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home : local news April 18, 2015 


More pool work needed; S. Eaton project moving
Robinson City Council's meeting Tuesday night was dominated by the city's two largest projects in years - renovations of the city pool and South Eaton Street.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hutsonville board reviews bids on wastewater project
The new water distribution system will cost the Village of Hutsonville just under $200,000.

The village board Tuesday night reviewed the bid specifications for the project and were presented with several bidders.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Jones society once again offering writing contest
Area residents with an interest in creative writing have an opportunity to win $500 as a part of the James Jones Lincoln Trail Creative Writing Contest.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Giant flag going back up soon
A recent windstorm has brought Old Glory down for the moment, but the Robinson Veterans of Foreign Wars post plans to have it flying again in a few weeks.

The 30-by-50-foot flag fell when its rope broke during heavy winds Friday.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Musgrave's ACE story highlights volunteerism
Volunteers helped Kayla Musgrave when she needed it, so when it became her turn she stepped up.

Lincoln Trail College is participating in a statewide program designed to boost volunteerism across Illinois. Year of the Volunteer is designed to showcase how volunteers can help communities and to increase volunteerism.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Suspended-license charge gets prison
A Robinson man has been sentenced to prison on a charge of driving while on a suspended license.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Stand at RHS nearly finished
The exterior of the Robinson High School concession stand is nearly complete and the public can help put on the finishing touches.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Local support keeps ACE program alive
Funding for a local afterschool program has been suspended by Gov. Bruce Rauner, but efforts to help local students continue thanks to donations.
Friday, April 10, 2015

School boards will see new faces; 4th Unit 2 winner not official yet
Three of Crawford County's four school boards have new members following Tuesday's consolidated election.
Friday, April 10, 2015

Medical-marijuana dispensary proposed for area
Lawrenceville may soon be getting a medical marijuana dispensary. 

President, CEO and Director of Nutritional High International Inc., David Posner is in the final stages of the application process to become a fully licensed Illinois medical marijuana dispensary. 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Barely 10% of county voters make it to polls
Turnout was lower for Tuesday's consolidated election was the lowest for an election of its kind in a decade.

According to Crawford County Clerk Fayrene Wright, only 10.25 percent of the county's registered voters participated in the balloting to elect school, city, village and local officials.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Hill to receive treatment after jury's decision
The jury called for Gregory Hill's fitness hearing have found him unfit to stand trial.

Hill is facing charges in two cases - one alleging violation of an order of protection and one with four counts of falsely making a terrorist threat.

Thursday, April 02, 2015

College theater's 40th looks like a hit
The 40th anniversary of the Lincoln Trail College Theater is shaping up to be a grand event.

The April production of Peter Pan marks 40 years of theater.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Area lawmakers react to budget compromise
Crawford County's representatives in the Illinois General Assembly believe approval of a compromise budget plan to avert a crisis for the current fiscal year puts the state on the right track.
Monday, March 30, 2015

City council approves pool expansion project
After numerous meetings, updates and votes, the Robinson City Council has approved nearly $1 million to upgrade and expand the City Pool.

The pool has been in operation since 1955, seeing several rebuilds and upgrades in that time.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Century-old oil well creates headaches for new property owner
A 100-year-old oil well is creating problems for a Robinson home owner.

A water leak in the front yard at 207 E. Cherry, Robinson, had home owner Laura Meadows worried and frustrated.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Hill's fitness to stand trial to be tested
The man charged with four class one felonies for allegedly telling people he was going to blow up the courthouse was scheduled to have his preliminary hearing on that charge Thursday.
Monday, March 23, 2015

Hospital board OKs 'aggressive' budget for FY '16
A new budget, new equipment and new hirings were topics at Wednesday's Crawford Memorial Hospital Board meeting.
Friday, March 20, 2015

Soil temps on the rise, planting just around the corner
With the first day of spring two days away, farmers in Crawford County and other parts of the state are getting ready for planting season.

Soil temperatures have been increasing statewide, while soil moisture levels remain high, according to the Illinois State Water Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

IECC changes tuition waiver policy and cap
The Illinois Eastern Community College Board of Trustees met Tuesday night for their monthly meeting.

Changes were approved to the tuition waiver policy.

Thursday, March 19, 2015


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