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home : local news : local news May 26, 2017 


Righter: Dem plan doesn't touch unpaid bills
Crawford County's state senator calls a new Democratic budget proposal "a giant step backward."

Senate Democrats added spending to a budget plan Tuesday to lure more Democratic support before voting to approve a $5.4 billion tax increase without a single Republican "aye."

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Council reviews new rules for derelict property
A newly-formed Robinson committee unveiled the city's new rules for condemned properties during Tuesday's city council meeting.

Last winter, the council approved the formation of a building renovation committee in order to monitor the abandoned, derelict buildings in the city, and to create a list of all the condemned properties.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Family, board discuss honors for Higginbotham
Remembrance and recognition were on the minds of a family whose son died in 2012.

The family of Gage Higginbotham asked the Hutsonville Unit 1 school board Monday to make arrangements for honoring the former Hutsonville student, who would've graduated this weekend if not for his death.
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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Unit 2 will help city fix Washington tennis courts
Robinson Unit 2 took another step toward finding a new architectural firm and agreed to help pay for resurfacing the Washington Park tennis courts Monday.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Vennard to fill seat on Palestine school board
Tara Vennard will join the Palestine Unit 3 Board of Education.

Vennard was appointed to fill the vacant two-year board seat left over from the general consolidated election. She will take her oath of office at the June 19 meeting.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Unit 4 board approves football coach, final school calendar
The Oblong Unit 4 Board of Education Monday night made personnel and policy moves to close out one school year and prepare for the next.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

County picks auction service for Commercium sale
Crawford County is one step closer to selling the Commercium.

County board members Thursday approved Bob Fiscus Auction Service, Robinson, to handle the sale of the building. The board approached all local auctioneers about taking on the project, with two submitting plans.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Pool, bath house roof upgrades OK'd by council
The Robinson city pool has some upgrades coming soon.

During Tuesday's city council meeting several shelter and furniture items were approved, most notably for the bath house.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Hutsonville sewer committee to look at lift station work
The Hutsonville Village Board started a new year Tuesday night with Mayor Tina Callaway and Trustees Ryan Terry and Monte Newlin taking their oaths of office.
Friday, May 12, 2017

Letter carriers' food drive is Saturday
The 25th annual Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is Saturday..

Letter carriers across the country, and right here in Crawford County, will be collecting non-perishable food items for local food pantries as they deliver the mail on the second Saturday in May.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Rt. 33 to be closed soon for LaMotte Creek bridge work
The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that beginning Monday, weather permitting, Illinois Route 33 will be closed to all through traffic to allow for the reconstruction of the bridge over Lamotte Creek south of Palestine.
Friday, May 12, 2017

Graduation dates are set
Graduation dates for all Crawford County schools have been announced.
Tuesday, May 09, 2017

April rainfall ahead of normal; temps higher than usual
April showers brought May flooding to Crawford County.
Tuesday, May 09, 2017

'Taxpayer Bargain' making progress in state Senate
The "Taxpayer Bargain" proposal made a significant step forward last week.
Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Special Unit 3 meeting reviews merger concerns
The Hutsonville-Palestine Committee of Ten got a glimpse of potential public concerns during a special informational meeting of the Palestine Unit 3 Board of Education to hear and answer questions from Unit 3 faculty and staff.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Hutsonville school board has reorganization meeting
A new era began for Hutsonville Unit 1 Monday as a new school board member was sworn in and a retiring member was honored for his work.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Oblong sports boosters pledge almost $50K
The Oblong Sports Boosters are pledging nearly $50,000 in assistance to keep the sports programs in the Oblong Unit 4 School District at their current levels.
Monday, April 24, 2017

Robinson firefighter Hill is academy graduate
Robinson Firefighter Daniel Hill has graduated from the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute Basic Firefighter Academy.
Monday, April 24, 2017

Regional college board reorganizes following election
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges trustees reorganized and got down to business during their monthly meeting Tuesday at Wabash Valley College, Mount Carmel.
Friday, April 21, 2017

United Way helps with 'hand up, not handout'
The United Way of Crawford County offers local residents help making ends meet.
Friday, April 21, 2017


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