Shawnee Community College instructors Ed Billingsley, Zachary Garrett and Marilyn Uehle presented at a Closing the Gap conference on April 26 at John A. Logan College in Carterville. Billingsley, a full-time agriculture instructor at the college, presented alongside student Brandon Cummins on how...
The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, has begun testing drone technology. The goal of the testing is to potentially help improve the safety of workers and the public, reduce costs and introduce new strategies on everything from bridge inspections to determining the appropriate responses...
One of those who was on hand to see No. 844 was Josh Cox of Lick Creek. Cox is owner of Skyborne 4D and the pilot of a drone which he used to capture aerial images of the locomotive. At one point, the drone crossed directly in front of No. 844.
Nearly 100 people of all ages gathered at a railroad crossing in Wolf Lake on Wednesday, Oct. 19, when the Union Pacific’s “Living Legend”No. 844 steam locomotive made a stop in the Union County community. Union Pacific reported on its website that No. 844 was on a journey of more than 1,200 miles...

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