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home : local news April 30, 2017 

Special Unit 3 meeting reviews merger concerns
The Hutsonville-Palestine Committee of Ten got a glimpse of potential public concerns during a special informational meeting of the Palestine Unit 3 Board of Education to hear and answer questions from Unit 3 faculty and staff.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Hutsonville school board has reorganization meeting
A new era began for Hutsonville Unit 1 Monday as a new school board member was sworn in and a retiring member was honored for his work.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Oblong sports boosters pledge almost $50K
The Oblong Sports Boosters are pledging nearly $50,000 in assistance to keep the sports programs in the Oblong Unit 4 School District at their current levels.
Monday, April 24, 2017

Robinson firefighter Hill is academy graduate
Robinson Firefighter Daniel Hill has graduated from the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute Basic Firefighter Academy.
Monday, April 24, 2017

Regional college board reorganizes following election
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges trustees reorganized and got down to business during their monthly meeting Tuesday at Wabash Valley College, Mount Carmel.
Friday, April 21, 2017

United Way helps with 'hand up, not handout'
The United Way of Crawford County offers local residents help making ends meet.
Friday, April 21, 2017

Hutsonville man dies of drowning in pond accident
A Hutsonville man drowned while trying to recover a boat from his pond Wednesday afternoon.
Friday, April 21, 2017

CMH board hears about budget, inspections
With a budget in the works and positive news about facilities from the state, Crawford Memorial Hospital is getting ready to start a new fiscal year.
Friday, April 21, 2017

Jobless rate drops in latest county stats
Fewer Crawford County residents were unemployed in February.

According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security, 6.7 percent of the county's work force was unemployed and actively seeking jobs during the month. This was down from 8.4 percent in January, but unchanged from a year earlier.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

City approves appraising N. Madison lots it bought
One of the city of Robinson's newest property purchases was approved for appraisal at Tuesday's city council meeting.

Alderman Russell Sinclair asked the council during the meeting for the appraisal of the parcels at 1204 and 1206 N. Madison. The lots were purchased by the city last month.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

School-merger committee OKs possible tax levy
After several months of organization and evaluation, the Hutsonville-Palestine Committee of Ten in now ready to hear and answer questions from the public.
Thursday, April 13, 2017

Oblong board OKs increase in sewer rates
Mayor Randy Rich and Trustees Rick Catt and Ken Russell have had to deal with a lot of unpleasant things in their 12 year tenure on the Oblong Village Board, so it is only fitting they spent their last meeting dealing with sewer issues.
Friday, April 07, 2017

Election turnout low, but still better than '15
Turnout for Tuesday's consolidated election, while still low, was greatly improved from two years ago.

Of 13,122 registered votes living in Crawford County, 3,106 participated in the process to elect municipal, township and school officials. Turnout was 23.67 percent.

Friday, April 07, 2017

Vote decides contests for township offices
Several Crawford County townships were the sites of contested races decided by Tuesday's consolidated election.

Robinson Township had a three-way race for road commissioner as well as a contested supervisor race. Eight people ran for four trustee seats.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Hawkins, Eckert retain Unit 3 board seats
The Palestine Unit 3 Board of Education will remain unchanged after Tuesday night's election.
Thursday, April 06, 2017

Byrley succeeds Schofield as Palestine mayor
Palestine will soon have a new mayor following the election of Rob Byrley in Tuesday's consolidated election.
Thursday, April 06, 2017

Bowman, Sinclair remain Robinson aldermen
Two races were on the ballot for Robinson City Council seats, but no changes were made to the council's makeup.
Thursday, April 06, 2017

Sandiford, Brown new to Unit 2 board
What originally seemed to be shaping up to be a hotly-contested Robinson Unit 2 school board race resulted in the election of one incumbent and two newcomers without opposition.
Thursday, April 06, 2017

Unopposed races, but new faces on boards
Many of the governing bodies involved in Tuesday's election had no races. That doesn't mean there are not some new faces on local boards.
Thursday, April 06, 2017

Education one of United Way's priorities here
Education is one of the key components of the United Way of Crawford County, so it makes sense the group is seeking to better inform the public about the programs it supports as it prepares for the future.

The United Way supports the work of the 20 programs and agencies sponsored by the United Way through annual grants, as well as looking for longer-term investments.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

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