Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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Illinois State Police ISSUE WINTER WEATHER TRAVEL ADVISORY

Ullin – Illinois State Police (ISP) officials statewide are issuing snow travel advisories and are urging motorists to plan ahead and take the necessary safety precautions while traveling on interstates and state roads.  Drifting snow, wet and icy road conditions may disrupt travel and motorists should allow extra time when …

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Vienna man’s body found in well

VIENNA – The body of a Vienna man was discovered Thursday afternoon in a well located on his property on Old Rt. 146 Loop. Officials believe the well cover collapsed underneath him. Jim Test, in his late 70s, had not been seen or heard from by family members for several …

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Body identified in Vienna

Local authorities have released the identity of the female whose body was discovered this afternoon at the Vienna City Park. Joy Manning, 52, of 111 Illini Ct., Vienna, was found dead in her vehicle Tuesday at around 3:00 p.m. in the park. An autopsy is underway tonight in Williamson County. …

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Body discovered at Vienna park

The Vienna Police Department and Johnson County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the cause of death in the discovery of a female who was found inside a parked vehicle at the Vienna City Park Tuesday afternoon. The identity of the female has not been released pending notification of family. Johnson County …

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What will Justice Antonin Scalia do?

Pam Harris is a mother in Illinois. Her adult son has a disability requiring constant care.   By Scott Reeder – Illinois News Network   WASHINGTON – What will Justice Antonin Scalia do? That was the question courtroom observers were asking Tuesday when a potentially pivotal labor case was argued before …

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Residents, Commissioners committed to protecting Johnson County

The Johnson County Board of Commissioners held a special meeting Monday after severe weather the previous week shut down much of the region closing businesses, schools and scheduled events. The postponement of the regularly scheduled meeting allowed commissioners and a group of Johnson County residents time to prepare talking points …

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Temporary change to hours, access for some Southern Illinois Veterans’ Service offices

SPRINGFIELD – Over the coming weeks Veterans and family members in and around Southern Illinois may experience challenges in meeting in person with a Veteran Service Officer (VSO) due to a medical absence.  The Veteran Service Officer (VSO) for the Saline County office in Harrisburg will be unavailable for duty …

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Rural Vienna home destroyed by fire

The home of the Tommy Murrie family, located at 1770 Mt. Shelter Road, was totally destroyed by fire Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 7. No injuries were reported. The Vienna Fire Department responded to the call at 2:45 p.m. and was assisted by Buncombe, New Burnside and Goreville departments. The cause of …

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County to explore new complex construction options

The Johnson County commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting Monday in which they approved a measure to move forward with Shawnee Survey & Consulting on preparing a feasibility study to build a new county complex in Vienna. This is not the first time the county has sought to construct …

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