The car-tractor accident that happened about 1:30 p.m. Friday on Illinois Route 33 at County Road 450E is still under investigation by the Crawford County Sheriff's Office. Initial reports have the tractor traveling west on Illinois 33 when it was struck from behind by a westbound passenger car. The driver of the tractor, who has not been identified, was transported by United Life Care Ambulance. The driver of the car was taken to Crawford Memorial Hospital by private vehicle. Traffic along Rt. 33 was shut down for nearly an hour because of the accident. The Oblong Fire Department was also called to the scene. (Tom Compton photo)
A local pre-kindergarten program will start the school year in a new home.
Regional Superintendent of Schools Monte Newlin announced today that ROE 12's Storybrooke Pre-K Program has relocated for the 2017-18 school year to a new facility at the SENCO Training Center on Eaton Street.
Keith D. "Skinny" McKinney opted not to testify in his own defense on Thursday, a decision he may now regret. McKinney, 56, Lawrenceville, was later in the day convicted by a jury of eight women and four men of attempted first degree murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm and unlawful possession of a felon, all felonies.
Local 4-Hers were honored for their hard work at Thursday's annual auction. Over $54,000 was spent by many bidders throughout Crawford County at the Crawford County Fairgrounds, where the activities will come to an end Saturday.
San Diego Comic Con may be over for another year, but Crawford County is just gearing up for its own pop culture celebration. Crawford County Comic Con - "C4: The Explosive Comic and Pop Culture Event" - is Saturday at Lincoln Trail College.
Local properties with overdue taxes dating back to 2013 will soon be going on the auction block.
Crawford County has completed its tax deed proceedings on real estate properties that were delinquent for 2013 and mobile homes that were delinquent for 2014 and prior real estate taxes. The county will now offer the parcels and mobile homes obtained to the public.