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Chris Rea and his wife, Erin Dietrich, are walking across America raising money for the Ann Bancroft Foundation and stopped in Robinson Wednesday for the night. The couple left Delaware on March 2 and will finish their trip around Halloween in San Francisco. Angela Downing | Daily News

Couple walking across America makes stop in Robinson

By ANGELA DOWNING
| May 13, 2021

A dream, 10 years in the making and a year of training, one couple is doing what most would think is impossible.

DOC finally takes more county inmates

By Randy Harrison
| May 14, 2021

Sometimes, the squeaky wheel really does get the grease. After months of trying to get the Illinois ...

Two new cases here

By Randy Harrison
| May 14, 2021

Two more Crawford County residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the Crawfo...

County OKs enterprise zone expansion

By Randy Harrison
| May 14, 2021

The Crawford County Board has approved extending the Robinson/Crawford Enterprise Zone to help a loc...

Luke McNair, Cindy York, Citizen of the Year Chief Jeff Besing and Janice Fuller. Contributed photo

Palestine chamber presents awards

May 13, 2021

The Palestine Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated their Annual Dinner Awards, minus the dinner.T...

The Start Seeing Motorcycles campaign is important because while motorcyclists represent only 3 percent of total vehicle registrations in Illinois, they account for 14 percent of traffic fatalities.

Pritzker Urges Illinois to ‘Start Seeing Motorcycles’

May 12, 2021

Gov. JB Pritzker has proclaimed May as Motorcycle Awareness Month in Illinois, joining the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police and motorcycle safety advocates to remind all users of the road to Start Seeing Motorcycles.

Corn planted reached 54 percent, compared to the five-year average of 49 percent, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported. Contributed photo

Three-quarters of corn planting finished

By Randy Harrison
| May 12, 2021

Farmers here and across the state continue planting corn and soybeans.According to the U.S. Departme...

Two new cases here

By Randy Harrison
| May 12, 2021

Two more Crawford County residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the Crawfo...

Dollar General explores Hutsonville option

By Randy Harrison
| May 11, 2021

Crawford County could be getting another Dollar General store.Katie Ellison, a spokesperson for Doll...

MB 33 Racetrack, located west of Robinson, is starting their racing season May 13 and will run through October. Austin Yager | Dark Bend Aerial Photography

It's all for the love of racing

By ANGELA DOWNING
| May 13, 2021

Building on a passion from his middle school years, Michael Brown turned his hobby into a place other racers can enjoy.

Free concert tickets available

By Randy Harrison
| May 10, 2021

Tickets are still available for the Guthrie Brothers’ Simon and Garfunkel tribute concerts Thursday....

County board member Keller dies

By Randy Harrison
| May 11, 2021

Crawford County Board member Jim Keller has died after months of battling the effects of COVID-19.Ke...

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