Saturday, October 21, 2017

News

Commissioners reconfigure Dry Systems’ tax abatement

The county commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting Monday in which it was decided to rescind the action taken on May 7 concerning an abatement provided to Dry Systems Technologies for five years and a new motion was made to allow for a ten-year abatement. The commissioners passed the new resolution …

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Viennas Spring Fling this weekend with expanded activities

2.5k fun run/walk, beer tent added The City of Vienna will be hosting its annual Spring Fling this weekend. The festival will be this weekend at the Vienna City Park. The festivities will run Thursday and Friday from 5 to 10:00 p.m., and Saturday from 1 to 10:00 p.m. Many …

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Vienna Class of 2012

The 2011-12 school year will come to a close next week. To honor all graduates, this week’s Times includes a special section that features the graduates of the local grade schools and Vienna High School. Vienna Grade School’s graduation is set for tonight, Thursday, May 17 at 7:00 p.m. New …

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Commissioners approve pay cuts to incoming elected officials

The county commissioners met in a regularly scheduled session Monday in which it was voted 2-1, to reduce pay to the incoming county commissioner, coroner and circuit clerk. Incoming Johnson County elected officials pay is set 180 days prior to taking office. In November, the elected circuit clerk will begin …

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Sixth Annual Duck Race results in hot competition

As more than 2,200 colorful plastic ducks floated patiently in the starting gates at the Sixth Annual Heather-Treat Memorial Duck Race, a couple hundred duck owners lined up along a fence row above the race course with dozens of children quacking in harmony awaiting the starting gun. QUACK! And they …

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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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