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home : local news 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

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

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