Southern Illinois seeks to reclaim tourism businessApril 20, 2021
There is no question that one of the hardest hit industries during the pandemic has been tourism. Ac...
Visit here may have helped launch cowboy crooner’s film career
A long-standing local legend may be more than just an old wives’ tale. Legend has it that singer/songwriter/actor Gene Autry signed his first film contract while in Robinson.
USDA food assistance program re-opensApril 16, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency has reopened signup for the Coronavirus Food ...
Area Amtrak station part of Justice Department settlement
Area residents who rode the rails from the Effingham Amtrak station may be eligible for compensation under a recent Justice Department settlement.
Jobless rate still up here
A higher percentage of Crawford County’s work force remains unemployed than before the start of the pandedmic, but numbers have improved since January.
Good Sam offers mammogram partiesApril 9, 2021
Good Samaritan has announced a new event for women getting their mammograms this April and May.The h...
Lineman 'rodeo' April 17
The return of the Pioneer City Rodeo is still months away, but in the meantime, one of the Illinois ...
Ameren: Clean energy bill will cost downstate billonsApril 9, 2021
As the energy policy debate continues in Springfield, consumers and energy advocates from across Cen...
Group promotes southern Illinois tourismApril 8, 2021
In an effort to drive more travel and tourism to its 22-county coverage area in southern Illinois, I...
Bailey files bill to eliminate FOID cards
An Illinois lawmaker recently filed a bill that would eliminate Firearm Owners Identification cards in Illinois.
Tuesday turnout disappointing
Overall, Tuesday’s consolidated election went smoothly, but Crawford County Clerk Fayrene Wright wishes more people had participated in the balloting.
Sales tax referendum fails
Crawford County voters overwhelmingly turned down a referendum Tuesday asking permission to enact a countywide sales tax.
State receives federal funds to expand vaccination effortsApril 7, 2021
The State of Illinois will receive an additional $124 million in funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to further expand its COVID-19 vaccination program, including more than $90 million for the state and $33 million for the city of Chicago.
Pethtel, Shimer separated by four votes in mayoral race
The biggest of the handful of contested races in Tuesday’s consolidated election could be subject to a recount.
Raoul pushes back against fake vaccine cardsApril 2, 2021
Attorney General Kwame Raoul has called on Twitter, eBay and Shopify to act immediately to prevent p...
April is Child Abuse Prevention MonthApril 2, 2021
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services joined Prevent Child Abuse Illinois, the Poshard Foundation for Abused Children, Jackson County States Attorney Joe Cervantez, Associate Judge of the First Judicial Circuit Court Christy Solverson and John A. Logan College President Dr. Kirk Overstreet at a virtual press conference this week to commemorate Child Abuse Prevention Month.
White unveils new organ and tissue donation campaignApril 2, 2021
Secretary of State Jesse White unveiled a new ad campaign this week featuring White Sox All-Star relief pitcher and longtime radio voice of the team, Ed “Farmio” Farmer, who died last year. The campaign marks the beginning of National Donate Life Month in April.
No changes in local polling places
Crawford County voters will find their polling places in their usual locations Tuesday.
Wild edible mushrooms are more than just your next mealMarch 30, 2021
Robert McCloskey wrote of the “edible fungus” in the wilderness that kept the early settlers from starvation in the fictional Homer Price. While this song is part of a fictional story, it does underscore the popularity of wild mushrooms. Commercially available, buttons, portobellos, shiitakes, and other varieties just aren’t enough for those who prefer foraging for wild mushrooms throughout Illinois.
County drug court celebrates graduation
Eli Miller graduated from the Crawford County Drug Court program Friday morning. As supporters of Miller filled the courtroom, Judge Chris Weber spoke about how proud he was of all of the drug court participants as well as Miller and recalled their first time meeting each other in 2018.
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Only one new case Tuesday
A woman in her 20s was the sole new coronavirus case reported by the Crawford County Health Departme...
Drug Take Back Day set for Saturday
If you have unused or unwanted prescription or over-the-counter medication that you’re ready to get rid of Saturday will be a good time to do it. Crawford Memorial Hospital will take part in National Drug Take Back Day this Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the East Entrance of the hospital.
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Law enforcement report: April 14 - April 20April 20, 2021
The following is a list of arrests and vehicle accidents within Lawrence County for the dates of April 14 - April 20.
Second annual 5k/10k Valerie Stevens Memorial Scholarship run held in Lanterman ParkApril 20, 2021
The second annual 5k/10k Valerie Stevens Memorial Scholarship run, held in honor of Valerie Stevens, was held on April 17 at Lanterman Park in Bridgeport.