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When Jean LaMotte first saw the promising land in 1678, it reminded the French explorer of the Biblical land of milk and honey. The village of Palestine turned into a bustling town full of … more
Two area residents are among 14 Illinois men facing federal charges stemming from an FBI-led operation targeting online predators attempting to meet minors for sex. more
The Robinson Public Library District has “great bones” but can be made even better, according to its new director. more
Hutsonville School Unit 1 will take a common sense approach to reopening in the fall and has hired an attorney to let state officials know where it stands. The Unit 1 board hired Thomas G. DeVore, a Bond County attorney, during an emergency meeting Tuesday. more
Visits by a mobile testing unit have apparently failed to turn up any new cases of COVID-19 in Crawford County. more
Winter wheat harvest continues at a faster pace than a year ago. more
Illinois’ minimum wage will make its second increase this year to $10 perhour beginning July 1 and minimum wage earners to make sure their checks reflect the increase. Governor JB Pritzker … more
A pandemic did not damper Palestine seniors walking across the stage and receiving their diplomas Saturday. Following the early closure of school this spring, the district wanted to make sure the … more
Area unemployment figures showed improvement in May as the economy continued to struggle with the fallout of the coronavirus shutdown. And while the Illinois Department of Employment Security … more
Crawford County crops and lawns continue to crave a drink despite recent rainfall. A total of .91 inch fell here June 20 and 21, the first measurable precipitation here in a week. However, it only … more
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