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Sunday, August 20, 2017
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Rt. 33 Car-Tractor Wreck
Rt. 33 Car-Tractor Wreck
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)

ROE's pre-K program moves to Senco site
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.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

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 News

Bids for county tax sale due at treasurer Sept. 1
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.
• Unit 2 online registration runs through Sunday
• 'Quick fix' for RHS gym floor to take a week
• Gaming parlors may get to open on Sundays
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Sports
Scoresheets | High School Sports | College Sports

Seven from RHS on All-Little Illini teams
Just over a handful of Robinson High School athletes were recognized for their performance on the diamond this spring by being named to one of the All-Little Illini Conference teams recently.

Four softball players and three baseball players received honors, with four of those players being First Team selections.

• 15 from county make All-LOVC SE teams
• Pal-Hut's Kiger wins high jump state title
• Robinson's Wright 11th at state in 800
• Kiger lone Pioneer to advance to finals

Insight & Opinion
Letters to the Editor | Guest Columns | Signs of Life

Homemade shed a satisfying project
It's hammer time! (Music plays and thoughts of strange pants dance in our heads.)

I have put up a storage shed to hold some of the stuff that passed the "keep or throw away" test, even though It hadn't passed the "haven't used it in 10 years" test.
• Fiscal saga lesson: We're in this together
• Pulley bone's power goes only so far
• Both political sides are 'radicalizing' Americans
• Get informed, oppose the haters

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