Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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Shimkus votes to make most tax cuts permanent

Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-19) voted late New Year’s Day to extend most of the tax rates that he first voted for under President George W. Bush.  The package cut tax rates that went up January 1, 2013, and extended the farm bill. “This package will make the Bush tax …

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Snowstorm dumps 10-16 inches, county at near standstill Wednesday

Snow removal crews were busy Wednesday and Thursday, December 26 and 27, in Johnson County as they cleared an estimated 14 inches off of roadways. An additional four to six inches of snow was added over night Friday. Emergency personnel in the county were also kept busy responding to a …

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Snow-related accident on I-24 injures six, including four children

A Georgia family of six was involved in a major two-vehicle accident on Interstate 24, near Vienna, Wednesday evening, Dec. 26. The van they were traveling in (pictured right) was stuck by a semi tractor-trailer combination at mile marker 15 at approximately 7:04 p.m. that day.  The driver of the …

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Wisconsin woman injured on i-24

A Wisconsin woman sustained serious injuries Sunday evening, December 23, when she crashed this Trail Blazer on Interstate 24 in Johnson County. Illinois State Police at Ullin are investigating the cause of the crash that happened at approximately 8:45 p.m. at mile marker nine. Thelma McRae, 60, of Milwaukee, was …

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Loose gravel blamed for single-vehicle accident

A Marion man escaped injuries in this single vehicle accident Saturday morning on the Reevesville Road in eastern Johnson County. Joshua Martin (pictured far right), age 29, was traveling north, approximately 3/4 mile south of Ill. Rt. 146, when he ran off the road into loose gravel. Martin lost control …

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Vienna man sentenced to ten years

On December 13, 2012, a Johnson County resident was sentenced in U.S. District Court on a one-count superseding indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced. Brett S. Turok, 27, of Vienna, was sentenced to 121 months in …

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Sam’s IGA catches fire

A heating/cooling unit caught fire Sunday evening at the Sam’s IGA store in Vienna. The unit was located on top of the store, also causing damage to the roof. Firefighters were called to the fire at around 8:40 p.m. and were on the scene for just more than an hour. …

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Property tax assessment changes, 2012 quadrennial published

The Johnson County real estate property tax assessment changes for 2012, submitted by supervisor of assessments Danell Mott, are printed in the December 6th issue of The Vienna Times.  Also included in the issue are the 2012 quadrennial assessments for Elvira, Bloomfield, Simpson and Cache townships. The values listed are …

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Mears to serve as new chairman of county commissioners

The Johnson County commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting Monday afternoon, which was designated as an organizational meeting in which appointments to various boards were made as well as the election of a new chairman. Commissioner Jeff Mears, now in his fourth year sitting on the board, was elected …

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Couple apprehended in Eagle Point Bay shooting investigation

December  5,  2012  –  Late  this afternoon John L. Cunningham, 41, and his wife,  Janet S. Cunningham, 43, were taken into custody without incident by Kentucky  State  Police  and  U.S.  Marshals  near  Madisonville, Kentucky. After  an  extensive  manhunt  began  late  Monday  night leading police to locations  in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky, the couple …

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