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Unit 3 board answers merger-study questions
Palestine Unit 3 board members answered questions about the Committee of Ten process during the school board's regular meeting Monday.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Woman's death preceded fire, autopsy results show
Neither fire nor smoke killed a Palestine woman whose body was found following a trailer fire Friday.

Crawford County Coroner Earl Deckard reported Tuesday morning that preliminary autopsy results indicate that Amy S. Moore, 314 E. Franklin, Palestine, was dead before the fire started in the trailer where she lived with her two small children.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Fire claims life of woman; children taken to hospital
he death of a Palestine woman is being investigated following a trailer fire Friday.

The body of Amy S. Moore, 41, 314 E. Franklin St., Palestine was found inside her home by LaMotte Township fireman who were called to the residence for a structure fire at 12:27 p.m. Friday.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Two in jail on drug-related charges after search of Palestine home
A combined search by the Palestine and Olney Police Departments led to the arrest of a Palestine man and woman on drug-related charges Friday.

About 8:15 a.m. both departments executed a search warrant at 207 Vincennes Ave., Palestine, in reference to recovering possible stolen items.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

City to advertise vacant lots for sale
Aside from an executive session at the end, the Robinson City Council wrapped up a quick city council agenda in about six minutes Tuesday.
Thursday, January 12, 2017

Schools, day-care sites will have to test for lead
Illinois public schools and licensed day-care facilities will be required to test drinking water for lead contamination under a major compromise reached by key stakeholders, parties involved in the deal told Politico Illinois.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Committee of 10 moves ahead on merger talks
Consolidation discussions continued Monday night between the Hutsonville and Palestine school districts, staring with a name for the group.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

CMH seeking new CEO as Annis resigns
After 11 years managing Crawford Memorial Hospital, Chief Executive Officer Don Annis is stepping down.

The CMH Board has announced it has accepted Annis' resignation, effective this month.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

New law 'clears pathway' for teachers
Gov. Bruce Rauner recently signed legislation that will ensure the transition to classrooms is made easier for out-of-state teachers moving to Illinois.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

'Emergency' money for IECC coming through
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges has been approved to receive $428,571.42 in emergency financial support for essential operations.
Monday, January 09, 2017

New state laws mean changes in village policies
The Oblong Village Board brought its municipal ordinances in line with new state laws during Wednesday night's meeting.
Friday, January 06, 2017

Righter says abortion-rights measure is 'tremendous step backward'
State Sen. Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) says legislation that would expand abortion rights in Illinois not only violates federal law and is unaffordable, but is an attack on the sanctity of human life.
Thursday, January 05, 2017

Hunters, housekeepers affected by new laws
Some of the many new Illinois laws that became effective with the new year address issues ranging from school breakfast to Asian carp to online privacy.
Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Unit 2 board uses tax hearing to explain how levy system works
Robinson Unit 2 school board president Dennis Inboden often points out the district is in the business of teaching students. Monday night, the board and Superintendent Josh Quick had the opportunity to teach local residents about tax levies.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

City, village hopefuls are final filers
Three more local residents filed Monday to run in the April 4 consolidated election.

Officials will be elected for townships, cities and villages, park districts, library districts and school boards. Monday was the last day to file petitions.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Unit 4 OKs levy, reviews co-op meeting
The Unit 4 Board of Education Monday night approved a tax levy for 2016.

Following a Truth In Taxation hearing, the board approved a levy for IMRF, Social Security, special education and fire prevention and safety of $1,895,800, with most of the money directed to the educational fund.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Palestine not ready to expand football co-op
The Palestine Unit 3 Board of Education only had a couple of action items Monday night, but spent much of its time discussing the Committee of Ten, football and tax revenue.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Unit 1 board wraps up semester at meeting
The Hutsonville Unit 1 school board Thursday made some final decisions for this semester, following a truth in taxation hearing at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

County board still seeks to fill District 1 seat
At the first meeting of the newly elected Crawford County Board Thursday night, members heard year-end reports and approved several items for next year.

As the various county officers presented their reports they took time to explain some of the items for the benefit of the new members.

Monday, December 19, 2016

IECC board works on $6M bond issue
Illinois Eastern Community College trustees took the next step toward issuing $6 million in bonds to help pay bills Tuesday.

Meeting at Olney Central College, the IECC Board approved a resolution for the issuance of $6 million in Taxable General Obligation Community College Bonds, also known as Alternate Revenue Bonds.

Monday, December 19, 2016


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