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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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Meet and Greet
Meet and Greet
Broadway star and Billy Joel tribute piano player and singer Michael Cavanaugh greets fans and signs autographs following his performance at the Zwermann Arts Center on the campus of Lincoln Trail College Tuesday night. Cavanaugh's concert marks the 44th in the LTC Foundation concert series. Upcoming shows this year include Cody Ray, ELVIS!, April 5; Motortown, June 23; and Tusk-Fleetwood Mac Tribute, Sept. 20. (Tom Compton photo)

Area 12-year-old faces felony charge following threats
Local law enforcement is taking all threats seriously after the shooting that killed 17 in Florida.

"Threats of school shootings are very serious matters that the State's Attorney's Office and all members of law enforcement in Crawford County take very seriously," Crawford County State's Attorney Matthew Hartrich told the Daily News.


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Big things are happening at Lincoln Trail College. Two weeks ago, the Lincoln Trail College Foundation appropriated $165,000 for college projects that will be completed over the next six months. Foundation Executive Director Rod Harmon is excited about the trajectory he sees the College taking.


Local News

'Auction' to help communities with broadband
Locations in Crawford and neighboring counties are among the nearly 36,000 rural homes and businesses in Illinois currently unserved by high-speed Internet service that could get connectivity in the near future with the help of a federal program.
• Election-judge mandate eased by county board
• Clerk explains early voting with Drury challenge
• Hutsonville seeks new trustee as Bogard resigns
• City works with pottery owners on cleanup plan

Sports
Scoresheets | High School Sports | College Sports

Tigers roll past Dugger, Ind., 64-41
A strong first half was more than enough for Hutsonville-Palestine's boys' basketball team to pick up a win Thursday night (Feb. 15).

The Tigers built a 21-point lead by halftime and cruised to a 64-41 victory over Union-Dugger, Ind., in a non-conference contest.

• Oblong hires Ambrose as head coach of new Oblong-Pal-Hut football co-op
• LTC basketball swept at Lake Land
• Maroons rally past Marshall for 61-53 win
• Panthers hammer Martinsville, 67-37

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

Gun-crime solutions worth considering
Editor:

I sent a letter to the editor a few days ago expressing an opinion on the Florida shooting and have had some ask me what I would do to help fix some of the problems leading to this and other horrible crimes. Accordingly I thought I'd just lay my opinions out there. I know there are people on both sides of this issue who won't like something in what I believe, but here goes.
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