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June 21, 2018 


Rauner talks business during campaign stop
In Robinson for a brief campaign visit Wednesday, Gov. Bruce Rauner complimented Marathon refinery employees for working hard, supporting education and giving back to the community - values he says he has also tried to exemplify.

Rauner made a brief stop in Robinson Wednesday morning to show his support of Marathon's work and growth.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Hutsonville seeking 'compromise' on letting residents raise chickens
The Hutsonville Village Board would like to hear residents' thoughts on allowing chickens to be raised in the village.

Michael Delaney and his family came before the board to ask for an exception to village Ordinance 86-3. It prohibits livestock animals from being in town.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Soccer club still raising funds for new pitches behind Nuttall Middle School
Work is underway this summer behind Nuttall Middle School to build two regulation size soccer fields.

The project is being funded through efforts by the Robinson Soccer Club, a not for profit, organization dedicated to providing the opportunity for local youth to participate in competitive soccer.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Palestine shop may be added to enterprise zone
A Palestine automotive shop could soon be the newest addition to the Robinson Enterprise Zone.

Robinson City Council Tuesday approved an ordinance allowing Kennedy Auto Care to enter the zone. Aldermen also authorized purchases for the police and street departments during the meeting.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

'Elf' cast preparing for spotlight
Lincoln Trail College Children's Summer Theater Director Tara Gallion is encouraging audiences to embrace their "inner elf" and join them on a holiday adventure when its students perform Elf Jr. June 29-July 1.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Area 2-year-old survives trip through culvert
Flooding nearly lead to tragedy in Sumner Monday when a toddler playing outdoors was swept into a ditch and through a culvert as the area was pelted by rain.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Responders trying to keep up with flooding
Heavy rains have left local roads waterlogged, making travel hazardous in some areas.

Most of the flooding comes and goes quickly, County Engineer Justin Childress explained. Areas flood, then the waters recede before highway crews can even post warnings and rise somewhere else.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Infrastructure an issue for county-board candidate
A Democrat seeking to give a voice to rural residents is seeking a seat on the Crawford County Board.

Recently, both the Republican and Democrat parties nominated candidates for the District 3 seat now filled by Gareld Bilyew. Bilyew is not seeking re-election in November and no other candidates ran in primaries.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Recent rains not enough to ease dry conditions
Recent showers have not been enough to recharge Crawford County's dwindling soil moisture.

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, most of Crawford is experiencing "abnormally dry" conditions.

Only an area in the north-central part of the county - mostly Prairie Township - is considered to have adequate soil moisture.

Monday, June 11, 2018

With no new taxes, Rauner signs budget into law
Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law a $38.5 billion bipartisan compromise budget that holds the line on taxes, increases funding for education, curbs spending and creates a new adoption tax credit that will make it less costly for Illinois parents to adopt children.
Monday, June 11, 2018

Palestine arrests net pot, meth, paraphernalia
A traffic stop and an arrest at Palestine's Casey's General Store highlighted the Palestine Police Department's weekend.
Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Goodwill store closing in Robinson after 46 years
After 46 years in business, Robinson's Goodwill store will close its doors in about a month.

Wabash Valley Goodwill Industries announced Friday the local store on the south side of the courthouse square will be phased out "on or near July 3."

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Strong storm takes out power for hours in county
The northern tip of a powerful thunderstorm blew through Crawford County Thursday around noon, knocking down trees and knocking out power for several hours.

A burst of high-speed winds whipped through the area, snapping off utility poles, tree limbs and whole trees. In Oblong North Range Street was closed for a time due to power lines and tree limbs down across the road.

Monday, June 04, 2018

Robinson visit priceless for Jones' granddaughter
It was just a coincidence that Eyrna Jones-Heisler happened to be in the area during the Memorial Day weekend.

As it turned out, it was the perfect occasion to get in touch with her roots and strengthen her connection to the grandfather she never knew.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Woman's drowning at Hutsonville investigated
A Sullivan, Ind., woman with family ties to Hutsonville died after her vehicle went into the Wabash River at the boat ramp in Hutsonville Saturday.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Three Robinson men get prison on sex, drug charges
As a result of being arrested last fall, a Robinson man was sentenced to four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Monday, May 21, 2018

EMS Week a chance to raise awareness of local services
May 20-26 is the 44th annual National EMS Week, and United Life Care Ambulance Service wants to recognize its EMS professionals and raise the community's awareness of how they serve.
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Community rec center here gets IECC support
The Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Board is giving its support to plans to build a countywide recreation center at Lincoln Trail College.

IECC trustees, meeting at LTC Tuesday, approved a resolution expressing support for construction of the proposed center.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Drug Court training here this week
Drug court staffs from the Second Judicial Circuit and other area substance-abuse treatment providers will participate in training at Lincoln Trail College Wednesday and Thursday.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

RHS engineering team going to nationals
A group of Robinson High School students will participate in a national engineering competition this summer, but they still could use additional funds to pay the way.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018


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