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home : local news April 29, 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

Taxing districts deal with state overpayments
Local taxing districts are waiting to learn how Illinois plans to recoup hundreds of thousands of dollars in overpayments it made to them.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

IECC board sets special meeting for LTC president search
The search for Lincoln Trail College's next president is underway.

The Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Board of Trustees announced a series of special meetings to seek a replacement for the retiring Kathy Harris.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Fields dry out, work begins
Farmers in Crawford and other Illinois counties are finally getting going on fieldwork and planting crops thanks to a patch of warm, dry weather.
Friday, April 22, 2016

Man charged in pole-damaging Palestine chase
An explanation for why Palestine residents suddenly had their power cut off Monday night has been announced. About 9:45 p.m., an erratic driver struck three utility poles in Palestine, cutting off power for a brief time.
Thursday, April 21, 2016

High water has helped dilute pipeline spill
A pipeline spill that dumped 48,000 gallons of diesel into the Wabash River has had no effect on wildlife, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official said Tuesday.
Thursday, April 21, 2016

Unit 1, Unit 3 'formalize' co-op, OK new mascot
A more formalized athletic cooperative with Hutsonville and the creation of a new mascot to represent it was approved by the Palestine Unit 3 school board Monday.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Boosters a big help for Oblong athletics
As Illinois has struggled with funding its schools for the past several years, districts have looked to other sources to fund various programs. The Oblong Unit 4 School District has been helped along by assistance from the academic foundation, the band boosters and the sports boosters.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Unit 1 board endorses effort to pursue consolidation
Unification with Palestine Unit 3 would create a stronger school system on the east side of Crawford County, according to Hutsonville Unit 1 Superintendent Julie Kraemer.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Unit 2 board takes care of summer personnel decisions
A short-handed Robinson Unit 2 school board made short work of a light agenda during its meeting Monday.

Only four members were present and there were few items requiring board action. Among them was a new five-year contract for copier services and personnel matters.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

IECC, U. of Southern Indiana look at 'alliance'
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges officials are looking into a closer relationship with a Hoosier state university.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Seven hurt in two wrecks
Two weekend accidents sent seven area residents to the hospital.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Council OKs Kiwanis' music project at park
Robinson City Council's approval of a plan to build a "Harmony Park" at Washington Park was music to the ears of the local Kiwanis Club.
Thursday, April 14, 2016

Hutsonville in good shape, extra appropriation unneeded
Even with all of last year's water-line construction and other public-works projects, the Village of Hutsonville did not spend more than anticipated, according to Mayor Tina Callaway.
Thursday, April 14, 2016

Motown tribute next in LTC's concert lineup
Before there was gangsta rap straight outta Compton, there were the sweet harmonies of Motown, and the Lincoln Trail College Foundation is bringing those sounds to the Zwermann Arts Theater Friday with The Motortown All-Stars.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Plans already taking shape for Rendezvous
One of the Midwest's premier Revolutionary War re-enactments will occur Memorial Day Weekend in Indiana's First City - the site of the foremost American victory on the frontier.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Man with local ties faces murder charge in Evansville
A man reportedly from Robinson is facing a murder charge in the shooting death of an Evansville man.

Kyle Clifton Baker, 22, was booked shortly after 4:15 a.m. Saturday in connection with a shooting on Evansville's north side Friday. He remains in the Vanderburgh County Jail without bond.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Wreck causes severe damage at cemetery
Fences and headstones were damaged Friday afternoon when a Lawrenceville man crashed his car into the west side of the Robinson New Cemetery near the Marathon refinery.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Oblong acts on animal waste
Both large-animal and pet owners in the Village of Oblong will now have to have to clean up animal waste or suffer steep fines, and other ordinance violators will be facing steeper fines and court costs for violations.
Friday, April 08, 2016

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