Tuesday, June 27, 2017

News

Johnson County newspapers take to the web

The Vienna Times and Goreville Gazette have entered into the digital domain with the recent launch of their e-Editions and websites, which will host the publications full print editions as well as bring online sports photography, news and general information updated throughout the week. TheViennaTimes.com and GorevilleGazette.com went live last week …

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Johnson County, regional horsemen honored

The horse has long been one of the most iconic animals in American history. From Trigger to Secretariat to Mr. Ed, horses have held a special place in our countrys popular culture. Perhaps even more importantly, horses played an integral role in the development and growth of America, providing an …

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Consolidation, elimination proposed by Quinn

The Illinois State Police (ISP) is looking at a proposal to consolidate 20 ISP communication centers down to four, putting a call center in Ullin on the chopping block in another budgetary maneuver proposed by Gov. Pat Quinn looking to trim the states budget. As a part of Quinns proposal …

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State Commission holds hearing on Tamms closure

Illinois state officials sit before the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability panel at Shawnee Community College Educational Center in Ullin Monday afternoon to argue in defense of Gov. Pat Quinn’s proposal to close the Tamms Correctional Center. The hearing, which lasted for more than four hours, took testimony from …

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Johnson County responds to Harrisburg disaster

On Wednesday, February 29 at 4:56 a.m., the City of Harrisburg was struck by a deadly tornado. While much of Johnson County was unaware of the severe destruction to its northeast early that morning, area emergency and law enforcement personnel were already responding. In the hours and days that followed, …

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Boots to Suits

Iraq War Veteran and Boots to Suits’ Executive Director Joshua Schiff begins pointing at his new office floor and hardly finishes a sentence before he is pointing off in another direction. Schiff and his partners recently opened their doors for business in a space on Locust Street near downtown Vienna …

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Two long time DNR employees retire

Tunnel Hill State Trail Site Superintendent Steve Graves, of Vienna, laughs at the suggestion of sleeping in once he is retired from a 33-year career of working for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “I haven’t really given it a lot of thought as to what I’m going to …

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