Sunday, January 21, 2018

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Shimkus votes to repeal Obamacare

NEWS RELEASE: May 16, 2013 Washington, DC – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) voted for a bill (HR 45) that would repeal the entire Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or Obamacare as it is referred to.  The bill passed the House Thursday. “The Republican House has voted on this before, …

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EMS free driver from wreck on Monday

Johnson County EMS and Vienna Fire Department personnel work to free the driver of this pickup truck Monday afternoon west of West Vienna. The 57 year old driver, who has not been identified by the Illinois State Police, was travelling east on Route 146, east of Mt. Pisgah Road in …

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Duck race raises more than $18,000 for cancer patients

Community collaboration  The seventh annual Heather Treat Memorial Duck Race enjoyed its most duck sales ever as organizations from Johnson County schools participated in finding adoptees for the 3,422 ducks sold this year. Despite three days of rain and a soggy Sunday morning, organizers said the ducks sold out well …

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Fall at Ferne Clyffe leads to airlift

A young man from Marion was airlifted from Goreville to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center in St. Louis Monday night after sustaining several injuries from a fall at Ferne Clyffe State Park. The hiker was conscious throughout the process of getting him airlifted and Emergency Medical Technicians on the scene said he was …

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Federal Sequestration cuts to hit Head Start

While recent news of the ongoing federal sequestration cuts focus on the furloughs of Air Traffic Controllers this week, which has led to longer lines at airports across the nation, little attention has been given to the cuts that will hit Head Start and reduce its operating capabilities in its …

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Commissioners to hold public forum in Goreville on fracking

The Johnson County commissioners voted Monday at a regularly scheduled commissioners meeting to hold a public dialogue forum on May 8, at the Goreville High School cafeteria on the subject of hydraulic fracturing. According to a press release issued by the University of Illinois Extension office in Vienna, “The commissioners …

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Vienna firefighters respond to fire in Goreville

The Vienna Fire Department joined Goreville and Lake Egypt Fire districts in battling a house fire at 500 South Fly Street Friday afternoon in Goreville. The house was unoccupied and no injuries were reported. Goreville Fire Chief Tim Gage said the cause of the fire was unknown at the time …

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County Commissioners: more time needed to debate fracking

The Johnson County commissioners said more time was needed to debate their position on a proposal to sign a letter of support in asking the state of Illinois to place a two-year moratorium on the process of hydraulic fracturing. Speaking at the County Commissioner’s meeting Monday,  commissioner Phil Stewart said …

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Commissioners pass video gaming resolution

The Johnson County commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting Monday in which the board approved a Video Gaming Resolution requiring operators to register with the county and paves the way for the county to collect its share of the gaming revenue. The ordinance establishes a $25 registration fee per …

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