding to terrorism will soon be moved to the Robinson Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 4549 museum.

Friday, July 31, 2015

School registration coming up: Unit 2, 3 info
It's time to sign up for another school year.

County schools are ready to register students for the 2015-16 school year. The first day of attendance for Crawford County schools is Tuesday, Aug. 18.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Health dept. still giving vaccines for school year
It's not too late to get required immunizations for the 2015-16 school year.

The Crawford County Health Department's last scheduled immunization clinic has already passed, but parents can still get their children vaccinated, Certified Public Health Administrator Darla Tracy said.

Friday, July 31, 2015


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